The Summer School

The Repin Art Institute (The Russian Academy of Arts) is announcing a new program — 
The Summer School.
It will be run directly at the premises of the Repin Institute, in the workshops of well known professors of the Academy.

Program Description 
/See also the "Schedule" section for a detailed description and hours./
  • The program duration is 4 weeks:
    - June Session (4-29 June 2018), or
    - July Session (2-27 July 2018)
  • 5 academic hours a day, 5 times a week;
  • Total amount of hours: 90 hours
  • Total amount of students in a group: minimum 14, maximum 18.
At this time one group is recruiting English speaking students, another group is set up for Russian graduate students (Advanced Training Program). A third group is intended for international students who speak Chinese (interpreter is provided as well).
The program is concentrated on studying classical drawing and painting. The program and its time frame are offered exactly the way as it was traditionally taught at the Academy:
  • 10.00 am - 11.45 am – Drawing
  • 12.15 pm - 3.00 pm – Painting
Materials, techniques, class duration
  1. Portrait Drawing – paper, pencil, 50x40 sm = 14 hours
  2. Nude Figure Drawing – paper, pencil, 60x40 sm = 22 hours
  3. Portrait Painting – oil, canvas, 50x40 sm = 21 hours
  4. Nude Figure Painting – oil, canvas, 60x45 sm = 33 hours


By the end of the program you'll receive an official certificate about your completion of the program, stamped and signed by the Academy Board and a provost. The total amount of credits will be listed there, as well as description and duration of disciplines you've been taking and completed.
The certificate is acceptable by most art institutions worldwide as the Academy is an accredited institution by the Russian Ministry of Education.
Please be aware that a certificate is issued only by the fact of a successful completion of the program. On the last day of the program there will be an Evaluation by the Academy Board that will be reviewing all your work completed within the program. 
If you don't need a certificate, please still make sure you follow up with the studying process.

4 week program (100 hours) = 1350.00 euro.
- 90 hours of studying with one of the best professors of the Academy
- model fee

- interpreter
- easels
- 4 guided tours: the Academy, the Russian Art Museum, the Hermitage, the Peterhof
- official invitation for your entrance visa
- a certificate of completion
Not included: transportation, food and accommodations. 
The payment is made after the signing of the contract on the first day of classes.
Faculty and Staff
The director of the program is Mr. Vladimir Mogilevtsev, a leading professor of the Academy. In 2011 he was awarded by the Academy with Gold and Silver medals for his teaching achievements and for his teaching aids "Fundamentals of Drawing" and "Academic Drawings and Sketches." Prof. V.A. Mogilevtsev is also an author of a new teaching aid "Fundamentals of Painting".
Only the best professors of the Academy faculty will be teaching this program. The course is very intensive, so we make sure only those who're very knowledgeable and highly experienced will be responsible to handle this task. Interpreter as well as models will be provided, their fees are included in total cost.
For all kind of administrative questions, program preparation and organizational issues please send your inquiries to You can also call +7 (921) 409 5877. 


Your managers will be helping you with your accommodations. We will make sure you have a good place for your staying here. There are several options nearby the Academy: appartment rentals, hotels, hostels. The Academy is located about one mile from the Hermitage as well as from the main artery of the city, the Nevsky Prospect.
How to apply
  1. Submit your portfolio by sending it as an archived file (not exceed 5meg) to or by submitting it via Application;
  2. Wait for our letter. If you're accepted you'll receive a confirmation letter. If not, we'll advise either to send more samples or to work further on your portfolio;
  3. Submit your Application (if you didn't do this already in the 1st step);
  4. Send your passport copy to the same e-mail address.
Application deadline
  • For June Session - until the end of March;
  • For July Session - until the end of April
Portfolio Requirements
You won't have to study Russian as the program will be run with an interpreter, but please make sure your art skills are acceptable to be able to catch up with such an intensive course.
  1. Send your portfolio to or provide a link within your Application.
  2. Make sure you archive your file as .zip or .rar and the total file size doesn't exceed 5mb.
  3. Your portfolio must be in JPEG or PDF format.
Your portfolio must present 6-10 good quality samples of the following:
  • Portrait drawing
  • Figure (nude) drawing
  • Portrait painting
  • Figure (nude) painting
  • Cast drawing
  • Still-life drawing
  • Landscape painting
The following media and materials are accepted for your portfolio:
Drawingspencil, paper
Paintingsoil, canvas

No digital work of any kind. 

No works made from photos (absolutely "no" for the Academy). 
No fantasy, 3D, etc. 

Only classical, academic samples of real objects and real people.

For any questions or inquiries please write to
You can also post your comments and questions right here or in other sections of this site.


Unknown said...

6-10 pieces of each, or total, in the portfolio?

Elizabet said...

Will there be a summer school in 2017?

rose said...

good post

samia hussain said...

nice post

Pilar Gómez said...

Hi! I have sent several emails to the adress submitted and I have not received any answer. I would like to know if this course is going to be available in 2018 and, if so, when I am going to received the email confirmation (if admitted to the course)in order to make all the VISA issues. Thanks!!

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Agnieszka O said...

I am glad to hear that 2018 summer school is going to take place.

caio oliveira said...

I would really like to know if the summer school is going to happen in 2018

caio oliveira said...

Did you get any reply from the Academy? I would also like to know if the course is happening

Agnieszka O said...


I have sent my application for Summer School in July 2018 about 2 weeks ago and I have not had a reply yet. I have tried to call the number from the website ( 007921 409 5877 ) and there is no response. I am wondering if the email address ( the above phone number is correct. It would be good to hear a comment from the academy if those contact details are correct/ how long does it usually take to get a response from them?
I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Agnieszka from Poland

Rob Gutteridge said...

I am waiting to receive my letter of confirmation of acceptance into the July Summer School. I am also waiting for my official invitation for my entrance visa. I cannot apply for a visa until I receive them and time is passing quickly. I have sent many emails and phoned the number on the website but I hear nothing back. Please reply to my request for information. Thank you.

Alexis Moore said...

They advertise a great summer program at a good price, ask for art portfolios but then ignore the applicants
They are paranoid and dishonest and this summer program is bullshit
Also, it seems like they hack into your personal information, these are creepy people

Alexis Moore said...

I finally got a moron response from Darya,I'm guessing she is the assistant to the administrator of the summer school, Olga Ivanova
This Darya tells me to send an email to the address and my portfolio, except that is exactly what I and multiple other applicants did and got no response
She wrote: You must fill out a form on the site and send a portfolio. Admission to the summer school for 2019 will be open only in the fall. For this year, unfortunately, the admission to the summer school has already been completed.
Best regards, Darya