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 arts and crafts.
Sampo and the Drum Clubs at the Museum is on hiatus due to COVID-19 precautions. You can still get involved and make some art inspired by our videos!
Club theme in February is portraits. You can make portraits in many different ways. We present a couple of techniques in our videos below.
Portrait in beans: Make a portrait using a simple drawing and adding colors and texture with small objects, like beans or legos.
Monotyping: In this technique you can paint on a plexi-glass and print the image on a paper. You will need paintbrushes, glass or plexi-glass and paint. You can use acrylic paint, ink or even finger paint.
Club theme in March is Weaving. Instructions in these videos in Finnish.
Mini rya: Weave a little rya with a cardboard box loom! You will need a box, a ruler, pen, scissors, mask tape, variety of yarns, a bodkin needle and a comb.
Rigid heddle loom from a plastic lid: Inkle woven ribbon with a rigid heddle loom. You will need a plastic square lid, variety of yarns, marker pen, ruler, scissors, a hobby drill or other hole punch and a belt for your waist.
Would you like to propose an idea or craft for the club? Please contact: