About NAS


Markus Oberndorfer with students

GUEST TEACHERS

All teachers at NAS are professional  artists, most of them also teaching at Art Academys and Universities. The guest-teacher system ensures that students are exposed to the widest possible range of artistic perspectives. Because the teachers are themselves practicing artists, students are granted an up-close look into the art world and the workings within it.
During the years over 450 different visual artists and lecturers have been teaching at NAS, including many of the most significant contemporary artist in the Nordic countries.
On the page links you will find a list of links to some of our most recent guest teachers homepages.


A selection of teachers from over the years:

Vesa-Pekka Rannikko (FI), Katarina Löfström (SE), Jukka Korkeila (FI), Leif Elggren (SE), Jaakko Niemelä (FI), Adriel van Drimmelen (USA/NL), Fredrik Lindqvist (SE/DE), Klara Kristalova (SE), Markus Kåhre (FI), Roi Vaara (FI), Kati Immonen (FI), Markus Oberndorfer (AUS), Berit Talpsepp-Jaanisoo (EST), Daniel Diaz (SE), Maria Bajt (SE/ D), Axel Straschnoy (ARG/ FI), Sonia Hedstrand (SE), Steingrimur Eyfjord (ISL), Lisa W Carlson (SE), Jyrkki Riekki (FI), Osk Vilhjalmsdottir (ISL), Haldor Ulfarson (IS), Hans Rosenström (FI), Harri Monni(SE/FI), Anders Tomren (NO), Gun Holmström (FI), Magdalena Dziurlikowska (SE), Cecilia Ömalm (SE),Serena Giordano (IT), Tiina Heiska (FI), Kristina Müntzing (SE), Petri Hytönen (FI), Karin Laaja (SE), Tea Mäkipää (FI), Hanne Ravn Hermansen (DK), Mikael Åberg (SE), Hannu Väisänen (FI), Simon Goldin (SE), Jakob Senneby (SE), Tiina Mielonen (FI), Marja-Leena Sillanpää (FI/ SE), Niklas Rydén (SE),  Anne Rolfsen (NO), Rebecca Burkhalter (SE), Stefan Bremer (FI), Jesper Aabille (DK), Thomas Saeverud (N), Arni Gudmundsson (IS), Johan Gustavsson (HOL/SE), Hilmar Fredriksen (NO), Pauliina Pietilä (FI/SE), Irma Optimist (FI), Jan-Kenneth Weckman (FI), Charlotte Wallentin (SE), John Court (ENG/ FI), Ásdis Gunnarsdottir (IS), Anna Retulainen (FI), Marko Vukola (FI), Claus Carstensen (DK), Stig Arne Vaara (NO), Susanna Slöör (SE), Pia Lindman (FI), Anna Carlsson (SE), Eeva-Leena Eklund (FI), Irina Zatulowskava (RU), Teemu Mäki (FI), Karin Mamma Andersson (SE), Jan-Erik Andersson (FI), Ernst Billgren (SE), Pekka Nevalainen (FI), Nina Roos (FI), Caroline Pipping (SE), Tom Sandqvist (SE), Robert Lucander (FI), Denise Ziegler (FI), Jan-Erik Lundström (SE), Janne Räisänen (FI), Ann Edholm (SE), Outi Heiskanen (FI), Sigurdur Gudmundsson (IS), Silja Rantanen(FI), Sven-Olof Wallenstein (SE), Gertrud Sandqvist (SE), Mika Hannula (FI), Mårten Castenfors (SE), Peter Köhler (SE), Tomas Nyqvist (FI), Alvaro Campo (ESP/ SE), Gaston Bertin (FR/ ESP), Ulrika Sparre (SE)...










































HISTORY


One of the driving forces behind the school’s founding, in 1984, was Tage Martin Hörling, a renowned figure in the Nordic art scene at the time. Hörling envisioned a preparatory art school that would provide as broad and varied an art education as possible. The guest-teacher system, a relatively new idea at the time, soon gave NAS a reputation as an outstanding institution whose students went on to pursue further education in high numbers.
The school has since remained a fixture in the Nordic art world, attracting most of its students and teachers from the Nordic countries, but also from rest of the world.


Directors and Head Teachers

Tage Martin Hörling, Director 1984 – 1987
Jim Wichmann, Head Teacher 1985 – 1987
Fritz-Olle Slotte, Director 1987
Håkan Carlsson, Head Teacher 1987 – 1992
Sakari Alanen, Director 1988 - 1990
Fritz-Olle Slotte, Director (part time) 1988 – 1992
Örjan Wallert, Director of Studies 1992 – 2006
Susann Brännström, Head Teacher 1992 – 2006
Jaana Erkkilä, Director of Studies 2006 – 2009
Thomas Zornat, Head Teacher 2007 - 2009
Jukka Vikberg, Director of Studies 2009 – 2010
Annika Bergvik Forsander, Head Teacher 2010 –2011
Niklas Mulari, Artistic Director 2011
Karin Lindh, Artistic Director 2012

Annika Bergvik Forsander, Director of Studies  2012 >
Erno Enkenberg, Head Teacher  2014 >