Barbara Zanelli Fine Art

Barbara Zanelli Fine Art

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About this pro

I am a classically trained oil painter. I graduated from Studio Incamminati and currently teach there. 

I have taught students one - on - one in my studio for two years now. 

I taught ESL, art, reading and writing to pre-school as well as afterschool 1st - 4th grade in S.Korea.

I speak Italian!

My passion is to celebrate the beauty I see everywhere, and give voice to it through painting and drawing. I feel very fortunate to have been born into the world with this talent to draw and paint and I want to share it with as many people as possible! Especially children, our future caretakers.

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Philadelphia, PA 19143
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  • Damian Lobato

    Barbara is a genuine artist and teacher. My drawing skills improved beyond what I thought I was capable of.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Find out what their desires are and their level of proficiency. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BFA in Illustration from Syracuse U '99

Completed Professional Program at Studio Incamminati '14

Faculty and Fellow at SI

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

It depends on the needs/level of the student. 

Typically around $40/hr

How did you get started teaching?

I started at Studio Incamminati, as the atelier system is designed to lead from beginner to intermediate to advanced and then mentor, and finally master!

What types of students have you worked with?

adults, pre-K ... I would love to work with 10 - 17 yrs old!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was invited to be considered for a Board membership with the Rittenhouse Art Show.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Know what skills you want to develop and why. Why do you want to create art? What does creating art feel like for you? Be coachable and don't be afraid to ask your instructor questions that are important to you!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How many hours a week are you willing and able to devote to giving yourself time to practice?