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St. Petersburg Workshop VI

August 10 - August24, 2017

This project is supported by the St. Petersburg Committee of Culture.

Winter Palace Studio invites you to the sixth two week workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia. The workshop will include:

      ·        9 drawing/painting sessions under the tutelage of the Academy of Fine Arts Professors
·        Visits to the Hermitage, the Russian Museum, and other museums
·        Boat tour of the city
·        Visit to the Academy of Fine Arts (Repin Institute) museum
·        Visit to a ballet theater
·         Day trips to Petergof and Tzarskoe Selo (two of the summer palaces outside of St. Petersburg)


FULL WORKSHOP (according to the schedule) - $2,200 (down payment -$800)
TOUR ONLY (without classes) - $1,200 (down payment - $500)

The prices include:
Academy of Fine Arts tuition, model fees, tour guide fees, all museum and theater tickets,
transportation while in Russia, etc.
The prices do not include:
airfare, hotels,  food, art materials, visa expenses
To pay online please click here.

For information and registration, please contact us at:

Hotels: The Comfort Hotel we usually stay in is just three blocks from the Winter Palace (the Hermitage)  and offers very safe and comfortable accommodations. The starting price for a double room is about $120 a day. For more information please check their site: http://comfort-hotel.ru/reserve/?date=2016-08-19&nights=1&adults=1  You will need to request a Visa support Letter from your hotel at  http://comfort-hotel.ru/en/visaform

The Hermitage

Visas: To obtain a Russian visa you need a Letter of Invitation. The cost of the visa itself is $160 with a 6-20 business days waiting period. For more information, please visit: http://www.russianembassy.org/page/tourist-visa The Russian consulate is located at 2641 Tunlow Rd. NW Washington DC 20007. We will be happy to assist you in the process in any way possible.

Materials:  We can take oil paints and other materials (except solvents) on the plane. They have to be in a checked-in baggage. In case you overlooked something, there is an art supply store right in the AU building and other locations. Easels will be provided.

Money and Customs: We can take up to $3,000 cash without declaration.

We used unlocked iPhone 6S with a local SIM card. Purchasing a SIM card is relatively easy.

Email: wintrpalce@aol.com
Phone: 301 263 0000
Address: 1054 31st Street NW Washington DC 20007

Workshop Schedule

Day  Date Time Event
 Wednesday 8/9      Leave Washington DC
 Thursday  8/10    Arrive to St. Petersburg
 Dinner together
  Friday  8/11
 10:00am   The Hermitage Tour
 1:30pm  Lunch at the Hermitage cafeteria
 2:00pm  The Hermitage Tour
  Saturday  8/12
 10:00am  Lesson #1
 1:30pm  Lunch
 2:00pm  Church on-the-Spilled-Blood
 10:00am  Lesson #2
 1:30pm  Lunch
 2:00pm  Engeneer's Castle 
 Summer Garden
 10:00am  Lesson #3
 1:30pm  Lunch
 2:00pm  St. Peter and Paul Fortress
 10:00am  Lesson #4
 1:30pm  Lunch
 2:00pm  Theater
 10:00am  Lesson #5
 1:30pm Lunch
 2:00pm  Visit of a local artist 
 10:00am Day Trip to Peterhoff
 10:00am  Lesson #6
 1:30pm  Lunch
 2:00pm  The Russian Museum
10:00am  Lesson #7
1:30pm   Lunch
2:00pm   Stroganoff Palace
10:00am   Lesson #8
1:30pm   Lunch
2:00pm   St. Isaac"s Cathedral
10:00am  Lesson #9
 1:30pm  Lunch 
 2:00pm  Boat Trip 
 10:00am  The Hermitage
 1:30pm  Lunch
 2:00pm  The Hermitage
  Day Trip To Catherine's Palace
   Leave St. Petersburg
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