Design Academy

A creative outlet for enthusiastic people!

The group of the Adults’’s Design Academy will meet on Wednesdays from 5–8 PM at Piispankatu 8. Theme for the spring 2023 is “Back to the Future”. During the spring, we get to know the design, materials and techniques of the future!

Program (in Finnish)

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 adult group is a mix of serious study, joy and easy-going humour. Come along!

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.

Back to the Future

Product development and innovation - the design of the future is here! During the semester, we envision the world of the future from our own perspective. We design objects and services that are needed in everyday life, but which do not yet exist. We learn that design work starts from a need and an idea, and we practice visualizing our own idea.

  • Sketching
  • Development and innovation
  • Prototype
  • Service design
  • Presenting an idea

Sign up

The course fee for the spring semester is 150 €/per student plus 10 € material fee. The course fee includes tuition, materials used for the course tasks.

The spring semester consists of 17 lessons, 51 hours in total (3 h/lesson).

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

The course is taught by

Anna Räisänen, designer 

044 731 8003


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”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


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