INTERNATIONAL ART CAMP,
SEE THE GROUP PICTURES
ART AND ACTIVITY CENTER
Kaarisilta r.y. is a
private association, providing specialized social and
educational services. Close to the city of Lahti, it maintains
an art and activity center for physically and/or mentally
disabled young people.
principles of Kaarisilta are based on ethic and esthetic values,
respect of life and each person’s individuality. Our core
activities are visual arts, crafts, music, drama, sports and
all-round education. Teaching is mainly organized in groups,
always taking into account the preferences and eventual
limitations of each individual involved in the activities.
At Kaarisilta, our
students have the opportunity to enjoy many different sports.
Games and exercise take place in our gym and outdoors. The
facilities also include a swimming hall and riding stables.
Daily exercising and taking part in versatile chores, such as
gardening and domestic work, helps to maintain and improve the
fitness and health of our students.
In 2003, vocational
cultural education was included to the Kaarisilta activities.
Our three year study program has two line options, music and
visual arts. Every other year we also take in new students for
one year prestudies to learn necessary skills to enter the
vocational education program. Lahti Region Educational
Consortium is our administrative cooperation partner in
organizes seminars and cultural events: concerts, art
exhibitions and drama. Concert and theatrical performances
abroad have brought our choir and acting group international
visibility. Our cultural ambassadors have performed on tours in
Italy and Japan, and their next trip will be to France in
October 2006. Art exhibitions take place regularly, in Finland
Please visit Finnish
pages for pictures, eg.
15540 VILLÄHDE, Finland
tel. +358-3-876 610
fax +358-3-876 6150