For 55 years, the Peninsula School of Art has provided meaningful experiences in support of the artistic development of students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. During this unprecedented and extraordinary time, that hasn’t changed. While we may not be able to meet in person right now, we have created an alternative mode for you to connect with our incredible faculty and enrich the time you are spending safely at home.
New this summer, is our Distant Mentorship Program. Designed to meet you where you are, both literally and figuratively, this program matches you with a faculty mentor for a virtual one-on-one, hour-long conversation tailored to your individual interests, challenges, and questions. Our mentors are seasoned artists and educators who prioritize getting to know you and your work before offering advice, guidance, and direction. Sign off from your virtual session with the confidence you need to take the next, important steps in your practice, as well as realistic strategies to help you reach your artistic goals.
Before each mentorship session, we ask you to fill out a brief worksheet to help both you and your mentor organize your thoughts and questions ahead of time.
Areas of Expertise: Foundations in 2D and 3D art making; Drawing; Painting using watercolor, gouache, acrylic, oil, and spray paints; Mixed media painting; Collage; and Art history and appreciation.
Areas of Expertise: Metalsmithing; Enameling; Soldering; Joining and combining unusual media; Creative stone and object setting; Electroforming; Felting; and Drawing.
Areas of Expertise: Analog and digital format photography; Digital image editing; Alternative process photography; Bookbinding and editing; Narrative photography; Visualizing ideas in photography; and Concepts of space and place.
Areas of Expertise: Composition; Color theory; Graphite, charcoal, and pastel-based drawing; Life drawing; Oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting; Representational drawing and painting; and Landscape painting.
Areas of Expertise: Hand building; Wheel working; Solid sculpting; High and low firing methods; Functional objects; Figurative sculpture; and Surface techniques including sgraffito, mishima, monoprinting, and stencils.
Areas of Expertise: Analog and digital photography; Color workflow knowledge from capture to digital and print output; Chemical and alternative photographic processes; Location and studio lighting; Portfolio development; and Tethered capture and post-production software, including Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Rhino, and Blender 3D applications.