Art Room: 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.
2023 for students

Mondays 30 January – 24 April, 4–7 p. m., 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 can accommodate 20 students and it's equally suitable for beginners and more experienced students. 

Fully booked!

Registration begins on Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 10 p.m.

Register here: https://www.lyyti.in/perinteinen_ja_soveltava_1_2023

NB! Participation in the first course session on 30 January is mandatory. If you cannot attend the first session, inform the teacher beforehand so you don’t lose your place in the course.

Please note that the courses and the guided tours during excursions are held in Finnish. Drawing exercises and individual teaching can be given also in English.

If the course fills up, it’s worth to register for the waiting list. You can register for places in the queue until the last week of the course.

Tuesdays 31 January – 18 April, 4–7 p. m., for University of Helsinki students and doctoral students (free of charge).

The course can accommodate 20 students and it's intended for people with some drawing experience or those who have completed the first course.

Fully booked!

Registration begins on Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 10 p.m. 

Register here: https://www.lyyti.in/perinteinen_ja_soveltava_2_2023

NB! Participation in the first course session on 31 January is mandatory. If you cannot attend the first session, inform the teacher beforehand so you don’t lose your place in the course.

Please note that the courses and the guided tours during excursions are held in Finnish. Drawing exercises and individual teaching can be given also in English.

If the course fills up, it’s worth to register for the waiting list. You can register for places in the queue until the last week of the course.

2023 for all

Intensive course Mon–Wed 6.–8. March 2023 at 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Registration begins on Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 10 p.m.: https://onlinepayments.it.helsinki.fi/product/art-room-classics-6-8-3-2023/

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.

In the Spring 2023, the theme of the Art Room Classics course is human and animal anatomy, both separately and in comparison. We will have an introduction to the human skeleton and the musculature relevant for artist, draw both skeleton and life model, and take a drawing excursion to the Natural History Museum.

The course fee of €45/€22.50 includes teaching, excursions, drawing supplies for atelier work and paper. For excursions, you need your own drawing pad or sketchbook, and your own drawing tools.

Before the course, the participants will receive an email with additional instructions. Please check that your email is entered correctly on the registration form. Registration is binding.

The Intensive Courses and introductions are held in Finnish. The drawing exercises and individual teaching can be given in English.

The intensive course can accommodate 20 participants.

Note: For Art Room Classics, the reduced price is only for University of Helsinki students and doctoral students.

Open to everyone. Wednesdays 1 February – 19 April 5–7:30 p.m.

Registration begins on Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 10 p.m.

The open drawing evenings at the Art Room welcome both beginners and more experienced artists. Each evening course can accommodate 20 participants. No previous experience in life drawing is necessary. Life drawing and croquis evenings will be held on alternating weeks.

The price for one night 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 for students, pensioners, unemployed, members of the Helsinki Alumni community, individuals doing their military or non-military service, and professional artists.

Croquis is a full-body sketch of a model drawn in a short amount of time. This spring’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! For the croquis evenings, you need your own drawing pad or sketchbook, preferably size A4–A3, and your own drawing tools.

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 charcoal drawing technics and 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! In the Life Drawing evenings, a large sheet of paper will be provided. You can borrow drawing supplies from the Art Room or bring your own.

Note! Last-minute cancellation places can be inquired from the drawing master at vappu.rossi@helsinki.fi or directly in the Art Room at the start of the drawing night at 5 pm. Upon arrival at the last-minute cancellation place, the course fee will be paid in cash directly at the Art Room.

1.2.2023 Croquis: https://onlinepayments.it.helsinki.fi/product/drawing-night-1-2-2023-croquis/

8.2.2022 Life Drawing: Fully booked!

15.2.2023 Croquis: Fully booked!

(week 8 winter vacation, no drawing night)

1.3.2023 Life Drawing: Fully booked!

8.3.2023 Croquis: Fully booked!

15.3.2023 Life Drawing (model with full body tattoo, same position as 22.3.): Fully booked!

22.3.2023 Life Drawing (model with full body tattoo, same position as 15.3.): Fully booked!

29.3.2023 Croquis: Fully booked!

5.4.2023 Life Drawing: Fully booked!

12.4.2023 Croquis: Fully booked!

19.4.2023 Croquis and movement croquis: Fully booked!