Friday, every two weeks (6 sessions)
Starting Friday, March 17th - May 26th, 2023
Individual session dates: March 17th & 31st, April 14th & 28th, May 12th & 26th
10.00 AM - 2.00 PM (access to space 9.30 - 5.00PM)
Federation Academy on Granville Island
Limited to 12 students!
Suitable for beginner/intermediate students.
FCA Studio Mentorships
Studio mentorships are your opportunity to work with a professional artist in the Federation Academy on Granville Island. You’ll meet with Andrew every two weeks throughout March, April and May to work on your paintings, ask questions and further develop your practice.
Invest in yourself and commit to two days per month, and see how your artwork and techniques improve. For artists without their own studio, this is a great way to access a creative space, tailor made for art-making. In addition to 4hrs of mentoring artists will receive an extra 3hrs of access to our classroom space to work on their paintings and communicate with their peers.
With plenty of demonstrations, one-on-one teaching and lively discussion, this mentorship is limited to twelve registrants.
Benefits of Studio Mentorship
6 In-Person Sessions
We start this mentorship program with an evaluation of your current status, as well as an introduction to everyone in the group. Andrew will discuss short and long term goals with you, which will define next steps on your artistic journey.
Each consecutive session will be built out based on where everyone is in their work and what their personal ambitions are for attending this mentorship program. Over this 3 month program you will takeaway practical ways to improve and develop your paintings.
About the Instructor - Andrew McDermott
Andrew is the past President and a senior member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Andrew was born in Bolton, England and moved to Canada at a young age. Upon College graduation in Graphic Design and Illustration, he studied and further refined his own unique style, winning top awards in both Canada and the US. His personal favorite is the Master Circle Medallion for the International Association of Pastel Societies, presented in New Mexico in 2013. Having many published articles, included The Artist magazine 25 under 40. Andrew has also had full feature articles in top art magazines such as International Artist, The Artist UK, Magazin'art, and the Pastel Journal. Andrew is a popular workshop Instructor and gives demos and lessons at many educational facilities, he is a life/figure drawing Instructor for the Illustration department at Capilano University, Langara College, and for the 3D Animation department at the Vancouver Film school.
Register online by clicking "Register Now", or register by phone at 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery (Mon - Sun, 10am - 4pm).