Patricia Eschuk, Wayward Garden, oil on canvas, 2020 (detail). Please click on the picture to view the whole image.

Focussed Mentorships

Focussed Mentorship in Oil Painting with Patricia Eschuk

  • October 16, 2021 – November 13, 2021, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Application Deadline: October 6, 2021 at 12:00pm
  • Online with Zoom

 Application deadline Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021, at noon for women and gender minority MAWA members with painting practices. Cost to successful applicants: $75

This focussed mentorship will take place online.

Application deadline: Wednesday, October 6 by noon

Meeting dates:

  • Saturday, October 16, 1- 4pm
  • Saturday, October 30, 1-4pm
  • Saturday, November 13, 1-4pm

The purpose of this mentorship is to provide a space for oil painters to try new approaches—to challenge their comfort zone through experimentation and play, and deepen their awareness of their unique voice. It will include exploration of technique, line versus form, composition and process (looking, responding and making choices about your work), as well as instinct and the role of the body (not what one is painting but how). A list of materials that most painters will already have (basic paints, brushes, etc.) will be provided in advance.

This Focussed Mentorship is for those who already have a painting practice, whether representational, symbolic or nonobjective, and who want to take it to the next level. It will not focus on making a “finished” work of art, but painting better, through new approaches, self-reflection and critique.

Please send three images of your work and a paragraph explaining your interest in this Focussed Mentorship to Adriana at, with “Focussed Mentorship in Paint” in the subject heading. Eschuk will select a limited number of participants. There is no fee to apply, but you must be a MAWA member. Successful applicants will be charged $75 for the program. If finances are a barrier, please speak with MAWA staff.

  • Patricia Eschuk

    Patricia Eschuk works primarily with oil paints and mixed media. She completed the MAWA mentorship program in 2012 and her Fine Arts degree at the University of Manitoba in 2018. Eschuk is interested in our inherent connection and relationship with the natural world, as well as greater awareness of internal relationships with ourselves.