Instructors

Gabriel Valles Founder of MentorWings. has spent the last 20 years as an art director, animator, concept artist and character designer, and illustrator for feature films, video games, comic books, and toys. He started MentorWings to help students get an early start in their art careers and eliminate the need for expensive art schools. Our goal is to re-invent the apprenticship system.   Teaching Experience: ACC, One Day Academy, on the job Art Direction and Training.    

Gabriel Valles

Founder of MentorWings. has spent the last 20 years as an art director, animator, concept artist and character designer, and illustrator for feature films, video games, comic books, and toys. He started MentorWings to help students get an early start in their art careers and eliminate the need for expensive art schools. Our goal is to re-invent the apprenticship system.
 
Teaching Experience: ACC, One Day Academy, on the job Art Direction and Training.    

Manuel Carrasco Co-Founder of MentorWings and founder of the non-profit Expedition Art. Manuel Carrasco has been drawing and painting professionally for over 20 years. His traditional artwork centers around birds and mammals in their natural surroundings. He has extensive experience in the feature animation, video games, sculpture, and painting. Teaching Experience: Gemini School of Visual Arts, Texas State Technical College (curriculum development), Various Concept Art workshops around the world.

Manuel Carrasco

Co-Founder of MentorWings and founder of the non-profit Expedition Art. Manuel Carrasco has been drawing and painting professionally for over 20 years. His traditional artwork centers around birds and mammals in their natural surroundings. He has extensive experience in the feature animation, video games, sculpture, and painting.

Teaching Experience: Gemini School of Visual Arts, Texas State Technical College (curriculum development), Various Concept Art workshops around the world.


Professional Artist - High quality instruction 
ages 11-18

Come be an Artist apprentice for an hour or all week.

pick a block of time that is convenient anytime between

8am - 6pm

Sign up soon. Space is limited.

Starting Monday June 15, 2015


MentorWings Summer Art Classes was created for students who either have an interest in art, a passion for drawing/animation/video games/comic books/design, or envision a career as an artist.

These are not art and craft classes but classes taught by professionals with over 20 years each in Film/TV Animation, Video Games, Comics, Toy Design, Illustration and more.

We will be taking an apprenticeship approach to these classes so whatever level the student is, they should be able to grow in their craft.

Our approach is very much how we would train an Artist on the job. We have the student draw what interest them, we evaluate their work, and give them a path to follow to improve their work.  




Flexible Times and Prices

For your convenience you can use hours whenever you like between 11am - 8pm Monday through Friday.

Stay for an hour one day or stay all day everyday!

  • CURIOUS
  • $40
  • 1 Hour
  • Evaluation, Inspiration, Direction
  • EXPLORER
  • $140
  • 4 Hours
  • Build a Strong Foundation
  • SERIOUS
  • $200
  • 8 Hours
  • Build a Portfolio

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PHYSICAL LOCATION
We are located at 2103 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78748, across the street from HEB.

BUSINESS ADDRESS

12217 Eruzione Drive, Austin, TX 78748  

PHONE

512-284-4007