Studio A’s day camp for kids is more than just art. Spanish classes, field trips, jewelry making, dance, community service, cool science projects, and more will fill our days, and tasty healthy meals will fill our tummies.
Fun will include but is not limited to:
-Create your own comic books
-Learn what secret ingredients you need to make your own slime
-Create a paper-mache volcano, then make it explode!
-Games, painting & sculpture building
-Visit the park, Plaza Civica, and the Botanical Gardens
Sign up now and reserve your child’s spot with a deposit. Each week is limited to 20 students max.
Price: $350/week per child (*ask about sibling & local discounts for SMA residents)
WANT TO HELP?
We’re looking for local students to be nominated to join us who would love an art-focused camp where they could open up their creativity and build problem-solving skills.
Do you know a SMA student who would be just perfect for our camp but might not be able to afford it?
-Send a short paragraph describing your nominee and why they would be a good fit for our camp to: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Students between 6-14 will be considered, english helpful but not required for scholarship. Up to 6 campers can be selected for this scholarship
Want to help send a local student to camp?
-Just $150 will send a student to camp for a week thanks to a generous matching funds donation.
-Donations toward sending a kid to camp can be small or large, we’ve got up to 7 more spots available
Sponsor a scholarship for a student from our nominees.
Contact Jessica at email@example.com for more info
CAMP RECYCLED MATERIAL DROP-OFF
Your trash is our treasure! If you have old magazines, empty toilet paper rolls or other fun things we would re-use for camp, please drop them off for us to use to create with the kiddos! The importance of recycling, our planet, and coming together as a community are a big part of our camp.
swing by between 10:30-4:30pm at #18 San Francisco
Camp director Jessica Antonelli ran the successful “Growing Place Summer Camp” in Galveston, TX, and is a certified K-12 art teacher. Our staff includes wonderful bilingual counselors from here in San Miguel.
Past Summer Camp:
Click here to view the brochure from our past day program, The Growing Place Summer Camp in Galveston, Texas.
And a few pictures from our fun with the kids!
There’s something about drawing the portrait that artists just can’t stay away from. There’s the mystery of getting to know the face as it appears on your page, and the feeling of striking gold when the face you created actually looks like your model.
What you’ll learn:
How do we take our basic understanding of the proportions of the face and adjust them according to the face in front of us?
How can we add depth, shadows, and realistic textures, without losing the accuracy of our drawings?
What techniques and strategies can we use? What did the old masters do to “cheat” realism?
How the heck do you draw hair?
Who is this class for?
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced drawers and sketchers.
What materials will we work with?
We will focus on drawing with graphite pencil and charcoals, and pen and ink.
Watercolors and/or colored pencils are also welcome.
How much does it cost?
$500 pesos or $25 USD.
RSVP by paying now with Paypal below, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot and pay in cash or check in person.
We were so pleased to have renowned urban sketcher James Richards teach his workshop “Sketching the Energy of Places” at Studio Antonelli.
Check out his blog here and see his photos of the trip, and some great sketches! He also offers a wonderful online sketching course and teaches workshops all over the world. Highly recommended!
“Postcards from San Miguel” 3-7:00pm Wednesday, March 15th
We’ve had the pleasure of having artist Shannon Troxler teaching Plein-Aire and Life Drawing classes this past few weeks at Studio Antonelli.
She’ll be exhibiting thirty small paintings at the gallery, a collection of oils, sketches and watercolors that capture the everyday moods of San Miguel. The paintings are small and informal, small enough to tuck into your suitcase and take home, just like a postcard.
We will provide watercolor-paper postcards and all other materials. Shannon will work on a small painting of the lovely view of San Fransisco Church. Come by and enjoy the fun!
More on Shannon:
Shannon lives in Jackson hole Wyoming where she has been a professional artist for over twenty five years. Troxler started visiting San Miguel eight years ago in search of brilliant light and saturated color. Shannon enjoys painting the intimate corners of San Miguel. Her paintings are full of bustling cafes and restaurants, arches and fountains, church facades and rooftop views. She paints from life, and can be found in out of the way corners of cafes or perched on doorsteps, sketchbook and paints in hand. Her style is impressionistic and she loves loose, painterly brushstrokes that evoke the fleeting passage of time and capture a particular moment.
Check out her work at www.shannontroxler.com
Artist Jessica Antonelli tells the story of her inspiration to paint the goddesses of the Tantric Hindu tradition.
Thursday, February 16th, 4-8pm
#18 San Fransisco, Upstairs
Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Join artists Jessica Antonelli and Emily K. Grieves for a showing of “Sacred Woman Revealed,” paintings of the Feminine Divine in the Studio Antonelli Gallery.
Hart Studios will feature a collection of beautiful jewels fit for a goddess. Fiber arts and Fashion by Billielee Mommer.
I’m so happy to unveil the location for our summer art courses:
You may know the Studio Space from it’s inspiring art openings and theatrical performances, but we’ll be harnessing all that creative energy to hone our drawing and painting skills.
If you struggle drawing stick figures, this class is for you. The 10 Steps have been specially formulated to fast-forward your drawing ability, using the latest in neuroscience and stern looks from the teacher. 😉 Learn the drawing tricks the pros use to make it look easy. Take the full 10 weeks and you will never look at the world in the same way again-you’ll be seeing through an artist’s eyes. You can also choose to take 4 weeks or shorter sessions by arrangement with the instructor. Some materials included.
10am-12noon Mon, Wed, Fri.
Learn the traditional techniques of the Italian Renaissance painters, and experiment with new styles and media. Both beginners and intermediate level painters will benefit from this workshop style class. Develop your skills in a supportive group setting where we’ll be improving our own abilities by learning to critique and discuss painting and composition through class discussions. Learn which brush is best for a variety of techniques, recipes to mix just the right color, critiquing your work, and much more. Confident drawing ability is required. Some materials included.
10am-2pm Tues & Thurs
Sign up by clicking here or email email@example.com
Well that went fast–my drawing and painting workshops in San Miguel are full to the brim!
Since so many of you adventurous artists out there are still clamoring to draw, I will be offering an overflow class, Sketching San Miguel.
This class will be held Thursday afternoons, from 1-2:30pm, at various locations around Centro. We will sketch in some of the great coffeeshops, rooftops, parks, and hidden nooks and gardens around San Miguel. The theme of travel sketching will help us learn to capture a moment in time in our sketchbooks, both improving drawing skills and creating a series of drawings that have the power to bring us right back into the moment of the sketch.
I am thrilled to be a featured artist in San Miguel de Allende’s Lokkal online magazine, terraanima.org
Click here to read the story from the Lokkal website and to check out the other fabulous artists who share the stories about their work, or enjoy the story behind the painting “Antonia in the Jardin” below.
Much thanks to Lokkal Magazine for the invitation. This piece is the completed version of one of my 10 paintings in 10 days challenge, and was featured in the Ladies of the Night art opening in September 2015 in San Miguel de Allende.