CSARN mentor and visual artist Bernard Poulin on mentoring


60. Male – Toronto
Sculpture/Lecturer- Award winning internationally renowned sculpture interested in a one on one mentorship designed to assist sculptors better understand the business of the artist and in defining success.

Various Media

61. Female – Elmira
Most Mediums – From graphite on rag paper to porcelain and plaster this artist does it all and has works exhibited in galleries and public spaces throughout Canada. Offering a mentee an opportunity to enhance skills and learn about the marketplace.

62. Male – Sudbury
A lifetime of experience in most visual artistic mediums. Interested in providing constructive evaluation and guidance on reaching potential.

168. Female – Courtenay, BC
With a Diploma in Art from the University of Manitoba and an MFA with a specialization in Fibres from Concordia University, this mentor’s work has been shown in solo and international exhibitions across Canada and internationally. She has also taught at the university level

175. Male – Toronto
This artist’s practice involves conceptual-driven photo-based work, installation, archival activism, 
and writing and is a recipient of the 2018 Governor-General’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual and Media Arts. This would allow the mentee one-on-one access to more than 40 years of professional experience on the international scene as well as guidance with the theory and practice necessary in establishing a relevant artist practice.

176. Female – Prince George, BC
This mentor’s work is project based with installation outcomes. The work is usually made out of everyday materials and installed in relationship to place. Her studio practice is process-led with two-dimensional expressions manifest as text, image and marks. Projects have explored concepts of relationships, aging, cancer and death. Her current work revolves around our relationship with things, permanence and connectivity.

177. Male – Vancouver
An interdisciplinary artist with a personal and a socially engaged practice. His focus has been on environmental and health issues. He believes that art needs to regain its place with the general public as a way of learning and knowing.


64. Male – Hamilton
Crafts Potter – Potter, teacher and writer. This artist has taught workshops in Canada, USA, Japan, China and Italy; has written more than 55 articles for ceramic journals; and is exhibited in museums and collections in North America, Europe and Asia. Interested in a one on one mentorship to pass on information in how to live in the arts.

Painting & Drawing

65. Male – Ottawa
la peinture – Well-established painter providing mentorship in French. This painter wishes to participate in a one on one mentorship to provide experience and objective evaluation.

66. Male – Sault Ste Marie
After 42 years as a full-time painter this artist has paintings in corporate and private collections throughout the world. Work with a one on one mentorship on the business of art and skills improvement.

68. Male – Sault Saint Marie
Landscape Painter – acrylics – Numerous works in private collections. Offering a mentee the opportunity to set goals and provide an environment to achieve them.

69. Female – Toronto
Drawings and collage – Nationally acknowledged artist with works displayed in galleries and collections in Ontario. Offering skills in a one on one mentorship of technical and professional support.

114. Female – Ottawa
his artist excels in the art of pastel and watercolor and has traveled extensively. She paints interiors and landscapes, but also international portraitist. Her works are found in the Canadian War Museum, the United States, Australia and England

115. Female – Elora
This artist works using a kiln to alter, fuse and slump glass. She has been commissioned to create works for the Ontario Arts Council, The Provincial Government of Ontario, IMAX Corporation, the University of Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University as well as many other private and corporate commissions (Available for a half mentorship)

116. Female – East Garafraxa
Robert Bateman once described this landscape painter’s work as painterly, in the style of Fauves and the Group of Seven.  A well-respected  Ontario wetland professional landscape painter, who works in acrylic on canvas. This full time professional artist is a member of various artist run centers and fills a variety of leadership roles for the arts community

189 – Female – Vancouver
Painting is process orientated. I learn by doing as well as through remaining open to accident, allowing the image to emerge from the gathered energy in the hand and body interacting with the surface of the canvas or panel. I can share what I have learned by experiment and trusting my marks and by listening and practice over many, many hours of studio time. I can share inspiration and my passion for the work. I can teach the value of hard work and the joy of discovery. I can share from a vast library of books both technical and biographical of many artists who have spent their lives as creatives.



134. Female – Kingston
Photographic Artist with extensive photographic knowledge to share. Artist has worked in production and exhibition of art photography, slide-music presentations, wedding and other commercial work and teaching creative photography.

Print Making 

71 – Male – London – Print Maker Offering a one on one mentorship on the art of Print Making.

Metal Smith 

72. Female – Hamilton – Metal Smith and Jewelry design – Winner of International awards and teacher of award winning students.  Eager to share knowledge on the creative process and the use of a full service metalworking / jewelry classroom.

Arts Administration

172. Female – Ottawa – Founded the Ottawa Art Society in 2015, a charitable organization designed to showcase and support visual arts organizations in Ottawa. Was a Senior Project Manager in Exhibitions Management at the National Gallery of Canada and worked, as well, with the Portrait Gallery of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Canadian Museum of History, and the Inuit Art Section of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. I would be happy to share my knowledge and experience with you.Fe