Palette Project 2020

Palette Project 2020

Calling Emerging Artists age 17-22!

Each year SAS hosts a free two-day mentorship program with renowned oil painter Daniel J. Keys. This unique weekend workshop, titled ‘Palette Project’, is designed for young artists ages 17-22 who aspire to cultivate their talent and skills into a future art career. Each year about 20 candidates are selected from around the country based on their skills, passion and experience as reflected in an original essay submitted to the artist for review.

“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? We must view each opportunity to educate our youth about art as an investment in the future of art itself. That’s why the Scottsdale Artists’ School and I are so passionate about teaming up and organizing this new youth painting workshop.”

-Daniel J. Keys-


Click Here to Download the Application


Download or print application above, fill it out completely, write  a one-page essay on you (how art has effected your life, what being accepted to Palette Project would mean to you, etc.) and choose one or two images of your work – all of this should be emailed to Danielle Spahle, Program Director of Scottsdale Artists’ School, at

All three pieces are required to be considered for Palette Project 2019

* Please include PALETTE PROJECT 2020 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, 2019.


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.