Immediately following registration, you will receive a welcome email with important information, including the following: a video lesson explaining the art supplies you’ll need for the program, a video lesson explaining how to prepare your studio, a syllabus for the entire year, and a written list of all the art supplies you’ll need.
These orientation videos will help prepare you for the lessons you’ll receive each week starting 7 days after you register. Each week you’ll learn specific techniques with exercises to help you develop your art skills. Mark this date on your calendar as it’s the start of an amazing journey to becoming the artist you’ve always dreamed of.
You will need drawing, oil painting, and mixed media supplies to learn and start your new career. You can supply lists for each part of the program here.
This list shares both the required and optional supplies you’ll need for the program. The minimum cost for the whole year will be around $75 for drawing supplies, $400 for oil supplies, and $300 for mixed media supplies. You can also buy supplies as you need them throughout the program.
You will need drawing and oil supplies for the first 4 months of the program. Mixed media supplies will be needed after that and for the remainder of the year. These supplies will last you throughout the whole program and into the start of your career.
You can sign up for a mentor at any time from the 5th to the end of each month. Mentors are assigned during the first 4 days of each month. Please be aware that you may be placed on our waiting list if there are no mentor spots available. However, we will make every effort to provide a mentor for you as soon as possible.
We only require hard work, commitment, and passion.
We do not require any previous experience or skill. We also do not require a portfolio submission. We know that we can take you from a beginner level to creating a sellable portfolio of your own, creating your brand, and launching your art career within one year.
You have the option to request a specific mentor if they still have available spots. However, we will typically assign a mentor to you based on your needs. All mentors on the team are professional artists who currently sell their work and have all completed the Mastery Program. They are all very dedicated and experienced. Our mentors have been hand-picked by Elli and Dimitra Milan.
If you feel like quitting, you are probably feeling discouraged and should talk with your mentor about your feelings and what exactly is troubling you. Many people feel like quitting as they pursue their dreams, but only the people who persevere and refuse to quit actually attain their dreams.
There are no age requirements or restrictions (if you are under the age of 18, you must have parental consent). However, we recommend that a young student be able to focus and stay dedicated to their decision to be a professional artist. The youngest student we have taught with this program was 13 years old. She is now 18 years old and selling her work professionally. We also taught a student who was 82 years old. She sold her work successfully in a 3-month-long art show after completing the program. Passion for art and commitment to a dream knows no age!
You will need a little bit of table space, some space to store art supplies, and an empty wall to lean your easel against, or floor space for your painting easel. Once you start your art business, you may want to designate more space for your production area.
Yes! We offer a certificate. You will have the opportunity to receive a Certificate of Mastery personally signed by both Elli and Dimitra Milan.
You can apply for your certificate by submitting your completed website which should display a minimum of 25 pieces (including sold pieces) from your portfolio, representing a cohesive body of work in your style. This certificate is a symbol of your high achievement and perseverance throughout the Mastery Program and signifies you are now a professional artist.
Many of the graduates from this program are experiencing great success and selling their work consistently. We have found that all the graduates who continue to paint consistently (40 hours per week) and are dedicated to promoting their branded, sellable work are having success. The students who graduate and have not applied what they have learned towards a career are not experiencing the success that they have the potential for. This program is incredible and will prepare you for a lucrative career, but only if you work hard and follow through.
We offer a money-back guarantee within 30 days after purchase. You may cancel your subscription at any time.
The Mastery Program is designed to take one year (52 weeks of content and 1 week for orientation in the beginning). Orientation begins 1 week before lessons begin allowing you time to buy art supplies and prepare your workspace. When the program begins, lessons will be sent to you based on the payment plan you chose.
Paid in Full — You’ll have access to the whole program right away.
12-month Plan — You will receive 1-3 hours of art lessons each week.
We recommend that you set aside 20 hours each week dedicated to learning and painting. Each week there will be 1-3 hours of video content to review and 15-20 hours of assignments and exercises. There are periodic breaks strategically built into the program to help you keep on target with your work.
From our experience, this is what it takes to become a professional artist.
We understand that sometimes circumstances can prevent you from consistently painting 20 hours a week. This is why we offer lifetime access to the content for FREE. It allows you to truly learn at your own pace. However, a successful art career will only happen with hard work.
Once you have launched your business, you will need to paint 40 hours per week on a regular basis. It’s a full-time commitment. The program requires 20 hours while you are learning and working toward starting your business.
There are no designated class times. This program is designed for the convenience of your schedule during the day. However, if you have purchased a group zoom call, you will need to meet at the time specified for that call.
Although this program is created for you to follow at your own pace, we recommend that you not skip ahead of the lessons. Each week you will receive 1-3 hours of new content and these are meant to be learned in order.
We do not offer only marketing or any other part by itself. We designed the entire program to give every artist exactly what they need to become a professional artist. Our marketing course can only really be understood and implemented if you have gone through our voice section of the program. Our voice section can only be accomplished if you have learned mixed media and have been exposed to a variety of different techniques and you can only learn to truly express yourself with contemporary techniques if you have a foundation in classical training. You will get all of this in our one year program
You will have the opportunity to receive a Certificate of Mastery personally signed by both Elli and Dimitra Milan. You can apply for your certificate by submitting your completed website which should display a minimum of 25 pieces (including sold pieces).
If you apply all of the knowledge you learn throughout the program and paint consistently 40 hours a week, you can expect a successful career in art and the financial rewards that follow. If you have a passion for what you have experienced in the Mastery Program and have received your Certificate of Mastery, you can apply for a mentoring position by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.