Objective

We want young people to have an opportunity to explore themselves and to grow up in a safe, inspiring environment to become happy, active and empathetic individuals. We believe in art’s capacity to transform the world through personal meaningful experience. In our art school, we balance the study of drawing, painting, colour theory and composition with installation, performance and photographic art as well as other contemporary art forms.

Meaningfulness

Our activities are planned and carried out on the principles of meaningfulness and substance, deliberately avoiding formalism. We focus on quality, effectiveness and purposefulness in all aspects of our work. We value justifiability and comprehensibility.

Creativity

We appreciate openness and creativity in our work. We employ an innovative approach to the content, methodology and practice of art education and contribute to the advancement of the field as a whole through the integration of art and education. We aim to build creativity and teach primarily through and within art (subjectivity and process) instead of teaching art as such (an object).

Thoughtfulness

We value and take good care of our social and cultural environment, especially interpersonal relationships, social cohesion, mutual understanding and tolerance. We have an inquisitive and sustainable attitude towards the surrounding natural and man-made environments.

A GOOD TEACHER teaches without teaching in the zone of the most immediate development of the learner, between rigorousness and freedom, as an accepted partner.

Sally Stuudio teachers

  • are friendly towards the students and dedicated to their work;
  • act professionally and are constantly working to advance themselves;
  • are able to make choices and bear the responsibility that comes with these choices;
  • provide the conditions necessary for each student’s individual development;
  • promote mutual interaction between children and teenagers as well as learning from each other;
  • encourage students to perform and formulate their own thoughts;
  • are open-minded, tolerant and empathetic;
  • respect all forms of life.

Sally Stuudio students

  • respect and accept themselves, their fellow students, instructors and all other people and animals;
  • want to become creative and responsible people;
  • value their own and other people’s time and effort;
  • respect the limits of their freedom and refrain from causing stress or tension in their fellow students or teachers through their behaviour;
  • are considerate towards both natural and man-made environments;
  • take good care of their own, their fellow students’ and the school’s property and always make sure to put all tools and materials back in order after the end of the lesson.

In Estonian only

In Estonian only

 
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Pühapäev
 
 
7-9 A
16:00-17:30
10-12 A
16:00-17:30
I A
16:00-17:30
17:45-19:15
ART HISTORY II
17:45-19:15
5-6 A
18:00-19:10
 
 
7-9 B
16:00-17:30
10-12 B
16:00-17:30
II A
16:00-17:30
17:45-19:15
III A
17:45-19:15
 
 
7-9 C
16:00-17:30
10-12 C
16:00-17:30
PHOTO
16:00-17:30
ART HISTORY I
17:00-18:30
III A
17:45-19:15
 
 
7-9 C
16:00-17:30
11-12 D
16:00-17:30
5-6 B
10:30-11:40
PLASTIC ANATOMY AND DRAWING
16:00-17:30
7-9 E
10:00-11:30
11:45-13:15
10-12 E
13:30-15:00
15:15-16:45
I B
10:00-11:30
11:45-13:15
II B
10:00-11:30
11:45-13:15
III B + IV
13:30-15:00
15:15-16:45
5-6 C
10:30-11:40
7-9 F
12:00-13:30
13:45-15:15
 

Curricula

Linda Zimmer, 2013

Linda Zimmer, 2013

The studies conducted on the basis of Sally Stuudio Art School Preschool curriculum “The Art ABC” support creativity and artistic interest in 3 to 12-year-old children. Listening to stories, talking about life and art, observing the environment and artworks, drawing, painting, sculpting, crafting and visiting art exhibitions have all been combined in an age-appropriate manner. Lessons take place in Estonian once or twice a week.

 

 

 

 

Performance. Photo: Annely Köster

Performance. Photo: Annely Köster

Sally Stuudio Art School curriculum “Art and Art Awareness” supports creative and independent thought and self-expression in 13 to 19-year-old students through practical viewing and creating. Graduates of the art school:

  • have an overview of art history and contemporary art and can understand their relationship with the surrounding world;
  • can use the obtained skills (drawing, painting, photography, design, artwork analysis) and knowledge (composition, colour theory, plastic anatomy, art history) for creating and understanding art;
  • are open-minded and curious, willing to express their opinion :)

Lessons take place in Estonian two to four times a week; the scope of studies in the course of a school year can be set flexibly by the students themselves. The duration of a school year is 35 weeks plus a week of art practice in the summer.