This program provides basic knowledge in art, craft and design. General Art, Crafts and Design is perfect if you have not decided what area to focus on, but you want to explore different ways to be creative. Here you get a broad foundation of knowledge for higher education, which can open new ways to work in areas such as art, architecture, illustration, design, furniture and interior design.

You work with artistic expression in a variety of materials to get a sense of their abilities. The idea process and design permeates the entire education. You will get an understanding of the similarities of the creative process, no matter which material and techniques used. Periodically the students work with the very same type of material or two subject for several week in a row, which offers a sense of time and focus. Work and results are subjects of group discussions.

Drawing and painting is included in all programs at Nyckelviksskolan, and the program General Art, Crafts and Design will give you the opportunity of in-depth studies of these subjects. Here you can work with materials such as chalk, ink, watercolor paint and oil paint. Painting and drawing exercises lay the foundation for developing your vision and understanding of images. It is about the line and the possibilities of colour in expression, form and communication.

Subjects and materials

Painting/drawing 10,8 weeks
Sculpture 3,8 weeks
Printmaking 3,8 weeks
Ceramics 3,8 weeks
Metalwork 3,8 weeks
Woodwork 3,8 weeks
Textile form 3,8 weeks
Textile printing 3,8 weeks

During the program, you go on field trips to museums and galleries.

Subjects in common:  Group dynamics 1,4 weeks (“The individual versus the group”) and lectures on History of art, crafts and design 0,8 weeks. An introduction to the school’s digital platform 0,4 weeks.

The program Graphic design and Illustration is the start for you who want to become art director, graphic designer or illustrator. In this program, you will form the basis for artistic work, using illustrations, pictures and text as communicating means. You will experiment, sketch, discuss and develop your creative skills.

The academic year starts with exercises in drawing and painting. We move on with the introduction of illustration, graphic design and typography. You get basic courses in digital imaging, layout and illustration programs. After this, the tuition is transferred to weeklong exercises with independent projects, supervised by the teacher. Illustrative works are mainly done manually but also digitally. The focus is set on the artistic and creative ability rather than the technical skills.

Several study visits will be undertaken during the year and we visit museums, galleries, agencies and studios.

Inspiring and specialized guest lecturers, who is currently working with what you are aiming for, will also come to the school and give you tasks. The academic year is terminated with several major projects where this year’s various elements are woven together. Now you will see how much you have developed.

Subjects

Illustration 10,4 weeks
Drawing and painting 6 weeks
Graphic design 10,6 weeks
Photography with digital photo editing 3 weeks
Material studies 3 weeks
Final project 4,4 weeks

Subjects in common:  Group dynamics 1,4 weeks (“The individual versus the group”) and lectures on History of art, crafts and design 0,8 weeks. An introduction to the school’s digital platform 0,4 weeks.

This program is directed towards you who are interested in working with architecture, interior design, stage design, design in general or art. The program gives you a broad understanding of how the interaction of the room, object and creature works. At the program we will emphasis on the artistic expression, it provides a good basis for further studies both in Sweden and abroad.

This is a preparatory program where practical tasks interspersed with theory. You will learn to conceive, sketch and communicate your ideas. You will work with different types of methods and material such as plaster, concrete, wood and textile. In drawing, painting and sculpture you train vision, colouring and figuration. You will discuss different concepts in architecture such as sustainable development and urban planning. Other important parts of this program is photo, digital imaging and presentation skills.

You will meet a large number of guest lecturers working with sets, architecture and design, each with its own career, most of them linked to leading universities in their field. Together we will do study visits at different workplaces, galleries and museums, all to increase the joy of discovery and give new thoughts and ideas.

Subjects and materials

Drawing and painting 11 weeks
Architecture and design 7,6 weeks
Three-dimensional configuration (woodwork) 3,8 weeks
Three-dimensional configuration (textile design) 3,8 weeks
Sculpture I – model studies 3,8 weeks
Sculpture II – composition studies 3,8 weeks
Introduction to stage design 1,6 weeks
Sketching and presentation techniques 2 weeks

Subjects in common:  Group dynamics 1,4 weeks (“The individual versus the group”) and lectures on History of art, crafts and design 0,8 weeks. An introduction to the school’s digital platform 0,4 weeks. You will also learn general program management in Photoshop and InDesign.

This program gives you a good introduction to your future career in metal design, jewellery and product design. We do not require any special previous knowledge within the area, but we expect you to be curious about the material and its expressive possibilities.

The main (metal) subject intersperse with courses where you work with various artistic, technical and theoretical tasks. During the year you will work with silversmithery, product design, jewellery, welding and much more. By working with the metal, you reach a deep understanding of the practical part of the design.

When you work practically with drawing, painting and sculpture, you improve your ability to see and judge the work of others. At the same time you develop your own skill to create. You will also learn how to present your ideas and communicate through sketches and models. It is important knowledge no matter what direction your life and your studies after your year at Nyckelviksskolan takes.

The project that you are working with of your own during this course, makes you and your ideas grow. The teachers will give you essential advice and constructive criticism on the work you are doing both individually and in groups. You’ll get knowledge´ that you will carry with you throughout your professional life. Take the chance to find your own way to express yourself.

New on the program Metaldesign and Craft during the academic year 2019-20 is the course ”Introduction to digital tools” where you get skills in understanding and basic handling tools for sketching and modeling. You will learn how to sketch out various form ideas in a digital 3D environment, create digital drawings, develop a model with a 3D printer, and get a basic orientation in visualization. You will also be able to work with these new tools in other courses.

Subjects and materials

Introduction course 2,2 weeks
Art of jewellery 4,6 weeks
Corpus smithery 3 weeks
Introduction to digital tools 1,4 weeks
Welding 2,2 weeks
Product design 1,6 weeks
Sketching and presentation techniques 0,8 weeks
Individual projects and final project work 4,6 weeks
Drawing and painting 7,4 weeks
Sculpture 7,4 weeks

During the program, you go on field trips to museums, galleries and workshops.

Subjects in common:  Group dynamics 1,4 weeks (“The individual versus the group”) and lectures on History of art, crafts and design 0,8 weeks. An introduction to the school’s digital platform 0,4 weeks. You will also learn general program management in Photoshop and InDesign.

The program Woodwork and Design gives you a good basis for a lot of different careers such as architect, furniture designer, interior designer and industrial designer. The knowledge of wood is essential for these professional fields. You will examine the possibility of the material both functional and artistic during the year. It’s important that you are curious about the material and that you have a strong will to express yourself artistically.

The purpose of this education is for you to develop your artistic skills, your expression of form and knowledge in craft. While drawing and painting you train your ability of observe. In the subject sculpture you will find a solid foundation for your three-dimensional capability. Practical exercises interspersed with theory. You will learn sketching and drawing techniques, furniture design and colour theory. You will also be introduced to design methodology. By studies at the program Woodwork and design you will get an elementary base for a future in architecture and design or in a practical career.

The schedule is built in blocks where you work with one and the same subject or material for several weeks in a row. The work is evaluated both individually and in-group. You will have the opportunity to study and work with others who are equally interested in the subjects as you are. Here’s your chance to evolve in the direction you want.

Subjects and materials

Woodwork – material and tools, construction and planning, project assignments, history and contemporary orientation 20 weeks
Final project work 2,6 weeks
Painting and drawing 7,4 weeks
Sculpture 7,4 weeks

During the program, you go on field trips to museums, galleries and workshops.

Subjects in common:  Group dynamics 1,4 weeks (“The individual versus the group”) and lectures on History of art, crafts and design 0,8 weeks. An introduction to the school’s digital platform 0,4 weeks. You will also learn general program management in Photoshop and InDesign.

The program Ceramic Design and Craft is for you who want to work with design, art, architecture and crafts. After this year you can of course choose to immerse yourself in ceramics and glass, but this program can also lead you to further higher studies in design and fine arts.

Together with the main subjects – utility objects, ceramics as a free art form and ceramics in the public room – the artistic training in painting, drawing and sculpture will constitute a foundation. You will be encouraged to draw and develop rough sketches. During the academic year exercises in presentation techniques, by hand as well as digitally are included. The studies are both theoretical and practical.

During the year, you will meet many guest teachers with expertise within glass technique, preparation of glazes and incineration techniques. The education is based on common form and technique practises, forming the basis for your knowledge in glazing and incinerating in kilns. The courses include your own projects where you learn more about process, material, technique and methods.

Ceramic Design and Craft is a broad basic education in three-dimensional form where you get the help and guidance of professional ceramists, designers and artists to explore the possibilities of clay. Knowledge that will be useful for you in many professions.

Subjects and materials

Interpretation and Design 8,6 weeks
Techniques and methods 6,8 weeks
Ceramics – architecture and interior design 3,2 weeks
Sketching and presentation techniques 0,8 weeks
Individual projects 3,2 weeks
Drawing and painting 7,4 weeks
Sculpture 7,4 weeks

During the program, you go on field trips to museums, galleries and workshops.

Subjects in common:  Group dynamics 1,4 weeks (“The individual versus the group”) and lectures on History of art, crafts and design 0,8 weeks. An introduction to the school’s digital platform 0,4 weeks. You will also learn general program management in Photoshop and InDesign.

It is exciting to work with textiles today and the textile area is wider than ever, topics such as textile design and craftsmanship are linked with economics and technology, environmental impact and product development. The material textile is important, filled with memories, feeling and action. On this program you meet textile shapes and expressions that we are surrounded by every day. The program Textile Design and Craft can be the starting point for those who aim for a future profession as a textile designer, textile artist, interior designer, scenographer or as a costume designer in theater, television and film.

Throughout the year we emphasize the artistic process and your individual expression ability. Drawing, painting and sculpture run like a red thread throughout the year and serve as the basis for the color and form work in the textile techniques. In the subject of textile printing, you will work with composition exercises and sketch tasks, patterns and images. In weaving, we examine how textile techniques and materials can be built together into surface and shape.

In a larger project, we bring together the knowledge you have acquired from the various courses of the programs. Here you work three-dimensionally with textile materials, both in relation to the body and to the room.

The main thing about this program is to develop your artistic ability and thus offers a good foundation for further studies both in Sweden and abroad.

Subjects and materials

Textile printing 7,6 weeks
Textile weaving 11,2 weeks
Group project in textile design 3,8 weeks
Painting and drawing 7,4 weeks
Sculpture 7,4 weeks

During the program, you go on field trips to museums, galleries and studios.

Subjects in common: Group dynamics 1,4 weeks (“The individual versus the group”) and lectures on History of art, crafts and design 0,8 weeks. An introduction to the school’s digital platform 0,4 weeks. You will also learn general program management in Photoshop.

The basic thinking behind specialist craft teaching is that peoples’ involvement with arts and crafts is of significance in their personal development. One main focus of this entire vocational program is an understanding of the artistic process and the communication which can take place when people come together through art and craftwork.

This profession could be about preventive social work and different types of rehabilitation. Today you will find specialist craft tutors within schools, care centres for children, youth centres, refugee centres, prisons, museums, crisis centres for women as well as within care for the elderly, psychiatry and forensic medicine.

This two-year program covers the seven art and craft subjects: woodwork, weaving, textile design, metalwork, ceramics, sculpturing and drawing and painting. In addition, there is an educational component containing educational theory, psychology and social work theory.

You will be acquainted with the different materials and will receive experience in the artistic process. The students gain basic experience in craft techniques and tasks which provide practice in how to proceed from idea to execution in a creative and instructive way. The purpose is that you will be able to help and guide other people by creative activities.

The educational component provides theoretical knowledge about society, the family and individual development. The theoretical part of the education continuously interplays with the practical parts in the work shops.

The tuition is built on presence and group teaching in common themes and projects, crossing borderlines. The education is finalized with an essay where theory and practice are combined.

An important part of the education is the ability to dissolve set structures and working with human meetings. Specialist craft tutors work with groups. The two-year vocational training also contains a tutored work placement in one of the profession’s work areas. The teachers at the Specialist Crafts Tutor program are active professionals within arts and crafts and trained social workers. We also contract guest teachers will special skills and knowledge.

Since special craft tutors are required in many more areas within the society, we welcome a variety of knowledge from the applicants. You do not need any previous experience from pedagogical work. The most important is to be curious about and having a large interest in people.

 

Subjects and materials

Drawing and painting 13,2 weeks
Woodwork and material studies 11,4 weeks
Sculpture 5,6 weeks
Textile printing 5,6 weeks
Ceramics 5,6 weeks
Weaving 5,8 weeks
Social theory 3,8 weeks
Pedagogy 3,8 weeks
Psychology 3,6 weeks
Educational and social theory 7,4 weeks
Tutor practices 1,8 weeks
Work placements 7,2 weeks

Pedagogy, social theory and psychology are separate subjects in grade 1. Pedagogy and social work are integrated in grade 2.

During the program, you go on field trips to museums, galleries and studios.

Subjects in common (per school year): Group dynamics 1,4 weeks (“The individual versus the group”) and lectures on History of art, crafts and design 0,8 weeks. An introduction to the school’s digital platform 0,4 weeks. You will also learn general program management in Photoshop and InDesign.