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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

Performance med Liv Reidun Brakstad

Vea inviterer til performance og forelsening med Liv Reidun Brakstad, der plantematerialet står i fokus.

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Interview with the students at Experimental expressions with plant materials

We (VG2) got the task to interview Valgerdur, Bryndis and Gudrun, the Icelandic students at Experimental expressions with plant materials (EX). During the interview, we got the chance to ask them a lot of interesting questions about what they do at EX and what it's like to study in another country.

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Internasjonal fagskuleutdanning på Vea

Experimental expressions with plant materials, forkorta ”EX”, er eit internasjonalt studium ved Norges grønne fagskole – Vea. Her kan ulike handverkarar frå heile verda bli student og utvikle kreativiteten sin med plantematerialar. 

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Inspiring and creative days for the students

Our students at the study “Experimental expressions with plant materials” had some interesting days with our earlier student and artist Hanne Frey Husø. She was sharing her knowledge in the use of flax and linden/basswood in her production.

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Experimental expressions with plant materials has 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

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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.

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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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