Open courses

Maa organises evening courses that are open to everyone. On this page, you can find information about upcoming evening courses.

We always announce new courses on this page and on social media. There are more courses coming!

(photo from Vidha Saumya's course)

✏️ 19.4.–17.5.2024: Open evening course (in Finnish): Drawing evenings with Eija Keskinen

This drawing course is held in Finnish, therefore the information is available only in Finnish.

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✏️➡️ Ilmoittautudu tästä! (ilmoittautuminen viimeistään 9.4.2024)

Aihe: Ihanat piirustusillat
Opettaja: kuvataiteilija Eija Keskinen (she/her)

Taidekoulu Maan kevään 2024 Ihanat piirustusillat järjestetään Kaapelitehtaalla, Helsingin Ruoholahdessa Helsingin taiteilijaseuran kurssikeskuksen tiloissa.

Ihanat piirustusillat on viiden illan lyhytkurssi jonka aikana työskennellään sekä terävillä piirtimillä että kokeillaan sekatekniikkaa. Kurssin pääpaino on värillisessä piirtämisessä paperille ja tekniikkana erilaiset terävät piirtimet, esimerkiksi puuvärit.

Ihanat piirustuillat on mainio tapa päättää työviikko, nollata ajatukset ja antaa ajatusten virrata visuaalisessa muodossa. Piirtäminen on rentouttavaa, ja tunnelma rauhallinen. Kurssi soveltuu kaikenlaisille piirtäjille: voit olla vasta-alkaja tai kauan työskennellyt, samanmielisten seura ja kollegiaalinen kohtaaminen innoittaa omaa työskentelyä ja rohkaisee kokeilemaan uudenlaisia piirtämisen tapoja tai välineitä.

Hinta: 95 € (ei sisällä materiaaleja; voit tuoda omia ja/tai ostaa paikan päältä)
Ajankohta: 5x perjantaisin 17.30–20.00
Päivämäärät: 19.4., 26.4., 3.5., 10.5., 17.5.2024
Paikka: Helsingin Taiteilijaseuran tilat Kaapelitehtaalla: Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1, A-porras, 3. krs. 00180 Helsinki
Kurssin kieli: suomi

ℹ️ Lisätietoja

✍︎ 27.2.–30.4.24: Lino printing, teacher: Dahlia El Broul

✍︎ ➡️ (Registration closed on 13.2.2024)

Topic: Lino printing
Teacher: Dahlia El Broul (MA, she/they)


Welcome to the Introduction to Lino Block Printing evening course, led by artist and educator Dahlia El Broul, who also runs the drawing workshop. This course caters to beginners and anyone seeking to refine their skills. Throughout the course, participants will explore the history and principles of Lino block printing, becoming acquainted with essential tools such as cutting tools and rollers. Emphasis will be placed on design and composition fundamentals, guiding participants in translating their ideas into visually compelling images suitable for Lino block carving. The course covers various linoleum carving techniques to achieve different textures and effects, inking and printing skills, and more advanced methods like layering.

Price: 170 € (includes basic materials, read more here)
Schedule: 9x Tuesdays 17.30–20.00
Dates: 27.2., 5.3., 12.3., 19.3., 2.4., 9.4., 16.4., 23.4., 30.4. (no teaching in week 13 on 26.3.)
Location: Art School Maa, Suomenlinna
Course language: English

ℹ️ More info here

Previous evening courses

🎨 15.1.–18.3.24: Tempera painting, teacher: Annaliisa Krage

(registration deadline 7.1.2024)

Topic: Tempera painting
Teacher: Annaliisa Krage (MFA, she/her)

Annaliisa introduces the course by the following: "The course is open to painting beginners, hobbyists and students. The starting point for the course is the tempera technique, through which we get to know the fundamental properties of painting: binder, pigment, base and painting. As the course progresses, the participants will be able to implement their own motif and painting ideas using the tempera technique. I guide the participant's work according to their needs and desires."

Price: 170 € (including pigments; please purchase painting bases (such as paper) by yourself (Annaliisa suggests at least 220g/m2))
Schedule: 9x Mondays 17.30-20.00
Dates: 15.1., 22.1., 29.1., 5.2., 12.2., 26.2., 4.3., 11.3., 18.3.2024 (no teaching during break week 8 on 19.2.)
Location: Art School Maa, Suomenlinna
Course languages: Finnish and English, depending on the participants' needs

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🎨 27.9.-30.11.23: Tempera painting, teacher: Annaliisa Krage

Topic: Tempera painting
Teacher: Annaliisa Krage (MFA, she/her)

Annaliisa introduces the course by the following: "The course is open to painting beginners, hobbyists and students. The starting point for the course is the tempera technique, through which we get to know the fundamental properties of painting: binder, pigment, base and painting. As the course progresses, the participants will be able to implement their own motif and painting ideas using the tempera technique. I guide the participant's work according to their needs and desires."

Price: 170 € (including pigments, painting canvases need to be purchased independently)
Schedule: 9x Wednesdays 17.30–20.00
Dates: 27.9., 4.10., 11.10., 25.10., 1.11., 8.11., 15.11., 22.11., 30.11.2023
Location: Art School Maa, Suomenlinna
Course languages: Finnish and English, depending on the participants' needs

ℹ️ More info here

Piirustus ilmaisumuotona (in Finnish)

11.3.–6.5.2022, 23.9.–.2.12.2022, 16.9.–2.12.2021, 22.1.–23.4.2021, and during previous years
Teacher: Eija Keskinen

Artist books: Concept to exhibition

16.9.–2.12.2021
Teacher: Vidha Saumya

How To Inhabit A Transitory Space

30.1.–1.4.2018, 20.11.–18.12.2017, 30.1.–1.4.2017, and during previous years
Teacher: Egle Oddo