For example, the Guild expects mentors to share with apprentices their skill and insight as an artist, develop the talents and capabilities of each, and provide ample hands-on time and critique. Mentors explain creating a working studio, budgeting time and materials, and entrepreneurial issues like the costing and marketing of finished pieces. The mentors keep an outline of their instruction and an approximate log of hours doing so.
Apprentices, on the other hand, are expected to dedicate time to learning from the mentor and the studio environment. This involves prioritizing the apprenticeship experience over other activities. The Guild expects full-time apprentices to work about 30 hours per week at their craft. They must be reliable and conscientious and keep a time log of work done both in the studio and at home. This opportunity to work with a master artisan is not like taking a class, but rather is a focused effort to become sufficiently accomplished in a craft to produce an income from it.
Both mentor and apprentice agree in writing to this relationship for one year's time and sign a form releasing the Guild of liability. Individuals interested in becoming a mentor or apprentice are encouraged to contact the Mentor-Apprentice Coordinator.