Workshops at the Studio
Round out the perfect Moomin-themed day by booking a guided workshop at our Studio. Both adults and children are welcome to drop in and do some crafting in a relaxed, creative atmosphere. We offer a variety of inspiring workshops for all kinds of groups, and instruction can be arranged in various languages. You can mix and match any of our guided tours and workshops.
- Duration: about 45 min
- Max 25 people
- Price 2024: €120 weekdays, €150 weekends (including materials if not else stated)
- The fee does not include museum admission. VAT 0% (admission for groups over 10 pax is 12 € pp.
Book your workshop at least one week in advance by contacting our sales team: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +358 (0)3 243 4941.
Cancellations must be made at least five working days in advance. The full fee is payable for later cancellations.
The studio cannot be booked during school holidays (weeks 42, 52-1, 7-9).
1. FROM TOVE’S PEN
Ink drawing workshop
Tove Jansson both wrote and illustrated the widely loved Moomin books. In this workshop, we invite you to try the techniques and materials she used in her illustrations.
Most of Tove’s illustrations are small-scale ink drawings. Look closely and see how brilliantly she handled the ink. How good are you at drawing with an old-fashioned ink pen? How do the ink and brush react to different kinds of paper? Join our guided workshop and create your own Moomin character – or draw whatever you like. Let your pen flow!
2. COLOURFUL BOOK COVERS
Gouache painting workshop
Tove Jansson painted the beautiful covers of the Moomin books in gouache paints. Her cover paintings set the tone of the story and introduce the characters in the book.
The cover is our first impression. It not only protects the book’s contents, but also invites us to peek inside. What makes a good cover in your opinion? Tove painted many different covers for new editions and language versions of her books. Join our workshop and discover more about her book covers and her vibrant use of gouache paints. Create a new cover for a familiar Moomin book or draw one for your own autobiography!
3. FROM IMAGINATION TO ILLUSTRATION (until 31.3.2024)
Does the poem come to life when you read it? Do you see the setting or characters in your mind’s eye? Do you feel the poem’s atmosphere in colors? Try out some illustration for sure!
In this workshop, participants are encouraged to illustrate their own interpretations of Kirsi Kunnas’s poetry. Paint with watercolor and finish off the details with a soft pencil.