eDesign Academy

Study designing online at home!

eDesign Academy is aimed at people of all ages interested in design and crafts from all around Finland and the world. You can participate alone or gather friends or colleagues to form a group and join together!

The evening group meets on Google Meet on Mondays from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, and the day group meets on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

The theme for autumn 2024 is "The Peasants of Design." During the semester, we get to know Finnish peasant culture and learn traditional craft techniques and apply them in the design and implementation of new objects.

Program, evening group on Mondays (in Finnish)

Program, day group on Tuesdays (in Finnish)

Now you can also choose individual topics that interest you from the spring program and participate in those sessions only. A single session includes an introductory session held separately, followed by the actual topic discussion with the rest of the Distance Design Academy group according to the schedule.

In eDesign Academy, you study the basics of arts education with a focus on design, just like other teaching groups at the Design Academy, through remote connections. Upon completion of the studies, you will receive a certificate, which can be beneficial, for example, when applying for further studies.

To participate in eDesign Academy, you need an internet connection, a computer and/or smartphone, a sketchbook, and specific materials and tools related to the topic. The instruction is carried out through Google Meet video calls. Each teaching session covers the season's topic through theory and practical activities.

Note! Teaching is mostly in Finnish.

The Peasants of Design

During the autumn semester you can explore Finnish peasant culture and its handmade items by  approaching design from the function´s perspective. In the Academy of Design you can learn what does practical and simple design mean and how it appeared in Finnish peasant culture. During the autumn, we will design and make functional objects and learn how Finnishness is related to designed objects.

  • Functionality
  • Aesthetics
  • Material orientation
  • Design process

The spring semester course fee for eDesign Academy is €80 per young participant (under 30 years old), €110 per adult participant and €400 per group participation (5-10 participants).

A single topic (Introduction + 2-4 teaching sessions) costs €40.

The fee includes tuition and the theoretical material used in the course. Participants are responsible for acquiring the necessary tools and materials for the teaching sessions themselves.

The spring semester consists of 16 teaching sessions, each lasting 2.5 hours. One teaching session includes three 45-minute lessons and a break. Total of 48 lessons in the semester.

The course is taught by

A-P Inkinen, Designer (BA)

Contact information: 044 731 8007, 

ap.inkinen (at)

Sign up through our website! (In Finnish)

If you are registering as a group, for a single topic, or if the payer is, for example, your employer (invoice), please register via email at ap.inkinen (at)



“Creative people creating something new alone and together, broadening each other’s minds and learning something new!"

Student of eDesign Academy


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