Design Academy

Creativity for the good ones!

The group of Teens’ Design Academy will meet on Thursdays from 16.30–19 at Piispankatu 8.

Our theme for the aumumn term is “The Beginning of Modernism”. During the autumn, you will get to know about the modernism in Finnish design specially via Alvar Aalto´s work.

The Teen’s Design Academy is suited for all 13 to 16-year-olds interested in creativity and self-expression. The term includes a variety of learning new technologies, new materials, design and the history of Finnish design.

In addition to traditional tools, digital design tools and programs are used in the studies. In the teen group, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and teamwork and skills of expression are learnt. We encourage experimentation, taking initiative, exchanging views and sharing ideas.

The Beginning of Modernism

During the autumn semester you can learn how modernism influenced to Finnish design. In this semester you explore specially Alvar Aalto´s work and learn how to functionalize and simplify by practicing drawing, creative designing and organic forms.

  • Functionalism
  • Space and architecture
  • Light
  • Home

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The course fee for the autumn term is 110 € per teen. The course fee includes tuition, materials used during the course and excursions.

The autumn term consists of 14 lessons, 35 hours in total (2,5 h/lesson).

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

Teens’ Design Academy teacher is designer A-P Inkinen.

tel. +358 44 731 8007


”It is nice to be at the Teen’s Design Academy. I wasn’t very interested in design to begin with, but the lessons revealed something else. The Design Academy woke my inner artist. The lessons are fun and time goes by really fast; you can unleash your creativity in two and a half hours.”
Petri, 17