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Our school is a unique and comfortable loft space. It aims to broaden your artistic horizons, help you express yourself and teach you the basics of the fine arts. It was opened in November 2019 in Lausanne by a Russian artist living in Switzerland - Ksenia Astakhova. Ksenia has a Master's degree in Arts and Design and a classical school of drawing and painting that is rarely taught nowadays. Before opening her own studio, she taught art in different schools of Lausanne. In June 2024 Artiloft opens it's second location in Montreux.


Our goal is to teach you strong skills so that children can enter prestigious art universities and adults become professional artists. That's why we encourage you to take classes regularly so you don't miss the topic in order to progress. As at the professional art school, our disciplines are divided: drawing and painting are different classes that we do not mix.


We have a variety of regular weekly classes divided by technique and by age, you can book a class or read more on this page. An undeniable advantage of Artiloft is an individual approach for each student. Our groups are small, we don't take more than 12 people per class, so that the teacher can devote time to each student individually.


During the weekends we host special workshops with renown artists of the region or worldwide. During the school holidays we host creative camps.


Our students has successfully entered such universities of art as: Parsons (Paris and NY), Marangoni (Milan), St.Martins (London) and other. Our students were the prize-winners in the following contests: IWS International Children & Youth Watercolor Competition (2019, silver prize), JQA International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest (2020, 2021), Renens Drawing Contest (2020, first, second and third place), Fabriano inAcquarello and many others.

Children are welcome from 3 years old. Classes are designed for beginners as well as experienced artists.

All of our classes are ungoing and you can join them whenever you wish. The teacher will adjust to the level of each student individually.


At Artiloft:

We do not paint from photos*;

We do not copy the paintings;

We only paint from real life objects and our imagination;)

                         * rarely and only taken by ourselves


If you have an idea to organise a creative birthday or a party, we will be happy to help you and provide you with our space.


If you are an independent artist looking for a space to create your projects, we will be happy to offer you a creative coworking space. Do not hesitate to contact us!

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