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

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). For students building a portfolio, we recommend 2 hour sessions.

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

*Currently unavailable, will run in the upcoming Fall term

Looking to feed your animation passion? This mentorship class is perfect for those looking to build animation portfolios or pursue deeper learning in the subject, with Yeri Sa

If you liked Animation, check out:

Cartooning & Anime 2

Digital Art 2

*Currently unavailable, will run in the upcoming Fall term

Eyes! Nose! Lips! Zoom into the most expressive part of the human body in this class, refining your skills. Perfect for those applying to fine arts programs, with Fei Lu

If you liked Portraiture, check out:

Intensive Drawing

*Currently unavailable, will run in the upcoming Fall term


Flex your creative muscle while drawing some! Perfect for those who want to improve their anatomical drawing, or for those applying to fine arts programs, with Fei Lu

If you liked Figure Drawing, check out:

Intensive Drawing

Sat 10:30 - 12:00pm

Know what you want to study? Open Art Mentorship is for those with specific individual passions and goals, perfect for those looking to develop a strong portfolio, with Fei Lu

If you liked Open Art, check out:

Intensive Drawing

Acrylic Painting

Digital Art 2


Artist Mentors & Specialties

All of our Artist Mentors teach Art Fundamentals

More times available by appointment & through registration. Learn more about our Art Instructors

We Recommend ...

1-on-1 Portfolio Review/Assessment
20 - 60min 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.

1.5 Hour Classes for

  • Animation Mentorship

  • Figure Drawing Mentorship

  • Portraiture Mentorship

2 Hour Classes for

  • Open Art Mentorship

  • 1-on-1 Portfolio Reviews/Assessments

Classes are Ongoing, Join Anytime!


Art Mentorship Pricing


All sessions occur consecutively, and include one make up class per term if given 24 hour notice. Prices do not include HST.

Have questions? See our FAQ Section.


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