Saturday workshops

 

The Saturday workshops at the Ateneum introduce participants to a variety of visual art techniques. On Saturdays, two separate workshops with the same content will be held: Workshop 1 from 11:00 to 12:15, and Workshop 2 from 12:45 to 14:00.

We take care of the safety of workshop participants and pay special attention to hygiene and cleanliness. For this reason, there are only 12 seats available for each workshop. Participants in the workshops should register on the day at the museum’s ticket sales counter. 

Both adults and children are welcome to the workshops, and no previous experience is required. Admission for adults is included in the museum entrance fee. Free admission for under-18-year-olds. Read more about admission fees

The workshops are recommended for ages 5 years and over. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. The workshops include instruction, as well as the necessary materials and equipment. The workshops each last for 1 hour and 15 minutes, and they are held in the Ateneum’s workshop space, on the second-level mezzanine.

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The Saturday workshops are not for groups.

Themes for the workshops

Saturday workshops at the Ateneum from 11:00 to 12:15 and from 12:45 to 14:00. Please sign up for the workshop on the day at the ticket sales counter

Sat 5 Sep Lentoon (‘Taking flight’) – mixed media workshop
In this workshop, participants create their own works that deal with air, flying and gliding. The workshop uses mixed media and experiments with different materials.

Sat 12 Sep Eläin minussa (‘The animal in me’) – painting workshop
Sat 19 Sep Eläin minussa (‘The animal in me’) – painting workshop
The workshop introduces participants to the gouache technique. Participants create their own paintings that deal with animals, creatures or fantasy characters.

Sat 26 Sep Tarinatilkku (‘Textile tales’) – textile workshop
Sat 3 Oct Tarinatilkku (‘Textile tales’) – textile workshop
The workshop introduces participants to textile printing and stamping, as they create their own narrative fabrics.

Sat 10 Oct Aina aitoa (´Always authentic ‘) – painting workshop
Sat 17 Oct Aina aitoa (´Always authentic ‘) – painting workshop
The workshop introduces participants to the watercolour technique, as they paint their own postcards – greetings from the Ateneum – on postcard templates.

Sat 24 Oct Oudot olennot (‘Strange creatures’) – building workshop
Sat 31 Oct Oudot olennot (‘Strange creatures’) – building workshop
The workshop introduces participants to the world of shadows, as they create their own shadow characters using coloured transparencies.

Sat 7 Nov Puutarhassa (‘In the garden’) – painting workshop
Sat 14 Nov Puutarhassa (‘In the garden’) – painting workshop
The workshop introduces participants to gouache paints and painting with a palette knife. Inspiration for the participants’ works is sought from plants and gardens.

Sat 21 Nov Muihin maisemiin (‘Change of scenery’) – painting workshop
Sat 28 Nov Muihin maisemiin (‘Change of scenery’) – painting workshop
In the workshop, participants create works with a painting technique that uses pastels to create an image on special paper. The subject of the participants’ paintings can be a favourite place or a landscape, including a mental one.

Sat 5 Dec Jouluomena (‘Christmas apple’) – felting workshop
The workshop introduces participants to wet and needle felting, as they create soft Christmas decorations. The workshop is part of the programme for the Disability Day Art & Action event at the Ateneum. The event celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, held on 3 December, highlighting the active role of people with various disabilities, both in the arts and in society at large. This year is the fifth time that the Ateneum Art Museum has participated in the festival.

2021

Sat 23 Jan 2021 Muihin maisemiin (‘Change of scenery’) – painting workshop
Sat 30 Jan 2021 Muihin maisemiin (‘Change of scenery’) – painting workshop
In the workshop, participants create works with a painting technique that uses pastels to create an image on special paper. The subject of the participants’ paintings can be a favourite place or a landscape, including a mental one.

Sat 6 Feb 2021 Mustan syövereissä (‘Black depths’) – drawing and painting workshop
Sat 13 Feb 2021 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.