Design Academy

An inspiring hobby for curious souls!

The group of the Children’s Design Academy will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays from 17–19.30 at Piispankatu 8. Autumn’s theme is “Postmodernism”. During the autumn, the growth period of design will be discussed from the perspective of product design and materials.

Children’s group for 7–9 years old on Mondays at 5–7.30 PM at Kuopion Academy of Design, Piispankatu 8

Program (in Finnish)

Children’s group for 10–12 years old on Tuesdays at 5–7.30 PM at Kuopion Academy of Design, Piispankatu 8

Program (in Finnish)

In Childrens´ Design Academy you can learn designing and sketching. The semester is about exploring new materials and techniques as well as learning co-operation and creative problem-solving. In Kuopio Academy of Design we encourage you to invent, test and share your ideas!

The Academy of Design conducts an extensive curriculum of basic art studies with an emphasis on design. A certificate is obtained for the completed studies, which is useful, for example, when applying for art-oriented studies.


New winds of colors and shapes are blowing in the Autumn semester! During the semester you can practice transferring wild ideas into a usable product and discuss the era of postmodernism from the perspective of product development and materials.

  • Brainstorming
  • Sketching
  • Color theory
  • Product development

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The course fee for the autumn semester is 130 €/per student. The course fee includes tuition, materials used during the course.

The autumn semester consists of 17 lessons, 42,5 hours in total (2,5 h/lesson).

The Childrens´ Design Academy has the opportunity to apply for free student places with a free-form application. 

The course is taught by

Maiju Pääkkönen, designer 

044 731 8031


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”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


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