The owner and head teacher at Stílvopnið, writer Björg Árnadóttir, graduated from Iceland Art Academy´s Visual Art Teaching program in the year 1983. When working as a cultural pedagogue in Sweden, she first got engaged with empowering teaching methods, and after finishing journalism studies in Sweden, she started to teach journalism, creative writing and later, memoir writing. Björg completed her educational master´s degree at the University of Iceland, before acting as manager of Adult Education Centers in Iceland for a decade. Björg has been a member of The Reykjavík Academy since 2008, where she teaches, writes and does research. She is also a member of The Writer´s Union in Iceland.
Björg Árnadóttir is actively involved in international adult education projects in the field of creative work with marginalized groups.