Mentorship Workshop

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Mentorship Workshop

With Christine Klassen & Carl White

Get a jumpstart on your creative career

Looking for frank info from a professional artist on building your portfolio? Curious as to how the heck you approach a gallery with your artwork? Join gallery owner Christine Klassen and local artist & educator Carl White for an afternoon of insight on developing your career as a visual artist.

This workshop will cover the fundamentals, including the development of a cohesive body of work for professional presentation as well as the etiquette of approaching galleries. There will be time for Q & A and networking with the other creatives in attendance provided after the presentation.

All participants are asked to submit three JPGs of current work and an artist statement (max 150 words). Consider this your first lesson – always meet the requirements of submission guidelines! Carl and Christine will respond with a summarized review of your submission via email.

Attending in person? Then we suggest opting for in-person portfolio reviews for a more intensive evaluation with personalized suggestions and advice.

Duration: Approximately 2 – 2.5 hours of workshop time (if you have opted for the in-person portfolio reviews a time slot will be assigned to you upon registration)

Location: Christine Klassen Gallery
Date: May 1 & 29, 2022

Additional Information

Wine, sparkling water and a selection of eatables will be provided.

2 Days/ 3 Options:

  • Attend the workshop in person.
  • Attend the workshop in person with the addition of personal portfolio reviews by both Christine and Carl.
  • Attend online via Zoom

For questions and to take part, contact Christine by email at or call 403.262.1880.

Christine Klassen Gallery workshop May 1 & 29, 2022

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