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Private mentoring sessions are now available online!  Our teachers have been professional artists for over 20 years and can help you with all aspects of your practice such as artist statements, exhibition planning, conceptual ideas, website development, photography and social media.

ERIKA GOFTON
Erika is the founder and Co-Director of The Art Room.  Along with studio focused teaching, Erika offers support in a professional context having experience in all manners of exhibiting from Artist Run Spaces to commercial representation in three states. She can assist with writing CV’s, exhibition proposals, artist statements, and preparing for an exhibition. Erika empowers the artist to take charge of their own career and practice, and offers the support for those who leave art school and are not sure what to do next.
Available Wednesday mornings

JUAN FORD
Juan’s practice has consistently been engaged with opening up new possibilities for realism in painting. He has employed many strategies that argue around the theoretical ‘problems’ of realism in painting. Juan enjoys exploiting the limited shortcomings of the dull, officially sanctioned dialogue between painting and it’s would-be executioner, photography, in order to develop new potential for realism. While his work evolves and varies across time, it characteristically involves an examination of the human figure and its relationship to its environment.
Available Monday evenings during lockdown

YVETTE GRANT
Yvette is a teacher and a writer. She has worked with artists at the Victorian College of the Arts for the last six years guiding them in thinking through and writing up their ideas about their practice and their work. Yvette can assist with your artist statement or a similar document, and in order to make the most of the session it’s recommended to brainstorm some questions and forward to us with a draft of the document prior to the session. The time in the session will be spent talking through and digging into your ideas and the words and structures that may best communicate them to the public.
Available Saturday afternoons

SARAH TOMASETTI
Sarah graduated from RMIT University and La Trobe University, Melbourne with a graduate diploma in Fine Art and Italian Studies in 1994. After graduating, Sarah undertook an internship in fresco painting at the Laboratorio per Affresco di Vainella in Italy and, on returning to Australia, completed a Masters in Fine Art at RMIT University. Sarah is a lecturer in Fine Art at RMIT University and is currently undertaking doctoral research into the way the mountain imaginary co-creates the way remote regions are depicted and traversed.
Available Saturday afternoons

HOW TO BOOK A SESSION
– Please email us confirming who you’d like to book a session with and what dates you’re available
– We’ll confirm the date with the mentor then email you with the booking and zoom links, and questionnaire
– Complete and return the form detailing what aspects of your practice you need help with
– We then research your work and prepare feedback prior to the session

We look forward to chatting with you soon!

1 hour session
Online via zoom
$150

Please email to enquire

Inhale Exhale By Erika Gofton
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