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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Warmest wishes for the very best Holiday Season
If you are desperately trying to find the perfect gift to someone special, please remember the BI classes, they are perfect gifts for all seasons (January – June 2016 catalog is viewable here, and you can register for classes by clicking here). If you are new for the program and live in the northern part of Colorado or in Wyoming, you might like to try our entry level courses offered at the Schissler Academy of Fine Arts in Loveland, CO.

If you like to connect with Santa Claus, the direct link to his village is here, live-stream here, and you can also send the last minute letter here. Just remember that Santa leaves to deliver the Christmas presents to the Finnish and other European kids just in few hours (in the Christmas Eve).
(By request: recipes for rutabagacasserole and Glögg can be found here).


Image by Rudolf Koivu (1890-1946). The gifted graphic artist and painter, Rudolf Koivu (1890-1946), is one of Finland's most famous illustrators. Koivu is best known for his illustrations of fairy tales and other children's publications. Koivu's Christmas cards and cover pictures for Christmas magazines have had a strong influence on the Finnish image of a "real Christmas".

Since 1949 Rudolf Koivu Prize (10 000 euros) is awarded every second year (next 2017, applications deadline in December 2016) for the best children's or youth book illustration in Finland. The purpose of the prize is to raise the quality of artwork in children's books.

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