by Jessica Antonelli, Art Editor, San Miguel Sunday
In a city known for it's rustic textures and rich colors, there lives an art instructor who invites inspiring creatives to play with these artistic elements. Jane Dill is a much-loved art teacher in San Miguel de Allende, who has been offering classes at the Galeria San Francisco for years.
Classically trained as a calligrapher and lettering artist, Jane worked commercially with designers for 30 years, creating logos, branding and identity for national brands, restaurants and wine labels. Since moving to San Miguel, Jane has concentrated more on her fine art and teaching. She has been represented by the Galeria San Francisco for five years.
In this video, we take a sneak-peek into her classroom at the beautiful Fabrica la Aurora to see art-making in action at Jane's Abstract Painting with Texture (1-day) class.
Through her use of practice boards (seen in the video), and plaster, layering and mixed media techniques, Jane uses lots of hands-on instruction to put the students at ease with playing and experimentation. They also get a healthy dose of design principals, composition and color mixing. Each student produces a finished piece to take home.
To find out more about Jane Dill's art workshops, her fine art and to see student work visit her website: www.janedill.com or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org for her upcoming workshop schedule.
Jessica Antonelli is an award-winning art teacher from Galveston, Texas. Jessica graduated with a major in Art and a Masters in Education from Austin College, and taught art for five years in Texas public schools. She was awarded Teacher of the Year award at Galveston ISD in 2013 before excusing herself from the standardized-testing obsessed environment. That same year Jessica moved to San Miguel de Allende and began Studio Antonelli, where she's been offering seasonal classes in drawing and painting for adult students ever since.
Jessica now spends much of her time on Galveston Island, where she's the Garden Specialist at the non-profit, the Young Gardener's Program. Luckily, through the magic of the internet, she's able to be in two places at once by teaching Draw San Miguel as an online course year-round.