Artist Mentor Information
We are dedicated to providing exciting curricula, professional-level materials and studio space, and inspirational arts experiences to all mentees. In order to provide the best possible arts mentoring program for youth now and in the future, we know we need energetic, passionate, and committed Artist Mentors.

Artist Mentors are selected based upon their dedication to the creative growth of young people, their skillset and technical knowledge in a designated arts area, their passion to contributing to an exciting arts community, and the depth of their past teaching and/or mentoring experiences. Most of our Artist Mentors hold at least a Bachelor’s degree, are active artists, designers, and musicians in their field, and demonstrate a positive and selfless personality.

To apply to be an Artist Mentor, contact our Program Manager at or (402) 661-3852.

Current Artist Mentors
Our current Artist Mentors are:

Painting & Drawing
Katrina Methot-Swanson
Barb Simcoe
Laura Nothern

Mural Arts
Maggie Weber

Joe Pankowski

Digital Painting
Kay Swain

Richard Chung

Tom McLaughlin

Weaving & Textiles
Celeste Butler

Screen Printing
Mike Girón

Casey Callahan

Joe Addison

Music Production
Andy Garlock

Fashion Design
Buf Reynolds