Four IDEA School of Design students selected for Jeff Burgess' annual summer mentorship

Four IDEA School of Design students selected for Jeff Burgess' annual summer mentorship

Visual artist, illustrator, and educator, Jeff Burgess, mentors four IDEA School of Design students in his studio one day a week over the summer which he's been doing for nine years now. The purpose is to create a body of small works that are then exhibited early in September where the students sell their pieces for reasonable prices. The work is mainly self directed with input from Jeff on media, subject, composition, and reasoning for their separate approaches. Not only is it a good chance for growth with the students but also a great opportunity to make some pretty decent money.

The students participating in the studio mentorship this summer are Sophie Young, Aidan Zecchel, and Alison Johnstone from second year (going into third) and Charise Wang (going into fourth). We’ll be convening on Thursdays this summer with our annual exhibition sometime early in September, date to be decided.
— Jeff Burgess

We visited his studio in the early weeks to capture some images of the work being created and interview the students. We hope you enjoy!

For more on Jeff, see jeffburgessfineart.com.

“Hidden worlds, we share” – the Bird Series summer exhibition by Zoë Evamy

“Hidden worlds, we share” – the Bird Series summer exhibition by Zoë Evamy