Applications are open!
I am deeply passionate about mentorship because I understand firsthand the struggles of pursuing a dream that seems out of reach. Growing up, I had no access to professional artists, and it wasn't until I was 16 and old enough to buy my own supplies that I began painting. Due to the lack of emphasis on art in my upbringing and culture, I had to teach myself everything I know from scratch.
Despite the challenges, my art career has been an immensely fulfilling journey, and after five successful years of running my own art business, I am eager to give back with no strings attached. I aspire to be the mentor I wish I had when I was starting out, empowering and inspiring young by sharing the knowledge I have accumulated thus far. My ultimate goal is to help passionate young artists realize their creative potential, offer unwavering support through challenges, and equip them with the necessary tools to flourish in their artistic pursuits.
If my story resonates with you, and you find yourself nodding along as you read this, I invite you to apply to my free mentorship program. Together, we propel your art practice, confidence and skills forward. I can't wait to see what amazing things we will achieve!
◉ The next mentee will be chosen by September 30th, 2023
◉ The next mentorship cycle will run from October-December
◉ The mentorship program cycle is 3 months
◉ Every 3 months a new mentee will be chosen
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:
★ 1-1 monthly video call to answer your general questions and provide you with guidance, information and inspiration
★ Regular feedback on your artwork
★ Tailored support depending on the challenges and goals you have
★ Assistance creating or editing your bio and artist statement
★ Business and art tips & tricks
★ Opportunities to visit my studio, job shadow me and/or assist me during art events I have for local artists in the GTA
Please carefully review the criteria below.
➤ You have had a consistent art practice for minimum 1 year
➤ You are dedicated to your art practice and have a passion for painting
➤ Your focus and interest is in nature-related and/or palette knife art (related to Nada's expertise so she can effectively support you)
➤ You would like to make painting more than just a hobby or you are already in the process of trying to sell your artwork
➤ You want to learn more about the business of art
➤ You have participated in local art events or you actively share your art online
➤ Your age is between 16 to 30 years old
➤ You are very proficient in English so we can communicate effectively