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I have been hard at work over the last several years creating painting lessons for everyone, whether you’re a beginner, amateur or professional artist. On this site you will find a wealth of resources to help you take your journey as an artist to the next level. I am always adding new content so be sure to sign up for my free minilessons and be the first to find out!

Video Workshops

Individual Workshop Style courses with community participation. From beginner's to advanced and pastels to oil - we have something for every budding artist!


Gain access to an exclusive community dedicated to painting where you will have a chance to interact and grow in participation with your peers.


Ongoing Subscription library with new content being added every month.
Over a year of content to start!


Many of our workshop courses contain expertly crafted practical assignments, where you will get a chance to put your new skills to work and get personal feedback from Marla!


Ready to take you work to the next level? Personalized video critiques from Marla are available just for you!

Lesson PDFs

Each of our workshop courses and monthly subscription lessons contains beautifully illustrated downloadable PDF eBooks. Maximize your learning online and off!

Wide Variety of Online Learning Options

Explore all My Painting Lesson Offerings

Monthly Pastel Painting Lessons Online

My Flagship Subscription Offering

I’m excited to announce the unveiling of my new flagship instructional offering – Monthly Painting Lessons Online. There is a whole world of content for you to learn from and enjoy here, dozens of hours’ worth, with new content coming every month.


Online Workshops

In Depth 5 Week Courses

Ready to take a deep dive and receive detailed instruction focusing on a wide variety of painting lesson topics? My Online Workshops have been carefully crafted to help you focus on and learn specific areas of painting in a structured, easy to follow, fun and rewarding format. I have many new workshops in the works, so stay tuned!

Each Workshop Features

Video Critiques

Personalized Instruction

Looking to take the next step and receive feedback and guidance on your artistic process? The opportunity to gain reflection on your work from the perspective of a professional artist who has spent most of her life as a painter and teacher is not one to be missed.


As featured in many art books and journals

Marla’s talent, passion and educational focus has not gone unnoticed by the art community at large. She is also a sought after speaker and educator whose number one goal is to pass on her own knowledge and practice of beauty and joy to as many people as possible, including YOU!

Meet Your Teacher

Who is Marla Baggetta?

Marla is an incredibly talented fine artist who works with galleries throughout the US. Every year she travels the globe teaching workshops and speaking at art events to inspire other painters.

Recently she launched this new website to the public with the purpose of helping thousands of struggling artists to succeed.

“Whether you are completely new to pastel painting or looking to build on the foundation of knowledge you already have, these lessons are an exciting journey into the world of pastels. I’ll help you to gain confidence with the medium and learn to create dynamic pastel paintings of any subject. You’ll learn my techniques for using loose, confident mark-making to convey energy, atmosphere and emotion as you paint in pastel!”

Marla Baggetta

Marla's Studio


As a professional artist and art instructor for over 30 years, I can honestly say art is my whole life. I spend most of my time in my studio – creating lessons and painting in pastels oils and acrylics. I love it all. The best part of my studio is walking in every day and seeing the rainbow of pastels in my palette. They still take my breath away.

This video offers a bit of a view into my studio and my working process behind the scenes. It is in this space that you will find me hard at work every day, conjuring new courses for my students and new paintings at the easel. With this new website I have the expressed intention of creating the best possible art lessons I can, as well as deepening my commitment to the craft. So get comfortable and take a look around at my palette of educational offerings.


Marla Has hundreds of Satisfied Students


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