Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.
— Chinese Proverb

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If our youth are also our future, then wouldn't we be wise to say that the future of art is in the hands of today’s children?

That’s a question I've recently begun to ask myself, and one that’s been ruminating in the minds of some of the greatest living artists today. We must view each opportunity to educate our youth about art as an investment in the future of art itself. That’s why Scottsdale Artists’ School and I are so passionate about teaming up and organizing this new youth painting workshop. We’re taking the responsibility of raising tomorrow’s artistic leaders seriously, and doing our part to invest in their creative capacity. By giving them the opportunity to get involved and learn from skilled professionals, we are making a way for the ‘torch’ of knowledge to be passed on to the next generation.


Calling Emerging Artists age 16-21!

    Scottsdale Artists’ School is hosting a FREE two-day mentorship program with renowned painter Daniel J. Keys and special guests, January 27-29, 2017. This unique weekend workshop is designed for those who aspire to cultivate their talent and skills into a future art career. promising students (between the ages of 16-21) will be selected based on their skills, passion and experience as reflected in an original essay submitted to the artist for review. An orientation will take place Friday evening to kick off the weekend. The workshop will run from 9am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.


Application Guidelines and Instructions 

Palette Project 2017 will be held at Scottsdale Artists’ School on January 27-29, 2017. (the program will be held Friday evening, Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-2:30pm)

This mentorship program is 100% FREE to the handful of students who will be selected to participate and will offer a weekend of portrait painting, artist demonstrations, critiques and guidance to further cultivate each student’s talent into a possible art career.

As a past Palette Project attendee or a Youth and Teen Academy students at Scottsdale Artists’ School, we encourage you to apply (if you are still under the age of 21).

Please visit the School’s website to download an application and view the entry requirements and guidelines.

Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, December 9, 2016 (by 5pm) to be considered for this mentorship program. Applications can be emailed to Trudy Hays, Executive Director at Scottsdale Artists’ School. Students will receive notification (via email) by December 21, 2016 if they have been accepted to participate.

We hope you apply and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Carly Harty, Marketing Director, Scottsdale Artists’ School




Questions? Call Scottsdale Artists’ School at 480.990.1422 and ask to speak with Carly. Scottsdale Artists’ School - 3720 N. Marshall Way - Scottsdale, AZ -

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~Daniel J. Keys