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Creative Mentoring Programme - one-on-one mentoring with Malini Parker


This is a one-on-one programme of highly individualised creative coaching that is designed to meet your own unique needs. It runs over a period of about 4 months. There is also the option to extend that into a second round when we complete the first cycle.


If you were to be enrolled in this programme, you will receive a comprehensive questionnaire to fill in beforehand, which will nudge you to reflect on your aims and goals. I use this to map out some ideas of how we want to move forward and to formulate our Goals and Objectives of our time together. They are sent to you for review before we commence our actual live sessions. But of course, these are adaptable depending on your progress and interests.


Objectives may include (or may not) things like: - strengthening your understanding of colour or composition, working large, experimenting with a few different media, understanding more about the principles and elements of design, finding or developing your own creative voice, identifying your strengths and developing areas that can grow more, learning how to determine if your work is saleable and how to price your work if you'd like to, and much more. The “curriculum” I create will reflect your needs and interests.

We usually work on several small and large projects, that build on each other. We take into account the influences of other artists, your own aesthetic, ie what appeals to you. I would also invite you to consider both the micro (your own style and artworks) and the macro (the bigger picture) … And a number of other things that have an indirect but powerful influence on your creative work. At each session we review homework, create in-studio, then do a quick review of what we’ve covered and the homework we agree on before the next session.


Throughout our sessions, as my private mentee, you have my complete and undivided attention, and the use of my entire studio and my materials throughout, and of course unlimited access by email in between sessions for additional support as needed. While I encourage notetaking, I also send you a summary of what we’ve covered, by email, after each session. So, you are well covered in terms of content. Each session is usually quite jam-packed, so this way we don’t forget anything!


The programme comprises a total of 6 half day sessions. They are 3.5-4 hours long, and usually go from 9.30am – 1pm on weekdays or weekends or a combination, depending on our schedules. This takes place over a period of about 4 months, with each session about 3 weeks apart. Of course, this can vary depending on our respective circumstances, and I’m flexible about that.

The full fee is $1795. Payment can be made in instalments.
Full up front payment attracts a $100 discount to $1695.


This type of work must be at the right time in your creative practice for it to be an effective learning experience. It is principally about meeting you where you are, and helping you develop and strengthen YOUR own unique creative voice.

Participation in this programme is limited to a very small number at any one time, because of the on-going personal support received, and is also only by invitation. So, if it feels like something you’re drawn to, ask me questions - let’s determine if I can help you meet your creative goals, and if we are good fit!


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“Thank YOU for being such a supportive and open mentor. You’ve really pushed me and helped me grow my art so much in a short time. I hundred percent believe our paths were meant to cross and I have gotten so much from our time together, from getting to know you and hear your story and journey to helping me create many pieces of art that I never thought I had the capacity to do in such a short time and that I am actually proud of.' I am not ready to end our journey yet!”
- Laura Lowe


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