Workshop facts

6- 9. August 2016 with Pirkko Mäkelä-Haapalinna, PSA

The workshop is for you who paint in soft pastels or oils.

Pirkko Mäkelä-Haapalinna

Pirkko Mäkelä-Haapalinna

Daily schedule:

8 – 9 am Breakfast buffet

9 – 11 am Class

11 – 12 am Lunch

12 – 2 pm Class

2 pm Afternoon coffee/tea

2.30 – 4.30 pm Class and discussion about the day’s work

5 – 6 pm Dinner

Own time: paint, rest, be social, whatever you want

Evening snack at your own time.

Replot - Raippaluoto

Replot – Raippaluoto

A few voluntary excursions are planned (afternoons)

One of the days we will go to Vaasa for some Plein Air painting.

At the same time we may also visit exhibitions of the Museum of Österbotten, and Tikanoja Art Museum.  , if people are interested.

The entrance fees to the museums are about 5 Euro each, and are not included in the fee for the workshop.



A trip by boat in Kvarken’s archipelago is also a possibility. Depending on the number of participants (which determines the size of the boat) the fee will be between 15 and 50 Euro for each participant. This fee is not included in the Workshop fee, and the boat trip depends on the weather.

A Plein Air session in beautiful Svedjehamn,Björköby, on the “outside” of the archipelago, where we will paint boats and boat houses and climb the tower Saltkaret to get an excellent view of the unique de Geer morains.

photo Unto Heinonen

photo Unto Heinonen  shows the archipelago






Guests are picked up at Vaasa airport, all transports by car are included in the workshop fee.


Here is a picture of northern Europe; the red dot on the western side of Finland is the Kvarken Archipelago outside the city of Vaasa.