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.
Awe man i could use this >.< I"m in college so I could use all the practice i could get. I have to submit a portfolio and all this crap for me to graduate. Sadly being a full time college kid means that i have no money :l I'd like something like this rather than going into an internship.
This would be awesome but I wouldn't need a mentor if I was making the $550 a month to spend on one.
Sounds interesting man, I might be up for that next year once i've moved (moving form the UK to Sweden in January). I'd love to find out what it'll do with my skills (Never had any art lessons or mentoring ships. I did mentor others for 4 months though, about painting faces.)
Maybe try Google+, I just started using that- it allows for webchat, and in the same room you can switch to screen sharing, and it supports full audio! Might be nicer to have an all in one package for this (at least that's how I did it).
The ability to switch between webchat and screen sharing would be great, thanks for the tip!
I'd be very interested ! but what level are you looking for ? Can beginners still apply to your mentorship?
Will that mentorship be still open next year too? (I'm at college and don't think I will be able to do the assignement this year.. )
Any skill level is welcome to apply although those with at least basic drawing skills would probably get more out of it. Yes, it will be open next year. If you like you can send the application but mention the date you would be able to start.
Alright ! I'll wait a bit before applying though, need to gather some works worth showing to you xD
Also, another question, do you accept Paypal? I don't have a credit card and don't live in the US so I'm wondering what kind of payement do you accept?
Thank you for the answer !
I would be very interested in this, need to sort out a few things before I send the application but yeah I would be very interested, thanks for doing this Clint.