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One of Skaftfell’s core activities is to offer high quality art education for school children, for students in higher education, and for adults. The art center regularly provides workshops and courses in various techniques, as well as guided tours of our exhibitions. They are delivered by Skaftfell’s staff or by local artists, international residency artists, or artists involved in our yearly art education project in the autumn.

From 2001 to 2018 the Dieter Roth Academy, together with the Iceland University of the Arts (LHÍ), held a yearly workshop at Skaftfell for graduating art students. This tradition is now being continued with LHÍ’s Print Workshop at Skaftfell, a yearly workshop for BA students focusing on printmaking, which culminates in an exhibition in the Skaftfell gallery.

Skaftfell also co-organizes and participates in BRAS, an annual art festival for children in East Iceland.