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.


Through a creative project, the student will become familiar with construction techniques using wood, metal, and other materials. The student will be confident in using wood working and metal working machines.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 28.02.2022 - 18.03.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jukka Lehtinen, Antti-Ville Reinikainen, Kalle Mustonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

Kalle Mustonen

Teacher of the course, Sculptor


Antti-Ville Reinikainen

University Teacher in Sculpture
Phone number

Roel Meijs

Harjoitusmestari, Workshop master

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Students will be introduced to wood materials, hand tools and wood working machines, and shown how to use them safely. Students will be introduced to metal working, in particular construction techniques using welding and other power tools and methods. Students will create a sculpture combining wood, metal and other materials using construction techniques.

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Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Individual and small group discussion and critique. Active participation in classwork. Successful completion of own project.

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    • Evaluation is based on

      • the personal development in the techniques  taking into account the starting level of the student
      • ability to express ones ideas and emotion in the art work
      • activity on the course

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    3 weeks intensive course. Students are expected to be present during all contact teaching (76 hrs), as well as to work independently in the workshops on other days.

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    3 weeks intensive course 28.02.2022 - 18.03.2022. Students are expected to be present during all contact teaching (76 hrs), as well as to work independently in the workshops on other days.The workload is 7 hours each day 9.15-17.00.  Students should be present minimum 80 % to pass the course.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Provided in class

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Minimum amount of participants is 8 students.
    Two places are reserved for exchange students.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring IV

    2021-2022 Spring IV

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Sisu replaces Oodi on 9 August, 2021. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture:


    Minimum amount of participants is 8 students.

    The order of priority for admitting students:

    1. Exchange students in Aalto ARTS, 2 places (applies to courses taught in English)
    2. Minor students (applies to compulsory courses in the minor)
    3. Degree students in Aalto ARTS
    4. Students from other schools in Aalto University and students who have applied for the course through different student mobility schemes (flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.)
    5. Other students

  • applies in this implementation

    Kurssi alkaa maanantaina 28.2. Otakaari 1:n tilassa  U410b / On Monday 28.2. the course begins in classroom  U410b


    Rakkaudesta materiaaliin/ Love Letter to Material

    Jos kaikki on mahdollista, on helppo eksyä. Kurssilla luomme itsellemme rajoituksia, dogman, joka määrittelee teossarjan visuaalista lopputulosta. Annamme valitun materiaalin johdatella. Puntaroimme kädenjäljen merkitystä suhteessa autenttisuuteen.

    Kurssilla tehdään kolme variaatiota samasta teoksesta hieman erilaisin painotuksin. Vaikka kuvanveiston kenttä on laajentunut tilaan ja aikaan, pidättäydymme objekteissa ja keskitymme teoksen kannalta oikean materiaalin valintaan ja sen ideaaleihin työstämis- ja viimeistelytapoihin. Opettajan vahvinta aluetta ovat puun erilaiset käyttömahdollisuudet, mutta kurssilla tutustutaan myös metalliin veistosmateriaalina teräsaihioista käsin.


    If anything is possible, it’s easy to get lost. During the course we set ourself boundaries, a dogma that defines the visual outcome for series of artworks. We let the material dictate. We dive into the questions of authenticity and embrace the craft and mistakes we make.

    During the course we will make three variations of the same artwork with slightly different accents. Even thou the field of sculpture has expanded to space and time, we stick to objects concentrating on choosing the right materials and learning the best ways to use them. Teachers strongest expertise is in various ways of using wood, but we will also get to know metal, particularly steel as a sculpture material.

Details on the schedule
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    Kontaktiopetuspäivät - contact teaching hours

        (Days underlined  are contact teaching)

    1. Week

    Monday 1.3.                 9.15-12 Introduction , classroom  U410b

                                           13.00-17  Lecture and discussion, classroom  U410b 

    Tuesday 2.3.               9.15-17  MandatoryWorkshop course 

    Wednesday 3.3.         9.15-17   MandatoryWorkshop course

    Thursday  4.3.             9.15-17 

    Friday 5.3.                    Individual work

    2. Week

    Monday 8.3.                Individual work

    Tuesday 9.3.               9.15-17 

    Wednesday  10.3.       9.15-17

    Thursday 11.3.             9.15-17

    Friday 5.3.                   Individual work

    3. Week 

    Monday 15.3.               Individual work 

    Tuesday 16.3.              klo 9.15-17

    Wednesday 17.3         klo 9.15-17

    Thurstday 18.3.           klo 9.15-17 

    Friday 19.3.                 klo 9.15-17 critic