ART MENTORSHIP

Custom Learning for Teens & Adults
Portfolio Classes for Students

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See clips from our Art Mentorship classes & examples of student work!

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. 

Art Mentorship classes include:

  • Group art critiques and private feedback for each individual

  • Lectures on advanced art concepts and industry advice

  • Demonstrations of specific art techniques by request

  • Discussions on the creative process and personal challenges

  • Custom art projects and guidance for independent learning

Benefits of the Art Mentorship Program

Portfolio Development

Recommended for art & design school applicants

Smaller Class Ratios

1:6 class ratio for individual learning and feedback

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One-on-One Teaching

Customized instructions and learning experience with critiques

Personal Art Projects

Determined by student's interests & learning style

Mastering Disciplines

Target areas of weakness to achieve student goals

Types of Art Mentorship

We offer two Art Mentorship programs for teens and adults to cater to your needs to strengthen and improve your art skills at your own pace.

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Group Art Mentorship

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Students in themed group classes share similar learning goals and interests, and can support each other on creative decisions. 

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Private Art Mentorship

one-on-one lessons

Ideal for assessments, portfolio reviews, and creative advice. Great for those who prefer independent learning at their own pace.

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Artist Mentors & Specialties

All of our artist mentors teach art fundamentals but specialize in different fields and areas of expertise! Join a group class or book a private session with the mentor of your choice.

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Fei Lu Artist Mentor

Mentorship with Fei

Figure Drawing, Portraiture, Painting

Improve your portraits, anatomical drawing, and contemporary painting skills! Get expert advice on your portfolio and personalized feedback. Learn more about Fei Lu.

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Jay Lintag Artist Mentor

Mentorship with Jay

Graphic Design, Typography, Illustration

Interested in becoming a designer? Learn design fundamentals, techniques, and workflows with independent projects and guidance. Learn more about Jay Lintag.

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Mentorship with Jessie

Cartooning, Comics, Digital Illustration

 

Design comics and compelling characters while learning visual storytelling through illustration, like what peaks our interest and curiosity! Learn more about Jessie Chang.

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Mentorship with Felicia

Video Game Design, 3D Modelling

Do you love designing environments and bringing your characters to life? Master concept art and digital rendering! Learn more about Felicia Bielby.

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Yeri Sa Artist Mentor

Mentorship with Yeri

Animation, Digital Painting, Background Art

 

Feed your passion for animation, learn digital painting techniques or get expert advice on building an animation portfolio. Learn more about Yeri Sa.

Have questions? Check out the program details here.

 

📅 Mentorship Class Schedule

All group classes occur weekly / consecutively. Private classes are scheduled by appointment. Class times are listed in EDT/EST.

Mentorship
Time
Type
Mentor
Portfolio
Dec 20 - 23 | Daily 3:00 - 4:30pm
Group (Winter Camp)
Jay Lintag
Portfolio
Dec 27 - 31 | Daily 3:00 - 4:30pm
Group (Winter Camp)
Fei Lu
Drawing
Thu 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Group
Fei Lu
Painting
Sat 10:30 - 12:30 pm
Group
Fei Lu
Figure Drawing & Portraiture
Sat 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Group
Fei Lu
Digital Illustration & Comics
Sat 3:30 - 5:00pm
Group
Jessie Chang
Digital Animation & Background Art
By Appointment
Group
Yeri Sa
Graphic Design, Typography
By Appointment
Private
Jay Lintag
Video Game Design, 3D Modelling
By Appointment
Private
Felicia Bielby
Mentorship Focus
Time
Type
Artist Mentor

Dec 20 - 23 | Daily 3:00 - 4:30pm

Group

Dec 27 - 31 | Daily 3:00 - 4:30pm

Group

Thu 6:00 - 7:30 pm - FULL

Group

Sat 10:30 - 12:30 pm

Group

Sat 1:30 - 3:00 pm - 1 spot left

Group

Sat 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Group

Sat 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Group

Graphic Design, Typography

By Appointment

Private

Video Game Design, 3D Modelling

By Appointment

Private

 

 👋 New here?  Get 2 classes for the price of 1!  ✨ Use promo code: NewStudent 

Limited time offer. Valid for group classes only.

Mentorship Class Pricing


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

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

😎 What Students & Parents Are Saying

Hear what mentorship students are saying about their learning experience at Winged Canvas!

How is the learning customized?


Art Mentors customize learning with each student by giving them one-on-one style feedback, guiding them through their creative process and demonstrating specific art techniques by request.
Winged Canvas Mentors are industry experts, award-winning artists and passionate art educators who can save you lots of time and offer clarity on difficult decisions. Get advice on creative industries, portfolio tips, and advice on future career choices in visual arts from practicing professionals who specialize in various art disciplines. Original character design by mentor Alyssa Wongso




Is this program right for me?


Art Mentorship is best suited for portfolio students, independent learners, and advanced studies. Students learn what they choose at their own pace in this goals oriented program. With self-directed projects, live demos, and specialized lessons tailored to each person's skills and interests, the teaching style is similar to private lessons. Art Mentorship is best for mastering specific art skills with coaching from professional artists who specialize in their creative field, including illustration, design, painting, animation, digital art, concept art, sculpture, 3D modelling 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 should work on projects at home and upload their work for critique. Advanced Virtual Art Class for Adults Art Mentorship group class exploring portraiture in contemporary painting.




Is this a portfolio class?


Yes -- Art Mentorship is the ideal program for students building a portfolio because classes are customized to each student's interests and goals. The 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). Artist Mentors will show students how to create an outstanding portfolio based on the program requirements 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 the top art schools like OCAD University and Sheridan are looking for and can help students prepare a cohesive, stand out portfolio suited for each school's requirements. ​​​​​ ​Critique in Progress: Instructors provide tips and individual demos on personal projects.




What is a group class like?


Critiques
Group classes begin with critiques on current artwork in progress, so students can learn from each other as well as getting actionable feedback from their mentor. Artist Mentors will digitally demonstate their suggestions and corrections (like proportions) on top of artwork that is submitted to a shared folder.

Lecture & Theory
Depending on the interests of the group, the Artist Mentor will talk about advanced art concepts, techniques, and answer questions about the creative process.
Demonstration & Work Period Art students learn with visuals, so live demos are a part of every class. In Art Mentorship, demos are catered to the interests of the group and can be requested by students! Most classes have a work period where students can draw along to the demo for practice, or work on their own project and get coaching.

Assignments Projects are personalized to the goals and interests of each student. Homework is not mandated unless there is a portfolio deadline. Group Art Mentorship virtual classes Group Art Mentorship allows each student to work on independent projects, together.




What is a private class like?


Preparing for Class To maximize your class time, artwork and goals may be submitted ahead of time so your mentor can have time to review it before your one-on-one class.

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 Demonstrations
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.

Portfolio Assessment
Private sessions are great for portfolio development because a 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! Individual feedback and demonstration to improve anatomy proportions and structure.





Mentorship Details

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Have questions? See our FAQ Section.

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