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 develop their visual perception skills through practical two- and three-dimensional work assignments.
  • Students will achieve the basic understanding related to line, color, perspective, and light.
  • Students get acquainted with current art exhibitions and are able to modulate their experiences to support their own creative work.
  • Students are able to present their creative process and discuss the ideas and executions of fellow students in a critique session.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 08.09.2022 - 13.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sakari Tervo

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

Teachers of this course are:


Kristiina Sedlerova-Villanen

Laura Wesamaa


Sakari Tervo

Jukka Lehtinen

Workshop master:

Pauliina Parjanen

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 concepts are investigated through short exercises using observation, experience, and memory. The familiar is juxtaposed with novel and provocative concepts.

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

    Teaching is based on exercises and critiques. The evaluation is based on the students personal development, active participation and the ability to express and utilize the content of the course.

    The courses require at least 80% attendance and completion of the assigned tasks by the deadline given by the teachers.

    In case of absence due to illness or other serious reasons, notify by e-mail the teachers of your group. You are also required to do the substitute assignments by the deadline given by the teachers.

  • 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 Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses: Sisu. 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.

    Minimum amount of participants: 10. Maximum amount of participants: 42.