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Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art

https://www.studioincamminati.org/

info@studioincamminati.org

340 North 12th Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, United States

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For more than 15 years, Studio Incamminati has been in the forefront of the burgeoning contemporary realist art movement. Founded by Nelson and Leona Shanks, it is now accredited by the National Assocation of Schools of Art and Design and recognized nationally and internationally for its rigorous curriculum, accomplished instructors and diverse outreach efforts.

The school, modeled on the traditional Italian accademia and French atelier, is committed to the belief that mastery of technique is essential to creative expression. Its innovative curriculum fuses classical traditions of the Renaissance-era masters, luminous color of the Impressionists and a fresh, contemporary sensibility. Its goal is to produce highly skilled artists who call upon their training and abilities to create art with depth of purpose. Its artists, faculty and alumni have been featured at numerous prominent venues including exhibitions at the National Arts Club, Freeman’s, S.R. Brennen Galleries, Manitou Galleries, Avery Galleries, Stanek,Gallery and Philadelphia’s Comcast Center.

The school name is filled with symbolism. In Italian, "Incamminati" means "moving forward." It also invokes the spirit of its namesake studio founded by the great Renaissance artist, Annibale Carraci. Studio Incamminati reflects Founder and Artistic Director Nelson Shanks' commitment to handing this philosophy and techniques to a new generation.

Facilities include 13,000 square feet of renovated studio space bathed in north light, a still life studio, library, art supply store, and common kitchen Advanced Fine Art Program students enjoy 24/7 studio access, free weekly Sunday Open Studio sessions, and discounted Continuing Education classes. The school also offers frequent lectures on subjects such as art history, anatomy, and career progression as well as exhibition opportunities and trips to major museums.

Studio Incamminati is in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district, an ideal setting for pursuing an arts education.  From nearby world-class art museums such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the new Barnes Foundation Museum to the diverse array of galleries, venues and schools, the region is brimming with arts and culture opportunities. The Philadelphia cultural scene is cited as a national leader in supporting the local economy.

Studio Incamminati is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design as an undergraduate Diploma Program.

The Advanced Fine Art Program

The Advanced Fine Art Program, requiring approximately four years of study, is designed for artists of all ages and levels of ability, from professionals seeking to expand their skills to high-school students just embarking on their artistic journey. The program is intended for students who want to become professional fine artists, However, it is also excellent for those seeking superior classical drawing and painting skills vital to other disciplines such as illustration, animation, graphic design and concept art for films, video games, books and other media. Students completing the program receive a Diploma of Fine Art. A part-time option features the same award-winning instructors, rigorous curriculum and dynamic atelier studio setting, but is constructed to fit your busy schedule and your financial situation.

www.studioincamminati.org/advanced-fine-art-program

Faculty of Award-Winning Professional Artists

Accomplished instructors are the cornerstone of Studio Incamminati. Faculty consists of professional working artists with on-site studios and visiting faculty who are internationally renowned artists and educators bringing a wide range of experience. Some have studied extensively with Nelson Shanks, while others bring mastery developed in studios around the world. All are award-winning artists dedicated to helping students learn and succeed and providing them with the tools needed to realize a career in the arts.

Curriculum

Studio Incamminati's emphasis on skill and technique goes well beyond the faithful reproduction of an object of study. It strives to unveil the human condition in its complexity and say something profound about us and the world we live in. Studio Incamminati strives to create meaningful art that will inspire generations to come.

The mastery of foundational skills positions the school's artists to be truly creative. The absence of such skills is paralyzing as it restricts the ability to convey the world in which we live. Our students learn to draw and paint the human figure and still life, work with light and shadow, refine form and shape, and interpret and understand color. While indebted to practices of the Old Masters, the curriculum is dynamic, using the paragons of the past to bring enlightened meaning to the present.

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International Students

Studio Incamminati welcomes international students. It has enrolled students from five continents and boasts alumni working as professional artists in places as far-flung as India and Israel. Studio Incamminati is authorized to accept non- immigrant students and is part of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), a networked computer system that tracks information on non-immigrant international students and scholars.

www.studioincamminati.org/advanced-fine-art-program/international-students

Federal Student Aid and Scholarships

To make its education as accessible as possible, Studio Incamminati sets its tuition fees as low as possible. For students who need additional assistance, Studio Incamminati offers scholarships from $3,000 to $5,000 annually and Pell Grants and loan opportunities to eligible students through the Federal Student Aid Program Studio Incamminati is also approved to accept students wishing to use their Veterans Education Benefits. 

www.studioincamminati.org/programs/financial-aid

Fellowships

Students who have successfully completed the Advanced Fine Art Program and Teacher Training Program are eligible to apply to become a Fellow. The Fellows Program allows graduates to continue working toward personal artistic and professional goals while in a mutually beneficial relationship with the school. This optional program also prepares students for future teaching opportunities. In exchange for teaching courses, mentoring other students and other specified duties, fellows receive studio space, payment for instruction and other benefits. 

Continuing Education

These weekly classes are based on the techniques and philosophy taught in the Advanced Fine Art Program. Specific elements are extracted from our curriculum and aimed at practicing artists as well as artists at all levels of experience. These programs allow participants to focus on particular areas of their skill development.

www.studioincamminati.org/programs/continuing-education

Workshops

These intensive programs concentrate on a single aspect and allow artists, both working professionals and serious amateurs, to build upon their existing skills and learn new ones. Workshops are day-long classes usually running for five consecutive days. They are taught by Studio Incamminati instructors and carefully selected visiting instructors. 

www.studioincamminati.org/programs/workshops

Art Educators Workshops

These week-long workshops introduce teachers to the concepts and methods of drawing and painting as taught at Studio Incamminati. Classes are open to all teachers, with middle and high-school teachers especially encouraged to apply. The content addresses Pennsylvania Academic and National Standards for Art Education and Pennsylvania teachers can earn 30 hours of PDE Act 48 credits. New Jersey teachers can earn state Continuing Education Credits.

www.studioincamminati.org/programs/art-educators

In Your Town

Studio Incamminati now brings its popular and innovative workshops to artists around the country.

www.studioincamminati.org/programs/in-your-town-workshops

Emerging Artists

Studio Incamminati offers a rare opportunity for serious high-school art students to learn the fundamentals of life drawing and painting in a traditional atelier environment.

www.studioincamminati.org/programs/emerging-artists

Open Studio

Get a taste of the Studio Incamminati experience at these weekly studio sessions. Artists bring their own supplies to draw or paint from a live model in a studio setting. An easel and taboret are provided.

www.studioincamminati.org/programs/open-studio

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Website https://www.studioincamminati.org/
Contact email info@studioincamminati.org
Founded 2002
Course languages English
Accreditation National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Part-Time Instructors 15
Accommodation Yes
Costs

Part time: USD 8820 / year

Full time: USD 12600 / year

Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art

340 North 12th Street, Suite 400

Philadelphia, United States

info@studioincamminati.org

Girl with a Fur Hat by Nelson Shanks

I Wanna Be Adored 3 by Stephen C. Early

Duckboat Shed, Beaton Boatyard by Lea Wight

John by Darren Kingsley

Miranda by Robin Frey

Fumiko by Joseph Dolderer

Blind Justice by Leona Shanks

Tori by Natalie Italiano

Blue Bird by Nelson Shanks

Carol by Peter Kelsey

Toto and I by Kerry Dunn

Meriam by JaFang Lu

Korean Child's Hanbok by

Worker by Daniel Mahlman

Untitled by Daniel Mahlman

Waiting on the Solstice by Stephen Early

Ellie by Stephen Perkins

Transcendence by Stephen Perkins

The Marble Table by Darren Kingsley

Jason Patrick Jenkins by Kerry Dunn

16 October 2017 to 20 October 2017

Portrait Study


1421 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343


550 USD

Students study the portrait through a series of quick oil sketches as well as longer poses.

12 March 2018 to 16 March 2018

Portrait Painting Fundamentals


1740 Ridgeway Rd, Memphis, TN 38119


599 USD

Students are introduced to fundamental portrait painting concepts based on the Studio Incamminati curriculum.

16 October 2017 to 20 October 2017

Portrait Study - In Your Town/Minnesota


1421 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN


550 USD

Students study the portrait through a series of quick oil sketches as well as longer poses.

16 October 2017 to 20 October 2017

Portrait Study - Hopkins, MN


1421 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343


550 USD

Students study the portrait through a series of quick oil sketches as well as longer poses.

12 March 2018 to 16 March 2018

Portrait Painting Fundamentals


1740 Ridgeway Rd, Memphis, TN


599 USD

Students are introduced to fundamental portrait painting concepts based on the Studio Incamminati curriculum.

18 September 2017 to 20 November 2017

Painting the Portrait


340 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107


399 USD

By learning how an image is built on a series of relationships, students learn the process of painting the head from a live model and learn the visual principles at each stage of development.

19 September 2017 to 21 November 2017

Figure Drawing in Graphite


340 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107


399 USD

Starting with short block-in drawings and progressing to long pose, students learn to see the figure as a whole and push a drawing to the highest level.

20 September 2017 to 29 November 2017

Alla Prima Painting Painting


340 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA


399 USD

Students study all the stages of a painting process from executing quick-sketch heads to longer studies by exploring concepts essential to mastering the technique of a direct (wet-on-wet) painting.

20 September 2017 to 29 November 2017

Anatomy and Ecorche Drawing


340 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107


399 USD

Students are given a thorough anatomical understanding of the human body so they can depict it convincingly in portraiture, figurative, historical and genre paintings.

21 September 2017 to 30 November 2017

Structure and Anatomy of the Portrait in Graphite


340 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107


399 USD

Students are presented with structural and anatomical information for each of the features and also for the head as a larger mass.

21 September 2017 to 30 November 2017

Painting the Human Figure


340 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107


399 USD

Students learn the fundamental principles of constructing the figure in oil paint.

22 September 2017 to 01 December 2017

Figure and Portrait Drawing Morning Class


340 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107


399 USD

Students are taught to draw the figure and portrait. The morning and afternoon class are complementary of each other.

22 September 2017 to 01 December 2017

Figure and Portrait Drawing Afternoon Class


340 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107


399 USD

Students are taught to draw the figure and portrait. The morning and afternoon class are complementary of each other.

21 October 2017 to 21 October 2017

Painting Demonstration at the International Celebration of Imaginative Realism


201 Washington St, Reading, PA 19601


25 USD

Instructor Stephen Early, Fellow Christopher Nixon and alumni Tom Plassa from Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art, will demonstrate the school’s approach to establishing and maintaining vitality in your figure painting. They will cover abstracting from nature, the gesture, block-ins, and further stages working from a model. Q&A is encouraged throughout the process.