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Learn to Draw what You See

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Learn to Draw What You See in Magical Mexico

10 Steps to Drawing the Online Course

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Save yourself the price of a plane ticket. Invest in your creativity.

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See Mexico’s loveliest streets with an artist’s eye–from home!

Your Instructor

Jessica Antonelli cultivates an attitude of fearless, fun exploration in drawing that leads to a soul-brightening artistic practice. Jessica has a teaching style that is enthusiastic and relentlessly encouraging.

Jessica Antonelli is an award winning art teacher born on the island of Galveston, near Texas. She studied the fundamentals of drawing and painting in Florence, Italy while studying abroad. Jessica graduated with a major in Art and a Masters in Teaching from Austin College. Born into a family that owns a travel agency, she is a life-long traveler to whom the arts and exploring the world are indelibly intertwined.

Jessica has taught art for a decade to ages across the spectrum. In 2014 Jessica moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and founded Studio Antonelli, where she’s been offering seasonal classes in drawing and painting for adult students ever since. Early in her Texas public school days, she taught art at every grade level, from high school seniors to 4-year olds, and still maintains her Texas teacher certification. In 2013 she was awarded Galveston Independent School District’s Teacher of the Year.

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Jessica is both an artist and a fine teacher—a rare combination.

Alice McCartor

Significant improvement. More fearless than before.

John Wolff

Before, I knew something was wrong but I didn’t know how to fix it. Jessica has taught me many ways of seeing.

Rajalah Kuehmichel

I felt successful from the very first exercise. Jessica is a wonderful teacher able to break down skills into manageable easy pieces.

Sheila McFarland

This class has been so nurturing, supportive and has provided me a safe environment to make mistakes and actually improve my drawing.

Barbara Nicholson

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More About Jessica

The most common question I get from my students is, "How did you end up in San Miguel?" Take a walk with me in the mural district to hear my story.

Mini-Excursion

Get a taste of the inspiration in San Miguel de Allende. In this short sample video from the eCourse, we walk into the main square to prepare to draw.