Academy of Creativity- The Russian Academy of Arts
The Russian Academy of Arts, also known as the Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts, was a Saint Petersburg art academy created in 1757 by Ivan Shuvalov, the founder of the Imperial Moscow University, under the name Academy of Three Noblest Arts. Elizabeth of Russia renamed it the Imperial Academy of Arts and commissioned a new structure, finished 25 years later beside the Neva River in 1789. The institution encouraged neoclassical style and method, and it sent bright students to European cities to deepen their education. Academy training was practically needed for artists to have a successful career. The academy also offers exclusive Imperial Academy of Arts Drawing and painting program.