Sissi Janku Art Studio, established in 2000, is the brainchild of Sissi Janku herself, a renowned artist popular for her painting classes held at the Sanibel Community House, Sanibel Island, Florida. She is a student of John Young, an iconic artist from Honolulu, Hawaii, and this artist’s studio holds her artworks and her creations, which predominantly feature tropical landscapes and nature.
Sissi prefers to work with acrylics due to their versatility, and even her students are taught to paint with acrylics. Her painting classes usually last for two hours and each participant gets all the necessary painting materials. Participants also get to take their artistic creation home with them at the end of the session. Her painting class is a perfect way to unwind for a couple of hours while you learn the most important basics of painting.
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1.Studio Gallery & Painting Classes
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Due to Sissi Janku’s extensive traveling experience and professional artist training, she is full of ideas and advice in the field of art, while her paintings have been commissioned by various art galleries and numerous collectors from around the world.
Her art gallery includes her own original paintings, featuring tropical seascapes, abstract art, European images, and Asian paintings. She also has a set of art reproductions based on giclées, lithographs, and tropical seascape prints. Her studio also has painted furniture that showcases her expert painting skills.
Sissi Janku gives weekly painting classes at the South Seas Island Resort, Captiva, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. One painting class session is priced at $60 per person and students are taught basic art concepts like line, light, color theory, perspective, form, and composition while they attempt to complete a masterpiece to take home. Students are provided with a 16x20” canvas, paints, brushes, and aprons. Interested candidates are required to sign up directly with Sissi by calling her studio.
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2.Plan your Visit
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Fun Painting Events
Sissi also hosts painting and wine parties at the Sanibel Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida 33957. All upcoming fun painting events are announced on the studio's website from time to time. The community painting events are usually held on every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of a month between 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Participants are encouraged to bring wine and snacks to share with fellow artists.
The classes cost $45 per person, which includes all the art materials. Sissi Janku will be there to guide and encourage participants in finishing a masterpiece to be taken home after completion. Community painting event bookings should be made with the Sanibel Community House at 239-472-2155.
In addition to painting for galleries and teaching painting classes, Sissi also takes up custom art projects to fit individual requirements. You can check her website for ideas and commission her to do custom paintings for walls and furniture paintings to create statement elements for your home.
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Sissi Janku Art Studio, Sanibel Community House, Sanibel Island, Florida 33957, website, Phone: 321-282-6332
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Sissi Janku Art Studio on Sanibel Island, Florida