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.

More information
Cultural Producer Hanna Westerholm, 050 464 9536

Cultural courses
Cultural courses consist of workshops, meeting s with experts, and art events, and implement the idea of phenomenon-based learning and approach topical themes across subject divisions. For schools, the courses are free of charge and integrable.

City of art and forest trails

A free culture course for preparatory education groups (lower and upper secondary education) September–November

The course will simultaneously explore our urban, wooded and maritime hometown, awakening our senses through experiences. The students will move all over the city during the course, learning how to experience and make art, and also enhancing their experience of the forest. The course includes a performance at the Finnish National Opera, a guided tour to an exhibition and a workshop at Helsinki Art Museum HAM, a visit to a photography exhibition in Stoa Cultural Centre and an experiential trip to the forest in Uutela, Vuosaari.

PLEASE NOTE: Course participation requires commitment to the full programme.

Prepare the students to each visit in advance and discuss their experiences together with the group afterwards. Keeping a course diary or working on the experience in some other way is highly recommended.

We will be requesting feedback on the course from both students and teachers afterwards.

Duration: approximately 12–15 hours

Enquiries: Hanna Westerholm, Stoa,, 050 464 9536

Yläkoulukino shows topical films suitable for the young audience. Free of charge.

Gallery workshops
Changing exhibitions held at Vuosaari House offer gallery workshops for school classes and student groups, enabling them to work under the theme of the exhibition. Target groups and contents change each season, and the schools will be informed through the cultural contact teachers. The workshops are free of charge.

Sanapaja/Wordshop – workshops for young writers

September 30th - November 25th at 5.00–7.00 p.m.

The Wordshop groups are dedicated for young people who have grown up among many languages. Anyone is welcome to join the groups, you need no experience about writing and there are no specific age limits. If you feel like it, you can join the workshops every week, or every now and then.

In the groups we talk in Finnish and English, but you can write in whatever language you please. It would be preferable, if the participants had at least the basics skills in Finnish or English. You don’t need to sign in beforehand.

The workshops in Stoa are led by Juho Kuusi.

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