Registration and course practices

Registration and course practises

Registration for spring short courses will begin on 8 December at 10 am.

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 the next academic year's courses 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.  We do not let the phones disturb working, so we use the mobile phone only after the teacher's instruction. 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: kaisa.rihtniemi@hel.fi.
  • 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. You and your work can be photographed and published on Annantalo´s website and social media channels (Facebook, Istragram, Twitter). This will be discussed in advance with the group’s teacher.  ​​​​​​Student and his/hers guardian can a prohibit photographing, publishing and presenting of the student and his/hers artwork with a separate form.  Permission for photography here or from the course secretary. The prohibition is valid one education year or until otherweise cancelled. Without the separate prohibition Annantalo sees the right for photographing. presenting and publishing being granted. 

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

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.

If there are vacancies in the groups also children living in other municipalities can register, starting on 23 August, for one year at a time.

For further information, please contact:
Course Secretary Kaisa Rihtniemi 09 310 37173, 040 1686234, kaisa.rihtniemi@hel.fi

Head Course Planner Eeva Mussaari 09 310 37175, 040 3341078, eeva.mussaari@hel.fi

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 registration is for the whole academic year. You will receive a confirmation by email on a successful registration. The course fee for autumn will be invoiced in September 90-110 e +invoicing supplement 5 €. The course fee for spring 2021 will be invoiced in January 90-110 e +invoicing supplement 5 €. The price on the courses page is for the whole year. 

Course fees

The autumn fee 110-135 € is paid at the same time with the enrolment.  The course fee for spring 2022 will be invoiced in January 110-135 € +invoicing supplement 5 €.

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Courses for the academic year:

  • 1 lesson per week – EUR 220
  • 2 lessons per week – EUR 250
  • 3 lessons per week – EUR 270

A lesson = 45 minutes

Short courses: EUR 10–60 paid at the same time with the enrolment. 

Annantalo Arts Centre can offer a tuition-free student position for children from Helsinki. Apply using a separate form 25 May 2021 4 pm at the latest or one month before the start of the short course. If any questions, please, contact kaisa.rihtniemi@hel.fi.

Current term-related dates

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


Registration for the short courses in the spring 2022 and for the course places that may become available for the spring is open on our website 8. December at 10 am.

There are no classes on the following dates: 

Autumn holidays 18-23 October

Sat 6.11.

Independence Day on December 6


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.