Design Academy

A creative outlet for enthusiastic people!

The group of Adults’ Design Academy will meet on Wednesdays from 17–20 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 Adults’ Design Academy is suited for adults of all ages. No previous knowledge of design or arts and crafts is needed. The curriculum follows Finnish design history: different themes and study modules are explored both in theory and with new techniques.

The studies in the Adults’ Design Academy are goal-oriented but easy-going, not forgetting coffee breaks. The adults’ group is a mix of serious study, joy and easy-going humour. Come along!

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The course fee for the autumn term is 130 € + 10 € material fee per student.  The course fee includes tuition and materials used during the technique rehearsals.

The autumn term consists of 14 lessons, 42 hours in total (3 h/lesson).

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

Adults’ Design Academy teacher is designer Anna Räisänen.

tel. +358 44 731 8003


”JOY, SURPRISE, THRILL! The first academic year has been overwhelmingly full of the joy of having fun in easy-going company under the guidance of excellent teachers.”

Helena Grönqvist, 53