Mentorship and You
Being self-taught and college aren't your only art education options. Mentorship offers the flexibility to accommodate the motivated self-learner while giving you access to professional advice that can help pinpoint your art's problem areas and maximize your efforts and time. You don't have to commit to overwhelming school loans or going at it alone.
Mentorship can be viable option for those:
• Wanting professional aid in creating a series of images for a strong portfolio
• Just wanting a short-term artistic checkup or feedback
• Needing help to establish solid fundamental skills
• Benefit from the encouragement and accountability a mentor can provide
• If there are no teachers available locally
How it Works
Operating on a month-to-month basis we would have weekly online screen-share sessions where we will evaluate your work, critique the previous week's work, define artistic goals and answer questions.
While the primary focus will be on quality of work the topics of professionalism, business and exposure may also be addressed as required. Paintovers, redlines and demonstrations will be used as needed during sessions.
The student will be expected to complete work during the week as well as possible reading assignments. Students are also free to email questions during the week.
How to Apply
Send responses to the following to firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails should be titled "Application of" followed by your name.
1. Your name, age and location
2. Brief overview of your art education to date
3. Primary reason you are seeking mentorship
4. Where can I see your art online?
5. Is there a specific job/position/work that you are aiming for?
NOTE: Mentorship positions are very limited therefore the submission of an application does not guarantee a position. You will be notified if your application has been selected.
$550 per month.
How long are the sessions?
Approximately an hour to an hour and a half depending on the topics being covered.
How long is the mentorship?
The minimum commitment is one month (4 weekly sessions) but can continue as long as you feel it is needed or can be stopped at any time.
What if I can't make it one week?
We can simply skip a week or reschedule for a different day of the week. The four sessions need not be used within a literal calendar month. Please allow at least 48 hours before a session for a scheduling.
What programs do I need for the screen sharing?
We would use Screenleap which is a free screen share web application. No download is required. As Screenleap does not support audio, we would use either Skype or phone at the same time.
How is payment handled?
Via Paypal to email@example.com
What if I live on the other side of the world and can't have a session due to time difference?
Instead of a live screen share session I will record a video where I will answer any submitted questions as well as the weekly image review and any other pertinent topics. A link to the video will be supplied.