Small Group & Individual Mentorship

Mastrius Mentor, Kristen Palana

Small Group Mentorship: Mastrius

Meets every third Wednesday monthly. Only several spots left.
Join a Supportive Non-Competitive Community of Growing Artists. LIVE Monthly Mentorship Sessions, Never Pre-recorded.

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For the live course on Web & Social Media for Artists, visit here.

One on One Private Mentorship

*Limited Availability. Get in touch to reserve a spot.
Contact me to set up a free 15 minute exploration call so we might see how I can help you. Please use the contact form or kristen (at) for rates and future availability.

*Discounts available for those residing in Malawi as well as current or former online students globally.

Get in Touch

I would like to take a moment to thank you for our recent Skype Mentoring session. You have inspired me to continue creating and practice my art, even though my life is busy. You helped me to remember to create space for myself, and gave me a simple plan to help me reach my goals. This session was a great fit for me and your kindness makes me feel welcomed to contact you for artistic advising sessions in the future. Thank You!
Marti Martinez

Colon Therapist and Healer

Since 2000 I have helped students, clients, and colleagues from all backgrounds and disciplines on four continents make better, more informed choices.

I offer an in-depth 5-Step Framework to benefit artists and idealists (educators, humanitarians, healthcare workers, and those trying to make a difference.


5 Step Growth Garden for Artists and Idealists- Kristen Palana

Areas we might focus on include:

  • Personal branding, online presence, and social media marketing
  • Teaching and mentorship skills (online and offline)
  • Expanding or creating a fulfilling and sustainable art practice
  • Art business principles and marketing
  • Living & working abroad. I especially adore “trailblazing” accoompanying spouses and 3rd culture kids
  • Help with specific art, design, or communication projects
  • Feedback on your art practice and improving studio time managment
  • Reclaiming your art/life/career mojo after becoming a parent or returning to the workforce after a long pause
  • Turning your art hobby into an actual job, career, or business
  • And many other possible areas (*Just ask, and we will customize a program and schedule for you!)

What Can I Help You With?


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Learn More about a One-on-One Mentorship: Please get in touch with me via the contact form or kristen (at) for rates and availability.

She really reaches out to her students and cares about them. For me personally, she really helped me learn my beginnings of graphic design. Before I came to her, I knew nothing. Same goes for Web Design.

I now, still use my notes from her web design class at my current job. She has made learning fun and kept me eager to learn more.   All in all, if you ask any person who has worked with Kristen you will only hear how fabulous she is.

Carly Giglio

Global Makeup Artist & Educator, Content Creator, bareMinerals

Kristen was a great professor. She was always willing to help students with projects and answer their questions. She is very creative and puts her ideas into action, whether it be for personal projects or creating awareness for unfortunate people in the world.

She was never demeaning, as some professors can be, yet provided constructive criticism and interesting ideas.

Joseph D'Imperio

Legal Graphics Coordinator, Ropes & Gray LLP

Kristen Palana was our trainer and mentor during and after the UNPFA Digital Media Training. She equipped us with skills that are relevant in the world today, skills that will evolve and adapt even as the world changes.

I loved her practical and hands on approach to training and how she molds her overall teaching skills to the environment. She is very relatable and her personal experiences helped us learn quickly. She is always available to assist our professional lives and always encourages us to grow professionally by sharing opportunities that fit our skill set.

Natalia Govati

Communication Specialist, Mott MacDonald

We’ve been incredibly lucky to have Kristen shape our Digital Design program. She’s not only instilled an enduring love for the field in her students, she also guided them to positively challenge themselves and become self-disciplined creative risk takers. This is in part due to her extensive experience and knowledge in the field, but also because her clear passion for what she does shines through.

She’s the consummate team player; kind, humorous, supportive, patient and a warm demeanor who guides and supports others while challenging them to achieve their personal best.

James St. John Joubert

Director, Thalun International School

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If you are interested in working together, send me an inquiry and I will get back to you ASAP!