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What’s Included in Art Club?



Learn from an ever-growing library of videos ranging from oil painting, drawing, acrylic painting, inks, mixed media, finding your voice as an artist and so much more. New videos are added every month.

Achievements Outline


Participate in a new art contest every month, designed to help you expand your artistic skills and allow you to win part of the $1,000 in prizes given out to Art Club Members only.



As you grow and learn new techniques, get feedback from artists you can trust on Art Social. Share your progress, get constructive feedback, and connect with other like-hearted people that love art just like you.



Sometimes the best way to learn is by having fun watching other artists create in the toughest settings. That’s why the Producers of Art Club created The Outstanding Artist, a reality competition show featuring skilled artists competing for a massive cash prize of $25,000.

Is Art Club right for you?

Who Art Club is for:

  • Artists from all skills levels and backgrounds
  • You want to learn how to create beautiful art
  • You want to learn from professional artists
  • You want to stop wasting time scrolling through Youtube and Social Media, unable to find techniques that actually work
  • You want a community to connect and grow with
  • You experience creative blocks and need a bit of extra motivation and inspiration
  • You want to create art on a more consistent basis and have fun with your creative process


Who Art Club isn't for:

  • Artists who prefer to learn exclusively through trial and error, even if it takes 10x as long to learn
  • Artists who already know every technique out there
  • Artists who prefer to get distracted and go down rabbit trails on YouTube, wasting hours of their time
  • Artists who would rather just watch other people paint than actually paint for themselves—note: even if this is you, check out Art Club with our 14-day free trial because after watching The Outstanding Artist Reality Competition, you might change your mind and want to start painting.

Some techniques you’ll learn in Art Club

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How lighting affects mood

Asia DeVore

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How to paint fruit

Dimitra Milan

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How to set up a still life with dramatic lighting

Constantino Milan

Some projects you'll create in Art Club


Creating a Cyanotype Print

How to Paint an Eye with Eyelashes and Makeup
How to use Fluorescent Colors

How to use Fluorescent Colors

How to Paint like an Impressionist

How to Paint Edges Like a Pro

Mark Making with Oil Paint

How to Draw and Paint Lips, Eyes, and Noses

Creating a Neon Effect with Spray Paint

How to Paint an Expressive Fruit Still Life

Expressive Figure Drawing

How to Paint an Animal In Motion

How to Interpret Color From Nature

How to Create a Watercolor Abstract

How to Create Movement in Your Art with Brushstrokes

Join fun art contests

$1,000 in Prizes Awarded Monthly
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The best way to grow as an artist is to create. We host new contests every month so you have something fun to participate in and expand your artistic abilities. Art Club contests are friendly and non-competitive because of the loving artists that are a part of this community. When you join a contest, you’ll receive nothing but support because everyone wants to see each other succeed here.

Never feel alone in your art journey again

Even though we’re online, it’s like we’re painting together. When you join Art Club, you’re joining a family of artists from around the world.

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Why we love our artist family

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Art Club Membership



Perfect for artists of all levels

Art Social Free Membership
Library of over 300 videos for artists
Monthly contests for cash prizes
Reality TV show for artists

The Outstanding Artist

Be entertained and inspired watching our art competition show


Connect with hundreds of artists from all over the world who love art as much as you. Build lasting friendships with other artists who will motivate you to paint and encourage you throughout the process. Bounce ideas off of people who truly care about creativity.


Refresh your creativity every month with new videos and tutorials designed to help you expand your skills as an artist. Our monthly challenges and learning materials will encourage you to try new techniques and fuel your passion for painting.


Become inspired by professional artists who are masters of their craft with years of experience creating, selling, and teaching art. Discover their unique insights and incorporate their techniques into your own creations.

Comparing the cost

If you break it down, access to Art Club and all of the amazing growth, community, tutorials, contests, entertainment, and more, membership only costs you:

$0.63 /day

This is less than a decent bottle of wine per month. Don’t cut back on that bottle, but get both and enjoy a new level of creativity and joy that Art Club membership will bring you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why essentially do I need this club as an artist?

This membership will give you access to incredible learning materials that will inspire you to improve your art skills. Also, it’ll help you connect with and establish relationships with artists all over the planet. The Renaissance was as successful as it was because artists shared ideas.

Are there any requirements to join?

There are absolutely no requirements, you don’t even have to know how to draw a stick figure. You'll learn how to do much more than that, and it’ll be a fun process of learning and experimenting.

Can I be in the Mastery Program and the art club at the same time?

Yes, you can. However, because the Mastery Program has a rigorous curriculum, we recommend that you participate in challenges after you’ve completed all Mastery Program assignments.

Do we ever meet in person?

There will be opportunities to join in-person events, such as conferences and workshops, but the club is exclusively hosted online. It’s better this way because you can join and participate from your home and at any time that you want!

What ages can be a part of the Art Club?

In order to join, you must be 18 years or older. If you are 13 years or older, you may join, but only with parental consent. Children under the age of 13 will have to wait until they turn 13.

How much of a time commitment is this?

It can take up as much or as little time as you want. There will be several hour's worth of content delivered to you every month, but the amount of time you spend creating is completely up to you. For your own mental health, we recommend creating art for at least 5 hours a week.

What materials do we need? Are any materials provided?

In order to have the best experience possible, we recommend that you have some oil paint, acrylic paint, brushes, mediums for your oil paint, and canvas at the least. If you are having trouble finding the right supplies, we made a special kit for Art Club members here.

Can I be in the art club if I don’t want to do the challenges?

It is totally acceptable to become a member and not participate in challenges. However, we believe that participating will help you experience a lot of growth as an artist, so it will be to your benefit to try out the challenges.

Can I quit and rejoin Art Club whenever I want?

Yes, you can. The downside to this is that you won’t be able to participate in the challenges and will miss the opportunity to win. Also, art moves quickly. The art world is ever-evolving and missing a month might mean you miss out on the birth of a brand new trend in the art world.

How do you decide the winner of the challenges?

For every challenge, there are 5 winners. The grand prize is the community prize of $500 determined by the painting that received the most votes from the Art Club members. Next, we have 4 prizes of $125 determined by the team here at Milan Art in the following categories: theme, skills, uniqueness, and sellability. These categories are the same categories that the artists in our reality show “The Outstanding Artist” were judged on, categories that we believe make a good painting. 

How am I paid if I win one of the contests?

If you live in the US or a region where PayPal is accepted, then that is our preferred method of payout or Zelle. However, if you are unable to accept that, we can use Xoom to do an international bank transfer, but the fees will be deducted from your prize.

Do I have to be actively painting to be in Art Club?

How you want to use your membership is up to you. You do not have to be an active artist. You could just participate in the challenges by voting for your favorite artists to win or participate in the interesting discussions on our forums.

Does Art Club only cover painting or is sculpture 
or music or writing a part of the art club?

Art Club only teaches visual art, but of course, there are overlaps in theories between all forms of art, so it would be beneficial for any type of artist, whether you’re a poet, painter, musician, or photographer.

Do I need a computer for Art Club?

We are proud to announce that we now have a iOS and Android app available so you can enjoy all of the benefits of Art Club right from your studio where you need inspiration the most!

Do you offer a free trial?

We offer a 14-day free trial. You may cancel at any time or continue accessing our artists’ community and all the amazing resources to help you in your artist’s journey. If you have not canceled after 14 days, you will automatically be subscribed to Art Club. The monthly cost is just $19.

How does the payment work?

You will be charged a monthly membership fee of $19 starting the day you sign up. You can cancel your membership at any time.

Can I cancel my membership any time?

Yes, you can. As soon as you cancel, you will have access until the next billing period. However, you will not be permitted to participate in the challenges as soon as you cancel your membership.

Do you offer refunds?

We don't offer any refunds, but there is a free trial period during which you can cancel at any time.

What are the monthly challenges?

The challenges are exactly what they sound like: challenges meant to activate your creativity with creating art. Every month there is a new theme and a challenge surrounding that theme that you can participate in. For example, in one month a challenge might be to create a non-objective abstract painting on a canvas at least 18”x24”. Once you participate in the challenge and submit it by sharing a picture of it via our guidelines, you’ll be entered to win cash prizes and art supply care packages!

About Milan Art Institute

Shine Your Art.
Change The World.

We are artists. We are professionals, beginners, and hobbyists. We believe that art has the power to change the world so we build tools that empower and bring artists together. Founded in 2008 as The Milan Art Institute, we are now a platform for artists to call home for community, inspiration, and education.

MAI-studio and team