Svetlana Rumak Art School!
Author's techniques only. Well-tried and proven methodology.
Third lesson (masterclass) is now available in English!
Author's Watercolor is available with English subtitles
The second lesson (masterclass) is now available in English!
Author's collage is available with English subtitles
Multilayered acrylic painting on canvas with scratching (Option 1) is available with English subtitles
International Annual Online
Art Course 'Paint Your Heart and Soul 2020'
My dear friends, I am glad to present you
International Art Course 'Paint Your Heart and Soul 2020' (PYHaS2020),
in which I am honored to be one of the instructors!
The course will last throughout the entire 2020 year and includes 65 masterclasses taught by 37 art instructors from the US and other countries.
You can join the training at any time.
All masterclasses are provided to you with no time limit.
*You can download a video tutorial and store it on your computer.
I am presenting a masterclass on my mixed monochrome technique.
Distinctive features of this option are: more concise and
decorative work with color, a clear drawing, a lot of small details. At the same time, there are used tricks from ‘realistic’ painting, work with volume, light-and-shade, overtones and ‘materiality’ - glass, metal,
It is perhaps ‘the quickest’ version of this technique!))) It will work perfectly for those who do not like to go deep into detail, who love ‘live’
expressive work, experiments, out-of-the-box solutions and
‘modern language’ in painting!)
The inspiration behind this version of the technique were old and faint frescoes.
It is all about the ‘destroyed’ painting layer; the color scheme can be both moderate, almost monochrome, and
colorful. However, the main feature of this option that differs it from all the previous options is completely different work with shadows that creates the effect of ‘aged’ surface.
Initially, this technique was based on 'Colored Portrait'. This is how Svetlana explains why she singled out this topic as a separate technique: 'Since here we remove such a powerful tool for forming a picture as 'color', the works done exactly with the same techniques as in the 'Colored' technique seemed inexpressive to me... I had to add a few nuances and tricks to bring the technique back to life, and the technique stood out in a beautiful way. Now I am just in love with it - it seems to me that the works made in this technique are amazingly gentle, like crystal.
The fine-grained texture of watercolor paper and a few 'tricks' in work with materials familiar to you from school — here is a new field for experiments!
Botanical illustration captivates artists for several generations so much that it is gradually turning from 'scientific drawing' into an independent artistic movement in the visual arts and does not lose its relevance up to date. Svetlana creates her own unique technique, many simple steps of which are 'built' on one another, turning into something more than just a page from a 'botanical atlas'; turning into something mystical, full of secret and obvious meanings - a fascinating game of images and symbols.
‘Flowers in a glass vase’ is one of the masterclasses from the ‘Colored’ course on Svetlana Rumak’s unique author technique of acrylic painting on paper and canvas.
At the masterclass, we will study all the nuances of the technique itself as well as various tricks in painting different types of flowers, herbs and glass objects.
‘Pears and Grapes’ is one of the masterclasses from the ‘Colored’ course on Svetlana Rumak’s unique author technique of acrylic painting on paper and canvas.
At the masterclass, we will study all the nuances of the technique itself as well as various tricks in painting different types of fruit, porcelain and metal objects - silver, copper, etc.
‘Colored Portrait’ is one of the masterclasses from the ‘Colored’ course on Svetlana Rumak’s unique author technique of acrylic painting on paper and canvas.
At the masterclass, we will study all the nuances of the technique itself as well as various tricks in stylized painting of different characters.
Live classes in the center of Moscow
'Club Day' – a new and completely unique format of live classes - a masterclass in the form of an 'Open Day'!
A great opportunity to study Svetlana's signature techniques live in a fun and cozy atmosphere!
Classes take place every Wednesday.
Art tours 2019:
Off-site masterclasses in 2019:
Take a look at our previous art tours and workshops:
Alicante is a wonderful Spanish town situated not far from Valencia
About the author and the teacher:
Hi! I’m Svetlana Rumak!
Hi everyone! My name is Svetlana Rumak, I am a professional artist. I live and work in Moscow.
I graduated from the Art Department of College of Education. I worked as a fine art teacher in a private school, as a designer, as an artist in a puppet theatre.
But as of today, I’ve been a freelance artist for 18 years with creative work as my main occupation, and I’m very happy about it!
I work with fine art and graphic design, travel around the world, take part in Russian and international projects - exhibitions, art symposia, art fairs.
My paintings are in private collections in more than 20 countries. I miss them a lot, of course, but I am sure they are in good hands :)
I have been an active participant of exhibitions, and since 1993 I have participated in more than 200 exhibitions in Russia and abroad, 10 of which were my personal exhibitions. Since 2002 I have been a member of Union of Artists of Russia.
I have illustrated two books of my beloved author Lewis Carroll ♥️ for the Moscow publishing house ‘Arbor’: in 2009 - ‘Alice in Wonderland’, in 2011 - ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’.
For 10 years of working with acrylic, I have developed several painting techniques and created 7 different masterclasses and 5 signature training courses to teach these techniques.
Click here to see the schedule of masterclasses
Since 2014, I have been a co-owner and curator of ‘Day’ art club in Moscow, where since 2015 (if I am not away on the trip!)) my ‘Club Days for Acrylic’ have been held every Wednesday. Anyone can visit my studio on these days from 14:00 to 20:00 and study my signature painting techniques.
Read more about the Club Days here.
You can find (and purchase!) my paintings on my Facebook page.
Svetlana Rumak’s Drawings
Here are the examples of the acrylic works on paper made in the techniques we will study in webinars and video masterclasses in our art school:
Check out the works created by participants of masterclasses:
Most of the authors of these works took up the brush for the first time! Look at the results they achieved in 3-4 hours of the masterclass)
We kindly remind you that Svetlana Rumak’ s signature painting techniques are intellectual property and protected by copyright.
Please note that it is strictly prohibited to transfer access to your personal account or any materials from your personal account to third parties.
If our security service detects multi-user access to a personal account or distribution of materials on the Internet (folding, blogs, channels on YouTube, etc.), access to your personal account will be permanently blocked without refund of the cost of the purchased masterclasses.
These rules are spelled out in the User Agreement, which you automatically accept with the purchase of any masterclass and when registering on the website of my art school.
On the fact of copyright infringement, I will apply to the judicial authorities and do everything I can to compensate for material and moral damage.
Lessons with Svetlana Rumak
Access to masterclasses for students
Avaliable in English:
Multilayer acrylic painting on canvas with scratching. Option 1
Avaliable in Russian:
Multilayer acrylic painting on canvas with scratching. Option 2
Multilayer acrylic painting on canvas with scratching. Option 3
Colored still life. Flowers in a glass vase
Colored still life: Pears and Grapes
Mixed monochrome technique on textured paper
Prague, Czech Republic: August 5-11th 2019
Prague, Czech Republic (off-site masterclasses): 6, 7, 9, 10 August
Tbilisi, Georgia: September 2019
Alicante, Spain: February 12-19th 2019