Design Academy

A creative outlet for enthusiastic people!

The Adults’ Design Academy meets in the spring from January 23 to May 16, 2019 at 17–20 on Wednesdays 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 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!

From industrialization to the future

Product development and innovations – the product development of the future is at hand! During the year, the world of the future will be visualized by designing new everyday objects and services. The main themes for the spring are product development and innovation, circular economy, proto model and service design.


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The course fee for the spring is 130 €.
You can also pay with Smartum and ePassi.
Materials are not included in the fee. You can bring your own or buy them from the Academy of Design.
The spring term consists of 14 lessons, 42 hours in total (3 hours/lesson).

The course is taught by

Anna Räisänen
Crafts teacher, Designer
tel. +358 44 731 8003
anna.raisanen (at)

”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