Skills for the future

30 years of Taito Crafts and design schools

Just like digital or language skills, handicrafts are future skills. Making things by hand teaches us problem-solving skills and improves our understanding of materials. To defeat future challenges, we need the ability of creative thinking and applying ideas creatively.

In the craft schools, you learn by making, designing and trying. Curiosity, the joy of realization and the skill of wondering are present at the lessons. Knowledge of materials and tools increases as you learn different techniques. The growth into a skillful maker happens together by learning and practicing with the group so, that there is always room for everyone’s own expressions.

The first Taito Craft schools were founded 30 years ago in Seinäjoki, Tampere, and Jyväskylä. At the moment there are 13 Taito Crafts and Design Schools, 3200 students and 61 locations all over Finland.

The teaching is based on the curriculum of basic arts education and is available from early age to adult groups.

Basic art education is the art education given at local art schools. It is goal-oriented, tied to the national curriculum and it’s taught by trained professionals of the field. In basic art education, a child or youngster learns perseverance, thinking skills and creativity.

Flowers in this exhibition are made by students of the following Taito Craft and design schools:

  • Taito Craft School Peukku Rovaniemi
  • Taito Craft School Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Oulu
  • Taito Craft and Design School Keski-Pohjanmaa Kokkola
  • Taito Craft and Design School Näppi Etelä-Pohjanmaa Seinäjoki
  • Taito Craft School Satakunta
  • Taito Craft and Design School Southern Finland
  • Craft School Savo, Mikkeli, Iisalmi
  • Taito Craft and Design School Näpsä Pirkanmaa
  • Taito Craft and Design School Jyväskylä
  • Taito Craft School Kässä Pohjois-Karjala
  • Taito Craft School Kymenlaakso, Kouvola, Lahti
  • Craft School Flink Porvoo
  • Taito Craft School Hanttis Parainen


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