Courses and registration

The latest information on courses available at the Art Room can be found here. All courses are held at the address Yliopistonkatu 3, Porthania, 7th floor, unless otherwise indicated.

Find out more about our courses and register!

Please note: The main teaching language at the Art Room is Finnish. Course assignments and individual guidance can also be given in English. Expert introductions during drawing tours and places to visit are mainly in Finnish.

NOTE! COURSES IN SPRING 2020: Registration for courses and drawing evenings in spring 2020 will begin Friday 3.1.2020 at 10am. Course introductions and course registration links will be available on this page during December.

 

 

Traditional and applied drawing I

Mondays 9 September – 16 December, 16.00–19.00, for University of Helsinki students and doctoral students (free of charge).

During the course, we will explore traditional and experimental methods of observational drawing, from classical plaster cast drawing to croquis. The course is equally suitable for beginners and more experienced artists.

Registration begins on 3 September 2019 at 10.00. Classes will not be held on weeks 41 and 42 (7.10. and 14.10.). https://www.lyyti.in/Perinteinen_ja_soveltava_piirustus_I_3337/en

NB! Participation in the first course session on 9 September is mandatory. If you cannot attend the first session, inform the teacher beforehand so you don’t lose your place in the course.
 

Traditional and applied drawing II

Tuesdays 10 September – 17 December, 16.00–19.00, University of Helsinki students and doctoral students (free of charge). This course is intended for people with some drawing experience or those who have completed the first course.

Registration begins on 3 September 2019 at 10.00.

https://www.lyyti.in/Perinteinen_ja_soveltava_piirustus_II_9229/en

NB! Participation in the first course session on 10 September is mandatory. If you cannot attend the first session, inform the teacher beforehand so you don’t lose your place in the course.

Art Room classics - plaster casts, plants and classicism

Tue–Thu 22.–24. October 2019 FULLY BOOKED!

The three-day intensive, in the daytime (5h+5h+5h. The intensive courses are open to everyone and feature atelier work and excursions to various venues of the University of Helsinki, fascinating from the artist’s perspective. The Classics III course, to be held in autumn 2019, does not require the completion of the Classics I or II course, and is equally suitable for beginners and more experienced artists. The Classics III course participants will visit the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden and the University’s former anatomy department, the magnificent Athena building that represents Nordic Classicism. The course fee of €45/€22.50 includes teaching, excursions, drawing supplies and paper.

Registration begins on 3 September 2019 at 10.00.

https://www.lyyti.in/Piirustussalin_klassikot_0119/en

Intensive period can accommodate 20 students. Registration is binding, and the course fee will not be reimbursed. The reduced price applies to students of the University of Helsinki.

If there is room in the classes, you can also register and pay the course fee at the info desk of the University Museum, open Mon-Thu 12.00-17.00, Fabianinkatu 33, 3rd floor.

Drawing evenings (croquis and life drawing)

Wednesdays 11.9.–18.12.2019 (except 9.10.,16.10.) between 17.00 and 19.30.

The open drawing evenings at the Art Room welcome both beginners and more experienced artists. Each evening course can accommodate 20 participants. The drawing evenings can be enjoyed as individual sessions or a series. You can participate in all the evenings or as many or few as you like. No previous experience in life drawing is necessary. Life drawing and croquis evenings will be held on alternating weeks.

For the croquis evenings, you will need your own drawing pad or sketchbook, preferably size A3. For life drawing, sketching paper will be provided. You can borrow drawing supplies from the Art Room or bring your own.

The participation fee is €12/€8. Registration is binding. The participation fee will not be reimbursed, but if you fall ill, you can request that your participation be transferred to another Wednesday session. The reduced price is applied to students, pensioners and unemployed people as well as military and non-military service persons and professional artists.

NB! For information on cancellation places for the evening drawing class, please contact the drawing master one hour before the class begins, at 16.00–16:30 each Wednesday: +358 (0) 44 448 8766 / vappu.rossi@helsinki.fi. If you are offered a place, please pay the fee at the University Museum’s information desk (address: Fabianinkatu 33, 3rd floor, open Wed 12.00–17.00) before the evening class begins.

If there is room in the classes you can also register and pay the participation fee at the info desk of the University Museum during its opening times, Mon-Thu 12.00-17.00, Fabianinkatu 33, 3rd floor.

Croquis at the Art Room

Croquis is a full-body sketch of a model drawn in a short amount of time. This autumn’s croquis evenings at the Art Room provide a comprehensive overview of the different aspects of croquis drawing. Croquis, like all forms of life drawing, becomes even more rewarding with practice!

Life drawing at the Art Room

Life drawing at the Art Room focuses on classical drawing of a live model. The model does not change positions as in a croquis session. Instead, we will be drawing one pose over several 20-minute periods. The basics of observational drawing will be covered during the life drawing evenings. Life drawing is a fascinating, suitably challenging way for artists of all skill levels to practice their hand-eye coordination!

NB! The model and the position are the same on 18.9 and 25.9. and 20.11., 27.11.

Course dates and registration: 3.9. at 10.00 o'clock.

11.9.2019 (croquis) Fully booked! https://www.lyyti.in/Croquisilta_8883/en

18.9.2019 (live model) Fully booked! https://www.lyyti.in/Elavan_mallin_ilta_2877/en

25.9.2019 (live model) https://www.lyyti.in/Elavan_mallin_ilta_2042/en

2.10.2019 (croquis) Fully booked! https://www.lyyti.in/Croquisilta_6351/en

23.10.2019 (live model) Fully booked! https://www.lyyti.in/Elavan_mallin_ilta_6812/en

30.10.2019 (croquis) Fully booked! https://www.lyyti.in/Croquisilta_2067/en

6.11.2019 (live model) Fully booked! https://www.lyyti.in/Elavan_mallin_ilta_0318/en

13.11.2019 Fully booked! (croquis) https://www.lyyti.in/Croquisilta_7883/en

20.11.2019 Fully booked! (live model) https://www.lyyti.in/Elavan_mallin_ilta_2737/en

27.11.2019 (live model) Fully booked! https://www.lyyti.in/Elavan_mallin_ilta_5945/en

4.12.2019 (croquis) Fully booked! https://www.lyyti.in/Croquisilta_7026/en

11.12.2019 (live model) Fully booked! https://www.lyyti.in/Elavan_mallin_ilta_6871/en

18.12.2019 Fully booked! (croquis) https://www.lyyti.in/Croquisilta_1864/en