Custom learning model
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 students looking to master specific skills or develop a portfolio under the mentorship and guidance of award-winning artists and designers.
Sessions are designed to discuss the creative process, challenge each student's current skill level and personal interests, with key lessons catered to each class. Our artist instructors give live demos, inviting students to observe their techniques and methods for a unique and personalized learning experience.
Benefits of the Art Mentorship Program
Recommended for art & design school applicants
Smaller Class Ratios
Upgraded student teacher ratio (half of regular class)
Customized instructions and learning experience
Personal Art Projects
Determined by student's interests & learning style
Target areas of weakness to achieve student goals
Is this the program for me?
With self-directed projects, one-on-one demos, and specialized lessons tailored to each person's skills and interests, the teaching style is similar to private lessons. Students learn what they choose at their own pace in this goals-oriented program.
Art Mentorship is best for mastering specific art skills and art portfolio students - learning concepts under the guidance of professional artists, who specialize in fields including illustration, design, fine art painting, digital concept art, sculpture, and more!
Personal learning goals are set with the Artist Mentor during the first class, and lessons are designed to meet those goals. To make the most of class time, students may continue assignments at home and bring in their work for critique.
What a still life! Art Mentorship allows students to work on larger-scale projects at their own pace.
Critique in progress: instructors provide tips and individual demos on personal projects.
Perfect for Portfolio Development
The Art Mentorship program is the ideal course for high school students pursuing visual arts at the post-secondary level, or for elementary school students applying to specialized high school art programs (such as the Arts Unionville Program at UHS). Art Mentorship is suitable for students building a portfolio.
Our Artist Mentors will show students how to create an outstanding portfolio based on the program they are applying to. Students will learn what to include - and what to cut - while also developing their unique personal style and solidifying key skills such as life drawing. We know what schools like OCAD University and Sheridan are looking for and can help students prepare a cohesive, stand out portfolio suited to each school's requirements.
Highly Trained Artist Mentors
Mentors work hands-on with each student, guiding them through their processes, demonstrating specific art techniques, and providing mentorship, industry expertise, and advice for a future career in visual arts.
Winged Canvas Mentors are award-winning artists and passionate art educators. Get one-on-one guidance from practicing professionals who specialize in various art disciplines.
Original character design by mentor Alyssa Wongso
Types of Art Mentorship
Themed Group Classes
capped at 6 students
Students in themed group classes share similar learning goals
and interests, and can support each other on creative decisions.
Open Group Classes
(capped at 6 students)
Think of this class as a small open studio to work individual projects. Custom guidance from a mentor and support from other artists will help you grow.
Private Art Mentorship
30 and 60 min sessions by appointment
One on one sessions are ideal for assessments or final portfolio reviews, as well as creative career advice. It’s also a great option for busy people who need flexibility and prefer to learn independently at their own pace.
Learn more about our Art Instructors
Character Design, Digital Art, 3D Modelling
Figure Drawing, Portraiture, Painting, Design & Advertising Portfolios.
Typography, Graphic Design, UX Design
Watercolour, Oil, Illustration, Textile Design
Cartooning, Comics, Character Design
Digital Art, Animation, Background Art
We Recommend ...
1-on-1 Portfolio Review/Assessment
30 or 60 min session
A single session where we take time to review and assess your portfolio. We'll offer our input, next-steps, suggestions, and observe your drawing process, strengths, and weaknesses.