2-week Airbrush Course!

Russian Airbrush school (@rusairbrush) is launching a 2-week Airbrush Course in English! 

As opposed to the other short-time workshops, with this format we offer a more immersive and comprehensive training. Students will experience the rough reality of studying in a Russian school.

Anyone can participate in the course.

Start: August/September
Next one: October 6.
Russia, Saint - Petersburg

We provide:

- Accommodation

- Entertainment program

There will be 3 days during which we will organize sightseeing tours around the city, including a visit to the most famous museums in Russia.

- Professional interpreters

- And, most importantly, the training itself

+ Additionally, we can take care of the lunches at school.

The details are below:

The course consists of 5 units:

1. Basic complex of exercises from our сlassic training program











Basic set of exercises and essential theory aimed to improve your skills

Theory

During the entire course we will constantly be shifting from practice to theory and back. In addition to the workshop topics, we will also discuss such important issues as:

Specifics of working in different areas

What speeds up and slows down the progress?

What to work with?
Materials, equipment, paint

How do we create sketches?

Essential distinctive features of Russian and foreign airbrushing

Breakdown of the form, how to spot and fix a mistake

Ways to layout and transfer an image

Additional methods and techniques

 2. Abstract workshop







One-day workshop during which we will work out an approach to drawing an abstract fire flame whilst using materials and paints of various consistencies and properties

Photos from our other workshops:

3.Texture workshop







Two-day workshop during which you will learn and perfect various techniques and methods of creating impressive textures

Our teachers will demonstrate more than 20 algorithms of creating a texture, combining which you could effortlessly paint any texture you need. You will learn how to distinctively depict the difference between stone and metal rocks, recreate the texture of various kinds of wood, reptile skin, retina of the eye and much more.  

4. Fur: Animal portrait







Five-day workshop that will teach you everything you need to know to draw a high quality photorealistic portrait of an animal, you will learn how to paint lifelike fur and get familiar with the best sequence of work for drawing a furry animal

Photos from our other workshops:

5. Photorealistic portrait










Five-day workshop wthat will cover all of the important aspects you need to know to create a good-quality photorealistic portrait. Each participant will draw a female photorealistic portrait

Photos from our other workshops:


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Nothing is impossible!

And the results of our students here in the educational airbrushing center “Art-Tehnika” prove that with hard work you can achieve anything.




Teachers:

1. Alina Tarasenko
director and school teacher

Alina’s portfolio 

2. Aleksandra Sapelnikova
artist and school teacher

Aleksandra’s portfolio 

3. Tatiana Zhuravleva
artist and school teacher

Tatiana’s portfolio 

Preliminary online preparation 

There will be a preliminary online preparation to the course for the participants. We have prepared a set of exercises that will greatly speed up the development of your airbrushing technique and help you achieve better results at the workshop.  

Our airbrush lesson on You Tube :

IMPORTANT: Anyone can partake in the course, even without any experience in airbrushing. Our only condition is that for the time of preliminary preparation you will have a compressor and an airbrush to do the exercises.

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All materials are included in the cost! You will work with the best materials and equipment!



Terms 2020

First term (August or September) 

Important information for everyone interested in our airbrushing courses.
Usually we hold them twice a year: one in MAY and one in OCTOBER. But since both the school and the borders have been closed from the end of March, we decided to not guess when the limitations will be taken off, but together with our students we agreed that as soon as quarantine is off and the borders are open, we’ll choose a new date for the course. It could be August, could be September... and who knows, maybe even earlier. Or we might have to shift this course further and hold it instead of the October one.

Now about the October course. Quite a few of you have asked us if it will happen, and we hope yes! At the moment we have a preliminary signing for the students and we’ve received a few applications already for the “May” course. But we will start booking places and make official announcement only after everything calms down and the borders are opened. We don’t exclude a possibility of having to teach the May group in October, if it happens to be so, there won’t be many available places for the October group.


Second term (October)

6 spots avaliable 

14 days - the whole studying period. Daily training sessions will last up to 10 hours (depending on a student’s progress).

+ 1 extra day - October 6 arrival (We recommend our students to arrive earlier in the day to settle in and have enough time to rest).
+ 3 days off between workshops during which students will be taken on tours around Saint-Petersburg.
+ 1 extra day - October 24 - for photos, celebration and completion of works in case there was not enough time.

Total: 19 days in Russia.

Accommodation 

The total cost includes accommodation for 19 days, two people per room. 

For this course we will book an entire beautiful apartment in the Historical Center of Saint-Petersburg for exactly 19 nights.

Transfer

You will be picked up at the airport and driven to the apartment. You will also be taken to the airport at the end of the course.

On school days our driver will take the students from the apartment to the school and back.

Tours

3 tours with English-speaking guides:
Tour to Peterhof
Trip along rivers and canals, sights of Saint-Petersburg
Hermitage museum

If you want a more extensive entertainment program outside of the study, come to Saint-Petersburg in advance or stay here after the course.             Important! Organization of recreatinal activities after the class hours is up to you. 

Russian Visa

The issue of getting a Russian visa is to be solved by the student. We recommend to apply for the easiest type to obtain - Tourist visa. The average term for issuing a visa is about 2 weeks. Deal with this in advance.                                                                                                   

If you need an invitation letter to apply for the visa, we will help with obtaining it.

IMPORTANT. Arrival and departure time

First term (June-July)

The classes will start at 10 a.m. on June 19th, the last day of the course is July 7th.
Students purchase plane tickets to Russia on their own.

We recommend to buy tickets with the arrival to Saint-Petersburg on June 18th (to settle in and have time to rest), and departure from Russia on the next day after the end of the course, as students often stay up late on the last day to finilaze their works.


The apartment will be available from 2 p.m. on 18 of June to 12 p.m. on 7 of July.
If your departure will be later, you could leave your luggage at the school and go to the airport straight from there.

Please coordinate the arrival and departure dates with us prior to purchasing your tickets to Russia.

A school's representative will meet you at the airport.


Second term (October)

The classes will start at 10 a.m. on October 7, the last day of the course is October 24.
Students purchase plane tickets to Russia on their own.

We recommend to buy tickets with the arrival to Saint-Petersburg on August 4 (to settle in and have time to rest), and departure from Russia on the next day after the end of the course, as students often stay up late on the last day to finilaze their works.


The apartment will be available from 2 p.m. on 6 of October to 12 p.m. on 24 of October.
If your departure will be later, you could leave your luggage at the school and go to the airport straight from there.

Please coordinate the arrival and departure dates with us prior to purchasing your tickets to Russia.

A school's representative will meet you at the airport.

COST: 1650 €



+ Additional. FOOD!

Full-course lunches, as well as coffee, snacks and fruits at school will be provided for extra 200
Meals are planned for 14 school days, 4 days of which will be themed to get you acquainted with various national dishes:

Russian cuisine

Ukrainian cuisine

Georgian cuisine

Armenian cuisine

Food is not included in the original cost of the course and is paid extra!
Cost of food for 14 days - 200 €
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Advance payment

The total amount of prepayment is 600 .
If you take food additionally - 800 €.

This money covers organizational expenses: rent of the housing, booking of the tours, ect.

The prepayment can be divided into a few parts, with the minimal of 200 each
E.g. you can first pay 200 € (to book a spot). Then pay the second part next month. And so on until you transfer the full amount.

The remaining 1050  you pay directly at the school. 

It is important to understand that the prepayment covers organizational expenses, which are divided equally between all of the participants (accommodation, transfer, translator's services, tours, ect).
If you change your mind about coming to study the prepayment will be refunded only if your place is taken by another participant who compensates these expenses.


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