Personal Artist Mentors

Fast-Track Your Art Career Success

 

 

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Mentoring for Mastery Students

  • Learn from successful artists who understand your journey and will help you achieve your goals.

  • Customized offerings to meet you in your greatest place of need.

  • Professional artists and mentors who are dedicated to helping you live out your purpose.

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Why You Need a Mentor

Save Time & Avoid Errors

Our mentors were once where you are and now know the right steps to take to succeed in their art careers. Don’t waste years on avoidable mistakes. Learn from an artist who can show you the fastest path to thrive.

Next-Level Accountability

Even if you don’t know what your dream is, you must invest in your accountability to get there. With Mastery Mentoring, you tap into a strong support system to always motivate you.

Fast-Track Your Success

World-class professionals trained our mentors, and this works like compounding interest in your artistic journey. Connect with the right people at the right time to rapidly reach your goals.

Feedback & Support 

Frustrated because your proportions are off? Struggle to mix colors? As artists, we can feel lost during the creative process. Mentors take away the guesswork and give solutions on the spot.

If You're Like Most Artists ...

You’ve attended art classes, pursued online courses, maybe even went to art school, but you aren’t any closer to art “success”. 

That's where our Mastery Mentor Program comes in. Get connected with a professional artist who listens to your unique goals—and supports you at every step to achieve them.
Accelerate Your Progress

Built for Mastery Program Students

We created Mastery Student Mentoring to help our students achieve their boldest ambitions faster. Our mentors are all graduates of the Mastery Program. Your mentor will support you through every challenge and create a rock-solid plan for your future. That way, you become a thriving artist in a fraction of the time. 

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How it works

1. Choose Your Mentor

Choose your mentor or fill out our questionnaire. We can match you with the perfect artist according to your goals, time zone, preferred mediums, and language.

2. Introductory Call

You’ll have an introductory call with your mentor, where you’ll dive deeper into your goals and devise a plan to achieve them.

3. Message your Mentor anytime

Message your mentor whenever, and receive a response within 24 hours, 6 days a week.

4. Dive into The Mastery Program content

Your mentor will support you at every stage of the Mastery Program! Start the program and follow the lessons in the order we have set out for you.

5. Connect

Stay connected with your Milan Art community!

6. Get Feedback

Get real-time feedback and specific critique in monthly one-on-one Zoom calls with your mentor and accelerate your progress.

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Mentoring Options

  • Personal Mentoring
  • Group Coaching

$200*

Personal Mentoring

*Monthly Plan

  • Your Own Dedicated Personal Mentor
  • Monthly Private Zoom Call with Your Mentor
  • Monthly Mastermind for Artistic and Professional Growth
  • Unlimited Live Group Classes Every Month
  • Feedback from Professional Artists
  • Monthly Contests with Cash Prizes
Get Your Mentor
Most Popular

$2000*

Personal Mentoring

*Annual Plan - 2 Months FREE

  • Your Own Dedicated Personal Mentor
  • Monthly Private Zoom Call with Your Mentor
  • 2 Months FREE
  • Monthly Mastermind for Artistic and Professional Growth
  • Unlimited Live Group Classes Every Month
  • Tips and Critiques
  • Feedback from Professional Artists
  • Monthly Contests with Cash Prizes
Get Your Mentor

$199*

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Graduate Mentoring PRO

*Monthly Plan

  • Access to Group Mentoring with 5+ Professional Artists
  • Monthly Mastermind for Artistic and Professional Growth
  • Unlimited Live Group Classes Every Month
  • Art Club Membership
  • Tips and Critiques in Your Group
  • Feedback from Professional Artists
  • Monthly Contests with Cash Prizes
  • Your Own Dedicated Personal Mentor
  • Monthly Private Zoom Call with Your Mentor
  • Art Club Pro Library for Courses
Sign-up
Most Popular

$199*

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Graduate Mentoring PRO

*Monthly Plan

  • Access to Group Mentoring with 5+ Professional Artists
  • Monthly Mastermind for Artistic and Professional Growth
  • Unlimited Live Group Classes Every Month
  • Art Club Membership
  • Tips and Critiques in Your Group
  • Feedback from Professional Artists
  • Monthly Contests with Cash Prizes
  • Your Own Dedicated Personal Mentor
  • Monthly Private Zoom Call with Your Mentor
  • Art Club Pro Library for Courses
Sign-up

Mentoring Options

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Personal Mentor
Monthly Subscription
$200/mo

Private Group Coaching
Weekly Group Check-in Zoom
Personal Mentor
Monthly 1:1 Zoom Call
Daily 1:1 Messaging

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Personal Mentor
(1-Year)
$2,000

2 Months FREE

Private Group Coaching
Weekly Group Check-in Zoom
Personal Mentor
Monthly 1:1 Zoom Call
Daily 1:1 Messaging

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Group Coaching
Monthly Subscription
$100/mo

Private Group Coaching
Weekly Group Check-in Zoom

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Group Coaching
(2 Years)
$1,000

Save $1,400

Private Group Coaching
Weekly Group Check-in Zoom

MEET THE TEAM

Coaches and Mentors

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Rita Vicari

Milan Art Mentor

Rita has been creating as long as she remembers. Her art took different forms – from poetry and dance choreography she found her way to painting. Rita graduated the Mastery program in 2019 and has been a professional artist since. As a mentor Rita tries to find a unique approach to each student helping them to uncover all the possibilities and abilities each one of them holds. Encouraging and supporting along the way but going to the core of each student’s voice Rita helps students to find unique ideas and ways to execute them.
 

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Melissa Burghardt

Milan Art Mentor

Melissa Burghardt is a professional artist from the Netherlands and has been developing her style since she graduated in 2019 at the Milan Art Institute. She firmly believes that it is important to jump before you are ready, moving to new levels will always feel a bit scary. As a mentor she has a lot of patience, nothing is too crazy, and she believes that everyone has the strength to succeed.

‘We can help you build your skills and grow your mindset. Every person has its own beautiful voice, we just need to find it.’
 

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Tanya Aubut

Milan Art Mentor

Tanya is a french-Canadian based artist. From a young age, she was initiated into art and always loved creating. She graduated from the online Mastery Program in December of 2020 and has been a professional artist since then. Tanya's creative process is mainly focused on mixed media techniques. With her work, she wants to make you feel powerful and limitless when it comes to being your true self. As a Mentor, Tanya wants to encourage artists to push their limits and experiment as much as possible to discover their unique voice! She enjoys connecting with people, sharing experiences, and helping them during their life-changing art journey.
 
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Asia DeVore

Milan Art Mentor

Asia has been expressing herself through art from a young age and attended the Milan Art Institute, on-site, in 2017 where she was introduced to a new world of creative freedom and skill that ignited her burning passion to create full-time. Asia's work conveys a duality of light and dark, raw and refined, striking and soft aesthetic that invites the viewer into a captivating and intentional moment of self-reflection. To communicate her visions, Asia uses a mixed media approach, utilizing an array of mark-making, drips, and brushstrokes to project the atmospheric energy before refining her work with oil paint. Asia's studio is located in the greater Phoenix area and her goal as a mentor is to empower other artists to realize their true voice, in confidence, to bravely share their unique perspective on canvas in faith that the rare offerings will assuredly change the world one painting at a time.
 

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Brie Bordeaux

Milan Art Mentor

Brie has been exploring the creative arts her whole life. Never wanting to be confined to one thing she kept searching for who she was and what she could show the world. It’s through the Art of Mixed Media that she found her true identity, a place where she can be completely herself and free from any boundaries or limitations. Her art is a mix of abstract realism, urban pop art and a bit of fiery emotions all mixed into one. As a Mentor Brie is determined to help her students find their truest selves and bring their creative passions to life!
 

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Casey Wakefield

Milan Art Mentor

Casey Wakefield completed the Milan Art Institute Mastery Program in 2018. While enrolled in the program, she fell in love with the creative process and abstract paintings. During that time, she found her voice and now creates color impressions in abstract form through contemplative transformation of color, drips, and marks onto canvas with mixed media and oil.

As a mentor, Casey enjoys sharing her experiences, tips, and encouraging students to accomplish their goals and dreams of becoming a professional artist.
 
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John Milan (AKA DJ Freezy J)

Milan Art Mentor

John Milan has been a professional artist for the past 25+ years, also co-founder of the Milan Art Institute. John enjoys many aspects of art and sales. John encourages others to find their unique process, and style in art, creatively. He can answer most questions fully with vast knowledge and years behind the paintbrush. John has been coaching and mentoring artists for the past two years with true & meaningful results. He is encouraging, yet down to business.
 

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Heylie Morris

Milan Art Mentor

Heylie is a professional artist living & working in Victoria, Australia selling artwork worldwide for 7 years. After completing the program in 2020 she opened up her own studio art gallery in the heart of her hometown. Her work is best described as “Dancing the line between abstract & realism”. With a passion for teaching & learning, she wants to help you find your place in the art world & is a firm believer in sharing all her knowledge, tips & tricks along the way!

‘I want to help aspiring artists find their true artistic style, voice & authentic self’
 
 

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Ritika Aurora

Milan Art Mentor

Ritika Aurora has always been creative and art was her first love . She found herself through her art and redefined what life meant for her . After graduating from the mastery program in 2019 she wanted other women to realize the potential/possibilities life can offer if you are brave enough to work for it . She wants her art to make the viewer feel the strength within themselves and inspire them to reach for their dreams. As a mentor Ritika wants to help her students realize their true potentials and pushes them to experiment and find their unique style and themselves through art.

 
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Heather Bailey

Milan Art Mentor

Heather Bailey is a creative powerhouse. She is a full-time professional artist, a patented inventor, and a mother of three. With an extensive career in surface design and product design since 2000, Heather joined the on-site Mastery Program in 2017 to expand her creative arena into fine-art painting. Heather’s enthusiasm for art is contagious. As a mentor, Heather offers thoughtful, precise feedback and well-grounded, real-world advice for building a thriving career in the arts. She is eager to bolster you with love, moral support, and a clear path forward as you embrace this life-changing program, and achieve your dream.
 
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Rachel Doring

Milan Art Mentor

Rachel is a professional artist living and working in Western Australia. She is passionate about transformation and personal growth. Inspiring her students to push beyond the brush, helping them extract the very best of what’s inside them. As a former graduate of the Mastery program , Rachel can encourage and support you on your own journey to find your unique style and voice.

“Art to me is the visual voice of the spirit within us. Interrupting the unseen into substance “
 

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Dafni Milan

Milan Art Mentor

Dafni Milan Lynde has been a mentor for 2 years. She grew up surrounded by artists and has always appreciated the community aspect of being an artist. Dafni is a professional artist herself and has been selling her work for the past 5 years. She values freedom, individuality, and independence, while still believing it is important to grow and learn from one another. With her mentoring, she pushes you to be your best self while allowing you to develop and grow naturally.
 

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Briana Hume

Milan Art Mentor

A lifelong art-fanatic, Briana has spent years honing her skills and, after graduating the Mastery Program in 2020, has become a full-time professional artist. Briana’s artistic style is full of symbolic imagery, combining refined portraiture with abstract elements. She is passionate about connecting with people on an emotional level and inspiring them to pursue their own unique and beautiful visions. She warmly believes that everyone has something incredible to share and only needs to find the courage and dedication in order to be able to share it with the world. Briana deeply enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and firmly believes that anyone with enough passion, diligence and openness can successfully pursue their dreams.
 
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Daree Johnson

Milan Art Mentor

Daree Johnson is a professional artist who graduated from the Milan Art Institute in 2019. She grew up pursuing creativity in every way she could, but ultimately her heart settled on painting as a career. Daree’s artwork captures the beauty of the world with dreamy pastels and rainbow colors. She is currently a mentor for the Milan Art Institute where she strives to encourage students to be true to themselves, discover and know their worth, while finding the confidence to share their art with the world.
 

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Nicolette van den Hadelkamp

Milan Art Mentor

Nicolette is an artist living in the Netherlands. After some experiences and lessons about love and herself, she felt exhausted from life. Nicolette started elevating herself, giving up everything that weighs her down. That is where she found her way back to art. Nicolette is passionate about expressing her strength, softness, and healing experiences in her art, to inspire others to see their own potential and strength. As a Mentor, she is just as passionate about guiding students on their journey to unveil their potential and purpose in art and life.
 
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Abby Bradford

Milan Art Mentor

Mixed media artist Abby Bradford who graduated from the program in 2019 brings each painting to life with lots of texture, bold brush strokes, and vibrant colors. She lets each painting evolve into what it wants to be letting her imagination take over. Abby is seeking transformation within one’s self to go out and change the world, having her collectors feel a sense of empowerment and confidence to be themselves completely.

“As a Mentor, I encourage my students to always be themselves and not be afraid of expressing that through art and to the world. I love giving that extra push when needed and providing helpful tips, feedback, and support.”
 
 

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Ceci Wehncke

Milan Art Mentor

Ceci is a professional artist, her art studio is located in Guatemala City. She loves the opportunity she has to touch Lives through her art, expressing real feelings, and transparency. Ceci graduated from Milan Art institute in 2019. Being able to support students in their own art journey has been an amazing experience.

“I really enjoy walking by their side and helping them find their unique voice and style.”
 

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Eva Bratopoulou

Milan Art Mentor

Eva Bratopoulou is a professional artist living and working on Spetses island in Greece.
Her artwork feels mysterious, magical, feminine, and dreamy with a spiritual sense.
In 2019 she graduated from the Milan Art Institute Mastery Program.

She has a growth mindset, she believes in continuous learning and she is seeking nonstop new knowledge and skills that she wants to share with her students.
Since 2011 Eva has participated in 25 collective art exhibitions and has presented 6 solo exhibitions. Collectors from all over the country and abroad have bought her artworks.

“I wish to inspire people to discover their inner truth, to sink into their deepest thoughts and feelings, to say “Yes” to their destiny, and reach their full potential in order to live a life full of wonders. I would be honored to walk this magical Art journey together!”
 
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Questions?

Please feel free to get in touch and find out more about the Mastery Program Professional Artist Mentor and Group Coaching plans. 

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About Milan Art Institute

Shine Your Art.
Change The World.

Founded in 2008, the Milan Art Institute is the hub of a growing art revolution. Our Institute provides community, inspiration, and education to students all over the world. Our Mastery Program has taught and helped over 2,500 students launch thriving art careers. The Milan Art Institute teaches oil painting, drawing, and mixed media techniques through our immersive learning process. From novice to professional, we help artists pursue their passion and turn it into a profitable career.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Mastery Program included in Mastery Mentoring?

No, the Mastery Program is not included in the price of the Mastery Mentoring Student and Graduate subscriptions. With Mastery Mentoring Pro you get access to Group Mentoring, Personal Mentoring, and the Art Club Pro Library, which has fantastic courses such as Oil Painting Essentials, Portrait Painting Essentials, Drawing Essentials, and more. However, if you want to become a professional artist, the Art Club Pro Library is not a substitute for the Mastery Program. 

Is the Mastery Program part of Art Social?

The Mastery Program is now powered by the Art Social Platform, created by its founders at Milan Art. 

If I joined the Mastery Program without a Mentor can I get one now?

Yes! If you joined the Mastery Program, you can add (at any stage) group mentoring or personal mentoring by choosing which Mastery Mentoring package best suits your needs. 

I'm not in the Mastery Program, can I still have a Mentor?

Yes! Our Professional Artist Mentors are available to support you in your journey even if you are not a Mastery Student. 

I'm a graduate of the Mastery Program, can I still have a Mentor?

Yes! Our Professional Artist Mentors are available to support you in your journey even if you have been through the Mastery Program and graduated!

If I finished the Mastery Program but don't quite have my website done and didn't officially "graduate", can I still be a part of the graduate mentoring group?

Yes! Absolutely! This group is designed for artists just like you. The information and guidance in this group will help with your website or any other marketing needs. A graduation certificate is not required. 

If I finished the Mastery Program and I want to switch to the graduate group, how do I do that?

Switching groups is easy! Just contact Customer Support at  and ask them to switch your access.