The Naples Art District provides many learning opportunities.  You experience an art lesson in a real working art studio under the direction of very knowledgeable artists. As a beginner or someone who wants to further their artistic talent, there is a unique experience awaiting you.  Classes are small so yours in a one-on-one learning experience. Below is a list of all artists offering classes in many mediums. 

True Joy Studio
6240 Shirley Street, Unit 201

Learn to paint the impressionist landscape with award-winning local artist Joseph Swenarton.
Individual and group classes continue each week at the True Joy Studio, 6240 Shirley Street, Unit 201, Naples, FL 34109. Joseph will guide you through a two and one half hour lesson complete with acrylic paint, canvas, brushes and all supplies needed to produce a finished artwork. Cost for each class is $60. Students should plan on wearing comfortable clothing and shoes and may bring an apron or smock. Classes will be offered on Thursday and Saturday afternoons. For more information, you can contact Joseph at (239) 821-8806, email or check our Facebook page: True JOY Studio.,

Tammra Sigler - Red Box Studio Gallery
5760 Shirley Street, Suite 11

Tammra teaches Expressionistic Painting. This is a high energy class.  I focus on “breaking” rules and finding your own voice.  There is lots of movement and a search for lively, original paintings.  Anything is possible! I am interested in students concerned with process rather than product and students willing to search and understand the excitement of the unknown. All levels are welcome if they are content with no “how-tos.”  
Max number is 6.  Please call 239 821 1017 for more information.  

Sandee Kozlow Art - Abstract & Representational

Teaching Mixed Media Abstract Painting
Classes :  Tues, Thurs, 1:00 - 4:00 PM 
                 Saturdays  10:00 - 1:00 PM
Costs:  $95.00 Includes everything  
Students ages 12-18 cost $65.00 for 2 hour classes ( call for individual class times) 

Call: Sandee Kozlow: 239-572-1747 

Rosen Gallery & Studio
North Line Plaza
2172 J&C Blvd

"Clay: Handbuilding & Raku Techniques", 5-week class Mondays 6 to 9 p.m. or Thursdays 1 to 4 p.m. led by award-winning artist Richard W. Rosen, No experience necessary. Limit 7 people, $195 plus materials ($50), Rosen Gallery & Studios, Naples Art District, North Line Plaza, 2172 J & C Boulevard, Naples,  reservations required; (239).821.1061 or 

"A Taste of Raku" at Rosen Gallery & Studios with award-winning artist
Richard W. Rosen; pick a bisqued vase and paint using raku glazes; enjoy a casual meal; learn, participate as the excitement begins during the raku firing and post-firing reduction; take home your unique finished piece of art;  5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays, $53.00 total per person, reservations required; (239).821.1061 or

Christine Otis, Painter/Photographer
5880 Shirley Street, Suite 206

I offer classes in photography, painting, and mixed media. Time, date & costs depends upon schedule, and what the client is seeking. Contact artist directly if interested. Check out my website to see my work:

Michaela & Leigh Art, LLC
6240 Shirley Street, Suite 103

Michaela Castaldi
Watercolor classes Mondays and Tuesdays
Mornings 10:00 to 12:30
Afternoons 1:00 to 3:30
$160 for 4 sessions, all supplies included! Please bring a photo or picture that you will want to paint! Please Enlarge!
Call Michaela Castaldi - 239-272-6383

Leigh Herndon
​Class descriptions:-Classes require advance registration and are available on a first-come, first-   serve basis. 
Batik: Traditional Batik class enhanced with Japanese tools. Design and dye 3 silk scarves in 4 sessions. Finished dyed silk will be hand-washable and dry-cleanable. No experience necessary. Class is limited to 4 participants. Cost $225. All supplies, use of tools, and 3 silk scarves included.
Shoe Painting Party: Design your shoes, bag, T-shirt or scarf. Participants will paint item(s) that they provide. This project will be completed in one class session. Finished clothing pieces are machine washable and permanent. No experience necessary. Class limited to 8 students. Cost $40. Supplies and tools provided. Students bring items to be painted.
Japanese Rozome Painting Class -- Prerequisite Batik class 4-week session: You will create 2 or more small paintings using wax-resist and dyes, a process that allows for shading as the dyes are applied with brushes. These paintings have a unique appearance due to the wax resist, the special wax tools, and the process of dyeing. Limited class size. Reserve your place. Cost is $225 for 4 sessions with wax, dyes, stretchers, use of tools and silk all included.
Gather your friends for a shoe painting party (or bag or shirt); possibly an evening with wine. Find a date with Leigh, or join us for one of the dates below.
The first night batik class: starts Tuesday August 22nd, 6 pm - 8:30 pm. 4 sessions
November and December: Batik on Fridays 1 pm (4 sessions)
Wine & Sole (shoe painting), 
Wed. Oct. 4, 5 pm
Wed. Nov. 1 , 5 pm
Sat. Nov. 18,  1-3 pm
Wed. Dec. 6, 5 pm
Email, or call 603-686-2187 to reserve your spot

Deborah Martin Gallery & Studio
5760 Shirley Street, Suite #14
​2 Day Encaustic Workshop - Tuesday and Thursday, November 7 and 9 - 11:00 - 3:00 - $225.
This Hands-on workshop will introduce you to one of the oldest artists’ mediums -- but with a contemporary approach. Demonstrations will provide artists with encaustic techniques from traditional to experimental. We will learn about safety, basic materials, tools, techniques and supports. Artists with backgrounds in any medium will find this workshop an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary with wax. Materials and equipment are supplied – heated tools, encaustic mediums and paints, oil sticks, and two boards. 

Barbi Dalton
​Fairways Village Plaza
​I offer group workshops to inspire beginner artist. “Painting without Fear” Students who have never painted or are rusty and would like unblock their creativity that exist in all of us. Groups are 4-6 students. I primarily teach acrylic painting with use of a palette knife. The workshop is aprox. 3 hours long and artist will complete 2 small paintings. Please call for interest in joining a workshop. 919-622-1907

Elaine Murphy Art
6240 Shirley Street, Suite 201 (upstairs)

Contemporary Art Class
Fridays 1 - 4pm, at Elaine Murphy Art Studio,
Learn the art of abstract painting using loose, fluid brushtrokes. Then, bring home your finished painting.
$60, plus $15 for materials.
Call (941)320 1616 or email to reserve your place.

Barbara Groenteman Fine Art Gallery & Studio

Intermediate and advanced Watercolor Classes will be posted on my website and notifications sent out to individuals signed up for my newsletter through my website, Classes will begin in December.

CLASSES 2017 -2018