Art Education

Career Events for ART students “Money, Fame & Glory?”

As degree programs in art, design, and their related fields are becoming increasingly international, it is essential to build career paths for everyone studying and working in art, art education, and design in Finland. In order to meet this need, Students of NoVA and ViCCA organised four events that allowed ARTS students to learn about […]

Alumni’s Career Stories : Anni Rupponen, working at Nuori Taide

We interviewed NoVA alumni about their career stories. The stories encouraged our studies and career path! What is current your job? I am an enabler. I work daily with young visual art makers (13–28 years old) from all around Finland to support them to bring their art and artistic practice visible through Nuori Taide (Young […]

Alumni’s Career Stories: Gaia Mazzola working in kindergarten

We interviewed NoVA alumni about their career stories. The stories encouraged our studies and career path! What is current your job? I currently work as an early childhood educator in a kindergarten. It is easy to find a position in this field, due to the high demand for workers. Although, it is not meant for […]

NoVA Symposium – Report

This year’s NoVA symposium took place on 19-23 April 2021. Due to the current covid-19 pandemic, the symposium was held completely online. Also unlike from previous years, the symposium was organized by NoVA faculty and students from Aalto University alone. However, this did not prevent us from having a wonderful week of discussions over contemporary […]

Combining Augmented Reality with Education! Art, Education and Entrepreneurship Course Mid-Term Diary

I am going to introduce our course: Art, Education andEntrepreneurship, a mandatory NoVA course organized between Aalto ARTS andAalto Ventures Program, partnering with City of Helsinki for three months. The course focuses on getting familiar withentrepreneurial thinking in a relaxed and friendly environment. The City ofHelsinki challenge us to create and design innovative solutions for […]

Seminar: Nordic Art Education in Motion

Illustration: Solip Park, NoVA alumni See the visual story of the seminar day in Edda Norden website. The seminar discusses international perspectives in art education and highlights Nordplus theme: Digital competences and computational thinking: preparing children, young people and adults for a digitalized society. You are welcome to join Nordic Art Education in Motion seminar in Espoo, Finland! Seminar is […]

Art Education and Culture in Youth centers in Helsinki and Montreal – Advocating for Informal learning accessibility

As a researcher, who worked with Youth in the community, I’m interested in the Art and Cultural purposes of Youth centers. In these social-engaged spaces based in communities, the purpose of my thesis is to evaluate how Art and Culture might take place in these Informal learning contexts. The locations studied are Montreal, my hometown, and Helsinki.

Critical self-exploration through mapping exercises as a tool of creating collective understanding

Mapping is an easy and quick exercise where participants can visualize their skills, identities, or goals with cartographic ideas. Mapping also enables us to visualize difficult and complex content in an informative and compact way. We all can create maps and there are wide possibilities of choosing materials for creation of maps from drawing to sculpturing and motion expression to sound journey. Maps show networks of pathways and zones together with intuitive self-exploratory findings.

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