MAA students & The Internet

On September 15th 2016 we sat down and talked about Internet and social media as part of an artist’s life. Is it necessary to be present on the Internet? Do we need to promote ourselves through social media? What happens to our rights when we post something online? Is it worth it? Can our art space be the Internet? Then we went out and made something specifically to put online. You will find this under the hashtag #maaintheweb / our student’s tumblr account:


Maa and Mad House Helsinki collaborate

Art School Maa will organize two clubs to Mad House Helsinki during its 4th Season. Season takes place in Suvilahti, Helsinki from January to April 2017. As part of the collaboration Mad House’s curators, artists will give lectures and workshops at Maa on Thursdays together with the teacher, visual and performance artist Karolina Kucia.

Mad House is a house for experimental live arts and collaborations with Mad House gives Maa’s students a new venue and new ways of presenting their works.

Students for the years 2016-2019

New students at the day programme:

1 Max Bieber
2 Aino Rebecca Dudle
3 Sanna Hakkarainen
4 Petra Heier
5 Elsa Heikkilä
6 Unni-Hilla Hiltunen
7 Leila Kuitunen
8 Milja Laine
9 Kaisa Malassu
10 Juulia Markko
11 Kuralay Meirbekova
12 (ei lupaa julkaista nimeä verkkosivuilla)
13 Reetta Nummi
14 Netta Omidbekhoda
15 Alina Ostrogradskaya
16 Sini Pietiläinen
17 Harri Pöyhönen
18 Alexandra Rotts
19 Pavel Rotts
20 Reetta Saarikoski



Evening Course in Contemporary Art: How To Inhabit A Transitory Space (HITS)

Course in Contemporary Art

How To Inhabit A Transitory Space (HITS)

Course in Contemporary Art
How To Inhabit A Transitory Space (HITS)
Part I from 12.9.2016 to 15.11.2016 – 20 classes (220 €)
Part II from 23.1.2017 to 25.4.2017 – 30 classes (270 €)
You can enrol for just one or both parts.

Teacher: Egle Oddo (speaks English, Spanish and Italian)
Place: Art School Maa – Suomenlinna and other locations
Time: Every Monday and Tuesday from 18:00 to 20:30

Interested people should contact the teacher directly at egodit(at)

If you need to sparkle your creative process, you have a place in this course. We offer a research method to people who are creative and eager to learn. The students will be guided to use their potential to its best.

The program is structured around practical exercises involving installation, video, assemblage, collage, photography, performance and painting. Besides the group activities, the teacher will work with each student individually. Students with their own on-going projects are welcome to develop them during the course.

As part of the course, the students will be guided to produce and prepare their works to be shown publicly.

Several lessons will be also dedicated to improve the students’ skills in organizing their individual portfolio. Those who are in process to approach entrance exams for Art Schools will be followed in their preparation and helped in straightening their confidence.

Background: Visual artist Egle Oddo has been teaching at the evening course of Taidekoulu Maa since 2008, and since the beginning she has involved her students in public shows, festivals, and meetings with gallerists as part of their learning process.

With her method, she assists the students in accessing contemporary art through art practice. Her Course in Contemporary Art is designed to offer creative tools to improve the dialogue between people and public space.