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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: August 2020

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 2020

Tution fee: EUR 947 /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
Practical information about Vea: Here you can find information about Vea, board and lodging, prices and so on: Practical information about Vea

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

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.

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Experimental expressions with plant materials (EX) have been in the “Riviera dei fiori” every year since we started, to try out making land art in different areas. We work in a botanical garden, in a olive grows, and on the beach. What we find to use is very different, and the limits and the “rules” are also different.

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Interview with the students at Experimental expressions with plant materials

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

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