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.