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!

Because of the corona virus situation the Art Room is closed for the present and all courses have been cancelled. We will inform about the continuation as soon as possible.

There will be two intensive courses in the end of august: Tuesday-Wednesday 25.–26.8. and on Thursday-Friday 27.–28.8. at 10.00-15.00, containing working at the atelier and a drawing excursion to the Helsinki Observatory!

The maxium number of participants for both courses is 10 people. Recommendations in safe distances and hygiene will be taken to account both at the Drawing Rooma and at the Observatory. The two courses are identical.

Register here:

Tuesday-Wednesday 25.–26.8.: https://www.lyyti.in/intensiivikurssi1_2020 FULL!

Thursday-Friday 27.–28.8.: https://www.lyyti.in/intensiivikurssi2_2020 FULL!

Price of the course 45 € / 22,50 € (discount for students and postgraduate students of the University of Helsinki).

Traditional and applied drawing I

Mondays 14.9.–14.12. at 16.00–19.00 (in September 15–17.30), 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.

NB! Participation in the first course session on 14 September is mandatory. If you cannot attend the first session, inform the teacher beforehand so you don’t lose your place in the course.

Registration begins on 1 September 2020 at 10.00. https://www.lyyti.in/perinteinen_soveltava_I_s20

Traditional and applied drawing II

Tuesdays 15.9.–15.12. at 16.00–19.00 (in September 15–17.30), 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 1 September 2019 at 10.00. https://www.lyyti.in/perinteinen_soveltava_II_s20

NB! Participation in the first course session on 15 September is mandatory. If you cannot attend the first session, inform the teacher beforehand so you don’t lose your place in the course.

Drawing evenings (croquis and life drawing)

Wednesdays 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 10 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!

Course dates and registration: 1 September at 10.00 o'clock.

16.9. (living model) Fully booked

23.9. (croquis) Fully booked

30.9. (living model with mask) https://www.lyyti.in/piirustusilta_30092020

7.10. (croquis) Fully booked

21.10. (living model) Fully booked

28.10. (living model) https://www.lyyti.in/piirustusilta_28102020 Fully booked

4.11. (croquis) https://www.lyyti.in/piirustusilta_04112020 Fully booked

11.11. (living model) https://www.lyyti.in/piirustusilta_11112020 Fully booked

18.11. (croquis) https://www.lyyti.in/piirustusilta_18112020 Fully booked

25.11. (living model) https://www.lyyti.in/piirustusilta_25112020 Fully booked

2.12. (croquis) https://www.lyyti.in/piirustusilta_02122020 Fully booked

9.12. (living model) https://www.lyyti.in/piirustusilta_09122020 Fully booked

16.12. (croquis) https://www.lyyti.in/piirustusilta_16122020 Fully booked