Espoo Museum of Modern Art

Art Workshop

Art workshops for children and teens

© Ella Tommila
© Ella Tommila
  • Duration: 1.5h
  • Recommended group size: 5-20
  • Schools and kindergartens

  • 66€ / weekdays

    165€ / weekends

Our prices will be updated on Sep 1 2024.

The new prices are:
Art workshop on weekdays: 100€ / group
Art workshop on weekends: 260€ / group

Discover new aspects of art and gain fresh insights into EMMA’s exhibitions by looking, doing and exchanging ideas in an interactive group workshop.

Book a workshop for your daycare group, primary, secondary or high school class, or for students in other secondary education. Art workshops are also suitable for hobbyists. No prior experience is needed.

The duration of the art workshop is 1,5 hours. The art workshop begins with interactive guidance in current exhibitions. After the guided tour, the group participates in a workshop with activities related to the chosen theme.

Have a look at our workshops!

Dream Cloud

© Paula Virta / EMMA


What do you dream about? If you could have a superpower, what would it be? In this workshop, we will explore art through play and imagination and create tiny dream clouds about things that are important to us personally. You can choose any figure or object that reflects your own interests or wishes to place in your dream cloud. Anything is possible in the imagination!  

The workshop starts with an introduction to contemporary art. We will look at artworks in the museum and consider what the artists are trying to say. The works will give us inspiration for our own creative work. What are the stories, feelings and fantasies we see in the artworks? During the exhibition tour we will explore different ways of examining the moods in the artworks and the meanings hidden in them.

The workshop continues with hands-on creative activity in the Aitio space where we will create our own miniature dream clouds using ready-made materials such as cotton, miniature objects, backgrounds and lights. The finished dreamworks are then photographed for collective appreciation. Participants get to take the photos home in a digital format. 

All our workshops emphasize intangible activities and shared fun. For environmental reasons, we do not create tangible objects to take home. 

Different Design

© Paula Virta / EMMA


If you wanted to design an object for a fantasy creature, what would it be like? In this workshop we will consider everything that needs to be done to design an object. We will choose a character and explore design and art from its perspective. We will also design an object that suits our character.  

With the Collection Kakkonen exhibition as its source of inspiration, the workshop is a practical and fun introduction into the many ways that designers do their work. We will discuss the importance of such things as empathy, ideation and experimentation with materials. In addition to a creative design exercise, we will also learn about the works in the exhibition and how they were made. We will use a mock-ups and lenses to give us inspiration for our own work. 

We’ll collect our ideas into a shared design book, which will contain drawings and texts about our ideas and cover the process of design from experiments to finished design. We’ll conclude the workshop by examining each other’s ideas. The design book will be our souvenir. 

All our workshops emphasize intangible activities and shared fun. For environmental reasons, we do not create tangible objects to take home. 

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