Part-time studies


In addition to the Basic Study Programme, the Nordic Art School (NAS) offers a 2½-year part-time study programme, print-making workshops, summer classes for children, as well as a range of further-education courses for art teachers and artists.

BASIC ART STUDIES FOR ADULTS (part-time programme)

NAS offers a 2½-year programme in basic art studies for adults – the only programme of its kind in the Swedo-Finnish education system. Taught entirely in Swedish, the programme follows its own curriculum and is primarily aimed at adults interested in art and creative studies. Students in the adult programme get a chance to work with some of the Nordic world’s most prominent artists: a portion of the instruction is carried out by the renowned artists who teach in the basic preparatory programme at NAS through its acclaimed guest-teacher programme.

Instruction takes place throughout the regular art school semester on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. An in-depth class in a particular fine-art subject takes place one weekend a month.

The first year of the programme focuses on drawing, painting, print-making and basic three-dimensional artwork. In the second year, students pursue painting and print-making in greater depth, with an accompanying focus on visual analysis during this period of more practical, hands-on work. During the final year of the programme, students work with new media, the moving image, and performance-based art. The final months of the programme are reserved for guidance sessions, discussions and final-exam preparations.


In June, during the first weeks of the summer holidays, we offer art classes for children between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The teachers are young, energetic artists who have experience in working with children. During course sessions, the kids work with a variety of visual-expression mediums that include, for example, music and dance. The courses are aimed at children aged 6 to 12.


NAS offers workshops in a variety of themes for artists and art teachers. The workshops are led by professional, established artists. Customized workshops and courses are also available for schools, groups and organizations. We can provide workshops or classes to meet your needs on just about any subject.


During the autumn term, an open workshops will be held in print-making. The course is divided into three weekends and the work is done during these weekends on Fridays at 18-21 and Saturdays at 10-17. The dates for the autumn term course are 22-23.9, 27-28.10 and 24-25.11.2017. A similar course is most likely also arranged during the spring term. The workshop is primarily aimed at people with previous experience of print-making, but we can also take a few beginners into the group.

It is also possible to rent the print-making workshop for your own use for shorter periods. Contact the school's office for details at +358 40 570 9895