Studio Antonelli

Art classes with Jessica Antonelli

Art Classes

Jessica offers drawing classes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and online

Drawing Workshops

Experiment with color, line, and texture to create juicy, exciting succulent sketches in our Colorful Cacti Workshop. Or, go from complete beginner to capturing the likeness of a face in our Portrait Workshop. Or maybe you're ready to make a breakthrough in drawing depth and city scenes in the Perspective Workshop. Details below.

10 Steps to Drawing

10 Steps to Drawing is a classic foundational drawing course where you'll get individualized instruction in a group setting. This month long drawing course in San Miguel de Allende, MX will help both your drawing technique and your creative resilience to become a lifelong artist. Details below.

Online Community

Join our online community of art students and learn 10 Steps to Drawing. Nothing helps you draw better faster than having a group of fellow creatives cheering you on. Sign up to get art and drawing tips, feedback from Jessica, and encouragement to zest up your drawing practice.

Art Class Schedule

June & July  2019  — San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

DateJune 25, 26 & 27th
Time10am-1pm (9 hours total)
DescriptionHow do we create depth on a flat page? In a city as beautiful as San miguel de Allende, the inability to draw the rolling cobblestone streets and rose colored buildings can make you want to give up drawing. But fear not! This 3 day workshop will show you how to draw using linear perspective, color, and shadows to add drama to your landscapes. You may choose to work in watercolor, pastel, or pencil. 
Cost$150 USD
DatesMondays and Wednesdays July 1-24th
Time10am-1pm (24 hours total)
DescriptionLearn to draw what you see. In this 4 week session of classes we retrain your vision to see like and artist and approach your drawings strategically to achieve a likeness. The course covers drawing from still life, portraiture with a model, color, landscapes and perspective, and sketching people in motion. You will experiment with pencil, pen, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and find the medium that best suits your personality. Especially for non-artists and those who think they can’t draw.
Cost$499 USD
Bring your sketchbook and art supplies and join your instructor Jessica for fun, informal drawing sessions around San Miguel de Allende. Get your own copy of Jessica’s map of favorite Drawing Destinations in SMA so you can continue to explore and sketch on your own! These FREE drawing meet-ups will not include a full lesson, but you will get tips and encouragement from Jessica.
Time                       10am-12noon, weather permitting
Dates & Locations   
Monday June 10-         The Jardin Principal
Wednesday June 12-   Bellas Artes
Friday June 14-             Plaza Civica
Thursday July 4-           San Fransisco courtyard 
Friday July 5-                 The Artisan Market (meet at Relox entrance)
Thursday July 11-         The Jardin Principal
Friday July 12-               Plaza Civica
(More July dates TBA)


Happy students who have worked with Jessica

Sheila McFarland

Biggest challenge before working with Jessica: Overcoming my fear that I’m not creative. After: Jessica made me feel successful from the very first exercise. She made me enjoy drawing. She is a wonderful teacher able to break down the skills needed into manageable easy pieces.

Barbara Nichols

For me, Drawing, or learning to draw, has always been difficult,mostly due to the negative emotional criticism in my own head. My class with Jessica has been so nurturing and supportive and has provided me a safe environment to make mistakes and actually improve my drawing. I can say I’ve gotten past the negative stuff and am enjoying the process of learning to draw—I think I’m hooked. Jessica’s class has been fun and her instruction is effective and I plan to attend her classes in the future!

Rajala Kuehmichel

Before, when I did art work I knew something was wrong but I didn’t know how to fix it. Jessica has taught me many ways of seeing and interpretation what I am looking at so that my rendering is authentic. AND to not give up but try again—perhaps with a different medium. Jessica is great teacher full of love of art and the joy of teaching. What fun it has been! My greatest joy has been the awareness that creating art is a way of life full of success balanced with a few “oops” that are really signaling a new level of growth.