It has been very useful years!

Elin Susann Havreberg has studied «Experimental expressions with plant materials» at Norges grønne fagskole – Vea. In March 2019 she will take part in the World championship in floristry.

What led you to choose the education «Experimental expressions with plant materials»(EX) at Vea in Norway?

It was an «accident» because I had applied for the study “Botanical design” at Vea, but there were too few persons who had applied, so the class couldn’t start that year. Hildegunn at Vea recommended to combine the studies «Experimental expressions with plant materials» and «Master Craftsman’s Certificate” (marketing, economics and leadership).

Apply and join the EX. Go to Vea and be open minded!!

Says Minna, who is a teacher in floristry in Finland. Minna had both a professional and personal development through the vocational education program at Norges grønne fagskole – Vea in Norway.

  • Name: Minna Uusi-Simola
  • Study program:  Experimental expressions with plant materials
  • Age: 44
  • From: Finland
  • Background:Teacher in Floristry, having her daily work in Rajamäki, 50 km from Helsinki to Tampere direction.

What led you to choose the education «Experimental expressions with plant materials» at Vea in Norway?

I was interested in getting new views about how to work with alternative botanical materials, and for my own professional development.…

Experimental expressions with plant materials

The contents of the program give competence of using botanical materials in the three following directions: Free artistic work, Design or Craft, where the students may choose direction/-s through the course of the program.
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

For more information about the studyprogram, see the studyplan for Experimental expressions with plant materials

Organization and work methods: The education is offered as a session-based study with 7 sessions with the duration of 5-6 days.

International collaboration

Vea is engaged in an exciting European network, FLORNET, Through this network, we cooperate on internships for both students and teachers/staff, in addition to seminars, workshop and lots more.

As a student at Vea, you may get the opportunity to benefit from this network. Through our participation in international activities, Vea has received financial support from Erasmus+. This subsidizes travelling expenses and accommodation related to the deployment period.

Likewise, Vea vocational school facilitates internship for foreign students visiting Vea. They participate in classes with relevant tuition or practice.…

International courses

Soft Land Art in Italy

For many years Norges grønne fagskole – Vea, has arranged a workshop for florists, gardeners and all others interested in plant materials and land art, in Italy.

We have the great pleasure to invite you to our workshop in Italy, April 2022

The workshop is for everyone who are interested in plant materials and land art, and want to work in a beautiful and exotic landscape while creating and exploring opportunities with plant materials. The theme for the workshop is “Soft Landart/installation”.…

Norges grønne fagskole – Vea

Vea is a tertiary vocational college for florists, gardeners, horticulturists, landscape gardeners, other professionals in the green sector, artists, artisans and designers who wants to postgraduate. Vea is the only tertiary vocational college in Norway, recognized by NOKUT , which is the controlling authority for quality in education. Vea’s discipline area is green design and environment subjects, all oriented towards a specific vocation providing a competence that is directly transferable in occupational life.

Vea offers educations on two levels

Secondary level (level 4) and tertiary vocational level, (level 5), some as full time educations and some as part time educations.…