Join the Villa Rana Open Art programme for young people


Villa Rana Open Art is a workshop and culture programme for young people between 15 and 29 years of age. Join our autumn program!

Workshops are free for participants. No prior experience is needed. The workshops are joined groups for all participants regardless of their nationality, gender, and religion, and they are run according to anti-racism principles. Location is the Cultural Centre Villa Rana at Seminaarinkatu 13, Jyväskylä.

Tue 23.8. 17-20

On the Move! Come and discover your own movement and dance alone and in a group. Come as you are! We move and dance to versatile music – suggest your favorite music to the workshop playlist. Instructor Annina Uimonen

Sun 11.9. 13–17

Movement Workshop: Dance of the Body. What kind of movement feels good for me? What kind of movement arises from my body? What is familiar, what is strange in my movement? What if I follow the movement of my body? The workshop explores the different layers of one’s own movement from automatic and early patterns to spontaneous creative expression. Instructor Sebastian Lopez-Lehto

Fri 23.9. 10-14.30 Sparkles in the Light and On the Move! Workshops

Sparkles in the Light workshop at 10-12: bring your old clothes and learn how to turn them into brilliant garments with UV lights. 13-14.30 On the Move! workshop guides you to discover your own movement and dance. You can participate in one or both workshops. Instructors Riikka Arte and Anniina Uimonen

Sat 24.9. 14–18 Mobile Video Workshop 1
Sun 25.9. 14–18 Mobile Video Workshop 2

Learn to plan, script, shoot and publish mobile videos with free editing tools. Grow your audience in social media by telling stories, entertaining, and guiding. You can participate in one or both workshops. Instructor Joona Nuutinen

Tue 27.9. 17-20 Sparkles in the Light Non-stop Workshop

In the workshop, you will get to know the wonderful world of UV paints. Bring your old clothes with you and paint your own masterpiece by turning for example an old T-shirt into a brilliant garment. Instructor Riikka Arte

Sun 23.10. 15-20

Find your sound & movement together. Dance and Drumming Jam in West African Spirit. Instructor Laye Doumbia

Sign up to one or all the workshops by sending an email to, a WhatsApp-message to 044 245 3010 or Instagram message to @kulttuuritalovillarana.