Danielle’s kind approach and gentle character make her an ideal Artist Mentor for young creative students. Her art practice is multidisciplinary, thoughtful, and largely derived from her personal experiences. Students hear about Danielle’s creative process and are motivated to make art courageously from their own experiences. Danielle’s efforts are genuine and her ideas and advice strong, she is committed and driven and I fully support her path as an Artist Mentor for young artists; with a contemporary focus and generosity as an educator, students would be fortunate to have her guidance as they develop their skills and portfolios for arts-based high schools or post-secondary education in the arts.
- Yolanda Mak, Photography Teacher, Ursula Franklin Academy
For students applying to arts-focused high schools and post-secondary education in the arts, I offer one-on-one mentoring, assisting students to further develop skills, refine concepts and create new artworks for contemporary and effective portfolios. During the mentorship, we will work together to develop a strong portfolio through a process involving committed sketchbook entries and research, development and production of new artworks, and formal writing (artist statement, letters of intent and project proposal letters). Focus is on intuitively working through the creative process, research and production with the goal of finding confidence, independence and integrity in their artistic practice and portfolio.
*If you’re interested in speaking further about one-on-one mentoring, please email me at daniellebleackley[at]gmail[dot]com. I offer a complimentary 30 minute initial meetup to talk about goals, needs and timeline, and to review your current portfolio. After this initial consult, if you are interested in working together we can arrange a schedule and discuss rates.
(photo credits: Lynlea Combot)