South Seas Island Resort Expands Creative Offerings with New Painting and Photography Classes

South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island expands its creative offerings with new weekly painting and photography classes throughout the iconic 330-acre wildlife preserve. Twice weekly painting classes are offered through the resort’s new Artist in Residence program, and photography classes are held with the resort’s new exclusive on-site professional photographers, Sebrie Images.

Led by internationally acclaimed artist Sissi Janku, resort guests and the public can now participate in the painting classes to learn the basics of color and composition during a two hour guided art session inspired by the surrounding landscape. Janku has taught painting in China to artists from all over the world, before calling Captiva her home for the past 17 years. Her paintings have been commissioned by multiple resorts throughout the globe, and have been acquired by numerous collectors. Janku was born in Germany where she studied graphic arts at the Academy of Arts in Munich. Classes are held every Wednesday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. for $60 per session with all materials provided.

For capturing unforgettable vacation moments, weddings, and other special events, South Seas Island Resort also introduces a new on-site photography center with Sebrie Images. Photography classes are offered throughout the week for beginners, novices and even experienced photographers including a nature class, ‘magic hour’ photo walk, and “how to take better photos with your smartphone.” Resort guests can also enjoy a complimentary portrait sitting on Wednesday evenings and Thursday afternoons. Sebrie Images has been Southwest Florida’s premier portrait photography studio for more than 14 years.

For painting class registration, interested students can e-mail Janku directly at, call 321-282-6332 or visit For more information on Sebrie Images or reservations, call 239-826-5682 or visit For more information on South Seas, call 1-800-533-5553 or visit

 About South Seas Island Resort

A 330-acre destination beach resort and wildlife preserve, South Seas Island Resort is located on Captiva Island, just off the Florida Gulf Coast. With two and a half miles of exclusive white-sand beaches, the resort is designed to take advantage of its renowned location, offering a destination rich in recreation and surrounding native wildlife. The resort boasts 471 accommodations ranging from guestrooms and suites, one to three bedroom condominiums, and private home rentals, all featuring balconies or lanais to enjoy water views and wildlife. The resort features an array of activities for guests of all ages with 20 swimming pools, beachfront golf, tennis, full service spa, waterfront dining options, children’s programs, watersports and boutique shopping. In addition, guests delight in world-class shelling, eco-cruises and nature tours, epic fishing, fitness center and yoga studio, an on-site photography studio, painting classes and special event and meeting space. For more information, please visit

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