Short presentation in English

Konstskolan LINNEA, School of Art provides a post-secondary supplementary
education for people with intellectual disabilities. The course runs for 3 years,
and there are 12 places/annum. The governing body is the Stockholm Folk High
School Trust/Södra Stockholms folkhögskola part of Folkuniversitetet
Kursverksamheten, the University of Stockholm.

Applicants should have artistic talent and the desire to work with figurative art.
Our students should also be able to follow and understand a teacher-led course.
Applicants visit the school and show their works - sketches and paintings.
A practical period - one or two weeks - is then offered, after which applicants
may apply in writing. In May we inform applicants if a place is available, and
our course begins towards the end of August.

Konstskolan LINNEA, School of Art receives grants from the state and from
local authorities. Our students are supported by the LSS-law for people with
intellectual disabilities.
Our students pay a fee for materials. Our teachers are practicing professional
artists. We teach painting, drawing, graphic art, ceramics, music and creative Swedish.

Konstskolan LINNEA, School of Art's goal is to:

  • offer a true art education which inspires our students to become more independent and more able to express themselves
  • allow our students to enjoy new languages and means of expression of art that we provide
  • give our students the chance to use the education we provide in their work,
    in art-orientated special activities or in applying for other art courses and work.

Subjects

Painting

We use acrylic and water-colours on paper, cartoon and canvas. In chromatics
we study primary colours and how to mix colours to create various nuances.
We work with various motifs, such as figures, landscapes and still-life.

Drawing

Here we use pencils and charcoal. We work in terms of - light and shade, behind,
infront, over and under. Drawing helps us understand how things are related to
each other. We develop an eye for pictures.

Clay/form

Here we work with stoneware clay. We thumb, coil and roll out original forms
which become pots and bowls. We work on the pots with a spoon or a stone, making
them shiny and hard. Then we burn them in an oven that we build of bricks outdoors.
We learn to know the character and plasticity of our material but also its unruliness.

Graphic Art

This is a way of reproducing a picture. We scratch plastic or lacquered cartoon with
a sharp needle, then colour the picture and use a press to print it on grafic paper.
Usually we make black prints, but all colours may be used. We learn about the history
of printing, materials and graphical devices.

Music

We play and sing together, learning to work together and listen to each other.
We perform - solo or in groups - music, songs and dances for audiences. We also
learn the history of music.

Art history/art talk

We analyze art- and media pictures and discuss their meaning and message.