Ermitage Art Academy

Mikhail Dimov founded Ermitage Art Academy in 1998. With a flexible class schedule and small class size (3-5 students), each student's curriculum is personally developed based on the individual's experience, needs, and creative path. The amount of personal attention devoted to each student makes Ermitage so very unique.

The students‚ training consists of painting and drawing from observation, from classical art, working in plain air, experimenting with 2D and 3D media, and visiting museums and exhibitions. Students acquire a thorough knowledge of anatomy, composition, and design. Apart from technical and professional skills, Mikhail helps the students discover their own unique talents and a personal artistic direction. Acting as mentor and guide, he encourages them to trust themselves and the creative process, and to strive toward their highest potential and see beauty in all aspects of life.

Mikhail broadens the learning experience by taking his students out of the studio and into museums and galleries. This exposes the students to real and new artwork, allowing them to not only learn from it, but also to see themselves as part of the art world and of a greater community and lineage of artists.

The skill level acquired at The Academy sets its young artists apart from others their age. Their portfolio enables them to get accepted into some of the best and most prestigious schools in the country such as The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York, and many others.

Some of the students have received full scholarships!

Furthermore, their training has not only helped them in the fine art world, but in fields like graphic and web design, and fashion.

Numerous students have competed and won awards in state and national competitions like the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), and have even won The Sam Johnson 2009 Congressional Art Contest, receiving a high honor medal and showing their artwork at The House of Representatives in Washington D.C.

The academy is open to students of all levels and ages, starting with five years old. Please come and meet Mikhail for a free initial portfolio consultation.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Friday & Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 8:00am-2:30pm

Please inquire for pricing

Services Offered

  • Group art classes
  • Private lessons
  • Private consultations
  • College portfolio preparation
  • Art mentorship

Mikhail Dimov

Mikhail is the founder and instructor of Ermitage Art Academy. He does commercial and private commissions and is a well-respected mural painter in the DFW Metroplex. Read more