Learn How to Paint at a Renaissance School of Art Workshop

The Siesta Key area is full of fun things to do, so everyone in your group will find something to enjoy. Spend your days experiencing the best shelling beaches in Florida, dine on some of the freshest seafood around, or take some time to learn about the history of the area. 

If you’re looking for a unique addition to your itinerary, consider painting! Vladislav Yeliseyev’s Renaissance School of Art welcomes painters of all skill levels, and you’re sure to come away with not only some incredible memories but also a fantastic work of art! Best of all, the school is just minutes from our Siesta Key condos.

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History of Vladislav Yeliseyev’s Renaissance School of Art

Vladislav Yeliseyev has been an active painter for decades and opened Vladislav Yeliseyev Architectural Illustration Company in 1992 in New York City. In 2009, the artist and illustrator decided, with his wife Marina and their daughter Polina, to relocate to Sarasota. The family quickly fell in love with the relaxed life of Florida, and Vlad wanted a new place to practice his craft. 

They founded the Yeliseyev Studio in 2009, but the artist still wanted another way to share his passion with the world. Thus, The Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota opened 20 years later in 2012 and has been a mainstay of the Sarasota community ever since.

Workshops, Painting Tours, Plein Air, and More

There’s no limit to the incredible things you can discover at Vladislav Yeliseyev’s Renaissance School of Art. The school holds periodic workshops that will teach you the basics of painting in various mediums. Even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush before, you’re welcome in class! You’ll learn how to paint incredible scenes that you will be proud to display in your home. 

The studio also offers painting tours if you’re looking for something a bit more exotic. Upcoming tours include trips to Russia, Croatia, Costa Brava, and Prague. You’ll get to spend some quality time with incredible artists while getting unmatched inspiration from these beautiful destinations.

If you want a bigger emphasis on community, consider joining the SRQ Plein Air Painters. The group meets each Wednesday at various locations around the Sarasota area, typically at 9 a.m. You’re welcome to come and paint anything you like, giving you the perfect opportunity to tap into your creative side and get feedback from fellow artists. Since the group meets in a different location every week, you’ll also have a great chance to experience various destinations that make Sarasota unique! Even if you’re only in town for a couple of weeks, you’re more than welcome!

Who It’s For

Vladislav Yeliseyev’s Renaissance School of Art has had incredible reviews over the years, and if there’s one standout feature of the school, it’s the inclusivity. No matter your age or skill level, you will be able to join in on the fun. There are workshops for children, teens, and adults, giving each age group their own experience.  Whether you want to paint or draw or try your hand at a variety of mediums, you will have the opportunity to do so.

Visiting Vladislav Yeliseyev’s Renaissance School of Art gives your whole group a one-of-a-kind experience to add to your vacation, something that you’re sure to be talking about for years to come.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to paint but haven’t found the time, visiting Vladislav Yeliseyev’s Renaissance School of Art is the perfect way to include this new hobby during your getaway. The school is one of the premier art workshops in Sarasota, so you know you’re in good hands! Once you have finished your lesson and explored all the other fun things to do in Siesta Key, head back to your rental to relax and reflect on the experience. Our 2-week condo rentals give you the opportunity to truly settle in and make the most of your vacation.

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