W I N T E R P A L A C E S T U D I O
classically trained artists
August 16 - 30, 2012
This project is supported by the St. Petersburg Committee of Culture.
Natasha Mokina and Victor Pakhomkin, the founders of Winter Palace Studio invite you for a fifth two week workshop in
· 9 drawing/painting sessions under the tutelage of the
· Visits to the Hermitage, the
· City canal tour on a boat
· Visit to the
· Staying at the Artist's Union hostel or a city hotel (all two blocks from the Hermitage)
· Visit to a ballet theater
· Day trip to Peterhof and Tzarskoe Selo (two of the summer palaces outside of
FULL WORKSHOP (according to the schedule bellow) - $1,800
TOUR ONLY (without classes) - $990
The prices include:
all museum and theater tickets,
transportation while in
The prices do not include:
airfare, hotels, food, art materials, visa expenses
To pay online please click here.
Visas: To obtain a Russian visa you need a letter of invitation. The Comfort Hotel and Herzen House Hotel offer those invitations to their guests for a fee of 600 rub. (~$22). You can contact those hotels by phone. The guests of the Artist's Union hostel can obtain such invitations through the international department of the Artist's
Materials: We can take oil paints and other materials (except solvents) on the plain. 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. Please check the following website for further details: http://www.petersburgguide.com/tips.html
Phones: This is what I found out so far:
If you intend to use your existing phone and SIM card first check that your provider has an international roaming agreement with one of them, and ensure you have international roaming enabled.The mobile/cellular phone network types available in
Purchasing a local SIM card is relatively simple - the difficulty comes in choosing a package offered by the providers. Providers are fiercely competing for more customers and almost continually change prices and packages to challenge their rivals.
Phone: 301 263 0000
Address: 1054 31st Street NW Washington DC 20007