Museum & School


Within the Tjörn local authority a plan of action has been prepared to attain a coordinated and effective artistic instruction for children and young people. Aesthetic teaching processes are at the heart of this venture. The Nordic Watercolour Museum plays a major role here, providing a competence resource to assist the authority’s various activities aimed at children and young people, in the form of discussion, reflection, artistic creativity and expansion of knowledge. You can read more about this plan of action, either on the Tjörn local authority web page or here as a PDF.

Over the years the museum staff have been engaged in a number of different pedagogical development projects of varying scale and intensity. These have been directed at local schools, schools of art and university levels. The Nordic Watercolour Museum is an inquisitive museum, actively exploring different ways of development and instruction. We are open to ideas and proposals for fresh forms of collaboration.

Visit the museum on your own initiative

All teachers and pupils are heartily welcome to visit the museum and view and work with the ongoing exhibitions. Entrance is free for all below the age of 26.
Guided tours for teachers, a service provided by the museum on a few occasions at the start of a new exhibition, is a good way of obtaining advance knowledge about an exhibition and of getting ideas for your own work. The press material provided by the museum, containing text and a selection of illustrations, is a useful tool for preparing your visit.
If you plan to visit the museum with a large group it is advisable to inform the museum in advance.

Further training

Are you keen to expand your artistic and pictorial activities in your school work? Or looking perhaps for further guidance concerning an exhibition on show at the museum?
Get in touch with us and we can arrange an inspiring study day or evening for your team. We tailor the programme to suit your needs.
Maximum group size: 20 people
Price: 1500 SEK (incl. VAT) plus admission charge per person.

Focus schools

In collaboration with the Tjörn local authority we are working on a project in which all the pupils and teachers at a school spend time working together at the museum during an exhibition period.
The museum’s art instructors visit the school and outline suggestions and plans for the teachers before the pupils’ visits. During the exhibition each class will enjoy a two hour visit to the museum, including both a talk about the exhibition and activity in the workshop.
The work done by the pupils will be documented and a presentation of their achievements compiled afterwards. This presentation can take the form of a digital picture show or an exhibition displayed for a limited period.

Guided tours for teachers

Before each new exhibition teachers from schools are invited to participate in a cost-free guided tour. The museum’s art instructors present the exhibition and give suggestions as to how teachers can work with pupils on the theme of the exhibition.
Please watch the museum’s web page for topical information, or contact the museum if you wish to learn more.

Guided tour and workshop

Pupils ranging from pre-school age to upper secondary school are invited to come and work on the ongoing exhibition with members of the museum’s educational staff.
A visit of guided tour and workshop activity takes approximately two hours. It includes a tour and discussion of the exhibition followed by work in the workshop with links to this exhibition.

Maximum group size is 15 pupils.

If a whole school class wishes to visit the museum on the same day there are two ways this can be done. If practicable two groups can work in parallel, each with its own instructor. The class can alternatively spend a whole day at the museum. In this case half the class would first spend time with the museum’s art instructor while the rest are engaged in other activities at the museum or its surroundings with their own teachers. The two groups then change places.
Price: 400 SEK (2 hours, max. 15 pupils)

For more information, please contact:

Linnéa Axelsson, art educator:

Jonte Nynäs, pedagogical leader: