Barbara Zanelli

Selected pieces are available in high quality digital prints in any size up to 2x the original dimensions and can be sent anywhere in the world! Please contact the artist at barbarazanelli@gmail.com or call 267-975-6253 if you wish to order or make any other inquiries.

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Drawing Class at Journey's Way

February 9, 2020 1:00 pm

***As of March 20 class is cancelled until further notice due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Please email me with any questions. Be well and hope to see you soon <3 *******************************************************************************************
Learn or improve your drawing skills. Each class will begin with a short talk about one of the fundamentals of drawing: edges, spaces, relationships and shading. Using mainly graphite, students will sharpen drawing skills, or learn as an absolute beginner by completing fun projects drawing from life. Returning students or those with painting experience may work on independent painting projects during class. The instructor will respond to the needs of each student and address their level of development.
We will meet every Friday in February 2020 from 1 - 3 at Journey's Way: Resources and Programs for people 55 and over at 403 Rector St, Roxborough, PA. Come join the fun!

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Color Study and Still Life Painting at Repenning Fine Arts

March 7, 2020 1:00 pm

***As of March 14 class is cancelled until further notice due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Please email me with any questions. Be well and hope to see you soon <3 *******************************************************************************************
Color Study and Still Life Painting with Barbara Zanelli
March 7 - April 25, Saturdays from 9am - noon.
Repenning Fine Arts, Audubon, NJ

Students will paint from life and learn to see color in a new and fresh way.
Based on the approach developed by Henry Henshe, students will learn the basic principles of color: value, hue, temperature and intensity. Beginning with simple color blocks, students learn to mix color directly on the canvas with palette knife allowing the focus to be on color rather than draftsmanship. Students will be guided on how to
“paint what you see, not your preconceived notions of color relationships.”
Students will progress to painting still life arrangements of objects with simple shapes and surfaces, such as ceramic crockery, undecorated bowls and fruit.

Classes will include demonstrations and critiques. Color study classes will begin with 20 – 40 min studies and progress to longer still life paintings. Classes are appropriate for all skill levels. The instructor will respond to the needs of each student and address their level of development.

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"The Continuum of Western Painting"

An article I wrote for the Villa Rossa Voice, Syracuse University's newsletter in Florence. Read about how my experience studying art history and painting in Florence, Italy in 1998 changed my life.
Click on Fall-Spring 2017, download, and go to page 13. Enjoy!

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