Teen's Design Academy

Creativity for the good ones!

The Teen´s Design Academy group meets on Thursdays from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Piispankatu 8.

The theme for Spring 2024 is  "Medieval Times - a new era of design." During this term, students will study the secrets of printing and medieval castles, while learning about material-oriented design and proportions.

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.

Medieval Time - A New Era of Design

Medieval castles and the development of printing technology.

During the semester, we will explore the great visionaries and inventors of the era, conduct experiments, and make observations with various materials. We will learn how printing technology evolved and explore different printing techniques through hands-on activities. In the spring, the focus will be on material-oriented design and proportions.

  • Materials
  • Printing technology
  • Inventions, mechanics
  • Scale models

Sign up

The course fee for the spring semester is 130 € per person.

The fee includes tuition, materials used in the course, and a trip to Olavinlinna on April 6, 2024. 

The spring semester consists of 17 sessions, with each session lasting 2.5 hours. One teaching session includes three 45-minute lessons and a break. Total of 51 hours in the semester.

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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