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Self Confidence for Artists

This circle is designed to help artists build authentic self confidence in order to step into the next level of their professional career. Together we will define “”what success looks like for you,”” and implement tools and exercises to help you overcome any limiting beliefs or self doubt that may be stopping you from getting to where you want to go.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:

Student (final year)

1+ years

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Once

Dates:  Tuesdays

Meeting Times:   8:00 – 9:30 pm EST

Circle Leader

Amanda Sparso

Hello! My name is Amanda, and I am a CG Lighting Artist, industry mentor, and certified NLP practitioner based in NYC. Since graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 2018, I have grown my network globally to companies across NYC, LA, Chicago, Vancouver and Montreal. My portfolio consists of both commercial and episodic work from studios including Psyop, Method, Nathan Love, and Nickelodeon.

Along with my career in CG, I combine my technical knowledge with my passion for mental health awareness, to mentor students on their pathway to a successful career. Through NLP integration, I have helped students reach their highest potential through overcoming limiting beliefs, implementing helpful coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety, and unlocking authentic confidence.

Title/Expertise:  Lighting TD

Company:  Crafty Apes VFX

Location:  New York

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