Estonian remote learning example

Yesterday, April 23rd “Education nation” hosted a free webinar on Estonian remote learning practices in vocational education.

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Homeschooling @ Tartu Art School

During the last few weeks the CODE students at Tartu Art School have been on homeschooling mode and have been occupied with elective courses as well as with designing posters and stickers.

For sticker art, students roamed streets to find stickers to photograph for inspiration. Afterwards they had to design their own stickers with the help of the Illustrator programme. This was followed by converting created piece of art to a suitable format for printing.

During the elective course week, the students focused on subjects they chose to take on - painting, drawing etc.

For example, those who chose drawing, received an interesting task of creating illustrations for three constellation inspired by Estonian folklore and old beliefs. Inspiration was gathered from Museums Public Portal at which is an online gateway to Estonian museums.

Final works had to be submitted in negative: similar to the starry sky itself. Afterwards the evaluations were carried out at

Those who took on painting were experimenting with painting inspired by four movements in art: realism, impressionism, expressionism and cubism.

During poster designing week, the students were given a task to design a poster for a mock book presentation about a random book of liking. Poster designing has been a previous task before, so the idea behind this task was to corroborate and polish previous skills. During this task the emphasis was on depicting the book cover itself and show a picture of the book author and add a simple introductory excerpt regarding the author. The poster design had to be aligned with the book content as well. Used elements had to be divided coherently and text had to be in 2-3 text type. For this task, the main aspects that were evaluated were composition, use of colours, typography, design as a whole and conformity with technical conditions stated at the beginning of the task. Students received feedback about their work - what was understood and solved well and what needed work.

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