One of our greatest strengths is the depth of artistic experience among our members. Collectively, we share hundreds of years of training, practice, skill and sensibility as artists.
The Mentorship Program provides an opportunity for those who wish to share their experience with those who are eager to learn. We currently offer regular private mentorship sessions in the studios of PSG Signature Artists. Learn more about mentorship and register for upcoming events below.
Mentoring and Host sign-up
Would you like to become a PSG Mentor or host a Studio Session? To become a mentor or to seek assistance from a mentor, please submit the following form. Please submit the following form and indicate your interest and availability:
Example Mentorship Topics
The Business side of a professional artist:
- Setting up a Professional artist business
- How to build an art teaching business?
- How to build an International workshop business?
- How to build a professional portrait painting business?
- How to build a professional sculpturing/3D business?
Selling your artwork:
- Where to sell your art?
- How to build a patron database?
- How to build your resume and visibility?
- What’s happening in the professional market place?
Improving the quality of your artwork:
- How to be more creative?
- Creating inspirational reference materials
- Understanding what makes an artwork great
Other practical advice:
- How to photograph your artwork?
- How and where to apply for art scholarships?
- Resources in the NW for art education
- Setting up your studio
- Approaches for Plein Air painting
- How to write and publish an art book?
- How to make and publish a DVD or online video?
During the first week of each month, we organize private mentorship sessions in the studios of PSG Signature Artists. These events are limited to five participants and offer a rare glimpse into the practices of professional artists.
Studio Session hosts choose one of the following formats:
Critiques - Participants are invited to bring examples of their work for a one-on-one critique with the Mentor Artist
Presentation - Mentor Artist will prepare a discussion about practical topics ranging from the business side of being a professional artist to tutorials on how to improve the quality of your art, followed by a Q&A with participants
DATE: January 3, 2015
TIME: 1 - 4 PM
FORMAT: Presentation, followed by a Q&A
MENTOR: Joe MacKechnie (painting)
LOCATION: Joe MacKechnie Studio, Kenmore
DATE: February 7, 2015
TIME: 1 - 4 PM
FORMAT: Presentation about landscape painting, followed by plein air landscape drawing and a group critique
MENTOR: Lolly Shera (painting)
LOCATION: Lolly Shera Studio, Fall City
DATE: March, 2015
TIME: 10 AM - 1 PM
FORMAT: Participants are invited to bring two artworks for a critique from each instructor, followed by a presentation about Gordy and Cary's work, painting style, demo and questions. Participants may stay for lunch in town and paint for the rest of the day in the studio or outside.
MENTORS: Gordy Edberg and Cary Jurriaans (painting)
LOCATION: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio, Langley
Camano Island Paintout and Artist Retreat
DATE: The August 14-16 Paintout has to be rescheduled due to circumstances beyond our control. New date TBA!
TIME: Friday at 9:00 am until Sunday at 5:00 pm. Come for an afternoon or stay the weekend.
FORMAT: Join us for an informal paintout and artist retreat weekend on beautiful Camano Island (no ferry required for access.) Activities include landscape painting, still lifes in the studio, conversations about art, informal show and tell with critique sessions along with barbecue/drinks* and good company on the deck. Enjoy all this with the Puget Sound, Mount Baker and Cascade Mountain range as your backdrop. Guests are welcome to come for a portion or stay the entirety of the weekend. There are three guest rooms available and plenty of space for camping or for parking a couple of RV's on the property free of charge. First come, first served-so please respond immediately if you want accommodations.
*Food and beverages not provided. More information on this weekend is available upon request.
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