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 17-22!

    Scottsdale Artists’ School is hosting a FREE two-day mentorship program with renowned painter Daniel J. Keys and special guests, February 1-3, 2019. 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 17-22) 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 

Click Here to Download the Application

TO APPLY Please submit your application, a one-page essay and 1-2 images of your work. All three pieces are required to be considered for Palette Project 2019 and should be emailed to Trudy Hays, Program Coordinator of Scottsdale Artists’ School

* Please include PALETTE PROJECT 2019 in the subject line. Please note, students under 18 who are traveling to Arizona must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Applicant essays and images will be reviewed by Daniel Keys, acceptance notifications will go out via email no later than December 20, 2018.

DONATE Support Palette Project by making a tax-deductible donation. Your contribution will help fund this mentorship program and provide financial support for those who are traveling to the school to participate.