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+1 941 330 6865

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info@yeliseyev.com

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Mon - Fri: 10AM - 9PM

Vladislav’s workshops already helped a lot of painters to take their painting skills to the next level. Now his watercolor and sketching courses are available online through streaming on Vimeo and Live Online workshops.

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Artists of all levels are welcome but previous experience with watercolor is required


NEW TO ZOOM? NEED SUPPORT? Don’t hesitate to contact us by phone 941-330-6865 or email info@yeliseyev.com


SCHEDULE and REGISTRATIONS:


The Essence of Old Towns

Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev

December 17, 2020 | 3:30pm UK time; 10:30am NY Time

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In this workshop, you will learn how to quickly capture the essence of the scenery with dynamic and powerful impressionistic approach.

You are going to practice how to mix and apply watercolours without fear of being inaccurate, developed specifically by Vlad for his students. Vlad will show you the shortcuts to the path when every brushstroke applied is significant in its impact on the viewer. He will show you importance of focal target and therefore how to be selective in your painting process.

Every painting is like a poetry, the less words wasted the more powerful message it conveys. On the technical side of things, you will discover the major steps involved in achieving powerful results and specifics of the watercolour process where discipline is required and where it is better to give it up and flow with your inspiration.

Among others, the rules of composition, dynamic movement and focal point will be also addressed in depth.

 

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ETUDE IN ORIENTAL STYLE

Still Life Workshop

Instructor: Tatiana Anisimova

Host: Vladislav Yeliseyev


You will learn how to progress your watercolor from objects to background and how to manipulate the immediate look at the edges. Wet on wet techniques will be covered in detail along with gradations from wet to dry and opposite brushwork.
We will finish the workshop with practicing the detailing of objects to give your painting that finished and non overworked look. 

Materials:

1. Paper, 100% cotton, cold press 140lb. – Sanders Waterford, Arches, Hahnemuhle, Canson, etc. Format 22” x 15”.

2. Professional set of watercolors. Mandatory pigments that we need: Burnt sienna, Yellow ochre, Paynes gray, Cobalt turquoise, Golden yellow, Ultramarine blue, Opaque white.

3. Brushes: Round brushes in various sizes, flat brushes in various width and thicknesses, liner brush for detailing. Brushes can be squirrel, synthetics, kolinsky or mixed fiber brushes.

4. You will also need: Board for work (I use plastic); Large water can; Plastic palette, Paper towels or napkins; Mist sprayer with water, Pencil 2B or 3B, eraser; Plastic card or palette knife


Price: $50.00

RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT BY REGISTERING BEFORE NOV.29  1:30PM NY TIME


PAST LIVE STREAMING WORKSHOPS and AVAILABLE RECORDINGS


Workshop: Mix Watercolour with Confidence

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November 19, 2020 | 3:30pm UK time

Vladislav will be covering the following with you:

1. Wet on wet technique theory and practice of colour and tone gradations.

2. Dry brush technique theory as a second layer without going to mud and practice.

3. Theory behind unifying washes and implementation.

4. Painting of the urban scape with further practice of the learned material above.

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Workshop: Composition in Watercolor

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November 12, 2020  |  11am – 4pm

Students will learn:

  • Basic principles of composition to start your painting
  • Laws of Movement in composition 
  • How to keep it balanced by arranging the elements of your painting
  • How to rearrange cars, people, trees and other objects to balance the composition 
  • Why only handful of your photos are actually paintable

Photo reference will be emailed to participants. 

Material list: click here


Workshop: Value Sketching with Vlad

November 5, 2020 | 11am – 2pm ET

Do you really think good paintings just fall from the sky?  What it takes to make a leap of faith from nobody cares photo to a great painting? Let’s practice your drawing and sketching skills for variety of subject matters. Vlad will explain nuances and danger zones in composition, proportions and perspective. Get your value sketches ready for November Paint Along classes. We will do 3-4 sketches depending on the time available to us.. Lesson, one-on-one critique, Q&A are included.

Reference photos will be emailed to participants

Materials: sketch book or letter size white copy paper on clipboard, graphite mechanical pencil 2B, eraser

Testimonial: “I wanted to let you know that the sketching workshop was a breakthrough for me. Not that I’ve mastered sketching by any means but a light bulb went off and it was easier for me to paint along on Sunday. Please tell Vlad he is a genius. Thank you for all you do and making this available.” – Nancy J.

Workshop: Watercolor Painting Tips

October 29, 2020  |  11am – 4pm ET

The focus of this workshop will be on the various elements of streetscapes and landscapes such as trees, people, cars and more. You will paint a few small watercolor sketches/paintings during this workshop practicing a variety of approaches to the subject matter using dry brush, calligraphy and wet on wet techniques.  Vladislav will demonstrate how to show the most important things in your painting and what is not important for a dynamic loose watercolor look.

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Material list: click here


PERSPECTIVE for landscape painters

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PERSPECTIVE TO PAINT LIKE A PRO. Easy way to learn perspective and most important, be confident when drawing just about anything!

You can buy the recording of this workshop on Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/perspectiveforartists


MIXING COLORS 

  • Understanding of cool and warm colors in the scenery.
  • Vlad’s color theory of mixing colors and practical application.
  • Methods of keeping watercolor dynamic, bold and and transparent.

Edited version of Live Online Workshop


Painting Cityscapes

October 15 – 17, 2020

You will learn:

  • How to adjust your composition for best results and break away from your photo. 
  • All about the light in your scene and how to make it work for your focal point. 
  • What’s not to paint or paint loose like a pro to hide objects not worthy of showing. 
  • Ideas about rearranging people and cars in cityscape and how to paint them fast. 

Features:

10/15 Day 1 |  Time: 11am to 4pm Lecture; Lunch break – 30 min; Painting Demo (paint along optional)

10/16 Day 2 | no instructions – Independent Painting from your own selected photo. Watch lesson recording at your convenient time and complete the painting.

10/17 Day 3 | 11am – 2pm  Show your work for feedback and ask questions. Short demos on common mistakes to reinforce what you have learned the first day.

Photo Reference:

Material list: click here


Alla Prima in Watercolor

October 8 – 10, 2020

You will learn: 
  • How to mentally compose your painting on paper and stay in its framework loosely. 
  • Thinking opposite of usual norm and start with darks.
  • How to tie up your painting into synergistic whole. It’s all about loose ends. 
  • Finish the creation with intricate details. 
  • How not to overdo and enhance it with powerful brushwork to energize whole composition.

Features:

10/8 Day 1 |  Time: 11am to 4pm. Included: Lecture; Lunch break – 30 min; Painting Demo (paint along optional)

10/9 Day 2 | no instructions – Independent Painting from your own selected photo or Vlad’s photo reference. Watch lesson recording at your convenient time and complete the painting.

10/10 Day 3 | 11am – 2pm  Show your work for feedback and ask questions. Short demos on common mistakes to reinforce what you have learned the first day.

Material list: click here


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POWER OF BRUSHWORK

September 24, 2020  |  11am – 4pm

Unedited recording of this workshop can be purchased below by clicking on the Buy Now button. Replay will be available till Sunday 9/27 5pm ET.

  • Discover where and why to use a particular application technique in your painting
  • Improve your brushwork
  • Learn calligraphy technique to achieve the impression of detail
  • Increase the power of unifying wash

Materials: click here


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IMPRESSIONS IN WATERCOLOR

September 17, 2020  |  11am – 4pm

  • Discover how to simplify the most complex scenery. 
  • Learn to breakdown everything into primitive forms 
  • Understand the stages involved in painting process to eliminate guesswork  
  • Advance your loose brush techniques

Materials: click here


How to Choose a Paintable Photograph

3-day workshop | September 3 – 5, 2020 

  • You will learn how to evaluate and select photos for a successful painting
  • Review important painting elements such as composition, color and light
  • Discover how to reinterpret the colors in your photographs and which details to omit
  • Advance your painting skills from a photo without copying it

Features:

9/3 Day 1 |  Time: 11am to 4pm Lecture; Showcase of good and rejected photos; Choosing a photo from your collection to paint next day; Lunch break – 30 min; Painting Demo (paint along optional)

9/4 Day 2 | no instructions – Independent Painting from your own selected photo. Watch lesson recording at your convenient time and complete the painting.

9/5 Day 3 | 11am – 2pm plus Show your work for feedback and ask questions. Short demos on common mistakes to reinforce what you have learned the first day.

To get ready: 

  • List of materials – click here
  • Select a few photos from your collection and be ready to share it with instructor on day 1. 

MIXING COLORS PART II*

*Mixing Color Part I is available on Vimeo.

August 20, 2020 | 11am – 4pm ET

What’s INCLUDED:

  • Wet on wet technique theory and practice of color and tone gradations.
  • Dry brush technique theory as a second layer without going to mud and practice.
  • Theory behind unifying washes and implementation on paint scenery sample.
  • Painting of the urbanscape with further practice of the learned material above.
  • Receive Vlad’s feedback Live on Zoom
  • Ask questions any time during the workshop
  • Replay the workshop for 2 days

PAINTING THE LIGHT

August 6, 2020 | 11am – 4pm  Live Workshop

Artists exploit the knowledge of light distribution on the objects to create paintings. Those paintings’ look is something people are very attracted to.

  • You will learn during this workshop the process of painting using the knowledge of light.
  • Receive Vlad’s feedback Live on Zoom
  • Ask questions any time during the workshop
  • Replay the workshop for 2 days

It is quite used topic recently but most of the time this subject understood incorrectly. If I paint the things around me, of course I paint the light, right? Nope. The professional artist knows it , the good one, the bad one continues painting illustrations. That is why when you see the work, unconsciously you know, it’s real, it’s a pro work.

I will tell you, but most important show you and even more important explain you what does that mean to paint the light even using the photograph.

There will be a tiny lecture up front, then together we’ll do a small exercise from a photo. And finally we will paint the streetscape.

All of this will be LIVE and you will have the opportunity to ask questions, show me your results and communicate with me using your microphone and camera. Most important, you will receive a “roadmap” for your future development.

We sort of know that Vlad is not going to be with you all the time in your studio and looking above your shoulder, right? 😉


DRAWING AND SKETCHING

Date: TBA

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Let’s practice your drawing and sketching skills for variety of subject matters. Vlad will explain nuances and danger zones in composition, proportions and perspective. You will be able to show Vlad your creations for his feedback. 


PAINTING PEOPLE AND CARS WITH CONFIDENCE

June 25, 2020

Time: 11am – 4pm

Most of the time the viewers can distinguish professional painters by looking how they draw and paint cars and people in general. This workshop is designed to show major points you will need to pay attention to while working with these objects, and to look good and confident.

Some elements of perspective, proportions and human basic anatomic features will be discussed during the drawing and painting of this streetscape.


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HOW TO PAINT A WINNING WATERCOLOR

June 18, 2020

Time: 11am – 4pm

Streaming workshop with Vladislav Yeliseyev How to paint a winning watercolor
“Centre Street”, award-winning painting

This image was painted en plein air in Cumberland during 2017 Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition. The painting of this particular view won prestigious “Best of Show” Award.

During the workshop I will talk about what was the major elements of design during the painting process. I will show that careful setup of tonal balances and limited palette is attractively stand out in competition and attracts positive attention more than simply “being colorful”.


Live online workshop with Vladislav Yeliseyev watercolor
Joucas, France

PAINTING JOUCAS

Sunday May 31, 2020

Time: 11am – 4pm with 30 min lunch break

Joucas image was taken during Vlad’s workshop in Provence, France a few years ago. In the middle of a quiet French small town, the group of students found the beauty of old house with very attractive elements such as windows, pottery etc. which is so authentic to that French region.  This workshop will try to bring back the impression by selectively highlighting some important elements in it by exploiting color and shapes.  Of course, painting techniques such as wet on wet, dry brush, paper scratch outs etc. will be paid attention and discussed there.

The workshop will concentrate on idea of reinterpreting the scenery into loose impressionist perception style. Composition, hierarchy of elements in it, painting techniques approaches to highlight only important elements will be the subject of the lecture beforehand. The demonstration of the black and white sketch with explanation of tonal values physics will precede final color application demonstration.

Small group of students will give Vlad the opportunity to look at each student work in progress and comment on it along the way. You will communicate with instructor using your computer microphone and camera. Students will take turns to communicate with instructor and receive final critique upon request.


Wednesday April 29, 11am – 4pm 

Live Online workshop with Vladislav Yeliseyev Watercolor
CARABELLE, FL

The Carabelle image was taken during the quick draw at the Forgotten Coast Paint out event a few years ago. The award winning painting was done in two hour time on location there. In the forest of masts and other marine elements, Vlad could find the harmony in composition and selective objects around him. The ability to see these elements in the future painting is a painters must and will be discussed during the workshop. Of course, painting techniques such as wet on wet, dry brush, paper scratch outs etc. will be paid attention and discussed there.

The workshop will concentrate on idea of reinterpreting the scenery into loose impressionist perception style. Composition, hierarchy of elements in it, painting techniques approaches to highlight only important elements will be the subject of the small lecture beforehand. The demonstration of the black and white sketch with explanation of tonal values physics will precede final color application demonstration.

Small group of students will give Vlad the opportunity to look at each student work in progress and comment on it along the way. You will communicate with instructor using your computer microphone and camera. Students will take turns to communicate with instructor and receive final critique upon request.