Saturday workshops

Turn inspiration into art

Unfortunately the Ateneum is closed until 31 January 2021 to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

  • 6.2.2021 at 11–12:15
  • 6.2.2021 at 12:45–14
  • 13.2.2021 at 11–12:15
  • 13.2.2021 at 12:45–14
  • 20.2.2021 at 11–12:15
  • 20.2.2021 at 12:45–14
  • All dates
Tickets: with a museum ticket

Ateneum, työpaja, Viivan leikki 15.11.2016, vetäjänä Marjo Levlin. Kuva: Kansallisgalleria / Jenni Nurminen

People of all ages are welcome

Attend Saturday workshops and become familiar with a variety of visual art techniques! We organise two separate but identical Saturday workshops. Register at Ticket Sales on the day of the workshop.

You are most welcome to attend, whether you are an art virtuoso or are holding a paintbrush for the first time in your life! Both adults and children are welcome in the workshops. Admission is free for those under 18 years old.

The workshops are recommended for ages five and up. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. The workshops include instruction, necessary materials and equipment. Each workshop lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes and is held in the Ateneum’s workshop space on the second-level mezzanine.

The Saturday workshops are not for groups.

Workshop themes

See workshop themes

Sat 6 Feb and Sat 13 Feb, Mustan syövereissä (‘Black depths’) – drawing and painting workshop
The workshop introduces participants to charcoal drawing in a new way, by painting with loose charcoal pigment. The aim is to explore the colour black and the power of colour in the participants’ own work.

Sat 20 Feb and Sat 27 Feb, A motley crew of skiers – sculptures from modelling clay

Sat 6 Mar and Sat 13 Mar, Winter stories – relief printing

Sat 20 Mar and Sat 27 Mar, Underwater – gouache painting with a palette knife

Sat 3 Apr, Easter bunny surprise – paper egg painting

Sat 10 Apr, Flower fascination – paper flower

 Sat 17 Apr and Sat 24 Apr, If I was… – tintamarresque, gouache painting