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Private Art Mentorship

Online art portfolio review & 1-on-1 coaching

What is Art Mentorship?

Art Mentorship is a specialized art program developed specifically for students who know what they'd like to learn, or those seeking one-on-one style lessons. Art Mentorship classes are suitable for teen and adult students looking to master specific skills or develop a portfolio under the mentorship and guidance of award-winning artists and designers. 

How Private Mentorship Works

Get 1-on-1 online coaching with an art mentor and kickstart your school portfolio! Pick the brain of a creative industry expert and get answers to all your burning questions about art schools, programs or career advice!

 

How Art Portfolio Reviews Work

Book a private art lesson with a mentor and get actionable feedback on how you can improve your art portfolio, what to include, what to leave out, what to tweak, and recommendations for next steps.

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Artist Mentors & Specialties

Teens and adults can master specific art techniques, improve their conceptual art skills, and get a comprehensive portfolio review or artwork critique with the help of award-winning professional artists and designers.

Figure Drawing, Painting, Illustration, View All, Drawing, Portraiture, Graphic Design, Advertising

Fei Lu

Drawing, Painting, Media Arts

Fei worked as an illustrator, graphic designer, and art director before founding Winged Canvas in 2013 to pursue her passion for art education. She loves travelling, museum-hopping, and learning about different cultures. Fei loves plein air painting, art collecting, and playing with her dogs. Learn more

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Digital Art, Character Design, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Animation, View All, Painting, Concept Art, Cartooning

Yeri Sa

Animation, Character Design, Digital Painting

Yeri is an animator who is currently working on top-secret shows on YTV. She is also a digital background artist and prop designer for various animated shows. She enjoys watching anime, listening to music, reading novels, and drinking matcha latte. Learn more

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Digital Art, Character Design, Illustration, Drawing, Comics, Cartooning, View All, Concept Art, Figure Drawing

Jessie Chang

Digital Illustration, Comics & Cartooning

Jessie is a digital illustrator and the creator of popular webtoon "Say Hello Greyson." She loves fantasy, cartooning and horror, and is also a writer. Jessie is a content creator on our YouTube channel and blogs! Learn more

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🎉Student Success Story
Book a private art lesson with a mentor and get actionable feedback on how you can improve your art portfolio, with recommendations for next steps.

Mentorship Class Pricing

Students booking private sessions and portfolio reviews may send artwork beforehand to save class time. Prices do not include HST.

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Prices are listed in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes. See Tax Info. Have questions? See our FAQ Section.

 
Benefits of Private Mentorship
Book a private art lesson with a mentor and get actionable feedback on how you can improve your art portfolio, with recommendations for next steps.
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💼 Portfolio Development

Recommended for art & design school applicants.

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👤 One-on-One Teaching

Customized instructions and learning experience with critiques

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🎨 Personal Art Projects

Determined by student's interests & learning style.

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Mastering Disciplines

Target areas of weakness to achieve student goals.

Private Mentorship FAQs
What is a private class like?

First We Listen

Tell your mentor about your goals and pain points.

  • What would you like to accomplish?

  • What are your challenges and roadblocks?

  • What are you feeling unsure about?

  • When are your hard deadlines?

 

Then We Assess

Your mentor will then give you a critique on the artwork you submitted and discuss:

  • Your artistic strengths

  • Areas that warrant improvement

  • Actionable steps to improve on each piece

Then We Demonstrate

  • Watching someone demonstrate how they would approach improving your artwork is extremely helpful.

  • Feedback may include live corrections on proportions, techniques, and other parts of the creative process.

Should I ask for a portfolio assessment?

Private sessions are great for portfolio development because your mentor can provide their expert and unbiased opinion about what to include and what to leave out, making your portfolio the strongest it can be!

Is there anything I should tell my mentor?

Tell your mentor about your goals and pain points:

  • What would you like to accomplish?

  • What are your challenges and roadblocks?

  • What are you feeling unsure about?

  • When are your hard deadlines?

How can I prepare for a private class?

To maximize your class time, please submit your artwork and goals ahead of time so that your mentor will have time to review it before your one-on-one class and be better prepared.

The best way to submit your artwork is through a link to a shared folder on Google Drive or to an album.

Have a question you don't see answered here? 💬 Message our team in the chat!
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🏆 Top Art Schools Our Students & Teachers Go To

Our art mentors are graduates of top art universities, specializing in illustration, animation, video game art, graphic design, and more!

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Jay Lintag graduated from the York/Sheridan Program in Design (YSDN). He has led and mentored our design team in web and branding. See Jay's accepted graphic design school portfolio.

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Jessie Chang began as a co-op student at Winged Canvas. Now she's an OCAD Illustration student and one of our art mentors! See Jessie's accepted illustration school portfolio.

100+ 5 Star Reviews 🔥 Top Rated Art School

What our students are saying about their learning experience at Winged Canvas!

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Looking for Mentorship in a small group?
Try our Group Art Mentorship Classes.