Experimental expressions with plant materials

Experimental expressions with plant materials (EX) is a tertiary vocational education which focuses on the plant materials aesthetic and technical possibilities.

Experimental expressions with plant materials gives the competence of using the plant material in three directions: free artistic expressions, design or craft, where a direction might be chosen through the education. 

Experimental expressions with plant materials (EX) is a tertiary vocational education which focuses on the plant materials aesthetic and technical possibilities.

Experimental expressions with plant materials gives the competence of using the plant material in three directions: free artistic expressions, design or craft, where a direction might be chosen through the education. 

Target groups: The education is for various craftsmen, florists, designers, artists and teachers working with arts and crafts who want to continue their lifelong education through the experimentation of plant materials. 

Level: Tertiary vocational education (NKR 5.1/EQF 5)

Number of credit points: 30 vocational credit points

Full time/part time: Part-time for one year

Number of sessions/gatherings: 7 sessions over 1 – 2 weeks 

Start of studies: 20th of August 2018

Place of study: Norges grønne fagskole – Vea, Turistveien 92, 2390 Moelv, Norway. Two of the sessions/gatherings are held outside Norway. 

Deadline for application: 15th of April 2018

Tution fee: NOK 9000,-

Contents of the program: 
  • Craft experimentation and use of plant material in combination with other handicrafts
  • Idea- and concept development that includes project management in creative works, exhibition techniques, communication and dissemination

Organization and work methods: The education is offered as a session-based study with 7 sessions with the duration of 1 – 2 weeks. Between the sessions input and tutoring are given by using the Internet and different digital tools. In this way, EX is a flexible education. You can find details about the gatherings here: Gatherings for EX 2018-2019

Admission requirements: The tertiary vocational education is based on the secondary level education or equivalent qualifications (cf. Fagskolelovens § 1). Admission requirements for Experimental expressions with plant materials are:

1.Successfully completed the Norwegian upper secondary education Design og håndverk, with a craft certificate in the relevant subjects or
2. Prior learning equivalent to section 1. Applicants seeking validation must contact Vea for guidance.
The applicant must also have basic knowledge in English.

Photo: Ricardo foto. Design by Linn Petterson

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Experimental expressions with plant materials has again been on a trip to Malmö and Copenhagen.

Five days filled with impressions that we hope will be transferred to personal expressions in the tasks to come.

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Minna is a finnish teacher studying Experimental floral design in Norway

Experimental floral design is a part time study for everybody with a trade certificate within the esthetic subjects. We have spoken with Minna, about beeing a student in Norway while she also is a teacher in Floristry in Finland.

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Elin tar to fagskoleutdanninger på Vea

Elin er blomsterdekoratør, tidligere Norgesmester og regjerende junior Europamester. Vi har snakket med henne om hvorfor hun tar fagskoleutdanning.

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Ny workshop med tema «Soft landart» i Italia

Enda en gang tilbake til dette vakre området rundt San Remo, til Arma de Taggia på blomster-rivieraen i Italia.

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Folka du går i klasse med blir i livet ditt – livet ut.

Det sier tidligere fagskolestudent ved Norges grønne fagskole – Vea, Marianne Leren.

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A letter from Mercato dei fiori & Bussana Vecchia

Friday 15th of april, a bunch of florists and different craftswoman went on a journey to a flowermarket and a strange little village in Italy, San Remo. What a day!

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Soft Land Art at Hanbury Botanical Garden at Ventimiglia

Experimental floral design in Hanbury garden.

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International workshop for Vea-students in Milano

For the 4th year we arrange a Soft Land Art workshop for students from Experimental floral design and students and florists from this school.

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Hanakubari på Vea med Yasuko Oki

Det var stor pågang og mange interesserte til tross for at de aller fleste ikke ante hva dette var for noe! 

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Students from Vea visiting flowershops in Copenhagen

Experimental Floral Design has been to Malmø on a studytrip. We went to Copenhagen one day and visited Hotel Pro Forma, Erik Buch and Tage Andersen. Erik Buch have a shop at Amager, close to Hotel Pro Forma, inside a large antique shop, "Green Square". Tage Andersens shop is in the center of Copenhagen, near to Kongens Nytorv. 

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Art and design

For the students at Experimental floral design, the fourth gathering was arranged in Malmö at Ingvar Strands Blomsterskola.

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