Mini Mentorships are three-week, three session programs in which a senior artist shares her experience with developing artists. Mini Mentorships may be organized around a theme, formal concern or specific medium. They are designed as an intensive experience to help women in the visual arts develop skills and define their decision-making philosophies, and to provide access to the information, resources and support they need to advance their studio practice.
In a Mini Mentorship, the Mentor prepares information to share with the group related to the theme of the mentorship; this information might take the form of slide presentations, critical reading or demonstrations. The sessions often take the form of a group critique of the participants work.
Mini-Mentorship in Paint
with Shirley Brown and Fay Jelly
Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st, 2013, 10am – 5pm daily
Applications due Friday, April 5th, 4pm at MAWA
Applicants must be current MAWA members
Successful applicants will be charged $30
Shirley Brown and Fay Jelly will lead a two-day mini-mentorship in the exploration of oil painting and various ways of expression. Through painting, discussion, one-on-one feedback and individually focused assignments, Shirley and Fay will provide an atmosphere for learning, exploration and growth. Successful applicants will be asked to bring samples of their paintings and be prepared to talk briefly about their work. If desired, they may bring books/information on other artists who have inspired them.
Participants are asked to bring painting supplies as this will be a hands-on workshop.
Acrylic painters are welcome to apply. However, Shirley and Fay are both oil painters and may be unable to address technical issues encountered by acrylic painters.
For more information about this dynamic duo, both of whom are esteemed painters and experienced mentors, please see their biographies on page 3. Their artist talks on November 23 will be a rare and exciting opportunity for Winnipeggers to hear these rural artists speak about their practices.
If you are not already a member, please also submit a MAWA membership form and payment, or become a member on-line.. MAWA membership costs $15 for underwaged persons and $30 for others.
To apply for a Mini-Mentorship:
Please email us with:
- a one-paragraph description of what you make and the ideas that drive your work
- a line or two about why you want to participate in this program
- 5 jpg images of your artwork, no larger than 72dpi at 1024 X 768 pixels (please do not embed in a program such as PowerPoint)
Email applications to email@example.com and put “Mini-Mentorship” in the subject heading. Or you can drop off a hard copy with image CD to MAWA at 611 Main Street. Note, places are limited.
It is free to apply, but successful applicants will be charged the enrollment fee.