Design Academy

An inspiring hobby for curious souls!

The group of the Children’s Design Academy for 7-12 year olds will meet on Mondays from 17–19 at Piispankatu 8. 

The theme for Spring 2020 is "Medieval Time - A New Time for Design". During the spring, material oriented design and proportions are studied. Fascinating medieval invites!

On the first Saturday of April 4th, 2020, the program will include a trip for all groups to Olavinlinna! Registration for the trip before 23.3.,, +358 44 731 8003 / Anna.

Real design is learnt at the Children’s Design Academy. In addition to learning technical handicrafts and new materials, creative problem solving, teamwork and skills of expression will be learnt, and experimentation, taking initiative and sharing ideas is encouraged.

Medieval Time - A New Time for Design

Medieval castles and the development of the printing technology. We learn to express our own solutions and to listen to and appreciate others. During the semester, students study material design and proportions. We meet the great visionaries and inventors of the era, and make experiments and observations on various materials. We learn how printing technology evolved and get to know the various printing techniques.

- Materials

- Printing technology

- Inventions, mechanics

- Scale models

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The course fee for the spring term is 110 € per child.
The fee includes tuition and the materials used during the course.
The spring term consists of 14 lessons, 28 hours in total (2 hours/lesson).

The course is taught by 

Teacher in charge
Kirsi Miettinen

”The Design Academy has been really nice and completely different from a normal school. More fun stuff is done here. It’s fun to do all kinds of woodwork and such.”

Niilo, 8