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    Please do about how early I can submit the visa and thank you for answering my questions. Another question I have is how do we send our work back from russia to wherever our home is after the semester is over? Is this even possible? 2) If this is possible, what services do you recommend? 3) (this isn't really a school questionbut just curiosity) are farmer's markets available nearby?


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    Pwwka,

    Yes, I'll definitely check on that.

    1. I need to find out about this as well. I don't think there is any problem with a work that you take with you and which is also signed by you when you cross the Russian border. But I'm not sure about sending them to your home address. As I know from my fellow artists, they often send their artworks (that they sell to their clients abroad) in simple tubes, closed and sealed. They write smth like "posters" on their declaration and also state it as a "gift" and it goes without any additional problems. (Though please don't share this info with Russian authorities. )

    2. Our artists mostly use EMS service for that. It's quite fast and reliable, besides you can track each step of your shipment.

    3. The biggest Farmer Market of Vasilievsky Island, also known as "Food Market", though in Russia we simply call it "Market" ("rynok") is located only 1min walking distance from the Academy.
    Here is a map. The Academy is a big circle with four squares next to it, located right on embankment.
    Check numbers 14 and 16 (next to a long pink roof), that's the market. A part of it is inside of the building (the one with grey roof), and the rest is outside. Inside you can find all kind of food: poultry, meat, dairy products, fruit and vegetables, nuts, spices, etc...
    Outside is less expensive, during summer time you'll see many "babushkas" selling their produce there (vegetables, berries, fruit, etc) - all grown in local suburbs at their own "dacha" (a small cottage with a small piece of land). It doesn't look as fancy and polished like in supermarkets but it's natural and healthy.

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    There was a sign on the Academy building, “Free Arts”. “What’s that?”, we asked our professor. – “That’s to be able to create anything, but to create what you want to.”

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    This is great. A few friends and myself are planning on doing this summer program next year. I was curious which instructors we will actually be working with? Nikolai Blokhin wouldn't happen to be involved in teaching during the summer would he?

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    Threecharles,

    Nice to hear from you again.

    Nikolay Blokhin is the name I hear all the time. This year students ask the same questions, even wondering whether they could visit his personal workshop. I'm not sure that's possible but I will definitely ask Nikolay for a chance to visit the Sokolov workshop at the Academy where he's teaches drawing.
    I don't think Nikolay will ever teach at the Summer School. He's teaching senior students, which is quite different from what kind of level the students of Summer School present. Instead, we'll have professors from the Painting Faculty who're very experienced with the 1st grade students and can teach people with different levels of art background.
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    There was a sign on the Academy building, “Free Arts”. “What’s that?”, we asked our professor. – “That’s to be able to create anything, but to create what you want to.”

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    exam to the repin academy

    Hello Book Guru,
    It seems that you know very much about the Repin Academy so I wanted to ask you if a person can do the exams for entering to the Repin academy without knowing the russian language. Is that possible or not?
    Thanks for your help!

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    Cristóbal,

    It's impossible. They teach in Russian, that's why they want to be sure you know Russian.
    Starting this year, there is no need for a Russian exam within the Academy. Instead, you'll need to provide a certificate stating your level of verbal and writing skills in Russian. There are several places in St. Petersburg that offer such certificates. Among them are the State University, the Mining Academy and several other institutions.
    This makes sense, of course, if you know Russian already.

    During Prep Courses (they last from October until June) you study Russian every day, right after your art studies. Most students begin to understand Russian pretty well in about 3 months and start speaking Russian in about 6 months. Prep Courses price is 6,000 euro per year, but if you know Russian it's 4,000 euro and you won't need to attend Russian lessons.
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    There was a sign on the Academy building, “Free Arts”. “What’s that?”, we asked our professor. – “That’s to be able to create anything, but to create what you want to.”

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    Hey BookGuru, thanks answering my foodie question. I think I have seen some paintings by the painting faculty (I might have misunderstood) from the school's main thread, do you mind pointing out the ones that are made by the professors who will be teaching at the summer school?

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    My original Soviet passport from 1989 says i was born in Sukhumi, Russia. Does that make me a citizen and would i still need a visa? It's a bit strange because Sukhumi was in Georgia a few years back, now it's in Abkhazia, but my original passport and paperwork say i was born in Sukhumi, Russia.
    What's your take and thanks in advance!

    (I will be attending the summer course in 2013)

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    Pwwka,

    As of today, we know only the name of professor who'll be teaching a June session, Tchugunov. He's an excellent painter, I remember seeing his landscapes during an exhibition. I'll double check and will let you know if it's presented in that album.
    We're very lucky to have such a professor teaching our Summer School students. Again, I'll be posting images later with all the details on how the course went on.

    Kunfyoozdish (what a lovely name!),

    The very first thing you should do is to get to the Russian Consulate General in California and show them your old passport. If you've never renewed your old passport it means it's expired. But if you've never refused from your Russian (Soviet) citizenship, I don't think you automatically lose it. My guess it's possible to renew your passport and to apply for studying at Prep Courses run for Russian citizens. As of today the cost is 8,000 rubles per month. Which is much less expensive than what foreign students have to pay. You can pay less, 5,000 rubles, but in such case you'll be studying not 5 but only 3 days a week.

    Btw, don't be nervous about a dual citizenship. It's totally legal by both countries. I have this luxury and I'm very happy about it. Though I still get confused at the customs by always presenting a wrong passport.

    What makes your situation really peculiar is that you might be a citizen of three countries, without even knowing it...
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    There was a sign on the Academy building, “Free Arts”. “What’s that?”, we asked our professor. – “That’s to be able to create anything, but to create what you want to.”

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    hah! im glad you like the name it's supposed to read confused-ish

    But 3 countries- that sounds like some potentially great news as there relatives and friends in each state that i am to visit when i arrive next summer. Also, two more things:
    1. Do any of the instructors ever travel abroad (U.S.) to hold workshops and courses?
    2. Would you happen to know if and when the English version of Fundamenta of Painting will be published?

    Thanks again and spaciba in advance


    The watercolors by the way have been excellent, even the smallest of dabs will produce so much color!

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    Kunfyoozdish,

    Sorry for delay with my answer, it's getting really crazy and hectic here... June session is starting this Friday!!

    1. As far as I know there are three countries that our instructors go from time to time: China (obviously), Italy, and Finland (also obviously as it's only 3 hours by car from St.Petersburg).

    2. The "Fundamentals of Painting" is the process of translation now. It will take time. I can't promise any particular time when both books ("F.of Painting" and "F.of Drawing") will be printed, but it's in our publishing plans this year.

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    Guys, I've got more news about VISA.

    Actually, there are several students who're preparing their visa on their own. As I've mentioned earlier, an official invitation from our Department of Visas and Registration can take up to 2-4 months preparation for US citizens.
    But it seems like if you apply at your local travel agency the visa can be ready as fast as in two weeks!!

    I'm saying this because there are might be some spots still available for July session. Not all students have paid their registration fee, the due date is May 30 but we didn't get any response to our letters yet. So we'll start accepting applications again already on May 31.
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    There was a sign on the Academy building, “Free Arts”. “What’s that?”, we asked our professor. – “That’s to be able to create anything, but to create what you want to.”

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    thread bump plus a question: are we taught how to stretch canvas in the summer school or is that not really important? I guess I'm concerned about the art supplies (I already know it's generally cheaper and NOT a good idea to bring your own)

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    Pwwka,

    Actually, this is what they'll be doing tomorrow, during an Organizational Day. First we have a tour in the Academy and its museum, then we have a coffee break and then we go to a famous Sokolov Workshop where they'll be doing exactly what you've mentioned. Then they'll come back there on Monday at 10.00 to start studying.

    No, you don't need to bring ANY art supplies except your lucky pencil. I'll be making photos, so I plan to make several at the nearest art supplies store to give a clear idea what is available.

    Another great news, we'll have not one but TWO excellent professors, one will be teaching drawing and another one painting. Again, I'll make sure we'll have enough photos to cover all the details about this program.

    And... thank you for a thread bump!
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    There was a sign on the Academy building, “Free Arts”. “What’s that?”, we asked our professor. – “That’s to be able to create anything, but to create what you want to.”

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    I'm still looking for the painting professor's work, Tchugunov, in the post from the other thread that the school has, if his stuff is up there with the painting faculty pics. The painting faculty pics start around post 143 and I found a impromptu faculty pic of all of them there during a evaluation. I also saw some of the paintings had numbers on them, are they getting "graded"?
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    Pwwka,

    Sorry for delay, too busy with a Summer School...

    I think you're confused a little bit.
    The link you're referring to is all about Evaluations of all departments that happens in January and May of each year. The grades that you see there is an average grade for student based on his overall performance during semester and evaluation of his best works.

    I'm not sure I can locate artworks by Professor Tchugunov at this time (I'll try doing this a little later). But I can tell you for sure that our students adore him.
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    There was a sign on the Academy building, “Free Arts”. “What’s that?”, we asked our professor. – “That’s to be able to create anything, but to create what you want to.”

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