Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Bold Brush Approach and Discipline in Watercolor - Plein Air Workshop"
December 8-10, 2018
 

"Despite all visual looseness, there are essential steps we cannot ignore. Combination of careful planning and rapid completion of the plan on watercolor paper is the most fail-safe path to a successful painting." In this workshop Vladislav Yeliseyev (Vlad) will uncover the whole process of thinking and planning for the outstanding final result. Vlad came to the US from Moscow in the 1980's, educated in classical art and architecture. Using a limited palette and brushwork, he has a unique ability to depict reflected light in his paintings. Vlad's teaching style reflect his playful sense of humor. All levels are welcome to his workshop. Vlad will be working with you individually. Group size: 8-12 artists.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Renaissance School of Art
Website, email, 941-330-6865


"Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting"
January 10-12, 2019
 

Have you ever wondered how to Loosen-Up your painting style? Paint with more Freedom? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then my Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop is for you! I will teach you how to do each of these realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using shape, value, color, edges and center of interest. This workshop is also about learning to loosen-up and paint more freely. All who attend will be able to apply the lessons learned to their own style of painting. This workshop is non media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, and oil are welcome.
 
Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Instructor: David M. Kessler
Sponsor: Art Alliance of Lee County
Website, email, 239-939-2787


"Exploring Artistic Vision in Watercolor"
January 11-13, 2019
 

Join Judy Mudd and explore artistic vision in watercolor in North Port, Florida. Artistic vision gives meaning to paintings! Using photographic reference material, Judy will help you create paintings with a variety of moods and atmospheres. She will guide you through the process of determining the vision, making color choices appropriate for the vision, creating strong compositions and learning watercolor painting techniques for applying various moods and atmospheres to your paintings. Judy's relaxed follow-the-leader teaching style assists experienced beginners to advanced students further develop their skill in the watercolor process. Each day will include discussion of the approach, painting demonstrations, and individual student attention. Classes are relaxed and informal so come and have fun!
 
Location: North Port, Florida
Instructor: Judy Mudd
Cost: $395
Sponsor: North Port Art Center
Website, email, 941-423-6460


"Bold approach and discipline in watercolor - Plein Air Workshop"
January 23-25, 2019
 

"Despite all visual looseness, there are essential steps we cannot ignore. Combination of careful planning and rapid completion of the plan on watercolor paper is the most fail-safe path to a successful painting." In this workshop Vladislav Yeliseyev (Vlad) will uncover the whole process of thinking and planning for the outstanding final result. Vlad came to the US from Moscow in the 1980's, educated in classical art and architecture. Using a limited palette and brushwork, he has a unique ability to depict reflected light in his paintings. Vlad's teaching style reflect his playful sense of humor. All levels are welcome to his workshop. Vlad will be working with you individually. Group size: 8-12 artists.
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Renaissance School of Art
Website, email, 941-330-6865


"Creating a Painting in Colored Pencil"
February 7-9, 2019
 

Take a February "cabin fever break"- come to Quincy, Florida! Kristy Kutch, an experienced, supportive workshop instructor, welcomes you for three fascinating days, exploring the remarkable range and potential of colored pencil techniques. Waxy/oily and watercolor colored pencils, even some watercolor crayons (water soluble wax pastels), will be featured, combining them for "painterly" results. Giving frequent demonstrations, Kristy acquaints students with an abundance of related materials. Kristy is the author of the books Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil. She is also the featured artist in four instructional colored pencil DVDs. Students receive a generous supply of sample products, including new items on the art scene. (No exaggeration: bring a spare tote bag!)
 
Location: Quincy (near Tallahassee), Florida
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Website, email, 850-627-5023


"Colored Pencil: Focus on the Landscape"
February 13-15, 2019
 

Colored pencil is flourishing as a fine art medium! It offers rich colors, non-toxic wet-or-dry convenience, easy control, portability, and gorgeous results. Render with loose gestural strokes or crisp details. These traits also make colored pencil and watercolor pencil ideal for landscape art. Kristy Kutch is an experienced, upbeat workshop instructor and author who guides her students through the steps for creating colored pencil landscape art. Her focus is on demonstrations of waxy/oily and water soluble colored pencils, with opportunities for individual questions and attention. Kristy offers techniques- some quite surprising- for rendering impressive skies, dense trees, or those craggy mountains. An abundance of free materials will be provided for the class, including rich surfaces which are colored pencil-compatible.
 
Location: The Villages, Florida
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Cost: $314
Sponsor: Village Art Center
Website, email, 352-572-5317


"Painting Plein Air with Vladislav Yeliseyev in Naples, FL"
February 16-18, 2019
 

Escape hustle and bustle of winter for painting vacation in Suncoast! We are going to visit and paint variety of places. Our subjects will be boats, gardens, bay views and more. I will share with you my best approaches to working outdoors starting with location and “point of view" followed by important value sketching and composition. Each day will start with the detailed demonstration and lesson. Special attention will be given to the choice of colors which may be different from what’s there, and loose painterly style watercolor techniques. Small group: up to 12 artists.
 
Location: Naples, Florida
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Cost: $445
Sponsor: Renaissance School of Art
Website, email, 941-330-6865


"Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting"
March 5-8, 2019
 

Have you ever wondered how to Loosen-Up your painting style? Paint with more Freedom? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then my Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop is for you! I will teach you how to do each of these realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using shape, value, color, edges and center of interest. This workshop is also about learning to loosen-up and paint more freely. All who attend will be able to apply the lessons learned to their own style of painting. This workshop is non media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, and oil are welcome.
 
Location: Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Instructor: David M. Kessler
Sponsor: Cultural Arts Alliance
Website, email


"The Freedom of The Brushstroke with Vladislav Yeliseyev in Sarasota"
March 23-25, 2019
 

Join me for 3-day workshop in picturesque Sarasota this Spring! Escape hustle and bustle of winter for painting vacation in Suncoast! We are going to visit and paint variety of places. Our subjects will be boats, gardens, bay views and more. We will visit beautiful Selby Botanical Garden (entry fee in included), Ringling Museum Grounds and one of the picturesque bay front locations in Sarasota. I will share with you my best approaches to working outdoors starting with location and “point of view" followed by important value sketching and composition.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Cost: $360 till 10.01.18 ($400 after 10.01.18)
Sponsor: Renaissance School of Art
Website, email, 941-330-6865


"Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting"
October 4-6, 2019
 

Have you ever wondered how to Loosen-Up your painting style? Paint with more Freedom? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then my Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop is for you! I will teach you how to do each of these realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using shape, value, color, edges and center of interest. This workshop is also about learning to loosen-up and paint more freely. All who attend will be able to apply the lessons learned to their own style of painting. This workshop is non media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, and oil are welcome.
 
Location: Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Instructor: David M. Kessler
Sponsor: Arts and Design Society (ADSO)
Website, email, 850-244-1271


 

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