Introducing Adventures in Acrylic

An Online Course
with Marla Baggetta

Painting is always an adventure! Acrylics open the pathways to this adventure like no other medium! With their astounding versatility we can create works using a vast array of techniques and paint any subject under the sun that captivates us! This workshop will open a pathway for you to spread your creative wings and take flight with acrylics! Acrylic is such an incredible modern medium that shouldn’t be overlooked by any painter.

Over 14 Hours of Video

We have worked hard to bring you high quality instructional videos that provides easy to follow, clear and detailed instruction.  You’ll have lifetime access to all the videos enabling you work at your own pace in the comfort of your own home from any device for a seamless and modern online experience.

Beautifully Illustrated PDF

Our 70+ page detailed coursework presents you with an illustrated guide to materials, theory and wisdom from an expert instructor and professional artist covering everything you need to get started with Adventures in Acrylic. Divided into 8 highly structured chapters, Marla will guide you through all of the necessary groundwork, reinforced with exciting exercises and step-by-step demonstrations, providing you a roadmap to becoming an accomplished acrylic painter.

Private Facebook Community

 You’ll also have access to a private Facebook group where you can share your progress, ask questions of Marla and a community of your fellow students who are also taking the course to keep you motivated and inspired along the way. 

Course Contents

Each chapter focuses on a fundamental of painting

Chapter 1:
Introduction to Materials

The special properties of acrylic make it possible to utilize a vast array of techniques! If you are a beginner, it can be confusing how to start – which brushes, what colors which surfaces will you need? Let’s start by getting to know the ins and outs of acrylics.

Chapter 2:
Painting Techniques

Acrylics are the most modern of all painting mediums. While you can use acrylics by employing traditional painting methods, it offers up a huge range of possibilities for the creative and inquisitive artist. You are only limited by your imagination. Here you’ll find essential information on all the major painting techniques and plenty of new ideas to launch you on your own explorations.

Chapter 3:
Color Basics

Understanding a bit of color theory is tremendously helpful you to create the results you want in a piece. Color is usually what we are most attracted to in a subject, so it’s important to be able to capture it. You’ll learn the three aspects of every color and how to see them independently so you can better orchestrate them in your work. Then I cover mixing with a co-primaries palette which is essential for getting vibrant clear color. Finally, you’ll chart the colors that you have to make your own personal color chart.

Chapter 4:
Painting Everyday Life

You don’t have to travel the world to find engaging subjects to paint! Go no further than your kitchen and you’ll have plenty to keep you busy at your easel. Finding Beauty in the ordinary is the best way to cultivate your artist eyes. We start with a simple grouping of pears using the “oil” glazing technique then paint avocados and a bold, expressive portrait using an “alla Prima” method.

Chapter 5:
Painting Nature

Finding wonder in the natural world around us is one of the true joys of being an artist. Even the simplest of moments and the humblest of flowers is a source of enchantment for the observant and open-minded painter. Acrylic helps us to deftly translate the beauty that surrounds us into pieces of art. Each of this chapter’s projects highlights a different technique. We’ll use some mixed media, employ playful line and do some detail.

Chapter 6:
Painting the Landscape

Capturing the astonishing beauty of the landscape in all its diversity is a huge part of the joy of being an artist. From verdant hillsides to foamy seascapes, the curious artist never needs to go far for exciting subjects. The versatility of acrylics gives us many ways of expressing the landscape in all its forms.

Chapter 7:
Painting Animals

Not only are our four-legged friends dear to us, they are beautiful and fascinating! Acrylic gives us all the tools we need to depict their fluffy fur, the details of their sparkling eyes and even their gesture and movement.

Chapter 8:
Practicing on Your Own

At the end of the workshop, give yourself a pat on the back, but get right into your own pieces. I suggest selecting some subjects that are very similar to ones we did, so you have an entry into them. Put your projects where you can see them. They’re fairly small and won’t clutter your space. They will remind you of how to get going! This chapter contain a good checklist for accessing your work, provides a list of some valuable books and gives a bit of encouragement to keep you inspired!

Adventures in Acrylic

24/7/365 COURSE aCCESS

Get started mastering Acrylic Painting in this incredible Online Workshop!

Beautifully Designed Ebook

70+ pages of in-depth content

In Depth Theory and Guidance

Marla isolates the complex principles of painting and investigates them practically and simply so any student can comprehend and execute even the most difficult problems. Moving from simple to more involved concepts, each lesson builds on the previous so you’ll gain a sound foundation to further your study and practice of painting.

Step by Step Guided Demonstrations

Marla guides you through the time-tested fundamentals step by step, stroke by stroke from the very beginning stages of a painting to the finish line in a logical and enjoyable path. Marla  stresses the need to develop your own judgement and individual voice as an artist.

A Lifetime of Painting Experience
At Your Fingertips

Over 30 years as a professional artist and teacher

Stunning Photographs and Illustration

Following Marla's Instruction is a Pleasure and A Breeze
thanks to Creative and Beautiful Design


Marla has Hundreds of Satisfied Students

I was both stimulated and excited at the prospect of taking on a totally new medium. I adored the class work and the interaction with other students. I hope to take another class soon and I feel I have learned a great deal in”mark making” and with a new medium upon which to play. Thanks, Marla!

Donna, Santa Fe

World Class Video Instruction

Like having a teacher at the easel with you, no matter where you are

Fun and Easeful Instruction

With a lifetime of experience as an artist and educator, Marla brings an unparalleled combination of joy and wisdom directly to your home. We have worked hard to offer beautiful and clear video instruction, providing valuable education and insight, that will keep you inspired for months and even years.

Up Close and Personal at the Easel

Following along while learning has never been easier! The demonstration view shows the progress of each painting, the reference photo and thumbnail when appropriate, so you get to see how each piece is built from start to finish. Marla narrates her progress in real time as she is painting, so you won’t miss a thing!

Adventures in Acrylic!


Get started mastering Adventures in Acrylic with this incredible Online Workshop!

Frequently Asked Questions

You need to log into the site to participate in the workshop so you will need an internet connection. Workshops and Subscriptions are accessible on iPads, tablets, computers, laptops and even phones – any device you can watch access the web on.

If you have any problems with playing a video or hearing a video, try these steps: 

1) Check your internet connection and reset your internet connection if necessary.

2) Clear your browser cache and history.

2) Update your browser, or try another browser (like Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer).

Sure, you can open a support ticket and we’ll help you right away. Just Email Suport  and we will reply within 24 hours! If we don’t know the answer to your question, we’ll ask Marla and she’ll reply as quickly as she can.

The workshop assignments are online accessible 24×7 – you can take the lessons any time you want. You are not required to complete the course in a specified amount of time. You get access to all the assignments in the workshop at once in a secure member’s area on PaintingLessonsWithMarla.com

When you register for the workshop, you’ll get a Student Account which gives you access to the My Courses area on the PaintingLessonsWithMarla.com website. Your Student Account will allow you take lessons and complete assignments any time you want.

You get lifetime access to the workshop and lessons you pay for so you can finish your painting any time.  It’s fun to keep up with your fellow artists and see how they are doing too but you can stop and come back to it any time, 24×7.  Assignment reminders are sent via email but you can complete them at your own pace – no problem at all! 

100% Digital Online Course

Works With All Devices

24/7 Access No Matter Where You Are

Easy To Follow

Our Site has been carefully designed to be easy to follow. Our simple learning system tracks your progress and takes out the hassle, allowing you to focus on panting!

Scroll to Top