ArtTours, a special art program created at the independent information agency offers master classes and art tours dedicated to present and promote Russian traditional and contemporary art. Most master classes are taught by professors of the Academy of Fine Arts. This school is the oldest (founded in 1757) and most well-known art institute of Russia, teaching painting, sculpture, and architecture. Today it is considered one of the best art academies of Europe for studying traditional art school of realism, promoting traditional and classical fine art, and playing a key role in preservation of classical art traditions. Unlike many other art schools, its strict rules on following academic traditions allow students to get a very strong base for their future artistic development.
Most professors are:
- well-known artists of Russia
- awarded at various international art exhibitions
- exhibited by famous art museums and galleries all over the world
- published their own books in art teaching
- constantly get invited for providing master classes in other countries.
Among ArtTours artists providing master classes in crafts are those whose works can be seen in famous museums of the world. ArtTours jewelry art masters follow traditions established by Faberge. ArtTours glass masters have patents for their inventions and have been published in international art catalogs. Not to mention unique style of Russian hand-loom weavers and blacksmith workers, whose creations received awards at various international competitions.
For those interested in other art-related activities, individual art program can be created, which might include: consultation with art specialists, visiting artists' workshops, art galleries, unusual museums and exhibitions, art shopping. Artindex art catalogs (available online) are printed annually and include artworks created by established and emerging Russian artists, with complete contact information in the "index" section.
Most master classes take place either at the Academy of Fine Arts workshops or at artists private workshops (for groups no more than 5 students). Another facility is available in picturesque location of Peterhof, in former nobleman mansion (after restoration), 40 minutes from the city center.
Cost range for private lessons depends on a chosen art field, student's art background and abilities. It usually runs starting at 20.00 euro per academic hour, up to 120.00 euro/hour. All other expenses are not included. For meals, accommodations, art technical supplies, and transportation, please contact an ArtTours representative for special offers. Off-seasonal studying is recommended as the city gets overcrowded during May-September.
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