1 on 1 Drawing and Art Career Instructions At Home
The Online Mentoring Program is not an online course. It is an
individual study program for beginning and intermediate artists with Dirk as a personal
tutor. He not only teaches his drawing techniques from ground on but
also assists you finding your own artistic voice within the
representational art and coaches you to become a full-time artist.
Dirk gives critical feedback on your work, insights into the art industry, answers any queries and much more. All to help you become the artist you always dreamed to be. Check out the FAQ page if you have further questions.
Send an email with your name if you are interested in joining the Mentorship program, and we send you a questionaire to get to know you, your level and your goals better. Afterwards we can arrange a video call to discuss the details, and only after that, you finally decide to join the program and subscribe or not.
Dirk will discuss your current standing, your short-term, mid-term and long-term goals in order to come up with the best way to teach you the techniqual skills and to achieve your creative goals. The topics covered will vary depending on your needs.
We do not only focus on making you a better artist but we also care about your art career. Students benefit from our network of art galleries, publishers and art enthusiasts. Selected online mentorship students are published in art magazines, have their art listed on Artsy and are introduced to art professionals and collectors. Just recently, some students even will have their published art sent to the moon in a time capsule as part of the Peregine Collection project.
"I am a strong believer in creative practicing. After learning the basic techniques, photo techniques, and photoshop editing, I like to start soon with the student working and practicing on their own artworks. We discuss various ideas, subjects, themes which interest the student and continue learning with practical studies of their own actual artworks.
In my approach you start being an artist early on. While practicing you create your own unique artworks and you grow as an artist. But you already live, express, breath and visualize like an artist, rather than having drilled practice routines as a student for years and years without anything in your art portfolio than academic studies and exercises."
Studying under Dirk Dzimirsky has changed the course of my professional art career forever. I attended a graphite drawing workshop of his in February of 2019 and my expectations were completely exceeded. Since then, I've continued to work with him through his online mentorship program, allowing his teachings to truly sink in and my skill set start to flourish.
Dirk's teaching style is clear, comprehensive, and
direct. He is a master at his technique and passes on what he knows in an easy
to understand step-by-step method. Beyond teaching skill, his mentorship
for professional art practices has helped tremendously as I pursue art as a
career. Since working with him, I
have shown work in multiple new states, galleries, and museums, was a Spotlight
Artist with TedxMarin, made it as a finalist in two prestigious international
art contests (the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2020 and the International
Biennial Portrait Competition 2021), have been featured in multiple
publications, magazines, and books, gained gallery representation by 33 Contemporary
Gallery in Chicago, IL USA., and have sold numerous originals and limited
Dirk truly supports me as an artist. He shares his opinion, but always clearly encourages me to follow my own artistic vision, and finds the best ways he can to life me up while doing so. It has been an absolute honor to call him my mentor. Dirk - thank you for all that you do for me and for all of the artists you work with!
Before joining the program (left) and after.
are not there to make us "happy", they are there to guide us to the
best of their knowledge. ( Samira DeAndrade )
And that's exactly how i felt when i joined this 1 year mentoring program. My brain was squeezed a lot but it's all because Dirk knows how far i can go. Not just showed me my mistakes, he also helped me to improved. Now, even my family can see the big improvement that i have in my drawing. Really grateful that I was able to join this program.
Vanny | Jakarta, Indonesia
... someone so highly accomplished in the field
giving you direct, personal attention. At first, I was worried about studying
with Dirk because I had so little training, but he was able to fill in the gaps
in my education rapidly by targeting the areas that were most essential for my
goals. Next, we started working on skills specific to the kind of art I want to
create. As we went along my own unique style began to emerge. Again, I was
nervous about this, but Dirk has been incredibly supportive of the birth of my
new style. I can always count on Dirk to be honest and straightforward with me,
qualities I greatly value, so I know that I can trust his judgment and allow my
inner voice to emerge.
-Teresa | Osaka, Japan
Dirk Dzimirsky has been a professional artist for over 20 years.
His works have been exhibited in USA, Asia and Europe and are held in public and private collections. Corporate clients include LG Electronics, Waterman - Paris, A&E Network Television and National Geographic
Championed by many as one of the finest hyperealist artists in the world, Dirk uses a sculptural approach rather than an optical. His technique consist of building up layers, from broad to fine details, just like sculpting a 3D Face out of clay. For more information and artworks:
Is the program suitable for beginners?
Yes, if you are already sure that you want to pursue art and you are self-motivated and disciplined to follow through. Please read all the Faqs to get a better understanding of the program. Feel free to ask questions via Email.
How long does the program run?
The program is meant to be similar to actual studying at a univercity but from the convenience of your home and with Dirk as your private tutor. 1 to 2 years is recommended but you can cancel to the end of any month if you wish so.
Do I have to commit to a monthly subscription?
The payment is a monthly subscription plan. We use secure Paypal subscription payment. In North America payment is also possible via credit or debit card. For further details visit the FAQ page.
I still have a day job? How much time do I need for this program?
Like with everything that you want to achieve, the more you work for it the sooner you reach your goals. You should be able to practice for a minimum of 1 to 2 hours per day.
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*Mentorships automatically renew each month. Cancel anytime.