Watercolours for advanced and beginners

Week 26: 23 June 2018 – 29 June 2018

Price: DKK 4500 with double room incl. Food and Accommodation

Status: Only day students

The art of painting with watercolours

A summer course at Vrå Folk High School in watercolour painting is for both experienced and beginners.
We work every day with a common focus on that day’s painting assignment, which can be:

  • An arrangement
  • Heaven & sea
  • The landscape in Vendsyssel
  • Buildings
  • Portraits

Vrå Folk High School is situated in the middle of a scenic area so, when the weather allows us, we work out under the blue sky. One of the days, the Folk High School bus will drive us to Lønstrup, where we will paint the dramatic coastline.

There will be a joint presentation – but also individual feedback where you will get guidance and advice. Every day, the day ends with an image review of all works under the teacher’s knowledgeable and constructive comments.

About you: –

  • You want to spend 5 days of watercolour painting at Vrå Folk High School
  • You are prepared to work in workshops with others
  • You are open to constructive criticism and guidance

You can buy materials for the course Materials you are welcome to bring, or you can choose to buy them at the high school.

Much more than watercolour painting

When you are on a summer course in watercolour painting, you will learn and improve your technical skills in painting with watercolours. But a summer course is much more than that.

It is also community singing from the Folk High School song book, lectures and cosy gatherings, both when we meet for the morning and evening gatherings in the lecture hall, but also around the many tasty meals in the dining room.

In addition to those from your course, you will also meet many of the summer’s other students.

If you have any special needs regarding your diet, it’s important that you let us know when you sign up. We take dietary care of both allergy sufferers and vegetarians.

At summer rates, it is normal for you to stay in twin rooms with a private shower and toilet. You may wish to live with someone you may know, or you can book a single room at the time of registration. Note that booking a single room costs 800 kroner extra.

You are also welcome to call 98 98 10 10 if you have any further questions.


Ole Schiellerup

Folk High School teacher with capital F! Grundtvig hung in Ole’s childhood room and he lived and worked with the free schools for most part of his life.

Ole was educated at The Free Teacher Folk High School in Ollerup, was employed at Ubberup Folk High School, Folk High School Strand, Vestbirk Boarding School, J. C. Campbelle Folk School and Folk High School Diget, before he came to Vrå Folk High School in 2010.

He teaches arts and used to also teach, among others, design theory. Ole is a very good pianist, choir singer and an aesthetic handyman. He owns a bed and breakfast in Skagen.

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If you feel like taking part in one of the many sommer courses that Vrå Folk High School offers, it’s time to register – as soon as possible. Some of the courses are sold out very quickly, which means “first come, first served.”

A lot of our courses have intentionally only space for 15 members – some have space for a few more. the small classes assure you to get more out of the lessons – and at the same time, to get to know the other pupils in your class better.

If the course you wanted to attend is sold out, then you have the option to be written on the waiting list. You may be lucky and someone deregisters – then we will, of course, contact you. We are looking forward to meeting you and to get to know you better. Use the registration form beneath.

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