Picking a "Mentor" is a very important part of the artistic process. Mentors are those who have forged ahead of us and made a path that we can follow for awhile. There are so many styles and techniques to explore and mentors give us "permission" to try new ways. Some people are natural ITEMIZERS and some are SUMMARIZERS. Students can find which artists they connect with and learn from them.
Our first assignment was to pick a "mentor" and design a 2 page spread about and in the style of that artist.