December 12, 2017

Artist Talk by Aleksander Andreassen on Wednesday 13th of December at 6pm

Aleksander Johan Andreassen is a Norwegian artist and filmmaker living in Oslo, Norway. His works have been displayed at group exhibitions and film festivals in Norway and abroad. Aleksander mainly works with film and video installations, and in his work he seeks to give voice to both the discombobulating and vulnerable traits of human conduct. Aleksander got his bachelor’s degree at Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Bergen, Norway and his master’s degree at Konstfack University college in Stockholm, Sweden.


At the Artist Talk on Wednesday Aleksander will show his movie "Strim" (19 minutes, 2017) and tell about the process of the movie. Strim won the Golden Chair for best Norwegian short film at the Norwegian short film festival 2017.

Link to website: Aleksander Andreassen

November 15, 2017


Application open during 1.11 - 30.11.2017

Interested in Contemporary Fine Art? Aiming for further studies at an International Art Academy? Do you need to work on your portfolio? Do you wish for personal guidance in that matter? Welcome to the Nordic Art School!

November 14, 2017

Artist Talk by Marlet Heckhoff on Wednesday 15th of November at 6 pm

Marlet Heckhoff (b.1983) is an artist from Leipzig, Germany. She focuses mainly on painting and within her pictures she is dealing with urban environments, such as architecture, construction sides, funfairs – all places that make industrial structures visible. She is interested in the patterns that emerge. In her paintings she transforms parts of these patterns onto the surface of the canvas and puts it into a new context. Marlet shows her work frequently at exhibitions throughout Germany. 

 "Pylon" Mixed Media auf Leinwand 30 x 40 cm - Marlet Heckhoff

"Barke" Mixed Media auf Leinwand 110 x 145 cm

You have the opportunity to meet Marlet during her Artist Talk on Wednesday 15th of November at 6 pm. Very welcome! 

Link to website: Marlet Heckhoff

October 31, 2017

Artist Talk by Janika Herlevi on Wednesday 1st of November at 6 pm

Janika Herlevi (FI) holds an BA - degree from Novia, and Lahtis Universities of Applied Sciences. Janika is specialized in print making. She has taken part in several exhibitions all around Finland and is actively keeping print making workshops in several Art Schools.

Janika Herlevi - Squares

You have the opportunity to meet Janika during her Artist Talk on Wednesday 1st of November at 6 pm. Very welcome! 

October 27, 2017

Workshop in live model painting on 4-5th of November!

The Nordic Art School have a workshop in live model painting on Saturday and Sunday 4-5th of November at 11am to 4pm. Address: Pormestarinkatu 32, 67100 Kokkola.

We have live model painting two days with Erno Enkenberg as teacher. Tuition is in Finnish and English.

We do not learn any basics of painting at this course, therefore the participants must have previous experience in painting. Free technique: watercolor, gouache, acrylic or oil paint. Bring your own painting materials (paint, brushes) and canvas.

Fulltime- and part-time students at NAS attend the course for free, others pay a fee of 60 euros. We take 20 participants to the course.

Notifications by the latest on November 2nd to or phone +358 40 570 9895

October 24, 2017

Artist Talk by Lorella Scacco on Wednesday 25th of October at 6 pm

Lorella Scacco (IT) is a historian of Art and a curator. She has edited monographs and exhibition catalogues of famous Italian and international artists, especially of recent generations. Over the past fifteen years she has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Lorella is the curator at the ongoing exhibition "Transitions of Energy" at museum of K.H. Renlund. 

Lorella will have an Artist Talk under the topic of "Development of the moving image in Nordic video Art" at the Nordic Art School on Wednesday the 25th of October at 6 pm. You are warmly welcome!

Link to website: Lorella Scacco

October 2, 2017

Artist Talk by Vanna Bowles on Wednesday 4th of October at 6 pm

Vanna Bowles (born 1974 in Gothenburg) explores the medium of drawing in combination with sculpture, objects and performance. She operates a figurative and surreal idiom, often using optical effects and reliefs that destabilize the dividing line between the surface of the image and the spectator’s surrounding space. Bowles’s imagery is concentrated around birds, insects, reptiles, pieces of nature and parts of the human body. She assembles her work in constellations that become intricate three-dimensional collages. The subject matters of her work are often gathered from medicine, zoology and botany. Baroque anatomical theatres and the ways bodies were depicted during this period have influenced her images. Focus lay on aspects of vulnerability. Her use of fragile and perishable materials, left bare and exposed to the elements further underscore this overall theme.

Bowles lives and works in Oslo, and her work has previously been exhibited in, among other institutions; Museum De Domijnen in The Netherlands, Lars Bohman Gallery in Stockholm, Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo, Malmö Art Museum, KIASMA in Helsinki and the Stenersen Museum in Oslo. Her work is part of several collections such as Malmö Art Museum, Gothenburg City Council, The Swedish Art Council, Statoil Art Collection and Lillehammer Art Museum.
Table Parables 2017 

Trancending Parrot Performance 2017

You have the opportunity to meet Vanna during her Artist Talk on Wednesday 4th of October at 6 pm. Very welcome! 

Link to Vanna Bowles website 

September 18, 2017

Artist Talk by Anders Eiebakke on Wednesday 20th of September at 6 pm

Anders Eiebakke (1970, Oslo) was educated at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo and The Nordic Art School in Kokkola. 

His exhibitions include Manifesta 8, The shadow of War: 100 years of Norwegian political art, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Back to Basics at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium and Ideologia: Nordic Art Biennale. 

His commissioned work «Seagull 1.0» in The Norwegian Data Protection Agency was the culmination of 10 years of working with drone technology. Eiebakke is also a writer and has published texts for numerous International publications since the mid 90´s. 

You have the opportunity to meet Anders Eiebakke during his Artist Talk on Wednesday 20th of September at 6 pm. Very welcome! 

September 6, 2017

Artist Talk by Erno Enkenberg on Wednesday 6th of September

Finnish artist Erno Enkenberg has a BA from Wimbledon Art School in UK and a MFA - exam from the University of Fine Arts in Helsinki. In his art, he works with three dimensional models and photo-realistic painting. 

Painting Butterfly collector is part of series called We Were Promised to be Taken Care Of, where children have been left to their own devices, with no authorities or guidance. In the fantasy world of the paintings, children are cultivating a garden, learning about the bygone world in libraries and reading the constellations, trying to build a bridge between history and their present reality. Gone are the concepts created and maintained by adults, such as states, brands and money. These concepts, which are based on a social contract, have made it possible for humans to organise as large groups and operate in collaboration with strangers. The children in the paintings have to come up with new narratives and concepts to create conditions for their survival together.

You have the opportunity to meet Erno Enkenberg during his Artist Talk on Wednesday 6th of September at 6 p.m. Very welcome! 

Ernos webpage

August 23, 2017

School starts

The autumn semester is finally here, we start on Wednesday 30th of August at 10 am.

Do you sill not have a place of study? We urge you to contact us! Due to our flexible system, there might be a possibility for you to hop on in the middle of the school year!