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Studio Incamminati Stats, Info and Facts

For more than 15 years, Studio Incamminati has been in the forefront of the burgeoning contemporary realist art movement. It is now recognized nationally and internationally for its rigorous curriculum, accomplished instructors and diverse outreach efforts.

The school, modeled on the traditional 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 skilled artists who use their training and abilities to create art with depth and purpose. Its artists, faculty and alumni have been featured at numerous prominent venues including exhibitions at the National Arts Club, NYC; S.R. Brennen Galleries, Santa Fe, and Philadelphia's Comcast Center.

Even the school's name is filled with symbolism. In Italian, "Incamminati" means "moving forward" while it invokes the challenging spirit of namesake studio founded by Renaissance artist, Annibale Carracci. Studio Incamminati, one of the few schools of its type accredited by the National Associations of Schools of Art and Design, fulfills its vision in a number of ways. Besides its core Advanced Fine Art Program, the school offers workshops open to the general public both in Philadelphia and with the In Your Town programs nationwide. Other programs serve school-age artists and art educators. The Integrated Art Studio major, offers the opportunity to earn a liberal-arts degree at Chestnut Hill College while taking studio classes at Studio Incamminati.

The Advanced Fine Art Program is based on teaching representational art--figurative, still life and portrait. It is designed for artists of all ages and levels of ability, from professionals seeking expanded skills to a high school graduate embarking on his or her artistic journey. The program is designed 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.

The program requires approximately four years of study, culminating in a Diploma of Fine Art. Students also have the option to combine the Advanced Fine Art Program with a comprehensive liberal-arts education through the Integrated Art Studio Major at Chestnut Hill College. For information, or to arrange a tour, contact Andrew Yannelli, director of education programming, 215-592-7910 or


Studio Incamminati and Chestnut Hill College's new Integrated Art Studio Major allows students to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree while taking studio classes at internationally acclaimed Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art.

The Integrated Art Studio Major combines a comprehensive liberal-arts education with highest-level, skills-based representational art training to provide a vibrant intellectual context for the studio work. This program is ideal for self-motivated students seeking the best of both educational worlds and who want to develop rewarding careers--and lives--in the arts.

To earn a Bachelor of Arts from Chestnut Hill College--chosen "Best in the Northeast" by the Princeton Review --and a Diploma of Fine Art from Studio Incamminati, students complete 65 Studio Incamminati art-studio credits in addition to the college's Core Curriculum and major requirements. However, students can declare their intention to major in Art Studio and take courses as they prepare their portfolio. Students also get to take advantage of the school's full range of student services.

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