Do you want to be able to draw what you see?

Are you an art lover, but when you look at your own drawings all you see are the mistakes?

I’ve got great news for you. You can learn to draw–and (dare I say it) enjoy your creative process.

The suffering artist is soooo 5 centuries ago. At Studio Antonelli, we combine a classic, academic approach to drawing with an armada of the latest neuroscience and psychology behind learning how to sketch and paint. Imagine yourself painting like Van Gogh in as little as a year, but you get to keep your ear.

I’m Jessica Antonelli,  an artist currently living in San Miguel de Allende (SMA), born on the island of Galveston in Texas. I founded Studio Antonelli as a hub for all of my art projects, be it painting, teaching classes, pontificating on the artistic process, or showcasing the work of fellow artists. Studio Antonelli offers classes both online and in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Check out the class descriptions to find the right class for you.

My Background

 I graduated with a major in Art and a Masters in Education, and taught art for four years in public schools. In those four years, I taught every grade level, from high school seniors to 4-year olds. I retired at the ripe old age of 27 to pursue my calling to paint and teach abroad. In that vibrant city populated with the most adventurous retirees I’ve ever come across, some students were twice my age. So, I’ve got a very good idea of how human beings best learn art at every stage of development–and how to have a good time doing it whether you’re 6 or 76.

I help my students and clients find their ideal art experience in San Miguel and online. I offer drawing, portraiture painting, or sketching classes, and collaborative or solo art exhibitions that celebrate the culture and vibrance of this most magical part of Mexico. I can also point you in the direction of the best art teacher for you in San Miguel. There are so many great ones!

To learn more about art classes, or if you’d like to commission a paintingcontact me.

Want to know more about me?

I was honored to receive the award of district-wide Teacher of the Year in 2013 in Galveston, Texas.

I’m also a big fan of volunteering by offering my artistic talents (and also good old fashioned elbow grease too!) and creating murals, especially educational murals in groups with kids!


Teaching Mural

I am also obsessed with permaculture.

My very first oil painting, 2002, high school!

My very first oil painting, 2002