Private Online Mentorship

The best investment you can make, is in yourself.
— Warren Buffett
 Painting at the Golden Foundation 2017.

Painting at the Golden Foundation 2017.

I'm an artist who loves to teach.  As a teacher, I want to share what I've learned with others. There's a special bond that is created between a teacher and a student. Creating and learning is definitely a two way street.

This isn't art therapy, this is art training.  What's the difference? Art therapy is more about using art to improve a person's mental or physical well being.  Art training focuses on deepening your skills as an artist, both technically and creatively.

In Private Mentoring you get:

  • Painting instruction from a Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors.

  • Business information from a professional working artist of over 25 years.

  • Creative coaching on getting started in your painting practice. Where to start, what to paint and how to paint it.  

  • A teacher with a unique blend of rock solid technical skills and deep creative soulfulness.

I will share my knowledge and experience with you, answer your questions and give you the tools to move forward. Along the way, I'll help you discover your own personal method of painting. 

In the Mentoring environment, I am right there with you, wherever you are in your art journey. 

I'll give you some challenges yes, but I'll always give you the tools to meet those challenges. As your Mentor, I take my role seriously -- because you are investing in your artistic future.  I have been teaching Private Online Mentoring for over 10 years. An online Mentorship provides focus, motivation and quality instruction, all in the comfort of your home or studio. 

This is the perfect place for you if you enjoy having the teacher's full attention. 

 "Sienna" Acrylic on Canvas 24" x 30" Tesia Blackburn

So how does it work?

You will receive an in-depth Assessment  from me so that I can plan your Mentoring sessions. A thorough critique of your work is included. If you are just beginning and don't have any work to be critiqued, that's fine too. I can get you started from scratch.

  1. You fill out the Assessment and in preparation for creating your unique Action Plan I will:
  2. Critique your work, fairly and honestly, based on your level of experience.
  3. Analyze your Assessment.
  4. Based on my review of your work and analysis of the Assessment, I will create your unique Action Plan that will be discussed at your first session. 
  5. We meet for one hour online in a private meeting room to discuss the Action Plan and your work.  I provide Assignments for you to complete before our next meeting. 
  6. As you move forward on your Assignments you can email me for help and updates. Your Assignments are due three days before our second session. 
  7. We meet for the second time and I provide you with feedback on your work. We discuss issues and/or problems you may be having and I offer further direction. 
  8. Based on your progress, my compiled notes and a thorough review and critique of your work to date, I develop a Second Action Plan that offers you a guide to move forward. 
  9. After every live meeting, you will receive a copy of our recorded video meeting that is yours to keep forever. 
  10. After your second session with me, you can email me with followup questions. 
  11. After you have been through your first Mentorship with me, you are qualified to purchase further hours at a discount. Please email me for details. 
Private Online Mentorship - Two Hours
395.00 495.00
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  • You will receive an Assessment to fill out once you have registered.
  • Cancellation Policy: Once you have paid for your classes, there are no refunds. Online classes are arranged at agreed upon times. There are no makeups or refunds for classes you miss. You are encouraged to make all appointments online or by phone. If I must cancel a session, a makeup session will be arranged at no additional cost. By registering you are agreeing to these policies. If you have questions, please email or call me before registering.

Feel like you're a beginner? Don't quite know where to start?

Well you've come to the right place. My teaching style is non-judgmental but honest. It can be hard to get started and to keep going.  I'll get you started with a good foundation and help you find a way to create that feels authentic. I invite you to work with me, wherever you are on the path -- I'll meet you there. 

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”
— Shunryu Suzuki

More experienced painter? I'm here to help.

If you've been painting for awhile you know that we all get stuck from time to time.  I've been there and almost every artist I know has hit the proverbial wall at least once. So who does the pro go to when they need help? Another pro of course!  I've had my share of gullies and mountaintops in my nearly four decades of painting. I have a few tricks up my sleeve that have worked wonders for myself and other seasoned artists. I'm happy to share them with you. 

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
— Oscar Wilde
Private Online Mentorship - Two Hours
395.00 495.00
Quantity:
Add To Cart

  • You will receive an Assessment to fill out once you have registered.
  • Cancellation Policy: Once you have paid for your classes, there are no refunds. Online classes are arranged at agreed upon times. There are no makeups or refunds for classes you miss. You are encouraged to make all appointments online or by phone. If I must cancel a session, a makeup session will be arranged at no additional cost. By registering you are agreeing to these policies. If you have questions, please email or call me before registering.
 
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Things we might cover in your mentorship

Need a boost to get back into the studio? Stuck in a color rut? Just starting out and don't know how to begin?  I can help you with:

  • Acrylic techniques beginner through advanced
  • Overcoming artist block
  • Re-invigorating your work
  • Fleshing out the idea for a series
  • Breaking out of your color rut
  • Finding your artist voice 
  • Overcoming technical problems
  • Dealing with art business issues
  • Inspirational problems
  • Presentation
  • Pricing and Marketing your work
  • and much more....

Technical Stuff

Meetings happen inside my Zoom room. Visit this page for more information on my Zoom room. You will receive recordings of all of our meetings. Don't worry if you've never been in a Zoom room before it's as easy as reading your email. 

You will need high speed Internet access and a headset that you can plug into your computer (your smartphone headset should work just fine).  If you have questions about technical issues, please email me before you register.

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Creativity takes courage.
— Henri Matisse

What students say

"You have made my days brighter too... I appreciate all the work, not to mention all the learning on your part, that goes into bringing the courses to mature art students in their homes or home studios. Thank you for all you do and for doing it so well." Alayne

"The quotes, the nudges and encouragements are just awesome." Lucy

Tesia's "stop contemplating your navel and get your art on!" motto was just what I needed to get me started creating...manageable chunks of information followed by awesome homework challenges that kept me motivated to make art." Sacha

"Tesia is a terrific, natural-born teacher. She inspires and guides with both humor and warmth that make her online classes a delight. With her help, I revived my passion for painting." Claudia

"You sure are nice to the new people.  And by the way you have the absolute best teaching videos out there. Thanks." Milly 

Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.
— Robin Sharma

Want an idea of my teaching style?

Here are a couple of videos that will give you a good idea.

 
Private Online Mentorship - Two Hours
395.00 495.00
Quantity:
Add To Cart

  • You will receive an Assessment to fill out once you have registered.
  • Cancellation Policy: Once you have paid for your classes, there are no refunds. Online classes are arranged at agreed upon times. There are no makeups or refunds for classes you miss. You are encouraged to make all appointments online or by phone. If I must cancel a session, a makeup session will be arranged at no additional cost. By registering you are agreeing to these policies. If you have questions, please email or call me before registering.
It’s important always to have a sense of wonder.
— Julia Cameron