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!

May 10, 2017



You still have time to send in your application for the school year 2017-2018, act quickly. The Autumn term starts on the 30th of August 2017 and the programme provides a wide range of great courses and workshops, led by interesting and internationally well-known guest artists as teachers.

Are you aiming for further studies at an international art academy? We at the Nordic Art School are happy to help and professionally guide you in the making of portfolios and work proofs for those applications. One or two years of studies at the Nordic Art School will provide you with a valuable contact network and help you in creating a solid ground for your own personal artistry.

Don’t hesitate to apply to our school if you are interested in fine art studies with focus on contemporary art. 

April 26, 2017


Welcome to opening on Thursday 27th of April 2017 at 6 pm, at Black Wall Gallery in Vaasa!
Korsholmanpuistikko 6-8 (Kasarmi 13), Vaasa

April 13, 2017

Artist Talk by Markus Oberndorfer on 18th and 25th of April at 6 pm

Markus Oberndorfer, born 1980 in Gmunden, Austria. He graduated in art and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2008 and considers himself a fine artist with a main focus on photography, audiovisual media and temporary means of expression such as 360° video (VR), video, photofilm, stopmotion, sound and spatial installations.
Since 15 years he runs a private analog photographic color darkroom in Vienna together with two artist colleges. He writes essays about his artistic practice and has published books about his work. Latest exhibition: Invited artist at Circulation(s) Festival Paris.

Markus Oberndorfer will keep his Artist Talks on the 18th and the 25th of April at 6 pm. Warmly welcome! 
Link to Markus Oberndorfer's webpage 

April 7, 2017

Artist Talk by Kitty Kamp on 11th of April at 6 pm

Kitty Kamp predominantly works with video and draws upon the history of cinema, art and performance. She is from The Netherlands and is currently residing in Brussels. Kitty has a keen interest in writing, and she pursues a critical approach of her role as an artist and the situation of contemporary art. Her focus lies on the mystification that arises from demystification and the process of (making) things. Kitty Kamp has a BFA and MFA in Fine Arts at Sint-Lukas Brussels, Belgium and is during April 2017 a guest Artist at Drake Arts Centre in Kokkola. 
Still from 'Love and Destroy' 2016
'Directing Cinema' 2016

Kitty Kamp will keep her Artist Talk on the 11th of April at 6 pm. Warmly welcome! 

March 31, 2017

Artist Talk by Catherine Ludwig on 4th of April at 6 pm

Catherine Ludwig is the following two weeks keeping a course in Extended Drawing at the Nordic Art School. Catherine was born in South Germany and is now living and working in Vienna and Munich. She has studied graphic design in Nürnberg and Transmedia Art at the University of applied Arts in Vienna. For her diploma, she got the price of the Kunsthalle Wien in 2006. Catherine is a transmedia artist, transcending traditional barriers between individual media during the process as well as on the result.

Domestizierte Natürlichkeiten/Domestic naturalness (2014-15)
[silhouettes models for the paravents, A4 on paper]


„Of balls and discs“ (since 2016) [drawing, coloured pencil, 80 x 100 cm]


Catherine will keep her artist talk on 14th of March at 6 pm. Warmly welcome! 

March 24, 2017

Artist Talk by Simon Gripenberg on 28th of March at 6 pm

Simon Gripenberg lives and works in Jakobstad in Finland. He is interested in questions of sustainability concerning environmental, social and economical aspects. In his own artistic work he focus on sculpture and installation.


Simon Gripenberg will keep his Artist Talk on the 28th of March at 6 pm. Warmly welcome! 
Link to Simon Gripenberg's webpage 

March 20, 2017

Artist Talk by Henna-Riikka Halonen on 21st of March at 6 pm

Henna-Riikka Halonen is currently our guest teacher at Nordic Art School. She is having a workshop about contemporary artwork and theory. Henna-Riikka graduated with MFA Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London in 2006, and is currently doing a doctorat at Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. She is a Visual artist and she lives and works in Helsinki. Henna-Riikka has done art projects in UK, Israel, Ireland, France, Berlin, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Henna-Riikka will keep her artist talk on 21st of March at 6 pm. Warmly welcome!

Link to Henna-Riikka Halonen's webpage 

March 13, 2017

Artist talk by Annika Dahlsten on 14th of March

Annika Dahlsten is at the moment keeping an animation course at the Nordic Art School. In her own artistic work Annika focus on animation, printmaking, photo and installation. Annika is based in Turku and she has done art projects all around Finland.

Celestial Creatures, 2014, monotype, 39x 53 cm, Annika Dahlsten.

Dawn of the Day 2013, 25x35cm, Annika Dahlsten.

The Raven 2013, 30x40cm, Annika Dahlsten.

Annika will keep her artist talk on 14th of March at 6 pm. Warmly welcome!

Link to Annika Dahlsten's webpage.

February 23, 2017

Artist talk by Fredrik Lindqvist tuesday 7th of March at 6 pm

Fredrik Lindqvist was born in Kristianstad in 1968. He studied art in Umeå art academy and in the Art academy of Düsseldorf. Today he lives and works in Ingolstadt, close to München in Germany. Fredrik works mostly with wood cut, wich he prints on canvases an stitches together to colorful collages. Fredrik is a very appreciated guest teacher and he will during week 10 and 11 keep a course in experimental woodcut and printmaking at the Nordic Art School. Fredrik has exhibited in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany, Russia, China and England.

2007 - "Sahne" -  250 cm x 275 cm Fredrik Lindqvist

2011 - "Ohne Titel" -  200 cm x 220 cm Fredrik Lindqvist

Fredrik Lindqvist will give his artist talk on 7th of March at 6 pm. Warmly welcome!
Link to Fredrik Lindqvist's webpage