Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The workshop deepens and strengthens the students' personal approach, visual thinking, and technical skills.The learning outcomes vary and are related to each workshop and they will be described in detail in the course description of each study event.

On a successful completion of the course, students

- have learned and are able to present & share ideas, skills and practices related to the working processes studied in the workshop

- are able to apply their new skills and practices to their own work

- can contextualize the methodological approach of the workshop into the wider field of contemporary photography and dialogically assess their own practice in that frame.


Credits: 6

Schedule: 19.04.2021 - 28.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Heli Rekula, Hanna Weselius

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Heli Rekula

Contact information for the course (valid 16.03.2021-21.12.2112):

Maija Savolainen,

Markus Ahonen,

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Personal work and group work in the guidance of the teacher of the workshop.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The three-week process workshop takes the materiality of (photographic) art production under scrutiny.This workshop seeks to call forth discussions about materiality in art making, the possibilities for sustainable art production and to consider topics such as definitions of value.

    The course aims to inspire experimental ways of making, to emphasize process and production as a tool and to grow understanding about the actuality of an art object.

    We will dig into our own archives, work with materials, plans and ideas left aside or disregarded for one reason or another. We will circulate ideas and components, taking this as our method and practice.

    We aim to use found, collected or borrowed materials. We shall study the premises of Väre and around: the workshops, recycling areas and bins. What is excess to others might turn out to be your treasure.

    Questions to be discussed and practiced during the course are: How to take leftover in use and how to use circulation and recycling as theme, source, material, and method.

    And, is sustainable art production possible?

    The course comprises earlier Mixed Media workshop in its agenda. In the Printlab of Väre, together with the second teacher of the course Markus Ahonen, we can experiment with inkjet printing on any material and technique: painting or printmaking, paper, fabric, wood, metal or even a slice of toast.

    Course includes online lectures, group mentoring, hands on working at Printlab and individual working with custom-made printers in classrooms. Course is scheduled to take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Detailed timetable to be confirmed.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Typical ways of working are lectures, group discussions and hands-on work and practice. Methods vary from workshop to workshop.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    80% presence

    course assignments

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    See details of the contact hours and other ways of working from the course description of each workshop.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    1 ects = 27h work


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Teacher will provide in the beginning of the course.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    DOM-E3042 Photography Workshops

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Workshops require knowledge of techniques and expression, that will be announced by the teacher.