Teen's Design Academy

Creativity for the good ones!

The group of the Teen’s Design Academy will meet on Thursdays from 5–7.30 PM at Piispankatu 8. The theme of autumn 2023 is "The Stone Age and the birth of design". During the semester, we get to know the basics of design using natural materials!

Program (in Finnish)

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 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.

The Stone Age and the birth of design

Primitive forms and functionality have been part of the creation of the design since the beginning.

During the semester, we get to know the basics of design through elements familiar from the Stone Age. At the beginning of the timeline of the history of Finnish design, the senses are opened to design and natural materials are utilized.

  • senses and natural materials
  • reduction
  • basic shapes and dimensions
  • the object's development arc

Sign up

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

The course is taught by

A-P Inkinen, designer 

044 731 8007


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"In Teen's Design Academy you learn to do things different way than usually.”
Karola, 14.


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