I am a huge fan of Lisa Kokin and her work and have the privilege of being in a critique group that she is leading with seven other fabulous artists. She’s now offering an individual mentorship program as well which I’m highly considering. Check her out if you’re anywhere near El Sobrante, California. Plus, be sure to check out her work at www.lisakokin.com. Here’s more from Lisa below:
For many years I have worked as a mentor to graduate students at the California College of the Arts and JFK University, as well as to people not connected to a specific institution. Starting September 1, I will be expanding my practice to offer individual mentorships at my studio in El Sobrante.
The mentorships are designed for people who:
- want a sustained one-on-one relationship to critique and develop their work
- are preparing a portfolio for consideration for graduate school
- have an upcoming exhibition and want support and feedback to choose work
- want to begin exhibiting their work and need help in developing a body of work to submit for consideration for exhibitions
- benefit from a consistent structure for feedback in order to maintain a sustained art practice to generate new work
Each mentorship will be tailored to the needs of the individual and will meet for a minimum of one hour per month with a six-session commitment to be arranged according to the needs and schedule of each person.
Fee is $450 for six one-hour sessions.
Please pass the word to anyone you know who might be interested in a mentorship. Email me if you have further questions or would like to talk on the phone. My phone number is (510) 758-5862.
Lisa Kokin’s work in artist’s books, mixed media installation, assemblage and sculpture is about memory, history, and social commentary. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. A recipient of a California Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowship and a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation, Ms. Kokin’s work is in numerous public and private collections. She is represented by the Donna Seager Gallery in San Rafael, California. Visit www.lisakokin.com to see more of her work.