I've been working together with the students at Aarhus Kunstskole since 2012. I can recall the first week where I took students through a journey of 'experiential' drawing. The intention behind my classes has hardly differed since first stepping foot into a class, only my own experience with drawing and capacity to encourage those who desire to be encouraged with their creativity has expanded. I typically contribute around 8-12 weeks each year with classes specialised in drawing and artistic methods; providing talks, seminars and plenty of one-to-one guidance.
The school, located on Mejlgade, is neatly divided into two classes known as Grundskole & Værkstedskole - usually sized around 10-15 students. The overarching intention is to gear the students up for the next stage of their education gaining entry to art academies, architecture schools, animation schools and even humanities. Far from 'fast-tracking' students to gain access to schools, I would instead choose to think that we give the students the space, tools and confidence to expand their artistic practice and grow into their identities as artists. Over the years we have been graced to recruit all sorts of teachers whom have contributed to the growth of students' artistic practice including Dan Stockholm, Rasmus Myrup, Marie Munk, Lars Worm and plenty of others - all of whom have provided value to the budding Danish arts community.