Naples Academy of Realist Art at Beth Sistrunk Studios


Private Artist Retreats - 2018

Stay in Beth's private, Northern Light Studio and study along side the master. Beth's studio is an unforgettable and unique creative haven; you will emerge with your creative batteries recharged. The studio campus is located in Naples, FL, about 20 minutes from Naples' sandy beaches, shopping, dining and located near opportunities to explore the nearby everglades hiking attractions.

Instruction: 9am - 11:30am and 12:30-4pm instructed time with all the additional private studio time you desire.
Bring your own brushes, palette, pencils, paint, plain air equipment (optional/seasonal) and painting supports.

Topics of study are tailored to meet the guest artist's educational needs, skill level and interests. Example topics: painting fundamentals, underpainting methods, master studies, color, drawing, composition, portrait painting, floral painting, or still life.

Beth's studio facilities
Kitchenette with microwave, hot plate, mini fridge, pots, pans, dishes and cutlery
Beth's favorite spot for creative thinking in the studio: a built in twin XL bed located in The Reading Nook between the loft and main floor that overlooks the studio. 
Full bathroom
Swimming pool
Outdoor grill
Screened in lanai
The Sistrunk Campus: 5 acres of beautifully landscaped and natural grounds available for plein air painting in your free time (seasonal)

Meals not included.

5 days: $1,250.00
3 days: $750.00

 E-mail: beth at for scheduling availability. 


January 2018 - Master Studies

February 2018 - Portrait Painting

March 2018 - Still Life

Apprenticeship Program

This special program will provide instruction opportunities to budding young artists looking to make painting their profession but who are otherwise unable to obtain instruction. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to apply. I will have 3 scholarship positions available and will be waiving my usual hourly teaching fee for this program only; one apprentice scholarship has been filled. It is a rigorous, disciplined study based program and will require a weekly time commitment. The apprenticeship program runs from 10am - 4pm on Wednesdays with optional uninstructed studio access on Monday afternoons (subject to change and availability). I will be taking applications later in the year to start in the spring semester of 2018. More details to follow in the coming months as the studio nears completion this fall.