Explore your creativity in the safe space of our studio
Our studio offers a library of on-demand classes as well as monthly guided live sessions with replays. You can learn at your own pace, get real support and feedback, and find a creative space to call your own.
Mimi offers a unique mindfulness approach to drawing and creativity, which has helped students overcome blocks and fears.
Our classes and community are all rooted in this practice of mindful creativity.
Our studio has gathered a warm & welcoming community of members hailing from all parts of the world. Many have joined us for the classes, but find the community to be a big part of the reason they stay.
"I’m really glad that I found this community!! This mindful approach is really helping me to observe my thoughts and face my fears and frustrations."
- RADHIKA G., Studio Member
a month in the studio
Studio Recap and Monthly Prompts to start your month with inspiration
Happy Hour to chat about our creative journeys and connect with community
Guided Meditation that is designed specifically for creatives to practice mindfulness
Draw & Breathe live session to learn practical tips along with creative relaxation
Our latest class is a drawing course for beginners that provides an approachable yet comprehensive guide through fundamentals and style. Topics covered include Line & Shape, Value & Form, Color & Light, Portraits, and Depth & Composition.
The topics are anchored by one main project with many additional supportive exercises. The class includes a 30-page handbook and thorough reference guide.
The course offers over four hours of quality guidance—no minute is wasted.
Learn Mimi's practice of mindful drawing, which combines mindfulness skills of presence, non-judgment, and compassion along with drawing and creative relaxation.
Offers both general guidance along with specific drawing prompts that you can do anytime, anywhere.
We'd all like to have a beautiful daily sketchbook practice, but in reality it's hard to keep one. Mimi guides you through a design exercise so you can create a sketchbook practice you'll actually do. Combine journaling, drawing, and habit tracking to make it both enjoyable and productive.
One of Mimi's most popular classes, learn how to keep an illustrated journal. See lots of examples in both a traditional sketchbook as well as digital approaches on the iPad. This is a fun, rewarding creative exercise that anyone can do!
Learn the basics of digital painting! Mimi shows you her full process from Procreate to Photoshop. She demonstrates both the basics as well as shortcuts she finds helpful. This is an approachable way to start learning this magical way to create art.
Start Your Creative Journey
This is Mimi's most personal class, using her personal journey from lawyer to creative as a way to show others how they can find their own true path. Full of practical advice from money and time management to overcoming fears, this is a transformative class that anyone can benefit from. Includes an illustrated workbook that makes it easy to follow.
Design Your Creative Space
Designing your creative space has more considerations than you might think. Mimi guides you through a thought process to make the most out of your space so that you can enhance your creativity and increase flow. Give your creativity the space it deserves!
Plan Your Passion Projects
One of the most important ways Mimi grew as an arist was through passion projects. Here, she explains what that means and how to plan for your own project using Notion. A free Notion template is provided! This class is exclusive to Mimochai Studio.
Build Your Own Website
Mimi has built all her own sites and loves the creative and analytical process. She was surprised to learn that many creatives are intimidated by the website building process, so she created this class to explain her process and show how anyone can build their own beautiful site and shop!
Our latest class is a drawing course for beginners that provides an approachable yet comprehensive guide through fundamentals and style. It includes a 30-page handbook and thorough reference guide. Students praise its well-designed approach in breaking down complex topics into clear and enjoyable lessons.
"I honestly believe it is only after joining & doing Year of Magical Drawing has my art improved. Thank you Mimi for this platform."
- Lakshmi S., Studio Member
Studio MemberJoin as Studio Member
- Monthly Live Workshop
- Happy Hour
- Intro Class Set
- Resource Library
- Interactive Community
Studio ArtistJoin as Studio Artist
- Everything in Studio Member
- All On-Demand Classes
- All Live Session Replays
- Q&A Priority
How does the Mimochai Studio membership work?
With your Mimochai Studio membership, you'll have immediate access to the benefits listed for the membership tier you sign up for. Our studio features a resource library, livestreams, and drawing prompts for all levels, and on-demand classes and replays for our Studio Artist membership level.
We offer both a monthly membership as well as an annual membership for the Studio Artist level. You get the equivalent of one month free by paying annually, and don't have to deal with a monthly charge.
Everything is hosted on our own platform so it's very convenient, and there is even a mobile app to make it easy to access everything on the go.
How often is there new material?
Every month, there is (1) a new guided drawing prompt, (2) a new resource article with helpful tips, (3) a new podcast-style livestream, and (4) a guided drawing livestream. There are new posts multiple times per week.
We also produce our high-quality on-demand classes at least twice a year.
Overall we aim to achieve a good balance of fresh new content without overwhelming our members. Our members tend to have about 20-30 minutes a day to draw or work on their creative practice.
What mediums do you use in Mimochai Studio and classes?
Mimi mostly uses Procreate on iPad. She also likes to work traditionally, so she demos with both digital painting as well as colored pencils and acryla gouache paint.
That said, most of the classes and prompts are designed so you can use the medium of your choice. We have members that use ink, watercolor, and pens. Our focus is to encourage you to start with a strong foundation and then work into your own style and expression!
What classes are in Mimochai Studio? Can I purchase them individually?
Here is the growing list of on-demand classes. They are now available through a studio membership (subscription) and as standalone classes (one-time purchase).
Studio Membership is the best value for people who are seeking ongoing creative support from our community, and would like to participate in our group drawing prompts, and live events 💛
Buying an individual class allows you to watch just the classes you want, with a one-time purchase rather than a subscription. Each class also comes with basic access to our community spaces, so you can post class work, see what others are sharing, and get feedback if you want it. :)
What's the difference between Mimochai Studio and Mimi's classes on Skillshare?
Skillshare only hosts our classes, and does not include our exclusive Year of Magical Drawing series. Skillshare is great if you're looking for access to thousands of other classes, including ours. You can learn guitar, how to cook, how to knit, etc. We love Skillshare for that!
Mimochai Studio is more appropriate if you are looking for community and guidance specifically from Mimi and the Mimochai team.
What's the difference between Mimochai Studio and Mimochai's Patreon?
The main difference between the two is the purpose. Mimochai Studio is a learning community for people who are looking for creative classes, guidance, and an interactive community. It's a two-way sharing environment.
Our Patreon is a way for people to support Mimochai's work and mission. A Patron's main goal is to support our work, not necessarily to learn from us. We thank our Patreon supporters with different perks, share our behind-the-scenes process as a company, and offer a monthly Print Club. We do not post this type of content on Mimochai Studio, unless it is relevant to a topic we are teaching.
Does Mimi provide direct mentoring or advice?
While this is not a mentoring or coaching service, Mimi is a very active host inMimochai Studio and frequently interacts and answers questions in the community. Unlike many other communities whose main host is a distant figurehead, she enjoys responding directly to members' posts and leaves engaged feedback. For direct mentoring or advice, Studio Artist members have opportunities for 1:1 sessions.
What does it actually look like in Mimochai Studio?
Watch our setup tour video for free on YouTube here!
We've built Mimochai Studio on a community-first platform experience. In one place, we can host community discussions, online classes, live events, and more. You can log in easily from your desktop, or download the included mobile app for a seamless on-the-go experience.
The entire experience is clean and modern. We also have welcome guides and walk-throughs to show you how to get started and get the most out of the platform.
Can I cancel my membership anytime?
Yes you may cancel your membership at anytime. You do not need to email me or be asked any questions, you can manage your account on your own terms and cancel on your own.
The remainder of your membership time will run its course and you will not be charged again. Please note we are unable to refund any prorated amount by nature of the platform.
You are welcomed to return and rejoin at anytime! We love having our members in the studio.
Can I change my membership tier later?
Yes, we provide guidance in the member FAQ on how to move between tiers :) Basically you just cancel your current membership and switch to the one you'd like.
What Members Are Saying
"I am so thankful for this community and have joined in your previous draw & breathe sessions and loved it!"
"I find it tough to make friends and build a community in the illustration world so I’m looking forward to building friendships and cheering each other on over here!"
"I'm now beginning to pursue my dreams of building an illustration business~ Looking forward to connect with other creatives!"
"I'm an amateur digital artist . . . With my newly acquired iPad and this warm inspiring community, it feels like anything is possible."
"Loving all the content, including the courses, articles, and monthly events."
"I absolutely love it so far, especially the new Drawing Foundations class! It’s exactly my style 😊"