Sergey Andriyaki’s Shkola Akvareli (Water Colour School) is not only an art school where it is possible to complete a course, to take single-time lessons and to visit master classes: it is also a place for wonderful art exhibitions.
I regularly pass by Sergey Andriyaki’s Water Colour School, but I only visited it recently for the first time. At once I understood that it would become one of my favourite cultural spots in Moscow. The exhibitions consist of a permanent exhibition of Sergey Andriyaki and of temporary ones. The rooms are rather small, but the second floor is connected by a very beautiful spiral staircase. While climbing it, I could imagine that I was a famous artist or noble lady. By the way, that’s how I always imagined literary salons of the 19th century.
I was also pleasantly surprised to find that concerts of classical music regularly take place in the gallery, which are possible to visit if you just pay for an entrance on an exhibition. The employees of the gallery are also very friendly. I didn’t take a tour, but nevertheless they told me about the building’s story, about Sergey Andriyaki and about the exhibitions.