The course is a cooperation between The Drawing Academy of The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, which has 20 years of experience with high quality foundation courses in classical drawing and Sörängens Högskola in Sweden, where the course will physically take place. The course will be taught by a teacher from The Drawing Academy to ensure the high quality.
You will be drawing all day, practicing various aspects of classical drawing like movement, anatomy and proportions. The teaching consists of a variety of exercises spanning from fast, dynamic drawings to more in-depth model studies with the opportunity for immersion. Additionally there will be a number of drawing exercises without the use of a live model, which can include both sketching and longer studies. The teacher offers individual feedback based on each person’s skill level so both beginners and highly skilled artists are welcome. The course is primarily for young people who enjoy drawing.
Solid drawing skills are fundamental for a career in visual arts, especially in the applied arts such as animation, computer games, design, comics and illustration. If you are considering a career in one of those fields or simply love to draw as a hobby, the summer course in classical drawing is a good opportunity to spend a week immersed in drawing, improving your skills significantly under guidance of an experienced teacher. Simultaneously with the classical drawing course, there will be other art related summer courses such as creative writing, photography and sculpture.
Coordinator Sweden: Pär Berg
Coordinator Denmark: Maria Skov Pedersen
The couse is a cooperation between
VIA University College, Viborg, Danmark and Sörängens folkhögskola, Nässjö, Sweden.
The Drawing Academy, VIA University College
All course attendants in Classical drawing get a single room with toilet and shower in corridor. Towels and bed clothing is included.
All food is cooked in our own kitchen. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in our beautiful dining hall. We also have two coffee breaks – morning and afternoon. Vegetarian/vegan alternatives is available and also other alternatives if you have food allergies. Please specify this on your application.
We only have a restricted number of entries, "first come, first served" - principle is applied.
To apply – please use the application form linked on this page. You will receive an email if you have been selected, and you will have one week to reply and confirm your entry. When you have confirmed your entry, your entry is legally binding.
Cancellations before 15th of May are free of charge. If you need to cancel after 15th of May until 21st of June you have to pay half of the course cost. If you need to cancel after 21st of June, you pay the full course cost.
If the course has too few applications we might need to cancel the course.
When you arrive to the school, please go to the reception house to pick up your key. There you will also get access to the school wi-fi and a map of the school.
We have a gymnasium for sports such as badminton, table tennis and more. We also have a small gym. In our shared community house we have TV, pool table and board games.
It´s easy to travel by train to Nässjö in sweden. It takes approximately 2-3 hours from Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Copenhagen. When you arrive to the train station in Nässjö, you can take a take the bus or taxi. With lightweight packing you can also walk from the station to the school, it takes approximately 20-30 minutes.