The Sampo and The Drum is a family club for children and families organized by The Gallen-Kallela Museum. In the club meetings we do various crafts. The club hours: On Saturdays from 5th of September from 1 pm to 3 pm. Suitable for people learning Finnish.
ALL THE SAMPO AND THE DRUM MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR BECAUSE OF COVID-19. MEETINGS WILL CONTINUE IN JANUARY 2021.
Sat 5th of Dec. Christmas decorations for Independence Day: String of Flags
String of flags is a traditional decoration for Christmas trees in Finland and other nordic countries as well. The string of flags in Tarvaspää includes the Finnish national flag as well as Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s proposition for a Finnish flag: the white red and yellow flag you have seen in our flagpole at the Museum.
Download and print flag template here or design your own flags! All you need is pencils, scissors, some yarn and paper glue. Check out the instructions Vilma’s string of flags on our video!
Sat 12th of Dec. Gazing at fire: Candles from beeswax
Blazing fire and flickering flames were important in Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s homes and in his works. Let’s make a cozy candle from beeswax sheet! You can purchase beeswax sheets and wick from craft stores, and that is all you need. Watch the instruction video and check out the candle Anu Kaarina made!
Sat 19th of Dec. Remember the birds: traditional birds from yarn
Feeding birds in the yards at Christmas time is a tradition coming from folk beliefs and farming magic. Therefore bullfinches, tits and house sparrows are part of Finnish Christmas traditions. For the last craft of the year, we make little plump birds from woollen yarn. See the instructions here! (Video will be published on 19th of Dec)
Would you like to propose an idea or craft for the club? Please contact: