Information for students

Here you will find additional information about the art school’s operations and answers to frequently asked questions.

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Operating periods and bank holidays 2022–2023

  • Autumn term 22 August–16 December 2022 + substitutive lesson due to the bank holiday
  • Autumn holiday on week 42, 17–21 October 2022
  • Spring term 9 January–19 May 2023 + substitutive lessons due to bank holidays
  • Winter holiday on week 8, 20–24 February 2023
  • Lessons will be held as normal on days preceding bank holidays
  • Lessons that would take place on a bank holiday will be held on a day indicated by the teacher.
  • The bank holidays are as follows: Tue 6 December, Independence Day; Fri 7 April, Good Friday; Mon 10 April, second day of Easter; Mon 1 May May Day and Thu 18 May, Ascension Day.
Vantaa Art School timetable 2022-2023(pdf, 214.61 KB)

Notifying of absences

If a student needs to be absent, the teacher should be notified by text message or e-mail. This is particularly important if a student needs to absent from multiple consecutive lessons.
It is important for the student and parent/guardian to keep their contact information on Eepos up to date.

If we are forced to cancel a group’s lessons multiple times over the course of a term, we will hold substitutive lessons at separately specified times.

Students in need of special support

Trust and cooperation between the home and the art school are paramount to the students well-being. It is important to tell the student’s own teacher or head teacher if the student has any diagnosis that should be taken into account in the education.

Basic education in art requires the ability to focus and work in a group. In order for a special-needs student to be able to take part in the education fully, it may be necessary for a parent to participate in the lessons. We do not provide a regularly available school assistant for our groups.

Continued registration

Admitted students can continue their studies from one school year to the next until the age of 12 without separate registration. If a student wants to end the studies or take a gap year, the family must fill in a separate change notification form on the Eepos service.
Students must choose their first workshop upon turning 13 years of age. Workshop participants must fill in a continued registration form each spring.

Discontinuation of studies

Fill in the change notification form on the Eepos service, if you would like to end your studies in the middle of the school year.
Students can take one entire school year off over the course of their studies. The time off can also be divided into parts: e.g. autumn term 2021 and spring term 2023.


The curriculum includes study trips to museums, exhibitions and other corresponding locations. Participation is important since the content of trips will be covered during lessons.
The aim is to organise the trips primarily during lessons. However, it may sometimes be necessary to arrange a trip at some other time.

Works made by students

The works completed by the students during a term will be handed over to the students at the end of the spring term, at the latest.
Exceptions to this are the school's large-scale anniversary exhibitions, in the context of which the works may not be handed over at the end of the autumn or spring term.
We will store any works that have not been picked up for two weeks following the end of a term.

We organise exhibitions of works created by students and may use photos of them for our publications, social channels and web pages.
We may also take photographs of students working on their creations.

We will always ask for the consent of the student and parent/guardian for publishing the name, photo or works of a student. The consent will be requested through the Eepos service upon registration. Students or parents/guardians can access their information to change the consent choice at any time.

Open house

Parents are welcome to visit their child and see them work.
However, any visits should be agreed upon in advance.


The education is based on each student’s regular attendance of the lessons.
If a student cannot come to a lesson due to illness or some other reason, the teacher should be notified. In the event of three consecutive unnotified absences, the teacher will contact the home to determine the reason. Students whose lessons are cancelled due to their absence do not have the right to take the missed lessons afterwards. However, students are entitled to the lessons that are cancelled due to a bank holiday or the school’s activities, for example. If a teacher falls ill or there is some other impediment, the art school will arrange a substitute teacher.

Teaching equipment and spaces
Students who intentionally lose or damage the equipment or other school property must provide compensation for any damage caused. Students will be held liable for any intentional damage in accordance with the Tort Liability Act (412/74). Students must participate in the organisation and maintenance of equipment and teaching spaces under the guidance of their teachers.

Works made by students
Works created at the art school can be used by the school until handed over the students. The art school documents the students’ work process and completed works for assessment purposes, for example. The art school is not responsible for any works that are not picked up by students. Student works will be stored two weeks after the end of the term.
The art school may use works created by students and photos of them for exhibitions, training events, web pages, media purposes, bulletins, brochures or other publications.

Notifications regarding studies
In the spring by the set deadline, students must provide notification of their desire to continue, end or interrupt their studies.

Disciplinary action
Students must observe the school’s regulations and the teachers’ instructions regarding studies and general order at the art school. Students who continuously harass others or otherwise behave inappropriately may be expelled from the school. Vantaa Art School has zero tolerance for bullying. In the event that a student violates the school’s regulations or otherwise disturbs the teaching activities or other students, the procedure is as follows:
1. Discussions between the student, the parents and the teachers.
2. Processing of the matter by the art school’s management team, which then decides on possible further measures, such as expulsion.