Arts, Handicrafts and Media

Art courses focus on various techniques and understanding of art. On crafts classes you can learn to sew using different methods, do woodwork or do handicrafts. Photography, graphics, publishing techniques and video-story making can all be learned on our media courses.

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Language of Instruction

In general, the language of instruction is Finnish. In many courses, the teacher is also able to instruct in English or some other language. Please contact the Study guidance for more details concerning the courses and instruction.

Study Guidance

Our study guidance counsellors can always give you advice when you need help finding a suitable level or a new course. For example if there has been some time since your last course or you wish pick up a whole new hobby.

Study Guidance

Course Info

The length of each lesson is 45 minutes. Lessons are not held on public holidays.

Supplies Needed for Class

The supplies for courses are not included in the course fee. You can purchase such supplies from your instructor during the course.

Please install an POWER BI or ADOBE account or create user code before the course starts in case it is instructed on the course description.


The Institute does not purchase insurance on behalf of the students, rather it is the responsibility of each student to take care of his/her own insurance.

The Institute of Adult Education in Helsinki is not responsible for students’ property. Make sure that you are covered by insurance.

Hybrid and Online Courses

You can participate in certain courses by using Zoom application. Remote access is available after receiving an email link from the teacher.

Coming to us is easy

You can easily reach us with public transportation so it is easy to come to our courses. Courses are either held at our school in Runeberginkatu or at Annankatu in central Helsinki.