Interested in Mentoring Another Fellow Artist?
PSG is creating a new program to provide mentoring opportunities within the membership. One of our biggest strengths as an organization is the depth of artistic experience amongst our members. Collectively, we share hundreds of years of training, practice, skill and sensibility as artists. As we add new members, some of which are emerging artists, it makes sense to provide opportunities for those who wish to share their experience with those eager to learn.
True mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing ad hoc help. It is about an ongoing relationship of learning, dialogue, and challenge. Mentoring is a process for the informal transmission of knowledge and support, perceived by the recipient as relevant to his or her work, career or professional development. A protégé is a person in receipt of mentorship.
Mentors will be asked to commit to working with a protégé for a predetermined number of hours, (not yet defined), and their time will be considered as volunteer hours donated to the PSG.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor think about your areas of expertise. Here are some things to think about:
- What is your medium? Sculpture? Painting?
- What is your primary genre of art? Figure? Seascape? Landscape? Still life? Abstract? Surrealism?
- Do you excel at marketing your art?
- How do you promote your art?
- How did you find your voice as an artist?
- How do you set up your studio to work for you?
- Where do you find inspiration?
- How do you use social networking to enhance your art?
These are just a few ideas that another artist may be curious about.
If you would like to learn more about this program please contact Lolly Shera, Mentor Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
To become a mentor, submit this form.