ArtCorps Mentoring Artist Interest Form
ArtCorps Mentoring uses one-on-one mentoring to provide a safe environment for students to explore the arts while creating connections with a trusted adult figure. Selected students have the opportunity to work with a professional artist to create a year-long art project that investigates social justice issues. The program gives students a practical way to approach issues with the inquiring mind of an artist.
Currently, Mentoring takes place at Whittier ECE-8 School with students in 5-8 Grade. The students and mentors meet once a week after school for two hours. They complete lessons taught by the program’s coordinator, go on field trips, and eventually create a socially engaged art project for their May exhibition at RedLine.
Please fill out the following form if you’re interested in learning more and possibly becoming a mentor. RedLine staff will then reach out to you with more information!
Commit to 2 hours a week on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 3-5pm at the school with your mentee from October to May (school holidays/breaks excluded). We ask that you try to not miss more than 3 sessions.
Attend an orientation/training both in person and possibly online.
Attend field trips with the students (during normal mentoring time).
Help install the student projects in May.
Complete necessary surveys once or twice during the year.
Be prepared to report any issues or concerning things your mentee might share with you.
Be open to try new things with your student, have fun, and get silly!
You get to be a part of the RedLine family!
Create a lasting and meaningful relationship with a student in need of a mentor.
Have a real impact on a student and help create a small community within the mentoring program.
Gain experience working with youth and art education.
Show your artwork alongside your student’s project in the May exhibition at RedLine.
Receive a stipend for your participation in the program.