Education in Visual Arts

Porvoo Art School offers basic education in the arts for children and young people in Sipoo. The education given follows the national core curriculum extended syllabus. The Art School also organizes weekend and summer courses at which adults also are welcome. The Art School teaches the students how to use different materials in a variety of ways. The students also learn how to work with others, and to appreciate the value of their own work as well as the work of others.

Basic information and legislation

Basic education in the arts is primarily intended for children and young people. The education is offered at art schools and adult education centres. It is goal-oriented, and progresses from one level to the next.

Basic education in the arts provides the students with capabilities for expressing themselves by artistic means and, should they wish, enables them to apply for a place in vocational and third-level education in the field of arts in question.

The education may be provided by municipalities, joint municipal authorities, associations, foundations and state institutions. The education is based on the nine principles of general and extensive syllabi defined for arts in the national core curriculum.