Registration and course practices

Registration and course practises

​​​​​​​Annantalo art courses are intended for children and young people under the age of 19 living in Helsinki. Our course portfolio includes both short courses and art courses continued each year. With the help of the course search, you can view either long-term or short-term courses or search for courses on the basis of an art subject.

Each course will begin and continue only if the number of entries in the group is sufficient. Exceptions to the upper age limit for courses can be made on good grounds and with the consent of the Director.

Registration for longer courses that last the whole academic year takes place in the beginning of June. Registration for course places that may become available for the spring term and for new courses in the spring term starts as of December. Places may also become available during an academic year so it is recommended to register for the waiting list. You may enquire about places in short-term courses and other available course places from the Course Secretary all year round.

When registering for a course the student agrees to the following rules:

  • Enjoy art! 
    In Annantalo Arts Centre, we are all friends and we respect each other and each other's work. No bullying is allowed. We all have the right to work in a peaceful atmosphere. Therefore, follow the teacher’s instructions. In Annantalo, you can devote yourself to your hobby.
  • Commitment allowed! 
    Art course work is based on continuity, which makes commitment important. Lessons begin promptly, so please arrive on time. Remember to report any absences to your teacher or the course secretary:
  • Take care! 
    Clean and correctly positioned equipment and clean facilities are a prerequisite for good work. Take care of all this for your part and contribute to the cleaning effort as instructed by your teacher. Report all potentially hazardous situations to the teacher, janitor or any other adult.
  • Be seen! 
    Your work can be placed on display at Annantalo Arts Centre, for instance in exhibitions and events. This will be discussed in advance with the group’s teacher. 
    ​​​​​​​Each student is requested to provide a separate permission for photography and publishing when registering. 
    Permission for photography here or from the course secretary.

Art courses are also available to children and young people with special needs. The course secretary will help you find a suitable course:

Please note! Students may enrol in two courses per term.

The City of Helsinki does not have an insurance policy for children for the duration of classes.

For further information, please contact:
Course Secretary Kaisa Rihtniemi 09 310 37173, 040 1686234,

Head Course Planner Eeva Mussaari 09 310 37175, 040 3341078,

Registration instructions

Course registration takes place on this website. There is a link to registration in connection with the information for each course. First, you must identify yourself using your online banking credentials. After that, the course place is reserved for you and you have 30 minutes to complete the registration.

The website will notify you if the course is already full. In that case, you can register for the waiting list. When a place becomes available, the Course Secretary will contact you personally.

The course fees are to be paid through the online banking service of the following banks or by using debit and credit cards: Nordea, Danske Bank, Osuuspankki, Aktia Sp/Pop, Handelsbanken, Ålandsbanken, LähiTapiola and S-Pankki. After the payment, return to the registration service so that the registration is confirmed. You will receive a confirmation by email on a successful registration.

Course fees

A course fee is paid in connection with registration through online banking.

Courses for the academic year:

  • 1 lesson per week – EUR 180
  • 2 lessons per week – EUR 200
  • 3 lessons per week – EUR 220

A lesson = 45 minutes

Short courses: EUR 10–60.

You can apply for a tuition-free student position using a separate form 4 pm 25 May 2020 at the latest or one month before the start of the short course.  If any questions, please, contact

Current term-related dates

Registration for courses autumn 2020 opens 3 June at 10 am. 

We have 14 lessons in the autumn term, and 14 in the spring term.

Spring term 2020 begins on Monday 13 January and ends:
27 April for courses on Mondays
21-22 April for courses on Tuesdays or Wednesdays
7-8 May for courses on Thursdays or Fridays (unless otherwise agreed)
2 May for courses on Saturdays

There are no classes on the following dates in the spring term:
Winter holiday 17-23 February
Easter 9-14 April
May Day 30 April - 1 May

Cancelling a student position and discontinuing a course

The student or the guardian of a minor must send a written notice to the Course Secretary immediately concerning the cancelling a student position and discontinuing a course. If a student discontinues a course during the term, the course fee will not be refunded. Cancelling the student position in the turn of the year must be done before the previous term ends. If a position in a course is cancelled some other point of year it must be done at least seven working days before the start of the course to get the course refunded apart from a deduction of 15 € / course as a handling fee. In case of a discontinued course, you may apply for a refund on the payment only in exceptional cases on the basis of a medical certificate, for example.