ART EVENTS IN BRIEF

We are very proud and honored to share with you the latest art achievements of our art instructor Vladislav Yeliseyev. This year his paintings can be seen at the prestigious art shows and events across the US.

  • July 28 through August 8, 2014 – Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

    Vladislav Yelseyev art events

    Summer Heat

  • September 4 through November 15, 2014 – Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, Delray Beach, FL. Watercolor painting “Old Street” has been selected for acceptance into the 43rd Annual Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition.
Vladislav Yelseyev art events

Old Street

  • October 2 through November 1, 2014 – Abend Gallery, Denver, CO. Watercolor painting “Old Estate” was accepted into the 15th Annual AIS (American Impressionist Society) National Juried Exhibition.
Vladislav Yelseyev art events

Old Estate

  • October 6 through 11, 2014 – Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out! – Vladislav is 2014 Canaveral Poster Artist. His watercolor painting “Waiting to sail” has been selected for the event poster. Click here to find out more.

    Vladislav Yelseyev art events

    Waiting to sail

  • November 4 through December 18, 2014 – Personal show at “Harmony Gallery” in Sarasota, FL. Artist Reception November 6, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

    Vladislav Yelseyev art events

    Yacht Club

  • June 7 through August 17, 2014 – NWS (National Watercolor Society), San Pedro, CA. Watercolor painting “Newsstand”.
Vladislav Yelseyev art events

Newsstand

  • March 13 – 14, 2015 – Galleria Group Show. The 2015 Creators and Collectors Tour at Ringling College of Art and Design Ulla Searing Center, Sarasota, FL

Why us?

Why Us?

•    Renaissance School of Art has been selected for the 2013 Best of Sarasota Award in the Art Instruction and Schools category by the Sarasota Award Program.
•    Small classes – groups of 4 to 7 students.
•    Professional Art Instructors with Master’s Degree in Fine Art
•    Individual attention
•    NO silly projects!
•    Beautiful and inspiring studio
•    Convenient location

Summer camp week one

Morning class: This week kids are learning Batik technique. Batik is both an art and a craft, which is becoming more popular and well known in the West as a wonderfully creative medium. The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practiced for centuries. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made there. The word batik originates from the Javanese tik and means to dot.

Day 1 – Designing the pattern

Batik day1a

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Day 2 – Stretching the fabric and outlining the design

Batik day2

Last day of camp

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Student of the month Becky Noble

MARCH 2014

Becky Noble at Renaissance1.    What is your background? When I was young, my parents would load the whole family up in the car and we would drive all over the United States to the places where my father would lecture. After graduation, I spent four years living and working at a school aboard two Tall Ships, traveling the Caribbean and Europe.  I moved to Sarasota in my twenties to help the school’s owners develop international travel adventure and community service programs for teens. Visiting different locations, learning about other cultures and taking in spectacular landscapes has been a big part of my life that I attempt to bring into my artwork.
2.    Did you study art before?  When I was a young girl, I enjoyed drawing horses, but I never had any formal art instruction. Studying at the Renaissance School of Art is the first time I’ve been able to concentrate on developing my drawing and painting skills.
Students tonal watercolor study3.    Why did you decide to study classical drawing and/or watercolor?
While traveling in Europe, we visited most of the major art museums. I learned to appreciate the works of the masters, particularly those from the Renaissance period and wanted to learn that style of drawing and painting.
4.    Why did you choose art program at Renaissance School of Art?
I was invited to a Watercolor party at the Renaissance School of Art. Vlad made all of us feel like we could become good artists if we continued to paint. I was given the opportunity to take the drawing class in the fall and have continued with watercolor classes. I learn something new every time.
Students landscape watercolor5.    What subject do you like to paint and why? What influences your art? I enjoy painting just about anything that presents a challenge. I love being outside, so landscapes are a natural choice. I didn’t realize that I would enjoy painting still life until we painted some in class. Now I’m amazed at how beautiful you can make simple objects appear with the right tones and colors. Most of the subjects that I choose to paint are those that bring back memories of places I have been.
6.    What is your favorite media? Watercolor has become my favorite media, although I still use acrylics and pastels from time to time. It’s easier to make mistakes when painting with watercolors, but those mistakes sometimes end up making the painting more appealing.
7.    How often you paint? I paint three or four times a week and try to paint outside at least once every week.
watercolor Becky Noble8.    Did you show your paintings publicly? I joined the Light Chasers, the local Plein Art group, and paint with them whenever I can. When I paint outside, people who happen to walk by often ask to look at what I’m working on. In January, I participated in my first art show, the Light Chasers Annual Paint-Out and Show. 
9.     What are your future goals? I plan to continue studying drawing and painting. I would like to show my paintings in public more frequently and perhaps even sell some of my artwork.
10.     Do you have any advice for our students?  Look at each class as an opportunity to learn something more about the media with which you are working, whether it is pencil drawings or watercolor paintings. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. That’s what makes each of our pieces of art unique. If you keep working, you will become a better artist.

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Art show Sarasota

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Hideaway webParadise in Season:

New Works by Beverly A. Smith,

Vladislav Yeliseyev and Joseph Palmerio

March 14-April 30 • Celery Barn in Towles Court

The exhibit includes abstract and impressionistic landscapes in oil and watercolor.

Art show Sarasota, FL.  “Paradise in Season: New Works by Beverly A. Smith, Vladislav Yeliseyev and Joseph Palmerio” runs March 14 through April 30 at the Celery Barn in Towles Court, 266 South Links Avenue, Sarasota. The exhibit includes abstract and impressionistic landscapes in oil and watercolor. The artists who represent themselves in this show will be available on opening weekend March 14-15, 10 – 6 pm with a life painting demonstration by Vladislav Yeliseyev on March 15 at 2 p.m. A reception, with artists, is March 21, 6-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 941-330-6865.

Beverly A. Smith has been a teacher, coach, mother, exercise physiologist but now devotes most of her time to creating art. “My expressionistic work is intuitive,” says Smith. “As I add more paint, movement, shape and texture to the work, it develops itself and becomes a painting. The experience is not a deliberate, intellectual one—but a journey, from beginning to end. I enter the painting feeling like climbing in and tiptoeing around. This is how I get the depth in my work by experiencing it first hand. I become part of the painting.” Smith says she’s been continuing her studies at the Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota, where she’s concentrating on anatomy and figure drawing. She also studies at The Southern Atelier in Bradenton. The works in this exhibit will be abstract expressionist and impressionistic landscapes in oil. For more information about Smith, visit www.beverlyasmith.com.

Classically trained, Vladislav Yeliseyev combines an artist’s eye with an architect’s observation. After graduating in fine art from Moscow School of Arts, Yeliseyev earned a master’s degree in architecture from the Moscow Institute of Architecture in 1983. “My every work is a manifest of light existence. Understanding the nuances of light is a matter of life and death in landscape painting,” he says. Vladislav’s works won numerous awards at the juried art competitions in the United States and Russia. To share his passion and expertise, Vladislav founded the Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota where he teaches a formal curriculum and educates his students in classical drawing and painting. In this exhibition, Vladislav will show his most recent plein air works in watercolor and oil painted in Florida and France. For more information about Vladislav Yeliseyev, visit www.yeliseyevstudio.com

Joseph Palmerio is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia Pa. His work is part of numerous private collections throughout the country, including the Coville collection in Sarasota, the Grant collection in Reston Va., and the Havard collection in Philadelphia. Palmerio has exhibited in the Coutts Museum in Kansas as one of the top “100 National Parks Artists,” and has completed large murals for the city of Philadelphia, the Acme Market Corporation in Great Valley, Pa., and Motivation Inc. in the Orlando Airport. Palmerio has served as artist-in-residence for the Everglades National Park and the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. He teaches painting and plein air techniques privately and holds workshops up and down the east coast. Palmerio will exhibit butterfly abstractions and landscapes in this show. For more information, visit www.palmerioart.com.

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Watercolor for Teens

November 8, 2013   6:00 – 8:30 pm – “Basics of Watercolor”
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev (Mr. Vlad)

This workshop is a part of the series “Teen Studio”. Many drawings completed during “Teen Studio” can be used in a portfolio.

Student watercolor workWatercolor painting is a very exciting medium! Students of this workshop will learn how to apply watercolor in layers to create depth in their drawings.  Use of watercolor materials, color mixing technique and composition will be covered. Students will also improve their freehand sketching skills by drawing still life composition from observation. Demonstration and individual instructions will be given in small group setting.
Fee: $45. Reserve your spot by Nov. 5th, 2013.

OTHER WORKSHOPS:
SHADING TECHNIQUES – December 6, 6 – 8:30 pm
FREE PORTFOLIO EVALUATION - Nov. 8, Dec. 6  5:00 – 6:00 pm

Advanced Registration is required. Please call 941.330.68.65 or email.

TERMS AND POLICY: Space is limited to 8 participants. Advanced registration and payment are required. The fee does not include art material. We reserve the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. If we cancel the workshop, you will receive a full refund of the fee paid for this workshop. If you cancel the registration more than 7 days in advance, you will receive a full refund. No refunds or credits after that. Workshops and special events not meeting enrollment minimums will be cancelled one to two days before the scheduled date. You will be notified by email.

Shading Techniques

shading techniqueMarch 11, 2014   10:00 – 13:00 – “Cross Hatching Shading Technique”
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev (Mr. Vlad) Fee: $45

This workshop is a part of the series “Teen Studio”. Many drawings completed during “Teen Studio” can be used in a portfolio.

This structured workshop includes lesson, demonstration and on-on-one instructions. The program has a focus on drawing 3-dimentional forms in perspective, learning and practicing Cross hatching shading technique. All levels are welcome. Advanced registration is required.

REGISTER NOW WITH PAYPAL! After registration and payment you will receive confirmation email with the list of materials.

Name of participant
Date of workshop


OTHER WORKSHOPS:
March 12  On-site Landscape Painting (4 hours) Fee: $60
FREE PORTFOLIO EVALUATION  Please call 941.330.68.65 or email.

TERMS AND POLICY: Space is limited to 8 participants. Advanced registration and payment are required. The fee does not include drawing material. We reserve the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. If we cancel the workshop, you will receive a full refund of the fee paid for this workshop. If you cancel the registration more than 7 days in advance, you will receive a full refund. No refunds or credits after that. Workshops and special events not meeting enrollment minimums will be cancelled one to two days before the scheduled date. You will be notified by email.

Best of Sarasota 2013

Best of 2013 SarasotaRenaissance School of Art Receives 2013 Best of Sarasota Award

Sarasota Award Program Honors the Achievement

SARASOTA October 2, 2013 — Renaissance School of Art has been selected for the 2013 Best of Sarasota Award in the Art Instruction and Schools category by the Sarasota Award Program.

Each year, the Sarasota Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Sarasota area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Sarasota Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Sarasota Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Sarasota Award Program

The Sarasota Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Sarasota area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Sarasota Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Sarasota Award Program

CONTACT:
Sarasota Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@awardprogram.org
URL: http://www.awardprogram.org

Perspective drawing

October 25, 11:00 – 13:30
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev (Mr. Vlad)

This workshop is a part of the series “Teen Studio”. Many drawings completed during “Teen Studio” can be used in a portfolio.

A solid understanding of Perspective gives the artist the means to draw what they see both accurately and believably. This workshop primarily focuses on the fundamental understanding of the principles and the concept of scale in perspective. Not sure what perspective is all about? Check this site: http://drawsketch.about.com/od/perspectivetechdrawing/tp/perspectiveindex.htm

Fee: $45    Reserve your spot by Oct.23, 2013
TERMS AND POLICY: Space is limited to 8 participants. Advanced registration and payment are required. The fee does not include drawing material. We reserve the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. If we cancel the workshop, you will receive a full refund of the fee paid for this workshop. If you cancel the registration more than 7 days in advance, you will receive a full refund. No refunds or credits after that. Workshops and special events not meeting enrollment minimums will be cancelled one to two days before the scheduled date.

Halloween Workshop for kids

BE THERE! WEAR YOUR COSTUME! October 26, 2013     10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Gail Bruder-Werner
Age: any

In this Halloween workshop, kids will discover the origins of Halloween and learn about pioneer Halloween traditions. Participants will create Halloween themed crafts to take home. The registration fee covers the cost of materials. Registration is required.

FEE: $45
Please reserve your spot by October 21, 2013.

TERMS AND POLICY: Space is limited. Advanced registration and payment are required. The fee includes art materials. Snack will be provided. We reserve the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. If we cancel the workshop, you will receive a full refund of the fee paid for this workshop. If you cancel the registration more than 7 days in advance, you will receive a full refund. No refunds or credits after that. Workshops and special events not meeting enrollment minimums will be cancelled one to two days before the scheduled date.