Nelson and Leona Shanks, Founders Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.studioincamminati.org/ 340 North 12th Street, Suite 400 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 United States of America Phone: 215-592-7910 Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art exists to meet the express needs of students eager to learn the aesthetic and philosophical techniques and principles of humanist realism.
Modeled on the traditional Italian accademia and French atelier, Studio Incamminati provides a dynamic teaching program to produce skilled artists who can call upon their abilities to create art with depth of purpose. We teach artists whose art and teaching will in turn inspire others. At Studio Incamminati, our students master the practices needed to develop rewarding careers and lives in the arts while using the talents and skills to give back to society.
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 cast studio, art supply store, common kitchen and computer for student use. Advanced Fine Art Program artists have 24/7 studio access. The school also offers frequent lectures on subjects such as art history 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 and is recognized as a nonprofit organization under Chapter 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Advanced Fine Art Program students can choose from several tuition payment options and may be eligible for a limited amount of individual scholarships. In appreciation to those who have served our country, Studio Incamminati is approved to accept students wishing to use their Veterans Education Benefits.
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. Studio Incamminati offers two $5,000 and six $3,000 scholarships annually to current students and those considering enrollment in the program full-time. Students also are eligible to apply for Federal Student Aid. The school is authorized to accept non-immigrant students and is part of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. A part-time program 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.
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.
To make its education as accessible as possible, Studio Incamminati sets its tuition fees as low as possible. The school also provides a number of options for students who need assistance including financial aid and scholarships.
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.
These one or two-week intensive sessions are taught by Studio Incamminati instructors, outstanding artists selected by Nelson Shanks. They allow artists to build upon their knowledge. A growing number of our international alumni return regularly to advance their skills and add insights to the 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.
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.