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The Reykjavik School of Visual Art

About the school
The Reykjavík School of Visual Art, founded in 1947, is a non-profit organization operated by artists and designers. Since 2000 the school is recognized by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture as a private school on upper secondary level.

An agreement was made with the Ministry regarding art education on secondary level covering general courses and a full time foundation course in visual art. Since 2008 the school offers a diploma degree in ceramics, on the fourth level according to EQF, based on an agreement with the Technical College.

A service contract between the School and the Reykjavík City Education Service Centre was signed 2004, providing for professional art education for children and youth of primary school age.

Forming- Clay and Creative Composites – Full time
Foundation Course for Visual Studies – Full time
Ceramic Design Course – Full time
General art courses – Part time
Childrens’ art courses – Part time

An atmosphere of flow and exchange between departments is encouraged and works by students in different age groups are continually on show in the school building.

There are around 70 full time students and approximately  500 part time students enrolled at the school each term. The school has cooperated with several Icelandic cultural institutions in art and education such as; the National Gallery of Iceland, the Reykjavik City Library, the Seltjarnarnes Library, Fjolmennt-an education centre for students with special needs and The Association for the Blind.

International relations are increasingly being cultivated through projects, joint programs and exchange. The Reykjavík School of Visual Art initiated two EU-Leonardo da Vinci projects: Knowhow and Knowhow 2, and is now developing other European projects for example an architectural based program for children education.

Courses for Children and young people
The Reykjavik School of Visual Art has, right from its foundation in 1947, put much emphasis on art education for children and young people.

Courses are organized around age groups of 3 to 5 years, 6 to 9 years, 10 to 12 years and 13 to 16 years. In the youngest group there are no more than 6 children, but number of pupils grows as the age goes up with the maximum of 12 pupils in the teenager groups.

Courses are held weekly, and are available in some age-groups any day of the week except Sunday.

The Reykjavik School of Visual Art is a member of Eksperimenta! international network and the coordinator of the Icelandic exposition of Eksperimenta! 2011.

Contact information
Post address: Hringbraut 121, 107 Reykjavík, Iceland
Telephone: +354 551 1990
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.myndlistaskolinn.is