Courses and registration

Mondays 19 September – 13 December, 16.00–19.00, for University of Helsinki students and doctoral students (free of charge).

During the course, we will explore traditional and experimental methods of observational drawing, from classical plaster cast drawing to croquis. The course is equally suitable for beginners and more experienced students. The course can accommodate 20 participants.

Registration begins on Wednesday 14 September 2022 at 10.00.

Register here: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/Perinteinen_ja_soveltava_piirustus_I. Fully booked!

NB! Participation in the first course session on 19 September is mandatory. If you cannot attend the first session, inform the teacher beforehand so you don’t lose your place in the course.

Please note that the courses and the guided tours during excursions are held in Finnish. Drawing exercises and individual teaching can be given also in English

Tuesdays 20 September – 13 December, 16.00–19.00, for University of Helsinki students and doctoral students (free of charge).

This course is intended for people with some drawing experience or those who have completed the first course. The course can accommodate 20 participants.

Registration begins on Wednesday 14 September 2022 at 10.00.

Register here: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/Perinteinen_ja_soveltava_piirustus_II. Fully booked!

NB! Participation in the first course session on 20 September is mandatory. If you cannot attend the first session, inform the teacher beforehand so you don’t lose your place in the course.

Please note that the courses and the guided tours during excursions are held in Finnish. Drawing exercises and individual teaching can be given also in English.

Intensive course 25.–27. October 2022 at 10am – 3pm. 20 participants.

Register here: https://onlinepayments.it.helsinki.fi/product/intensive-course-art-room-classics-25-27-10-2022/

The intensive courses are open to everyone and feature atelier work and excursions to various venues of the University of Helsinki, fascinating from the artist’s perspective. On the Art Room Classics Course on October 2022, course participants get two different guided tours (in Finnish) to the National Library of Finland, designed by the famous architects C. L. Engel and Gustaf Nyström. The course fee of €45/€22.50 includes teaching, excursions, drawing supplies for atelier work and paper. For excursions, you need your own drawing pad or sketchbook, and your own drawing tools. Registration is binding.

The Intensive Courses and guided tours are held in Finnish. The drawing exercises and individual teaching can be given in English, if needed.

The intensive course can accommodate 20 participants.

Note: For Art Room Classics, the reduced price is only for University of Helsinki students and doctoral students.

Open to everyone. Wednesdays 21 September – 7 December 5–7:30 p.m.

Registration starts on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

The open drawing evenings at the Art Room welcome both beginners and more experienced artists. Each evening course can accommodate 20 participants. No previous experience in life drawing is necessary. Life drawing and croquis evenings will be held on alternating weeks.

The price for one night is 12€ / 8€. Registration is binding. The participation fee will not be reimbursed, but if you fall ill, you can request that your participation be transferred to another Wednesday session. The reduced price is for students, pensioners, unemployed, members of the Helsinki Alumni community, individuals doing their military or non-military service, and professional artists.

Croquis is a full-body sketch of a model drawn in a short amount of time. This spring’s croquis evenings at the Art Room provide a comprehensive overview of the different aspects of croquis drawing. Croquis, like all forms of life drawing, becomes even more rewarding with practice! For the croquis evenings, you need your own drawing pad or sketchbook, preferably size A4–A3, and your own drawing tools.

Life drawing at the Art Room focuses on classical drawing of a live model. The model does not change positions as in a croquis session. Instead, we will be drawing one pose over several 20-minute periods. The basics of charcoal drawing technics and observational drawing will be covered during the life drawing evenings. Life drawing is a fascinating, suitably challenging way for artists of all skill levels to practice their hand-eye coordination! In the Life Drawing evenings, a large sheet of paper will be provided. You can borrow drawing supplies from the Art Room or bring your own.

Note! Last-minute cancellation places can be inquired from the drawing master at vappu.rossi@helsinki.fi or directly in the Art Room at the start of the drawing night at 5 pm. Upon arrival at the last-minute cancellation place, the course fee will be paid in cash directly at the Art Room.

Register here:

21 September 2022 Drawing Night: Croquis. Fully booked!

28 September 2022 Drawing Night: Life drawing. Fully booked!

5 October 2022 Drawing Night: Croquis. Fully booked!

12 October 2022 Drawing Night: Life drawing. Fully booked!

(week 42 fall vacation, no Drawing Night)

26 October 2022 Drawing Night: Life drawing. Fully booked!

2 November 2022 Drawing Night. Fully booked!

9 November 2022 Drawing Night: Life drawing. Fully booked!

16 November 2022 Drawing Night: Croquis and movement croquis, professional dancer as a model. Model partly dressed, not a traditional nude life model. Fully booked!

23 November 2022 Drawing Night: Life drawing (the same model & position as on 30.11.). Fully booked!

30 November 2022 Drawing Night: Life drawing (the same model & position as on 23.11.). Fully booked!

7 December 2022 Drawing Night: Croquis. Fully booked!