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Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen 
Home site,Recycling plastic

Gallery 1
Communal art and education

Gallery 2
Recycled paper, glass
Ars Häme
Art Häme 10

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Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen

english Visual Artist

Master of Pedagogics, Licentiate of Philosophy (art education), Pedagog of Museum, Bachelor of Art, Chairwoman of the Heinola Visual Artists´ registered association

Lives and works in Mikkeli
Email: akvarellot@gmail.com

Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen: Punainen matto
Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen, ART HÄME 11 Tapahtuma : Punainen matto, Hämeenlinnan taidemuseo 2011

Curriculum Vitae 

Working experience as an artist

2001 – Mikkeli Cíty Council
Museum workshop instructor

1997 Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki
Supervisor of final teaching practice

2000 - 2001 Mikkeli Adult Education Centre
Art education for 7–14-year-olds

1982-1984 MLL (Mannerheim League for Child Welfare), Heinola branch
Responsible teacher


Current studies

2005 – University of Lapland, Rovaniemi
Master’s degree in fine art in progress

2005- University of Jyväskylä
Doctoral studies in progress



30.10.2006 University of Lapland, Rovaniemi
Qualification as a teacher of art

18.1.2005 University of Jyväskylä
Licentiate in Philosophy

23.3.2004 University of Jyväskylä
Advanced studies in art education

4.2.2000 University of Jyväskylä
Subject studies in art education

21.1.1999 University of Jyväskylä
Basic studies in art education

14.11.1990 Mikkeli Provincial Administration
Intermediate-level qualification in school administration

3.6.1988 University of Tampere
Master of Education


Language skills English, Swedish, German




2012 Artists of Heinola
Colour and Strength from Art 2012; Publication and art exhibition

2010 Artists of Heinola
Editing and layout of the book Rainbow Palette

2009 Urpola Nature Centre, Mikkeli
Environmental Art 2009

2009 Rantakylä Comprehensive School, Mikkeli
Art in School

2004 University of Jyväskylä
Pinacopheca Gallery

1998-2000 WSOY/Schools Channel
Koloruutsit colour game

1998-2000 Mikkeli City Council, Schools Department
Erkki Project

2000-2001 Galleria Ari, Mikkeli
Art workshop exhibition

1999 Mikkeli City Art Museum
Goblin Exhibition

1998 Mikkeli City Art Museum

1998 Kenkävero gallery, Mikkeli
Come and squeeze

1996 Mikkeli Central Hospital
Art breaks into Nursing

1992-1994 Mikkeli Children’s Theatre
Three Little Pigs

1994 Mikkeli Children’s Theatre
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs



2004 Committee for Public Information
Public information grant

2004 South Savo Committee for the Arts
Grant for arranging an exhibition of pupils’ work

2002 National Board of Education
Grant for licentiate research

2002 Workshop activity
The Snowball Project

2001 Finnish Cultural Foundation
Grant for the development of workshop activity

1993 Centre for school clubs
School Club of the Year



2004 Educa
Teaching Method of the Year 2005


Membership of organizations

Museum Instructors’ Association Pedaali,
OAJ (Trade Union of Education in Finland)

Suomen taiteilijat/Finlands konstnärer

Artists of Heinola

Art Mikkeli



in the Bleaching Room of the former Finlayson factory, Forssa

Galleriart 2010, Mikkeli


Hämeenlinna Art Museum

Heinola Water Tower 2011

Mikkeli City Council, Service Desk, 2011

Heinola Art Museum 2011

San Diego Finn Fest Competition, USA, 2011

Wanha Talo (The Old House Café),  Mikkeli,

Heinola City Library, 2012

Almost too long
Lahti City


Art publications

2005 From the classroom to the art  museum with the teacher as a guide,  Licentiate thesis,
Department of Art Education, University of Jyväskylä

2009/1 Näkökulmia ilon pedagogiikkaan – Perspectives on the Pedagogy of Joy, Journal of Teacher Research
(eds. Eira Korpinen, Marja-Leena Husso, Juha Juurikkala & Sini Vesterinen)

2010 The Rainbow Palette
Artists of Heinola

2012 Melkein liian kauan – Almost too late.
Publications of the Artists of Heinola, 2012 no. 1, written by Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen, four-colour illustrations, can be ordered from the author.