Design Academy

Creativity for the good ones!

The Teens’ Design Academy meets on Thursdays, January 24th - May 16th, 2016 at 16:30–19 at Piispankatu 8. The starting seminar for all groups was on the 17th of January. The theme for spring 2019 is "From industrialization to the future." Future products and services are envisioned during the term - future product development is at hand!

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. 

From industrialization to the future

During the spring, the Teens’ Design Academy will look into the future of design and envision future products and services. Climate change and sustainable development are also strongly present in the spring program.

In January we began with a seminar for all groups where the themes of the term were addressed. During the spring we will design ice, light, gypsum and recycled materials, and we will experiment with 3D modelling and printing. We will learn about service design, and envision what our world would look like in a museum of the future.

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The course fee for the spring is 110 €.
The fee includes teaching and the materials used during the course.
The spring term consists of 14 lessons, 35 hours in total (2,5 hours/lesson)

The course is taught by

A-P Inkinen, muotoilija (AMK)
tel. +358 44 731 8007
ap.inkinen (at)

”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