Artist Mentoring

Consultation or Mentoring with Julie

A one-time artist consultation is a chance to focus on your artwork with me, gain feedback, freely discuss your concerns, and see your way forward in a new light. I will:
  • Focus on your strengths and individual art pursuit;
  • Demonstrate ways to improve flow and clarify depth to positively impact your paintings and your understanding of their space;
  • Address your questions.

  • Further, I'll help you see the spirit in paintings you're stuck on. Usually, abandoned paintings are much closer to being fabulous than you may realize! Guided by asking what you love, I'll make annotations online - like a surgeon honoring your painting's life force - to show you the minimum precise cuts and sutures to bring health to the system.
"It's amazing what you've saved of my work that I thought was useless."
- Laurie Giangregorio, artist, Tucson, AZ

The session is done by Zoom or phone, conveniently and effectively. It can be recorded for listening again.

$90 Artist Consultation with Julie

After payment, wait to be redirected to a Thank You page. From there, you'll click to:
1. "Here's How It Works," and 2. my calendar to schedule your session.

Questions? Email me. Thank you!

Art to Heart Mentoring

With ongoing artist mentoring, you set your next appointment at the end of each session - whatever time-frame suits and motivates you. The momentum of always working toward a session builds unprecedented productivity and transforms you as an artist.
  • You'll share with me your artwork and how it has been going for you.
  • We discuss each piece in insightful detail, appreciating its strengths and uncovering key points about its flow and depth.
  • I demonstrate ways to release the spirit in any paintings that you're stuck on.
  • Whenever you have practical questions about supplies, making a portfolio, choosing paintings for a show, approaching galleries - I'm here for you!
  • I always keep in mind your own individual art pursuit.

The session is done by Zoom or phone, conveniently and effectively. It can be recorded for listening again.

$90 $75 Artist Mentoring Session with Julie

After payment, wait to be redirected to a Mentoring Thank You page. From there, you'll click to:
1. "Here's How It Works," and 2. my calendar to schedule your session.

Questions? Email me. Thank you!

To your beautiful and unique expression!
Julie Bernstein Engelmann

Julie, I am amazed by how much I learn in each of our sessions!!! I love our telephone sessions and how you are able to teach me and guide my painting, despite the fact that you are across the country. The recordings are so helpful and I refer back to them frequently. My time in the studio is so much more fun because I have new direction and I am not just guessing at what to paint. I have gone from not painting at all, to spending several hours a day painting and loving it!

I can't thank you enough for helping me submit and be accepted to my first juried art show!! I look forward to our continued sessions and hope I will get the opportunity to attend more of your workshops.

I love your painting and the title 'Is it Really Okay to Feel this Good?' and I ask myself that often when I am painting!

- Sandy Duckett, Phoenix, Arizona

Julie, you are such a powerful presence in my life. As a painter, I have such a strong desire to express myself. I love to revel in the freedom of making marks with paint and ink that I am deeply drawn to make, and to powerfully feel the mystery and energy of my Being made manifest. As my mentor, I feel like you have literally helped me look, and as a result, see what I am doing from a visual perspective. What a gift! Something that is so personal is something that I can more easily share now.

Having a consistent connection with you over time has allowed me to mark the evolution of my enjoyment and awareness as a painter and art creator. Your specific awareness of abstract art is helpful and grounding. With you at my side I feel like I have the support to go as far and as deep as I want to with my art. Thank you.

- Katie Harrington, Burlington, Vermont

Before I met Julie Engelmann my art work consisted of sporadic, realistic watercolours. Julie’s classes and mentoring opened up a whole new avenue for me; I had not previously been exposed to abstract/expressionist painting. I love the freedom, creativity and new color sense that I feel when I paint in this “new” style.

I have continued along this new path, incorporating abstract expressionism with my realistic tendencies. Julie’s mentoring has motivated me to produce more paintings than I ever thought I would do on my own.

Even though her own style is very abstract, Julie has a broad background of art knowledge and experience to bring to any style of painting. Her critiques are always honest, insightful and positive which makes them all the more helpful. I believe she has enabled me to take really big stride in my growth as an artist.

As a result of Julie’s mentoring, I have won several awards in local art shows. My latest was a first place in the non-professional category. I have sold several paintings through our local art gallery.

- Julie Knox, Indiana, Pennsylvania

In her critiques, Julie has a gift for getting to the heart of the matter. She sees at once where positive changes can be introduced and how any composition can be made stronger. She pulls no punches, but even the faintest of hearts will feel well-supported, as she conveys a genuine sense of believing in the artist and his or her potential.

As an "artist's artist," Julie knows how to develop that potential and how to help anyone chart a believable course toward artistic fulfillment. I see not only rapid improvement in my work, but new possibilities for showing and marketing it. Thanks to Julie's remarkable encouragement and mentorship, I'm well on my way, and I give her my highest recommendation as I go!
- Scott Dimond, Topsham, Maine

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Photo Credits: Julie in the grass by Minda Bernstein 2013. Photos of mentoring clients submitted by each respectively, except Scott Dimond, by Chip Engelmann © 2013
Heart painting © Julie Bernstein Engelmann