Symbolism and how to draw inspiration from your dreams
Mixed media techniques taught by Dimitra Milan
How to create the painting your heart has always dreamed of
How to create a rich, layered artwork from start to finish
Having shaped thousands of artist careers while building her career as a professional artist, Dimitra Milan has the skills and knowledge needed to make any artist successful.
Are you an artist who constantly dreams at night? Or maybe you dream once in a while, but they stay in your heart forever? This is the perfect workshop for you…
Dreams connect all of us to a deeper, more spiritual place. They surrender us to the feeling that anything is possible. Learning how to capture your dreams in your art will bring you immense freedom and fulfillment.
In this exciting workshop, Dimitra will help you understand the deep meaning of symbolism and how to incorporate symbols in your own artwork. You’ll learn how to understand your dreams and use them as inspiration in your paintings for a richer, more personal message. This workshop includes inspiring lectures and discussions, combined with creating your very own painting using Dimitra’s mixed media techniques. Also teaching portions of the workshop, Elli Milan (Founder of Milan Art Institute), will provide one-on-one attention and instruction while you create your piece.
9:00am - 12:00pm: Underpainting demonstration & talk about symbolism
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch break
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Dream interpretation, planning your composition & creating a source
9:00am - 12:00pm: Adding a second layer in acrylics, mark making, & collage
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch break
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Rendering form, mid-painting critique
9:00am - 12:00pm: Oil painting, creating visual texture & learning the art of leaving brushstrokes
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch break
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Highlights, final touches & final critique/interpretation
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.
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.
ALL of the art supplies you need
Your own personal space for painting
One-on-one help & instruction from Dimitra & Elli Milan
Lunch each day during the workshop
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 opportunities to make friends during your stay.
Also, there are many other towns to stay at while you’re here for the workshop, feel free to search for the perfect fit for you. Room, board and transportation is not included in the price of the workshop.
The workshop will be held: 2276 Highway 82, Statham, Georgia 30666.
We don't provide housing*
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 successful artists for over twenty five years each and have made a living during that entire period solely through art. Their daughter, Dimitra Milan, became a professional artist, and at the age of fifteen, had generated over a million dollars through the sales of her own artwork. The Milans’ works have been featured in galleries across the world. And now, they are sharing their insights about the art industry with everyone. They have rallied a dedicated and incredibly talented group of individuals to fulfill the dream of inspiring artists all over the world. The Milan Art Institute team is completely devoted and fully committed to helping artists live out their true purpose.
Milan Art Institute has turned a passion into a profession for hundreds of students. Both beginners and professionals come here to master skills, learn new techniques, and join an ever-expanding community of artists. Milan Art Institute is here to enlighten and educate a worldwide audience about the transformational power of the visual arts.
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All necessary materials for the workshop are included. However, you might want to bring your favorite brushes to supplement what you’ll be using in the workshop.
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.
Workshops will be held at Milan Art Institute close to Athens, GA.
Our exact address: 2276 Highway 82, Statham, Georgia 30666
Room, board, and transportation is not included, however we recommend to stay in the historic town of Athens, GA. Athens is a fun and lively town with lots to do at night after the workshops, plus it's only 20 minutes from the Institute. We will be providing lunch each day during the workshop, so you don’t have to worry about that.
Lunches will be included daily at the workshops. 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 workshop 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 workshop 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 workshop to be able to transfer the credit to another workshop or product.