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Russia, Sochi

VIII International plein air “The country of magnolia”


The plein air  is a unique opportunity to go on an exciting journey to the Olympic capital, one of the most beautiful cities in Russia, in which it is possible not only to draw stunning natural landscapes and architectural ensembles from nature, but also to get master classes from professional artists and participate in the exhibition.


The international festival of music and arts will be held with the support of "St. Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Education" and the International Academy of Music of Elena Obraztsova and "Sanartis" s.r.o. (Prague, Czech Republic).

We winvite solo artist and groups from different countries, teachers of art schools, studios of arts. The art plein air has international status, includes the art plein air, master classes, exhibitions and other events of an international character in the field of professional fine art.

Classes in groups of 15-20 people. During the event, the best artists and teachers will educate participants in certain methods of work and teach them various styles and directions of art practices.

Support and popularization of fine art; expansion of international and interregional relations, harmonization of interethnic relations; preservation and development of the traditions of the multinational culture of the Russian Federation and foreign countries; identification and comprehensive support of the most talented and promising children and youth in the field of art; development of horizons and intellectual level of children and adolescents; exchange of experience between groups, teachers, support of constant creative contacts between them; improving the professional skills of teachers (conducting seminars, round tables and master classes); attracting attention from state, international, commercial and public organizations to the problems of art; media coverage of the works of children and youth.

Up to 6 years; from 7 to 8 years old; from 9 to 10 years; from 11 to 12 years old; from 13 to 15 years; from 16 to 18 years old; from 19 to 25 years old; over 25 years old.


Fine art: painting and graphics (oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, pen, ink, monochrome gouache, monochrome watercolor, pastel, etc.).
Photographic art.
Decorative and applied art: sculpture of small forms in the interior, academic sculpture, jewelry, sculptural and jewelry techniques: metal-plastic, perforated metal, diffraction, hand-forged elements, casting, embossing. Bone carving, costume design, graphic design, cold and hot batik, free painting, printed and printed, tapestry, hedge art, collage, quilt, art felt, textile doll, hand-made paper, linocut, lithography, woodcut, etching, engraving , other.

Participation is organized in the format of the exhibition. Each participant presents 3-4 works - 1 homework on a topic related to the trip, and 2-3 works from the plein air. The size of the work (for arts and crafts - the area of the base) is 50x70cm or less. Each work must have a label on the front side indicating the name and age of the author, city, title of the work, performance technique. Registration of work in a frame or mats is welcome. Participants of the open air should have with them all the necessary art materials (including cardboard, canvas, graphic materials, sketchbook, paints, paper, high chair, water, etc.)

The jury is formed by the organizing committee of the event from professional artists, teachers, cultural and art workers, public figures. The list of jury members is not disclosed until the beginning of event. At the end of the plein air participants and teachers have the opportunity to discuss competitive works with jury members and exchange views.

Criteria: compositional solution, performance technique, color scheme, space transfer, innovation.
Awarding: all collectives participating in the art plein air are awarded with commemorative cups. In each nomination and age group, the titles of the Laureate of I, II, III degrees, as well as the titles of the Diploma of I, II III degrees are assigned. One of the winners of the first prize, who won the most votes of the jury members, is awarded the Grand Prix. The participant who received the Grand Prix is awarded a free trip to one of the festivals or plein airs in Europe or Russia.

Financial terms


For teachers 15+1 free




Extra meals

Extra days


11 350

full board


1 900

The price includes: participation in event and all master classes, accomodations, full board, transfer from railway station and back, sightseeing tour around Sochi, free visiting of aquapark. 

Fee: 2900 rub/person. 

Extra fees: participation in nomination of fine arts in festival "The country of Magnolia" (1000 rub per person).


FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE INTRNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ARTS it is necessary to send an application about the team (soloist) till April, 25, 2020 (You can see the sample application on the website or receive by fax) and pay the registration fee.

In the application it is necessary to specify: the full name of the collective (soloist); nomination; the institution in which the collective is based, its postal address (with the index), tel./fax; date of creation of the collective, honorary title, awards; number of participants and their age; Competition program: title, author, timekeeping, phonogram carrier, technical means; Full name of the head of the team, contact phone numbers. For foreigners: the need for additional meals or excursions and information about the time of arrival.

Preliminary program

1 day. 
Meeting of participants at the railway station Loo. Sightseeing bus and pedestrian tour of Sochi according to the schedule. During the tour you will see the main attractions of the city: Olympic Park, Winter Theater, Plane Alley, Riviera Park, Seaport, Festivalnaya Concert Hall and many other ancient buildings, museums, monuments and religious buildings. Accommodation at the hotel (rooms are available from 14.00). Dinner. Sketches of seascapes *. Master Class*. Dinner. Organizational meeting for leaders. Disco dating. Participants present business cards or non-competitive numbers. Overnight at the hotel.

2 day. 
Breakfast. Dinner. Excursion to the State Art Museum of Sochi *. Sketches and sketches of summer landscapes in the city and parks *. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Organizational meeting for leaders. Disco and dance battles. Overnight at the hotel.

3 day.
Breakfast. Excursion to Krasnaya Polyana *. Dinner. Plein air in Krasnaya Polyana *. Master Class*. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Disco and dance battles. Overnight at the hotel.

4 day. 
Breakfast. Free time. Dinner. Exhibition-competition of the open air. Evaluation of the work by the jury. Gala concert and awarding of participants. Dinner. Festive disco. Buffet for leaders. Overnight at the hotel.

5 day. 
Breakfast. Transfer to the Loo train station.

* registration fee for participation in the plein air is paid additionally
Please note that changes can be made to the program!

Excursional program

Sightseeing tour of Sochi

The city of Sochi is the most northern subtropics city in the world, where amazing nature, curative climate, warm sea, mineral springs have created a unique atmosphere for rest and rehabilitation. On a sightseeing tour you will learn the history and modern life of the resort of Sochi. You will learn about the nature and climate of the "southern capital of Russia". You will see the main sights of the city - ancient buildings, museums, monuments, parks and squares, religious buildings. You will see the real pride of the townspeople - Platanovaya alley, which trees were planted in 1913 by the students of the Sochi gymnasium for the 300th anniversary of the Romanovs' house. Visit city park "Riviera", where prominent public figures and cosmonauts were planted beautiful magnolias. You will see the most popular places of the famous Russian resort: Morport, Concert Hall "Festivalny", Winter Theater, etc.

Additional excursions (paid separately):

1. Krasnaya Polyana (about 7 hours)
During the excursion you will learn the history of the famous village and see its sights. The delightful beauty of the Ah-tsu gorge and the stunning panorama of the Krasnaya Polyana mountains, where the ski slopes are spread, will remain forever in your memory.

The cost of the excursion (rubles / person):
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group 10-18 people - 1150
Group 19-29 people - 1100
Group of 30-49 people - 1000
* Cable car - 800 to 14 years old / 1200
* An open-air complex - 200 to 14 years old / 300
* My Russia is 250 to 14 years old / 350
* Narzan - 100 (up to 10 years free of charge)
* Comprehensive lunches 450 rubles

2. Sochi Park (about 6 hours)
This Russian analogue of Disneyland is located in the neighborhood with the Olympic Park and opens for its guests a magical world with fantastic landscape design, world class bright shows and the best modern attractions.

The cost of the excursion, tickets + transfer (rubles / person):
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group 10-18 people - 2400
Group 19-29 people - 2300
Group of 30-49 people - 2200

3. Vorontsovskie caves (about 5 hours)
Vorontsovskie caves - the longest karst cavity in the Krasnodar Territory, its length is 11,720 m, and the height difference is 240 m. In the labyrinths of the Vorontsov caves there are 12 entrances, which were used by primitive people.

Cost of excursion (rubles / person)
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group of 10-18 people - 1000
Group of 19-49 people - 900
Ecosboria-100, tickets 250 - up to 12 years / 350 - adult

4. 33 waterfalls (about 5 hours)
At 11 km from the village of Golovinka in the valley of the Shah River there is a cascade of 33 waterfalls. Here, amid the lush subtropical vegetation, the Djegosch stream seems to escape from a cliff and falls into the Shah River. Like jumping on stone slabs, it passes 7 gushers, 13 rapids and forms 33 waterfalls.

Cost of excursion (rubles / person)
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group of 10-18 people - 900
Group of 19-29 people - 850
Group of 30-49 people - 800
Crossing, national park 200 - up to 10 years / 350 - adult
Tasting of tea 200 to 10 years / 300 - adult

5. The Sochi Discovery World Aquarium (about 5 hours)
Visit the largest oceanarium in Russia, occupying more than 6000 sq.m. Here in 30 aquariums live about 4 thousand representatives of the sea depths. Walking along the underwater tunnel you completely immerse yourself in the enchanting marine world. The exposition of Sochi Discovery World Aquarium surprises the guests with a gentle splash of fresh "lakes", bridges, wild forest, rocks and waterfalls.

Cost of excursion:
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group of 10-18 people - 1000
Group of 18-29 people - 900
Group of 30-49 people - 800
+ Entrance - 500 - up to 11 years / 800 - adult

1. Any other additional excursion program can be arranged for a fee at your request.
2. Prices quoted are subject to change. The actual cost of an additional excursion is recommended to be specified at the time of booking.


Phones / Fax:
8 (800) 250-80-55 (Calls to the RF free of charge)
8 (911) 250-80-55 (Calls to WhatsApp for free)
8 (812) 600-21-23
8 (812) 600-21-24
E-mail address: [email protected]
Official site of the contest-festival:
Social networks:
The address of the organizing committee: 191186, St. Petersburg, ul. Bolshaya Morskaya, 19, letter A, cab. 2D2.

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