Hello, my name is YoungMi

I am your tutor in THoTA Instagram Academy.

Why would you join THoTA Instagram Academy?

Your success is up to you but I can help you to go faster and farer

You will need to work hard, 2 thumbs, neck power and TIME!

THoTA speaks art world and not generic "niche". I have built this Instagram Art Agency especially for you, the contemporary artists, to save your time. As a result, you can live work create.

I can give you real names of collectors, gallerists, journalists and curators.  My art network knowledge is my worth since I know who's who.

THoTA Instagram Academy offers the most completed resources to manage your art Instagram account. A simple step-by-step methodology to help you to grow organically on Instagram.  

Plus "mentoring" - the most valuable service. Because every artist is unique, coaching is a special experience in the THoTA Instagram Academy

Yes, THoTA offers 100% online training but this does not mean that you are alone in front of your screen, it would not make any sense.  A personal mentor accompanies you along the way, then together, we solve your specific issue until you SHINE.


For whom?

You are a visual contemporary artist or a creative, a complete Instagram debutant or willing to bring your Instagram account to a higher level, this course is for you.

The course is for artists who want to gain quality followers!

Followers who are interested in you and reciprocally you in them. So when someone posts, the whole community is naturally engaged.

This methodology takes a few months to half a year. But, in the long run, who do you think win against the inflated un-engaged accounts?

And who do you think goes to the top 9 # block? Then, who might jump into Explore?

IF  you want to gain 10k followers in an hour or 150k followers in a weekend or 1 million followers in a month (yes, it is feasible)

Then go to another Instagram training company. THoTA focuses on QUALITY ART FOLLOWERS not mass!

The focus of the art financial market (sales) is usually on specific art hubs, THoTA focuses on: NYC, London, Paris, Brussels, a bit of Hong Kong and Miami.  New emerging city: Los Angeles.

My eyes are only on those cities plus Venice (Art Biennale 2019), Berlin Gallery weekend and Kassel in 2022 (documenta).

If you want to start building a solid audience fast, this course is for you

Or you could try this methodology as well  🤣 👉 Giuseppe Ragazzini 👇  

More than 180+ artists have already booked a course.

Come and join the community!

Invest in yourself 😁

Turn "happy accidents" into a real strategy that gives you results


Instagram is the fastest growing social media platform with more than 1.3 billion monthly users and over 500+ millions daily users. The engagement on Instagram is higher than any other social media platform. And finally, there are 90 million sales per month. Therefore, to succeed in this competitive crowd, you need a strategy

=> Use Instagram as a platform to sell or to redirect people to your website or portfolio.

Learn how to make the new Instagram algorithm work for you 👇

What type of course?

Free Course

  • a specific subject for beginner or refresher course, 
  • max 1-hr.  to complete
  • you have free access for 14 days. 

Standard Course

  • one comprehensive course on one topic,
  • max 2-hrs to complete,
  • priced at £ 70 (US$ 88).

Premium Course

  • an in-depth courses covering a wide spectrum,
  • several weeks to complete,
  • priced at £ 405 (US$ 495)

You should book now! (since you've got life access).

Explore the courses catalogue 👇

all the courses are in English but easily translated with Google Chrome browser


How to optimise your Instagram profile?

👉 Attract curators, galleries and collectors in less than 3 seconds.

How to connect and network?

Learn how to connect with your key Influencers.

How to become an Instagram Influencer?

You can start as a nano Influencer, then become a micro Influencer before reaching the mega Influencer

(soon) What's an Instagram strategy?

Metrics are key to evaluate how good you do BUT first "what is your objective" on Instagram? 

(This should be the FIRST course you take)

Premium Course

How to gain 10k+ followers on Instagram?

Enrolments are open @ £ 405

For a starter or a confirmed user, this step-by-step methodology teaches you "How to gain 10k+ engaged followers" naturally and organically in 2 months.

  • 10-week: theory and workshop

Click for more info


Free Courses

The Starting Blog

You get unlimited access to know the art world better plus great Instagram tips.

Discover the art world and its secrets. "The Starting Blog" will change the way you look at art. FREE Forever.

New releases every two-week

What hashtags to use on Instagram?

You have FREE access for 14-day, then you can upgrade to a standard course.

Discover all the secrets of a well-balanced post with different hashtags that serve your objectives.


FAQ about the Academy

Can anyone sign up for a course?

Anyone 18 years or older can study on THoTA Instagram Academy. This is an international Academy, so everyone is welcome! The courses are therefore in English.

Can I join a course that has already started?

You can join a course at any point.

If you join later, the bulk of the conversations around the course topics might have already taken place and moved on. It's best to join at the start so you can get involved with discussions and have your questions answered quickly.

When does the course start and finish?

It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

  • How does lifetime access sound? Currently, after enrolling to a Standard or a Premium course; you have unlimited access to your courses for as long as you like - across all the devices you own (laptop, tablet or phone).
  • For the FREE courses, you have access for 14-day, then you can upgrade to a Standard Course. After enrolling to a FREE course, if you don't upgrade to a Standard course, you will be automatically removed.

How many courses can I take?

There is no limit on the number of courses you can take. And, the best value for money is to join the THoTAClub, which gives you access to an ever expanding library of Standard courses courses, plus the THoTAClub course.

Will more courses be available?

Yes, there will be plenty of specific Standard Courses, covering very specific topics. If you are interested in a course on a subject that is not yet covered by THoTA Instagram Academy, please send me an email. 

Can I read the course on my phone?

Of course, you can! The Instagram Academy is using Teachable. You can browse on your desktop, phone browser or use the IOS app (IOS app is not working well, I would not recommend it).

Will you update the content regularly?

Yes, Instagram is a young platform, and therefore, I will update the Academy content regularly for freshness and reliability. All the courses will be updated accordingly.

How much does it cost to join a course?

The FREE Hashtag course is free to access for 14 days, then you can:

  • Either upgrade to a Standard Course, which gives you lifetime access with all the updates and the community. The Standard Course costs only £70.
  • Or, you can join the THoTA Club, which gives you access to all the Standard courses (except the Premium), the THoTA Club course (more in-depth info) and their communities in the Instagram Academy for a £20 monthly subscription.

The Starting Blog is FREE forever!

Some courses are offered with an option to learn for free such as The Starting Blog will be FREE forever and currently the Hashtag course (14-day).

The Premium Course will only be offered on a paid-for basis. The Premium course is designed for artists looking to advance their careers and learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

Can I rejoin a FREE course that I was removed from?

After 14 days, you can rejoin a FREE course any time by upgrading to a Standard Course.

Are there any hidden charges?

No. It is free to join the Instagram Academy and to enrol in a FREE course.
If you want, you can upgrade your FREE course to a Standard Course and get additional benefits.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase of a Standard or a Premium course; contact us within 30 days and we will give you a full refund. Send an email to youngmi(at)thotainstagramacademy(dot)com 

The refund will be given if you have viewed and completed all the lessons and exercises within the 30-day refund period. 

For the Premium Course, the course length is more than 30-day, so you need to show completion of the current lessons released to date.