Learn to Create and Sustain Breakthroughs That Will Elevate Your Art and Your Mind

Milan Art Conference 2021: The Power of the Breakthrough

August 27th-29th
Milan Art Institute - near Athens, GA

3 amazing days of revolutionary art instruction await you!

This phenomenal online and in-person conference will open your eyes to your own potential as an artist. No matter what your skill level, your experience will be revolutionary.
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Artwork of the Conference Presenters:

What this Conference is About:

Innovative Art Techniques

In addition to classical skills, you’ll learn the mixed media techniques that we don't teach in our Mastery Program. Learn new skills for opaque paints, composition, and more. Artists of all levels will learn something new!

TED-style Talks

Inspiring talks from professional artists that will teach you how to recognize and facilitate breakthroughs in your art, keep momentum going, and ultimately accelerate your vision.

Art Battles

Watch experienced and young artists alike compete in a tournament and learn valuable skills from a variety of artists while having fun and participating in the action with your vote!

How it Works:

  1. You register for either an online or in-person spot for this conference (only 68 in-person spots are available)

  2. We send you incredible free content leading up to the conference

  3. For in-person attendees: You book your travel and accommodations (room and board are not included)
    For online attendees: You will receive an exclusive link in your email to the live conference feed the day of the conference.

  4. You learn and become inspired to create amazing art and accelerate your vision as an artist!

Are You Ready for the Breakthrough of a Lifetime?

There is an unbelievable amount of opportunity for artists in today’s world and your vision is key to unlocking your place within it! In this conference, you’ll discover the things that are holding you back from your next breakthrough, how to recognize the patterns of breakthroughs, and ultimately how regular breakthroughs help you move forward in your career. You’ll also learn new techniques, spend time with professional artists, and awaken new avenues for your work. Now is the best time to be an artist! Come share the journey with us and soar to new heights!
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Reserve Your Spot for This Inspirational 3-Day Conference:

August  27th - 29th, 2021
Milan Art Institute - near Athens, GA



○ Live access to this amazing event
○ Receive a recording of the conference
○ Try 6 new and innovative mixed media techniques and experiment with new art materials
○ Q&A sessions where you can ask questions live to our speakers
○ Vote in the art battles


In-Person: Standard


ONLY 60 spots

○ Learn from professional artists during 6 powerful keynote sessions
○ Participate in instructional sessions
○ Network with other artists and make lasting friendships
○ Spend time on the beautiful Milan Art Institute campus
○ Vote for your favorite artists in the art battles
○ Receive a recording of the conference


In-Person: VIP ⭐️


ONLY 8 spots

Everything in Standard

+ Receive an in-person critique & assessment
+ Have dinner with Elli & Dimitra


Keynote Speakers:

Elli Milan

Elli has sold more than 10,000 pieces of art throughout her thriving career as a professional artist for the last 25 years. As the founding owner of Milan Art Institute, she has transformed the lives of thousands of artists all over the world, helping them find their voice, and turn their passion for art into a profession. Elli is a leading voice of the current Art Renaissance.

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Dimitra Milan

Dimitra generated over $1,000,000 of artwork sales by the age of 15. She is pioneering a new age of artist influencers on social media, spreading beauty across the entire planet. She is now a mentor and co-owner at Milan Art Institute and passionate about equipping artists to change the world with their art.

Register to Learn from Dimitra

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Conference Schedule

August 27th-29th, 2021

August 27th

On-site Arrival Time 9:30 AM EST
Online Begins at 10:00 AM EST

○ 10:00 AM - Art Battle Round 1
○ 10:30 AM -Keynote: Your Breakthrough
○ 11:15 AM - Art Technique Demonstration
○ 12:00 PM - Keynote: How To Believe In Yourself And Your Dream
○ 12:30 PM - On-SIte Breaks for Lunch / Online - Free Streaming of The Outstanding Artist
○ 1:30 PM - Art Technique Demonstration
○ 2:30 PM - Keynote: Contending for your breakthrough
○ 3:00 PM - Q&A
○ 3:30 PM - Art Battle Voting and Winner Announced
○ 4:00 - 6:00 PM - Free Painting Time for Onsite

August 28th 

On-site Arrival Time 9:30 AM EST
Online Begins at 10:00 AM EST

○ 10: 00 AM - Art Battle Round 2
○ 10:30 AM - Keynote: After Your Breakthrough- Getting Prepared
○ 11:15 AM - Art Technique Demonstration
○ 12:00 PM - Keynote: 5 Keys to Being More Productive
○ 12:30 PM - On-SIte Breaks for Lunch / Online - Free Streaming of The Outstanding Artist
○ 1:30 PM - Art Technique Demonstration
○ 2:15 PM - Marketing Demonstration: Creating Videos with Your Phone and a FREE App
○ 3:00 PM - Q&A
○ 3:30 PM - Art Battle Voting and Winner Announced
○ 4:00 - 6:00 PM - Free Painting Time for Onsite

August 29th

On-site Arrival Time 9:30 AM EST
Online Begins at 10:00 AM EST

○ 10:00 AM - Art Battle Final Round
○ 10:30 AM -Keynote: Launching into the Future- Art World Innovations
○ 11:00 AM - Art Technique Demonstration
○ 11:45 AM - Panel discussion: Art Sales- What Has Worked For You?
○ 12:30 PM - On-SIte Breaks for Lunch / Online - Free Streaming of The Outstanding Artist
○ 1:30 PM - Art Technique Demonstration
○ 2:15 PM - Marketing Demonstration: Create A Content Plan, And How To Promote Your Work
○ 3:00 PM - Q&A
○ 3:30 PM - Art Battle: Announce Final Winner
○ 4:00 - 6:00 PM - Free Painting Time for Onsite

Conference is hosted by Milan Art Institute

Shine your art. Change the world.

Providing world-class art education available anywhere in the world

Taught over 5,000 students world-wide and helped these artists step into their true potential

Ran by artists with over 50 years of combined experience as professional artists

Institute that combines the essential and classical knowledge of old masters with contemporary techniques to provide cutting-edge art education

About Milan Art Institute

Milan Art Institute is a place where passionate hearts and creative minds come together to bring visions to life. The founders, John and Elli Milan, have been working as successful collaborative artists for over 20 years and have made a living during that entire period solely through art.

Their daughter, Dimitra Milan, became a professional artist, and before turning 16, had generated over a million dollars through the sales of her own artwork. Their works have been featured in galleries across the world. And now, the Milans are sharing their insights about the art industry with everyone through their comprehensive online painting and drawing school. 

Beginners and professionals come here to master skills, learn new techniques, and join an ever-expanding community of artists. The purpose of the Milan Art Institute is to enlighten and educate a worldwide audience about the transformational power of the visual arts.


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Where is the Conference?

In-person attendees will discover your purpose for art in the middle of a magically lush forest. Located between Athens and Atlanta is the beautiful campus of Milan Art Institute. You’ll be learning inside the incredible 5,000 sq. ft. studio on the school grounds.
Online attendees will experience all the amazing keynotes and demonstrations from any computer, anywhere in the world.
Our Address: 2276 Highway 82, Statham, Georgia 30666

Where You’ll Stay

The city of Athens, GA is lively and full of creativity and is located close to our school (only 20 minutes away). It is the perfect option for the weekend. There are tons of live music events, coffee shops and parks. The night-life is fun, with lots of opportunities to make friends during your stay. 
Also, there are many other towns to stay at while you’re here for the conference, feel free to search for the perfect fit for you. Room, board and transportation is not included in the price of the conference. The conference will be held at 2276 Highway 82, Statham, Georgia 30666.

Have Questions?

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All necessary materials for the conference are included. However, you might want to bring your favorite brushes to supplement what you’ll be using in the conference.

All supplies will be included and they will be shared by others in the class. We have an on-site art supply store where you can purchase anything extra you want.

Yes a canvas or sometimes another surface will be included.

Conference will be held at Milan Art Institute close to Athens, GA.

Our exact address: 2276 Highway 82, Statham, Georgia 30666

Room, board, and transportation are not included, however we recommend staying in the historic town of Athens, GA. Athens is a fun and lively town with lots to do at night after the conference, plus it's only 20 minutes from the Institute. We will be providing lunch each day during the conference, so you don’t have to worry about that.

Lunches will be included daily at the conference. If you have any food allergies or diet restrictions it might be a good idea to pack your own lunch for the day. You can also email [email protected] and let them know about any specifics.

If, for any reason, you need to cancel your attendance to the conference after you’ve registered, you can get a full refund within 24 hours of your purchase. After this time period is over, you can apply the conference fee to any other workshop or product (including the Mastery Program) Milan Art Institute offers. However, you must inform us at least 72 hours before the conference to be able to transfer the credit to another workshop or product.

Don’t miss your chance, join this amazing conference and learn to accelerate your art career to new heights!

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