Teachers

vlad1Vladislav Yeliseyev, 

founder of Renaissance School of Art,  is a vivid art educator, nationally recognized artist andDemo2 architectural illustrator.  Vladislav adopted academic approach of teaching classical drawing techniques to his classrooms. He teaches the classical painting techniques used in any medium. Vlad respects both the fine art of painting and the fine art of teaching. He is in high demand for workshops and demos. Vladislav  has a unique ability to reflect transparency of natural light. This earned him Demo Light Chasers (2)international acclaim as a watercolor artist. Vladislav’s abilities gained him a high regard among leading US architects. He painted architectural designs for various commercial, residential and government projects such as the Red Cross, Universities, Hospitals and businesses throughout the world. He started the Vladislav Yeliseyev Architectural Illustration Company in 1992 in New York City. That same year he won the Formal Presentation Drawing Award from the American Society of Architectural Illustrators.
Vladislav received formal training in art education in Russia. He earned his Master’s Degree at the famed Moscow Institute of Architecture. Vlad is a classically trained artist and teacher. Vlad does both architectural illustration and fine art watercolor painting. He taught illustration at Parson’s School of Design. He released his first instructional DVD, a Vlad FSWSwatercolor workshop called “Painting Architecture”. Both his commercial and artistic work are widely exhibited. He has won many awards. His paintings are in commercial and personal collections world wide.
 Vlad is a member of many art societies nation wide. He was awarded Signature Member of National Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society and American Impressionist Society. His recent exhibitions included “Summer Tunes”, “Images of a European Journey”, “Paradise in Season” and “Urban Thoughts”. His works were accepted and awarded in all major national art competitions and exhibited widely from East to west Coast. More info – Click here.

His works were exhibited in State Museum of Pennsylvania, Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York, NY and more. Vladislav’s new works can be seen in Stakenborg Fine Art Gallery and Galleria Silecchia in Sarasota, Collector’s Gallery in Venice, FL, Troika Art Gallery in Easton, MD, LePrince Gallery in Charleston, SC and Renaissance Studio Gallery.   Click here to see Vladislav’s artwork.

Photo profileAmy Webber,

a teaching artist has developed and taught visual art programs with children and adults for over 13 years in the Sarasota – Bradenton, and Venice community. She is substitute in the Sarasota County Schools, teaches pottery ceramic courses at Suncoast Technical College, Venice Art Center, Manatee Art Center, and privately. Amy works various grant programs though AFTA (Association of Teaching Artists); arts integration in the classroom in Sarasota and Manatee County Schools: 2D and 3D studies with the teacher’s core subject matter. She is listed as a Teaching Artist with Sarasota County Schools – Ed Explore. Amy is an award winning professional fine art artist working in the ceramics medium – sculpture, decorative pottery and painting. Her work can be seen at Art Uptown Gallery, 1301 Main Street. Sarasota, Fl. Amy Webber is a graduate of Illinois State University in Commercial Art and holds a Certificate of Architecture from SCTI.

PhotoSusan Covert bio is coming up soon

PhotoJane Keeling

earned a BFA at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Keeling also studied painting 3 years at Scripps College and a semester in London, England. For many years Jane painted murals while her children were small and taught drawing and painting at Enid Summer Arts in Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse. Moving to Florida in 2006 gave her the opportunity to return to painting on canvas. Jane divides her time between plein air(outside) and studio painting. She has taken workshops with Thomas Beuchner, Anne Blair Brown, Camille Prezwodek, Hodges Soileau, Katie Dobson-Cundiff and Bill Farnsworth and paints weekly with the River Studio Painters. Jane paints landscapes, still lives and portraits focusing on color/light, composition and interesting brushwork. Her work can be found at www.janekeeling.com and Island Gallery West on Anna Maria Island.