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.


  • Students will present their work in critiques, where they will learn to articulate their own ideas and address the ideas of others.
  • Students learn the skills necessary to conceptualize, plan and execute original artwork.
  • Students learn various artistic techniques in support of their own creative work.
  • These include an understanding of visual perception, both spatially and temporally, and its component parts, including line, color, perspective, and light.
  • They will develop a basic understanding of contemporary art, and are able to connect it to earlier traditions.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 03.11.2021 - 08.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sakari Tervo, Tuula Jääskeläinen, Jukka Lehtinen, Hanna Saarikoski

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


Jukka Lehtinen

Hanna Saarikoski

Workshop personnel:

Maria Mastola
+358 50 476 0434

Responsible teacher:

Sakari Tervo
+358 50 465 7051

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:

    The core focus of Studio A is to develop the student's personal relationship towards making art. The keyword for the course is "I". The student concentrates on assembling a personal set of artistic and technical skills through learning-by-doing. Two and three dimensional, as well as time-based concepts are investigated through short exercises using observation, experience, and memory. The familiar is juxtaposed with novel and provocative concepts. The student is challenged to consider contemporary art's relationship with art history and tradition.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Perception, exercise, and memory-based exercises. Assignments given by the teacher. Supervised task-based working, critiques, and discussions. Exercises using varying techniques (individual and group working9. Exhibition visits. 

    Assessment criteria. Student's personal development, active participation in class, and the ability to absorb and benefit from the instruction.

  • applies in this implementation

    Students personal development, active participation and the ability to express and utilize the content of the course.

    Rating: pass-fail

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    48 h contact teaching and 33 h independent work


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II

    2021-2022 Autumn II

    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:


    Students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS) are prioritized. 

    A minimum of 10 students is needed for the course to be held.