I’ve been creating art all my life and I’ve been pro ridged to study under some great artists but I’ve never had so much fun as I had with Milena. She has pushed my boundaries and encouraged me to be creative in ways I’ve never tried before, and I’m loving every minute.
This was an amazing experience for my girls, they enjoyed the class very much and the art work that they created under Milena’s instruction was incredible. They are excited to return to classes again in the fall. I have recommended this class to several of my friends for themselves and their children.
I have been taking mixed media art classes with Milena for six months – all I can say is, if you are looking for an art instructor/mentor, look no further. She has a great understanding of the creative process can guide students one step at a time to create the most amazing pieces. Her teaching style is balanced – lots of support, and some challenges; allowing you do be totally free to do what you want, and providing feedback if is happens to be going in the wrong direction. And she does it all with a great sense of humour and an amazing European flair.
Classes are small, with people of all ages, levels and backgrounds and she has a gift for making everyone feel at ease and comfortable with each other.
Vicente Gannam, PhD
I had been looking for new art classes for a while when I found Milena. Why is she the best art teacher out there? Because she takes students at the level of experience they are at and help them move along. I like that after some basic (and fun) exercises of drawing and/or sketching, she encourages students to look at subject that they connect with and guide them along the art making process. She encourages individuality by supporting students in their choice of subjects and or medium. Who wants to sit in an art class with everyone working on the same project anyway?
She helped me learn new skills but also, to think through the creating process as opposed to just executing something. She would question my thinking to help me move beyond the learning blocks. I never thought I could draw but she helped me learn step by step without feeling overwhelmed. What I like the most is that she creates a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in her Toronto studio; her flexibility allows for a great mix of beginners and experienced students and she can bring the best out of them! She takes time with everyone and guide us as we progress and we see her students’ work evolving for sure. I feel she is a true teacher with great experience and her students benefit from it.
It is a wonder to enter Milena Doncheva’s world of colors and shapes…to feel the ease and the beauty of transforming the reality into magic…to be exposed to an explosion of colors…to watch in awe her creativity while developing your own …it is a privilege to enter her world, her very unique approach of expressing oneself…only that makes your own come to the surface…THE INSPIRATION that one gets in abundance…
Milena Doncheva is incredibly nice and inspiring person. She always brings a positive attitude into her studio and I feel the most comfortable in the environment she sets up for me. I came with absolutely zero experience to Art Doncheva Studio and after only 4 months I’m very satisfied with the progress I see in myself. I’m honored and grateful to be one of her students.
I’m very lucky to have Milena as my art teacher.
Very knowledgeable and good at demonstrations and explaining techniques, Milena adapts teaching to student’s learning style. She is enthusiastic, passionate about art, promotes originality and creativity (not just copying).
Her warm, friendly, confident and creative approach with encouraging constructive feedback makes me to love and enjoy my classes.
Very important to me that she is an active artist, produces great art and stays up-to-date on new art movement.
Thank you Milena.
I am so grateful for everything that you have thought me and I also thank you for thinking of me for your gallery.
I wish you all the best in your new venture in Toronto and if possible….I will go to your studio for precious advice that will make me go further
Milena is the best art teacher I have ever had.
You are a very given teacher, so we can only grow with you and become the artist we were always meet to be. Xxxx
C’est vraiment un bel endroit, ton site est beau, et les couleurs partout, sur les toiles ou autre, c’est super !
J’ai aimé, pourquoi ? parce que c’était à chaque fois court, précis, expliqué avec clarté, donnant la possibilité d’essayer rapidement différents petites natures mortes. Que le fusain est un médium qui me plaît, sa texture, sa sorte de “légèreté” dans le trait. Puis l’essai de la peinture. Donc, en un cours d’essai cela permet à quelqu’un qui n’en jamais fait d’avoir déjà une bonne idée de ce que cela peut être, et aussi, de ta façon d’aborder individuellement chaque personne. J’ai apprécié cela.