ART MENTORSHIP

 

Benefits of the Art Mentorship Program

Smaller Class Ratios

Very small student teacher ratio (half the size of group classes)

Portfolio Development

Perfect program for art portfolio building & development

One on One Teaching

One-on-one demos and hands-on instruction 

Personal Art Projects

Assigned work based on student’s  personal interests and learning style

Mastering Disciplines

Target weak spots to master specific disciplines and student goals

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 is suitable for both new and experienced artists in York Region / GTA looking to master specific art skills under the mentorship and guidance of Winged Canvas' award-winning artists

Lessons are designed to challenge each student's current skill level and personal interests, with some core lessons catered towards the majority of the group. Our artist instructors give private demonstrations, inviting students to observe their techniques and methods. 

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 Unionville Highschool.

Highly Trained Artist Mentors

Our Artist Mentors are highly trained and 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. 

 

Art Mentorship for Teens [12-17]

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This class is designed for students looking for more specialized art lessons in a certain area of art not usually offered in group classes. It's the ideal program to develop art portfolios to get into specialty art schools. In the first class, students will set personal portfolio goals and milestones with their Artist Mentor, who will then design a custom curriculum suitable for their needs. Artist 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.


Homework: According to author Malcolm Gladwell, it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at anything, so practice is essential for seeing progress. To make the most of the studio time, art portfolio students should continue their assignments at home to meet their deadlines. Completed or works in progress may be brought into class for professional critique and revisions.

Student Teacher Ratio: 
1:4 maximum


Suggested Class Length:
2 - 2.5 hours

Learning Level:
Intermediate - Advanced

Learn how to design original characters for animation and game design with Alyssa Wongso

Grade 11 student Sandra works on mastering figure drawing with her Mentor Fei Lu

What a still life! Art Mentorship allows students to work on larger-scale projects at their own pace.

Student Teacher Ratio: 
1:5 maximum


Suggested Class Length:
2 - 2.5 hours

Learning Level:
Intermediate - Advanced

Art Mentorship for Adults [18+]

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Art Mentorship is the ideal program for adults who prefer to learn what they choose, at their own pace. 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, but in a small group. Art Mentorship is best for mastering specific art skills and concepts under the guidance of professional artists, who specialize in fields including illustration, set design, fine art painting, digital concept art, sculpture, and more. who specialize in fields including illustration, set design, fine art painting, digital art, character & game design, concept art, graphic design, sculpture, and more.

 

Goals Oriented: Personal portfolio goals and milestones are set with the Artist Mentor during the first class, and lessons are designed to meet those goals.

Art Mentorship is the ideal program for adults who prefer to learn what they choose at their own pace.

Critique in progress: instructors provide tips and individual demos on personal projects.

Art Mentorship is tailored to each person's skills and interests and is best for mastering specific art disciplines.

 
 

Student Teacher Ratio: 
1:3 maximum


Suggested Class Length:
1.5 hours

Learning Level:
Beginner - Advanced

Art Mentorship for Kids [5-11]

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If your child prefers to do their own thing rather than go with the flow, or if they have lots of ideas about what they want to create, this program is right for them!

In the first class, students will set personal learning goals with their Artist Mentor, or with the help of a parent. We encourage new students to bring in 5 - 10 recent artworks for evaluation, so the instructor may assess the student's current interests, strengths, and weaknesses. Their Mentor will custom design lesson plans for each student to ensure they meet their learning objectives. Artist Mentors work hands-on with each student with personalized demonstrations, similar to private art tutoring.
 
Homework: Practice makes perfect. We encourage students to complete artwork from home to make the most of their studio time and accelerate their learning. Completed or works in progress can also be brought into class for professional critique/revisions.

Critique in progress: instructors provide tips and individual demos on personal projects.

Siblings Sebastian and Anastasia made aviator googles and blasters in their Art Mentorship.

Artist Mentor Arruniya Mohendran work hands on with each student with one on one demos.

 

Art Mentorship Pricing

 

How many classes should I book? All 4 and 8 week sessions occur consecutively. and include one make up class per 8 weeks if given 24 hour notice (HST extra). 

Recommended: Kids Mentorship 1.5 hour lessons, Portfolio Building 2.5 hour lessons, Teens or Adults, 2-2.5 hour lessons. 

1.5 hour lessons:
4 sessions | $210

8 sessions | $378 (save $42)

2 hour lessons:

4 sessions | $240

8 sessions | $432 (save $48)

2.5 hour lessons:

4 sessions | $268

8 sessions | $468 (save $68)

Portfolio Review / Assessment:
1.5 hr session | $68

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.

Have more questions? See our FAQ Section.

 

Artist Mentors & Specialties

 

Winged Canvas Mentors are award winning artists and passionate art educators. Get one-on-one guidance from practicing professionals who specialize in different art disciplines.

 

Each of our Artist Mentors teach Art Fundamentals

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Raffi Anderian | Teens & Adults

Available by appointment

Illustration, Advanced Drawing, Oil Painting,

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Hripsime Machkalyan | Kids, Teens & Adults

Tuesday | 6:30 - 9:00pm

Available by appointment

Sculpture, Advanced Drawing, Oil Painting

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Alyssa Wongso  | Kids & Teens

Thursday | 6:30 - 9:00pm

Available by appointment

Digital Art, 3D Modelling, Character & Game Design

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Fei Lu | Teens & Adults

Thursday | 6:30 - 9:00pm

Saturday | 4:00 - 6:00pm

Figure Drawing, Portraiture, Oil Painting, Graphic Design & Advertising Portfolios

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Izzy Jefferson | Kids, Teens & Adults

Saturday | 1:30 - 4:00pm

Sunday | 1:30 - 4:00pm

Illustration, Gouache & Watercolour Painting

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Nasim Abaeian | Teens & Adults

Wednesday | 4:30 - 6:30pm

Friday | 4:00 - 6:00pm

Saturday | 4:00 - 6:00pm

Illustration, Colour Theory, Textile/Pattern Design, Design Concepts

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Alsie Lau | Teens & Adults

By Appointment

Digital Art, Character Illustration, Animation

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Cindy Fan | Teens & Adults

By Appointment

Digital Art, Painting, Concept Art

More times available by appointment and through registration.

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