projectMENTOR - Project Art
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About the Program

ProjectMENTOR pairs Wimberley area students in grades 7-11 with professional artists for a semester-long apprenticeship.


Students experience the creative process from conception to sale, learning both the business and creation aspects of being a working artist.


Work sessions are held December-April, resulting in an end-of-program art show and reception, held in early May.

3rd Annual MENTOR Show & Reception

Sunday, May 7th 2023, roughly 200 art enthusiasts showed up to celebrate alongside the 15 talented artist/student matches at the 3rd annual projectMENTOR show and reception at the Wimberley Community Center.


Thank you mentors, students, sponsors, and community. This event was a huge success because or your support.

Be a Student Artist

This year’s program is underway! Check back in October to apply for next year’s program.

Be a Mentor

This year’s program is underway! Apply now for next year’s program.

The Fine Print

1. ProjectART Wimberley will open projectMENTOR up to student applications in October for the spring semester program. Student selections will be made with budget, transportation, and availability considerations in mind, however, student enthusiasm, great communication, and a strong commitment to the program goals are qualities we will especially seek out.


2. Student and mentor artists will aim to have at least 6 work sessions together at the mentor artist’s studio between December and April. These sessions will be held outside of the school day and the student artist’s guardian agrees to be responsible for chaperoning the work sessions as well as transportation to and from the artist’s studio. Should transportation be an obstacle, please reach out. It might be possible for the student and mentor artists to use the art classroom after school and coordinate work sessions with the art teacher.


3. Work sessions will include sharing information about how artists get ideas and make creative decisions, how art is made, and how they price and sell their work.


4. At least two works of art will be created in these sessions: one to be kept by the student artist and one to be given to projectART Wimberley on or before May 1st for a silent auction fundraiser benefitting the projectMENTOR program.


5. Upon completion of the program, student artists agree to provide projectART with a written statement about working with their mentor artist and what they gained from the experience.


6. Upon completion, mentor artists agree to provide projectART with a written statement about working with their student artists and what they gained from the experience. They also agree to submit wall label information for the art show (name, title, date, medium, etc.).