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JUL 11 – Live Panel Art, Life & Family with Mastrius Master Artists

Live Panel: How to Manage Art, Life & Family

Thursday, July 11th

5–6pm MDT
7–8pm EDT
12am–1am BST (Friday)
9am–10am AEST (Friday)

Mentors: Crystal Rassi & Cameron Schmitz


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How to Manage Art, Life & Family

Are you raising kids? Have a full-time job? Managing a household, cooking, cleaning, caring for aging parents? Squeezing in creating evenings and weekends? …Feeling pulled in a million directions?

Juggling your art with family and work life can be tough. But you're not alone!

Join Mastrius Mentors CRYSTAL RASSI and CAMERON SCHMITZ for a down-to-earth discussion on finding time to create with a busy schedule.

Hear their personal stories and practical tips on:

Scheduling: Discover how to carve out time for your art amidst a busy life.

Alternative Hours: Learn tips for working during unconventional hours.

Efficiency: Streamline your process to maximize your creative output.

Family Inclusion: Safely involve your family in your creative journey.

Focus: Avoid distractions from social media and business tasks to prioritize studio time.

Productivity: Become more prolific and productive as an artist.

Flexible Spaces: Set up a workspace that allows for intermittent, short bursts of creativity.


  • Find support from your spouse or family to help with household tasks.
  • Create a dedicated workspace, even if it's a small or shared space.
  • Balance learning and playing with your art to improve faster.
  • Be realistic and flexible when life throws curveballs.
  • Work small or on simple projects that fit into your schedule.
  • Utilize safe and simple projects when involving your kids.

Bring your questions and join us for an insightful session to help you find balance!

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Event Details

Date: July 11, 2024

Start time: 05:00 p.m. MDT

End time: 06:00 p.m. MDT

Venue: Online

Email: [email protected]

Meet Crystal Rassi

Acrylic | Oil | Watercolor | Drawing

My expertise lies in critique, technique, narrative development, and creating cohesive bodies of work.

A huge part of Crystal’s journey has revolved around residential architecture and the idea of what home means to different people and cultures. Canada is a melting pot of culture with a huge variety of definitions of home.

Home can be:

  • Where your belongings are
  • Where you feel safe
  • Where you sleep
  • Where people you love most are
  • Where you share similar values with people around you
  • Where you work
  • Where you play
  • Where you value time spent
  • Where your best memories lay
  • A place you fight for
  • A climate you’re surrounded by
  • People, places, and politics you’re familiar with

My narrative work gives a partial and biased view of how Canadian culture lives or desires to live. I can never represent all people in Canada but share observations of the lifestyle of the people I am surrounded by, the places I’ve lived, and the culture I grew up in. These narratives are driven by the landscape and plein air paintings I also produce. At times, these studies are a way of expressing the unique and beautiful environment Canada has to offer and also drives my exploration of basic painting elements like color, line, value, and composition. Paintings like these enhance my growth as a narrative artist.

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Meet Cameron Schmitz

Oil Master

Cameron Schmitz is a professional fine art painter based in Massachusetts. She received her Master’s of Fine Arts in Painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing from the University of New Hampshire, in addition to completing studies at Studio Arts Centers International in Florence, Italy.

In addition to her full-time painting practice, Cameron teaches painting workshops that range from Exploring Abstraction, Creative Mark-Making, Abstracting the Landscape and Painting Techniques for both representational and abstract painters. Formerly also in the commercial art gallery business, Cameron’s breadth and depth of professional art experience provides her an expansive understanding of both art and the business of being an artist.

Cameron’s work has been featured at institutions that include Kyoto Seika University, Emory University, Fitchburg Art Museum, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Green Mountain College, and The National Arts Club. Her paintings are included in permanent collections that include New York-Presbyterian Hospitals, UVM Medical Center, Lahey Medical Centers, Wells Fargo and the Almoosa Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Notable press includes spotlight features in Fresh Paint Magazine and the featured guest on a two-part series on the popular podcast, Savvy Painter. Her work is represented by galleries and art consultants that include Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Carrie Coleman Fine Art, Boston Art Inc., Art Partnership Inc., and Libby Silvia Fine Art Consulting.

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