FALL 2019
(L-R) Dan Thompson's graphite drawing, created at JeffMD; Studio Incamminati students, faculty and fellows during a class session
New Course Offers Students Chance to Work with Cadaver and Living Form Simultaneously
In partnership with Jefferson Health and JeffMD, Studio Incamminati now offers a groundbreaking figure drawing course utilizing real human specimens. Available only to   Advanced Fine Art Program   students, this collaborative course promotes the use of structural drawing by combining anatomical science with spatial reasoning.

Coordinated by Dean of Fine Arts Thompson and Anatomy Thread Director Dr. Elizabeth A. Spudich, PhD, this opportunity allows students to expand upon artistic anatomy textbook knowledge to explore the complexities of the human body, challenging conceptions of aesthetic beauty.
Studio Incamminati Welcomes First Student Through G.I. Bill
The Department of Veteran Affairs has approved Studio Incamminati to accept the GI Bill as financial aid for veteran students. The rigorous process was ignited through one veteran’s desire to attend the school and further his art education. Now in the Advanced Fine Art Program, Army veteran Avery D. Campbell will spend the next four years enhancing his dexterity in classical painting and drawing, skills vital to many disciplines of art such as graphic design, illustration and animation.

(L-R) The Flood , Bo Bartlett; Issac Motte Dart Carriage House (c. 1802)
Get ready for a chance to win a week-long stay at a historic villa near Florence, Italy! In February 2020, Studio Incamminati will unveil an online fundraising auction featuring getaways and unique artwork.

Raised funds will go to Studio Incamminati’s world-class art programs and significant community outreach.

Items for auction
  • Week-long stay at historic seven-bedroom Villa di Collina outside Florence, Italy
  • Six-day African photo safari for two
  • Three nights for four in a historic B&B Carriage House in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Two signed giclées from Bo Bartlett, Foremost American Realist Painter
  • Week for four in Marsala, Sicily
  • Two signed giclées from painter Betsy Eby
  • Golf outing for four at Merion Golf Club
  • Original drawing by Artist and Studio Incamminati Dean of Fine Arts, Dan Thompson
  • Private tour of Studio Incamminati Founder Nelson Shanks' studio and home, Chelwood
  • Original drawing by Alexander Shanks
  • Selection of wines from Joshua Greene, Editor of Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Selection of wines from the collection of William Daniels, Chairman of the Board of Studio Incamminati
  • Half-day of garden care from Perennial Gardeners
  • Two hours of professional garden consultation from professional designer

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Studio Incamminati offers numerous workshops for both working artists and beginners to build upon their existing skills and learn new ones. Workshops are day-long and held at Studio Incamminati unless otherwise specified.

In Your Town Workshops offer classes in remote locations such as Haines, Alaska!

Blue Eyes , Seth Haverkamp
Amber Gauging , Linda Dennin
The Bennett-Schmidt Lectures on the Higher Aim of Art 

90-minute evening talks with renowned artists and thought leaders on the "why" factor of skill acquisition - including discussions on their creative philosophies and inspiring conversations on professional practice.

Cost: $10/Free for all art students with valid I.D.
Figurative Art and Transformation

Thomas Marsh, Sculptor
Date: December 4
Time: 6pm – 8pm
(L-R) Resonance , Jason Patrick Jenkins; Rememberance , Natalie Italiano
Instructor and Fellow Jason Patrick Jenkins   held a painting demonstration at Masterpieces Custom Framing in Haverford, PA. Select artworks will be on view at the shop through November.

Instructor Natalie Italiano  unveiled her portrait of physician, artist, and philanthropist Dr. James George at the grand opening of Inspira Medical Center in Mullica Hill, NJ.

Italiano's painting  Remembrance  was featured in the show  It Could Be You: Portraiture in a Constructed World  at Equity Gallery in New York City. The show will travel to Portraits, Inc. Gallery in Birmingham, AL January 23 - February 15, 2020.
(L-R) The Memory of Youth , Michela Mansuino; Pumpkins & Turnips, Lynn Snyder
Susan Durgin  was named Outstanding Emeritus Art Educator by the Pennsylvania Art Educators Association. She was inducted as an association Fellow in 2016 and has served on numerous committees and held leadership roles in association initiatives.

Anne E. Hall's  work was featured in The Magnificent 7 exhibition at Kudzu Gallery and Studios in Norcross, VA.

School Fellow Michela Mansuino's   The Memory of Youth  at the McLean Project for the Arts' exhibition Strictly Painting 12 in McLean, VA, garnered praise from a critic who said, "The artist's hand is subsumed within the realist treatment of both skin tone and surrounding plant life."

School Fellow Lynn Snyder  earned third place in the Medford Art Center's Fall Fine Art Exhibition with her painting Pumpkins & Turnips .

The creation of art is oft times difficult, laborious and fraught with doubt and uncertainty. Yet the artist perseveres, driven by a need to create. Studio Incamminati provides the opportunities that help the artist focus on their goal and channel the drive to produce great art. 

Nelson Shanks believed that if the artist mastered technique, and developed superb craftsmanship, then whatever was put on canvas would be great art. Seventeen years of practicing our Founder’s philosophy has proven him correct time and again. Our artists constantly win top awards at juried exhibitions across the country, and our Instructors’ work hang in private and public collections. 
Our teaching philosophy is highly sought after from such distinct sources as Project Home, where we provide new skills to the formerly homeless through the discipline of drawing, to Doane Academy, a private school in New Jersey which places Studio Incamminati at the heart of its arts program. Studio Incamminati provides the skills that enable all artists to express what they see in a form that is meaningful to them. 

As the end of the calendar year approaches you have an opportunity to help our artists continue to develop their skills and achieve their goals. As a Friend, Donor, or Patron, please join me in financially supporting Studio Incamminati now and for the future. Your gift will expand our artist’s opportunities to produce great art. Gifts of $100, $500, or $5,000 or any amount you choose can be made online at studioincamminati.org .

Thank you for your continued support of our artists and our school. 

William Daniels,
Board Chairman
Studio Incamminati exists to meet the express needs of students eager to learn the aesthetic and philosophical techniques and principles of humanist realism. Visit studioincamminati.org .