Custom Learning for Teens & Adults
Portfolio Classes for Students
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
Recommended for art & design school applicants
Smaller Class Ratios
1:6 class ratio for individual learning and feedback
Customized instructions and learning experience with critiques
Personal Art Projects
Determined by student's interests & learning style
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mentorship with Nasim
Illustration, Watercolour, Oil Painting
Learn the art and process of creating Illustrations using mixed media, design thinking and painting techniques. Learn more about Nasim Abaeian.
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.
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Limited time offer. Valid for group classes only.
😎 What Students & Parents Are Saying
Hear what mentorship students are saying about their learning experience at Winged Canvas!
How is the learning customized?
Is this program right for me?
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What is a group class like?
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
Demonstration & Work Period
What is a private class like?
Preparing for 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?
- Your artistic strengths
- Areas that warrant improvement
- Actionable steps to improve on each piece
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.
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!
Have questions? See our FAQ Section.