Art Education

Stoa has a diverse art education programme for children and young people of all ages. Cooperation with day-care centres and schools forms a significant part of the Stoa art education programme. We also organise art-oriented courses for children and young people during school holidays. Parents staying at home with young children can also find exciting activities in our programme for children aged 0–6.

Adults can participate in open workshops and art projects such as the workshops of Stoa Gallery exhibitions, preparation of collaborative art works and urban farming. You can learn more about the upcoming workshops and art projects on our website under News, and on Facebook.

With regard to our programme aimed at schools, we are in direct contact with the cultural coordinators (lower grades) and cultural contact teachers (upper grades, upper secondary schools and vocational institutions). They pass on the information in their own schools. We keep in touch with the day-care centres in the eastern and south-eastern districts via email. If your day-care centre is not receiving our messages, please give us your contact details.

Cultural Producer Hanna Westerholm is responsible for the art education and contacts with schools, hanna.westerholm@hel.fi or + 358 (0)9 310 88404.

We welcome any wishes and ideas regarding the cooperation!

Day-care centres

We email information to day-care centres about the seasonal Skidikino sessions, storytelling sessions, gallery workshops and performances. In the spring term, we are also organising continuing education in arts for early education employees.

www.stoa.fi/en/day-care

Grades 1–6

We email information to schools regarding the seasonal Alakoulukino cinema events, gallery workshops and performances. Through the cultural coordinators, we invite one class at the time to attend the 5x2 education. 

www.stoa.fi/en/grades-1-6

Grades 7–9 and upper secondary education

The classes will be informed about the season's Yläkoulukino sessions, cultural courses, gallery workshops and other programmes through each school's cultural contact teacher.


www.stoa.fi/en/upper-secondary

Open activities for children aged 0–6

Children aged 0–6 and their families are welcome to attend the Stoa Storytelling Sessions, Poetry Immersions and Art Clinic. You can see the upcoming events in the Stoa events calendar.


www.stoa.fi/en/0-6

Leisure-time courses

Stoa offers artistic leisure-time course for children and young people during the school holidays. We will publish information about the winter courses on this website in January, and information about the summer courses in April.


www.stoa.fi/en/leisure-time-courses