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The art class is perfect for developing your skills in art and architecture in a creative environment! You will try out a lot of different techniques throughout the year, and meet Oslo's art scene!

The arts class is perfect for those who want to improve and develop their artistic skills in company with other creative souls. Throughout the year you get to test out various techniques and mediums, thus getting solid fundaments for further studies within the arts.

Independently of whether you will work with painting, sculpture, architecture or simply have ceramics as a hobby, you nevertheless need an understanding of drawing techniques, form, space, composition, materials, idea development and problem solving. We work with architecture by building models and trying to understand what makes a room or a city a good place to be in. We use drawing in both the idea-development process, but also as an independent artistic expression. In addition, you get to work with painting, graphics, and ceramics throughout the year. Finally, along with an introduction in art and architecture history, we also discuss the role of aesthetics in our society.

Being in the capital brings many privileges! We get to know Oslo’s cultural life by visiting artists and architects, galleries, and museums, and we perform croquis drawing at the Einar Granum School of Fine Art.


Mandatory: Nei

Price: 15 500

Meals included per day: 3

Edvard Munch traveled to Berlin to find inspiration, and we are going to do the same, and make one of the world’s meccas for creativity to our own.

Here a contrast plays out between the emerging but still unknown young art scene and the biggest stars at international level. Berlin enjoys a plethora of artistic arenas, from the underground to the hippy and punk culture, from the urban to magnificent green areas all in beautiful harmony. Old architecture meets modern neighborhoods where the Berlin wall once took up space.

We explore political street art, visit markets – or perhaps you fancy settling down for a picnic on a decommissioned airport? We study old masters in the numerous museums and visit photographers and designers to see how they work. We experience cultures and foods from all over the world (Berlin has the world’s best kebab!!), in addition to fantastic flea markets. When we are not occupied by working with our own projects, we go and see all from underground project studios, well hidden from most, to fancy and more commercial galleries in remodeled factories. On the way back, we stop at the beach city Warnemünde, where we find the peace to draw and take photographs on the shore before heading back to Oslo again. 

The most important thing we bring back home, in any case, is the precious and rich community whose bonds we knit thorugh all the experiences we enjoy together.


Mandatory: Nei

Price: Included in course price

På Rønningen utforsker vi Oslo gjennom hele skoleåret, både på linje og som felles aktiviteter. I felleskap bruker vi gjerne kulturtilbudet i Oslo når det er arrangementer som Oslo Kulturnatt og Elvelangs, men vi drar også ofte på museer, teater eller landskamp på Ullevål. Oslo har masse å by på både faglig og kulturelt!

Men du kan også velge OSLOVE - studietur i egen by som en av våre studieturer.  Her fordyper vi oss enda mer i hva Oslo som storby har å by på.

Dette er et gratis tilbud som alle kan velge som et alternativ til de andre studieturene

Vi bor hjemme på Rønningen, og utforsker ulike sider av byen vår herfra - fra øst til vest, i sentrum og ved fjorden. Vi møter den historiske byen slik den viser seg på ulike steder i byen. Oslo er den grønneste byen i Norge, og dette møter vi på flere arenaer. Og ikke minst er Oslo en by med ulikheter, både fra øst til vest, og på tvers av kulturelle og befolkningsmessige preferanser. Vi opplever enda mer av det Oslo har å by på, både kunst og kultur, flerkultur i Oslo, ulike severdigheter og opplevelser. Et dypdykk i Oslo.

Fellestur i Nordmarka

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

På Rønningen har vi også flere fellesturer i løpet av året. Da drar vi på tur, alle elever og lærere sammen!

I oppstarten av skoleåret, pakker vi med oss sovepose og turutstyr, spenner på sekken og legger i vei inn i Nordmarka. Vi er nærmeste nabo til marka rundt Oslo, og ingen annen storby kan skilte med et like attraktiv turtilbud som det Oslo har rundt hele byen. Vi bruker Nordmarkskappelet som base på turen vår inn i Nordmarka. 


Fellestur til Skarslia og Rødungstøl

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

I januar drar vi alle sammen til fjells. Vi overtar et høyfjellshotell øverst i Hallingdalen, og blir der noen dager.  Har kan vi gå turer på ski eller til fots, eller vi kan ake og bruke alpinbakkene på Skarslia Ski og Akesenter. Og ikke minst har vi det veldig trivelig på tur. 

Man kan kjøpe heiskort i bakken og også leie utstyr hos Skarslia Ski og Akesenter om man har behov for det.

Avslutningstur til Strandheim - Oslofjorden

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Siste helg av skoleåret drar vi ut langs Oslofjorden, til Strandheim leirsted på Nærsnes i Asker. Her kan vi bade, spille fotball og volleyball, eller bare henge sammen på de store uteområdene ved fjorden. 


A perfect environment in which to deepen your knowledge about Norwegian language, Norwegian culture, intercultural understanding – and yourself. 

As an international student, you must choose between two options: 

Option 1:
Norwegian Language and Culture is your main course during the whole schoolyear. 

We strive to give every student challenges on their level, based on their background and goals. A variety og teaching methods are used, and the teacher encourages you to build awareness on what are your best ways to learn and develop. We visit cultural sites, museums, organizations etc. to gain a wider insight into Norway`s history and current society and way of life. 

Option 2: 
Your main course is based on your field of interest (music, art, sports, creative subjects). In this course you will study together with Norwegan peers - in Norwegian. As a complimentary subject you choose Norwegian language classes. This combination is the best way to get you from a beginners level fast as spending time on an activity you love and doing so among native speakers makes learning the language fun and easy.

You are invited to attend a study trip abroad with your choosen linje or choose to attend our free alternative: OSLOVE. As our school is the only folkehøgskole situated in Oslo you have a unique chance to explore the capital city of Norway and all the opportunities this city can offer.

The whole school will also go on exciting trips during the year; we will explore wonderful Nordmarka, go skiing in Hallingdal and stay at Strandheim campsite by the Oslofjord.

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