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.


In the course you will get to know the creative possibilities in the expression of the water colour painting

Credits: 3

Schedule: 20.08.2025 - 29.08.2025

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Marja Nurminen

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

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:

    You will get aquainted with different watercolour techniques that you can apply when you paint with watercolors. You will get to know both the tradition and the contemporary watercolor scene and that will support you to find out what is your way to paint and how you will be able to implement it with watercolors.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Development both in traditional watercolour techniques and their use into contemporary watercolour painting scene. Creativity in possibilities of the technique’s unique expressions.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    56h contact teaching, 25h independent work


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Will be announced separately at the start of the course

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Summer
    2025-2026 Summer


    Minimum amount of participants is 8 students. Maximum amount of participants is 20 students.  

    Prioritization order for admission is based on the prioritization criteria established by Aalto ARTS:


    After the registration has closed, SISU conducts a raffle to allocate all the seats while considering the possible prioritisation order stated above. If there are more registrants than available seats, ten (10) students from the remaining applicants are drawn and placed on a waiting list in numerical order. On the first day of the course, these students may check for available seats in case of no-shows. Any available seats are then filled in numerical order.