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Monthly Pastel Painting Lessons Online with Marla Baggetta

The Premiere Pastel Painting Lessons Membership Subscription from one of the most colorful artists in the world. 

“I’m excited to announce the unveiling of my new flagship instructional offering – Monthly Pastel Painting Lessons Online. There is a whole world of content for you to learn from and enjoy here, hundreds of hours’ worth, with new lessons added every year.”

– Marla Baggetta, Creator of Painting Lessons with Marla

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!

The online pastel painting lessons subscription for everyone. Here's what you get in first 12 Months:

37

SESSIONS
with 12 more in 2022!

200+

VIDEOS
In First 12 Months as a subscriber

37

IN-DEPTH COLORFUL STEP-BY-STEP EBOOKS

Beginners

I have carefully designed these lessons to be accessible to those who are just getting started with pastel painting. And if you need a more in depth introduction to pastel painting, check out my workshop: Pastels for the Serious Beginner

Amateurs

Does a busy lifestyle only afford you several hours a week to dedicate to Pastels? Not to worry! I have carefully designed these monthly sessions to be balanced and digestible, thereby ensuring progress even when access to the easel is limited.

Professionals

Even if you have been working with pastels for most of your life, I have something valuable to offer with these lessons. Be it a hard earned insight, or a refreshing return to the fundamentals, I share from the depth of what I have learned in my career.

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 a 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

Decades of her experience collected and poured into the pastel painting lessons online subscription!

We are now in our THIRD Year of Production!

Lessons are Divided into Monthly Sessions
All Active Members will get All Content From Year 1, YEar 2 and YEAR 3!
(With more Lessons coming in 2022. you will have access as long as you maintain your subscription!)

Quick summary of what you're getting
in your FIRST 12 Months as a subscriber

MONTH ONE

GETTING STARTED: THE BASICS

MONTH ONE

GARDENSCAPES

 

MONTH ONE

CLOUDS

MONTH TWO

HOW TO PAINT WATER

MONTH TWO

RIVERS AND STREAMS

MONTH TWO

CHICKENS AND DUCKS

MONTH THREE

SKY AND CLOUDS

MONTH THREE

FLOWERS

MONTH THREE

WEATHER

MONTH FOUR

DEALING WITH FOREGROUNDS

MONTH FOUR

BIRDS

 

MONTH FOUR

STILL LIFE

 

MONTH FIVE

INCLUDING STRUCTURES

MONTH FIVE

MASTERS FOCUS

MONTH FIVE

INTIMATE LANDSCAPES

MONTH SIX

WORK SMALL & GET BETTER FAST

MONTH SIX

SUNRISES AND SUNSETS

MONTH SIX

SNOWSCAPES

 

MONTH SEVEN

THE PLEIN AIR EXPERIENCE

MONTH SEVEN

THE ITALIAN LANDSCAPE

MONTH SEVEN

FIGURES IN THE LANDSCAPE

MONTH EIGHT

HOW TO PAINT GLOWING FALL SCENES

MONTH EIGHT

FLOWER FIELDS

MONTH EIGHT

WAVES

MONTH NINE

UNDERPAINTING TECHNIQUES

MONTH NINE

FALL COLOR

MONTH NINE

EXPANSIVE LANDSCAPES

MONTH TEN

THE SEASONS IN PASTEL

MONTH TEN

ROADS + PATHS

MONTH TEN

ORDINARY BEAUTY

MONTH ELEVEN

FOCUS ON COMPOSITION

 

MONTH ELEVEN

SEASCAPES

 

MONTH ELEVEN

MASTERS FOCUS

MONTH TWELVE

MOUNTAINS

MONTH TWELVE

ROCKS + CLIFFS

MONTH TWELVE

FIGURES IN INTERIORS

Bonus Session

Nocturne

Bonus 1

How To Create Beautiful Paintings From Reference Photos




Bonus 2

200 Landscape Photos to Paint

New Content and Updates
Every Month – Year 3 Session Wrap Up Video  and Monthly Milage Training

 

Members Only Facebook Group

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Q&A MONTHLY Live SUPER Stream with Marla Baggetta Now Featuring Student Critiques

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BONUS SESSION

Nocturnes

Painting on a bright moonlit evening, it can seem as though you might have the world all to yourself! The veil of darkness pulls in around you, quiet and mysterious. Here and there, street lights and neon signs pop on bringing glitter and shimmer to even the most ordinary of scenes. Nighttime brings with it calm and sense of isolation but also a sense of magic and fantasy.

Included in the session:

34 PAGE PDF

4 VIDEOS

4 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH ONE

Getting started: the basics

I want to make sure that you have some essential information about materials, workspace & workspace practices as well as an orientation towards learning that will inspire you to be part of an energized and diligent group of pastel painters!

Included in the session:

35 PAGE PDF

13 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH ONE

Gardenscapes

We’ll enter a series of gardens finding muse and inspiration in the mystery of flowers, plants and garden statues. The garden must be one of the most magical subjects an artist could possibly wish for. Gardens serve as places of beauty, contemplation and restoration and make perfect subjects to paint.

Included in the session:

35 PAGE PDF

3 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH 1

Clouds

In this month’s collection of lessons, Marla illustrates the essential techniques for painting a variety of dramatic skies.

Included in the session:

24 PAGE PDF

4 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

Month Two

How to Paint Water

This month’s study is of a fascinating component of the landscape: water. Water has an irresistible pull on us from lakes, streams, creeks, rivers to waterfalls!

Included in the session:

22 PAGE PDF

9 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

Month Two

RIVERS + STREAMS

This month’s study is of a fascinating component of the landscape: water. Water has an irresistible pull on us from lakes, streams, creeks, rivers to waterfalls!

Included in the session:

25 PAGE PDF

3 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

SESSION Three

Chickens + Ducks

This months subject is not only playful but there is so much opportunity to delve into style and technique! Let your imagination run a little wild!

Included in the session:

24 PAGE PDF

4 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

SESSION Three

SKy & Clouds

In this month’s collection of lessons, Marla illustrates the essential techniques for painting a variety of dramatic skies.

Included in the session:

22 PAGE PDF

7 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

Month Three

FLOWERS

The wonderful variety of shapes, colors and scents make flowers an enticing subject to paint! Artists throughout history have shared the pleasure we experience when flowers come into bloom!

Included in the session:

31 PAGE PDF

4 VIDEOS

4 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

SESSION Three

WEATHER

Weather affects us every day so it makes perfect sense that weather would find its way into art both as a subject and as the backdrop in works created by artists over the years. But how do we depict something fleeting such as the wind blowing, the sun shining, the fog drifting?

Included in the session:

24 PAGE PDF

4 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH Four

Dealing With Foregrounds

Why are foregrounds so difficult? This session seeks to address this dilemma with solutions to make your paintings stronger and more dynamic. 

Included in the session:

20 PAGE PDF

8 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH FOUR

BIRDS

During this session you’ll focus on capturing the character and charm of three songbirds. Painting birds is both delightful and challenging!

Included in the session:

23 PAGE PDF

5 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

SESSION Four

STILL LIFE

This month is definitely an opportunity to stretch some different creative muscles than perhaps you usually do. Drawing and composition are always key to good painting but these literally take center stage in a still life painting.

Included in the session:

27 PAGE PDF

4 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH Five

Including Structures

Including a structure in our pieces can add interest and character to our paintings. They can add a level of complexity to our compositions and gives us the opportunity to record architectural details or capture the character of a favorite place. 

Included in the session:

27 PAGE PDF

8 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH FIVe

MASTERS FOCUS

We’ll learn the secrets of the great masters of pastel. Using the tried and true techniques of classical art training, copying the work of Henri le Signerre, Mary Cassat and Edward Degas.

Included in the session:

25 PAGE PDF

3 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

SESSION Five

THE INTIMATE LANSCAPE

There is a sub-genre of landscape painting that deserves some attention. Unlike the Grand Landscape, which dazzles us with flashy colors and dramatic distant views, the intimate landscape seduces us with subtlety and quiet invitation. It entices us to explore a deeper experience in the painting. In functional terms, intimate landscapes are smaller scenes extracted from the larger view.

Included in the session:

25 PAGE PDF

4 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH Six

Work Small & Get Better Fast

I’m a firm believer that intentional mileage is the fastest road to improving your painting. Working small and often is one of my secrets to success! I’ll share with you my tips for making small pieces have big impact!

Included in the session:

23 PAGE PDF

6 VIDEOS

2 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH SIX

SUNRISES + SUNSETS

In this month’s collection of lessons, Marla illustrates the essential techniques for painting sunsets and sunrises. Painters throughout art history have attempted to capture the elusive light of dawn and dusk.

Included in the session:

25 PAGE PDF

3 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

SESSION Six

SNOWSCAPES

I don’t know if there is a more poetic and magical subject for the landscape painter than snow! The colorful shadows and glimmering light make for a particularly engaging and nostalgic subject. Where I live, a snowfall is a rare and special event that is both wondrous and daunting! Maybe that is part of the fun of it!

Included in the session:

23 PAGE PDF

4 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

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MONTH SEven

THE PLEIN AIR EXPERIENCE

I take you through the process of creating a plein air painting, including techniques for establishing a successful composition, managing changing light, and using color to portray atmospheric perspective.

Included in the session:

20 PAGE PDF

5 VIDEOS

2 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH SEVEN

THE ITALIAN LANDSCAPE

Learn how to paint the cityscapes of Italy! Always holding a special allure for Marla, the light of Italy is indeed different! We will paint two bustling cityscapes and a distinctive umbrella pine.

Included in the session:

28 PAGE PDF

3 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

SESSION Seven

FIGURES IN THE LANDSCAPE

Landscapes can be given more viewer appeal by adding hints of human presence. Figures provide a sense of animation, give scale and context to otherwise lifeless or stark scenery. Their presence in a scene is reassuring and familiar. I highly encourage you to do your own in depth and continuing study of the history of landscape painting.

Included in the session:

26 PAGE PDF

4 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH Eight

How to Paint Glowing Fall Scenes

Fall is a wonderful time for landscape painters: the sun comes in at a steeper angle and makes for better light and shadow conditions with its slanting rays and warmer colors.

Included in the session:

21 PAGE PDF

7 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH EIGHT

FLOWER FIELDS

Have you ever wanted to paint vivid fields of flowers but didn’t know how to avoid making mud? Marla will show you how to capture those gorgeous fields with ease! 

Included in the session:

23 PAGE PDF

3 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

SESSION Three

WAVES

A seascape is not rock, water and sky, although we will study these to help us. What counts is how these things come together for a moment in your painting to convey a particular impression of the day, a moments interaction of the forces. We have lots of work to do, so lets get painting!

Included in the session:

24 PAGE PDF

4 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH Nine

Underpainting Techniques

I’ll show you several great underpainting techniques that are perfect for any artist looking to add an element of spontaneity to their work while supporting and enhancing their landscape compositions.

Included in the session:

21 PAGE PDF

11 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH NINE

FALL COLOR

The explosion of fall color is an invitation to the landscape painter! Learn to capture luminous autumn trees with three beautiful demonstrations.

Included in the session:

30 PAGE PDF

4 VIDEOS

4 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

Month Nine

EXPANSIVE LANDSCAPES

I had a student ask me to do a lesson about an expansive landscape and I thought oh, boy…How do I do that? It encompasses so much and thoroughly covered would entail a whole year’s study. Even so, I will try to touch on a few key aspects and influences for the landscape painter in this month’s study. Modern landscape painters draw on many influences, from Tonalists, Luminists, Hudson River School, French Barbizon, to Impressionism and Expressionism

Included in the session:

27 PAGE PDF

4 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH Ten

THE SEASONS IN PASTEL

In this session we’ll explore all four seasons and the challenges and opportunities each present to the painter.

Included in the session:

21 PAGE PDF

8 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH TEN

ROADS + PATHWAYS

During this month’s session, you’ll head down a country road and learn how to combine linear and aerial perspective to create atmosphere and depth.

Included in the session:

27 PAGE PDF

3 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

Month TEN

ORDINARY BEAUTY

During this month’s session, you’ll head down a country road and learn how to combine linear and aerial perspective to create atmosphere and depth. Use Marla’s proven technique of negative painting for creating convincing foliage and grasses. This session will definitely help you create your own path as a painter!

Included in the session:

27 PAGE PDF

4 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH ELEVEN

FOCUS ON COmposition

There are fundamental design principles that can help us to create strong, engaging compositions consistently. This month’s lessons will focus on building compositions with considered steps right from the start.

Included in the session:

28 PAGE PDF

5 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH ELEVEN

SEASCAPES

Painting the ocean is not about painting a perfect wave or getting the color just right. A seascape is not rock water and sky, although we will study these to help us. What counts is how these things come together for a moment in your painting to convey a particular impression of the day.

Included in the session:

29 PAGE PDF

3 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH ELEVEN

MASTERS FOCUS

I hope this session will serve as a gentle reminder to dip back into our forerunners. You will probably find, like I do that the standouts, stand out for a reason and that they were ahead of their time, stretching out to us and giving out secrets like little bread crumbs.

Included in the session:

28 PAGE PDF

4 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH Twelve

Mountains

I can’t think of a subject more fundamental to the landscape painter than mountains. They are the stage and the backdrop for the scenes they surround. They create dark evening silhouettes and blazing sunrise displays that are thrilling just to see and daunting to try to paint.

Included in the session:

27 PAGE PDF

5 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH TWELVE

ROCKS + CLIFFS

You’ll capture the subtle and dramatic changes of light that occur when rocks are the focus in the landscape. You’ll see all the amazing colors found in rocks and find a new sense of enthusiasm in painting them with Marla’s underpainting techniques.

Included in the session:

22 PAGE PDF

3 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

MONTH TWELVE

FIGURES IN INTERIORS

Having studied figures in the landscape in session 7, it’s time for us to consider moving things indoors. Obviously, the number one difference between figures in the interior and those outside, is the lighting. Indoors light is always indirect, artificial or some combination of the two. As a painter, we have to have an awareness of where the light is coming from, how it’s bouncing around, and how it’s contributing to the overall ambiance and mood of a scene.

Included in the session:

25 PAGE PDF

5 VIDEOS

3 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS

More Features

New COntent and Updates
EVERY Month

3 new sessions come every month for monthly subscribers or get All 37 Sessions right away if you are a yearly subscriber! Another 12 lessons will be released for year 4 (coming 7/2022!)

MemberS only fAcebook Group

You will be invited to join an exclusive Facebook group where you can interact, collaborate and create with fellow students!

Q&A Live Stream with Marla Baggetta

Members will receive special access to members-only livestream events. Lots of fun things will happen here, and there will be an opportunity for live Q+A with Marla as well as critique feedback.

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Exclusive Members only Discounts

All subscribers receive exclusive discount of $15 off of all of my online workshops. These workshops offer a deep dive into specific topics. I am always hard at work on something new. Don’t miss out!

BONUS PACK

Extras to help learn even more!

How To Create Beautiful Paintings From Reference Photos

Working from life is unquestionably the optimal way to work, but it’s not always possible. Weather, mobility, time constraints, among other things makes painting from life impractical some of the time. Weather is often an issue for me. No matter how hard-core you are, sometimes conditions will not allow you to do your best work outdoors. You may be on a painting trip when there isn’t enough time to paint all the many scenes that inspire you. If we don’t use photo reference in these cases, we could miss out on an opportunity to paint something of great merit.

200 Landscape Photos to Paint

I always suggest that you take your own photographs, but because I know it’s not always possible for everyone to do that, I’ve put together this resource pack of 200 reference photos. I have many, many students struggle with what to paint and whether their photos are appropriate. I decided to share some of my pictures with you hoping they’ll spark new ideas on what makes a good subject. Some of them I’ve painted, some I haven’t. I hope that they will inspire you to get to the easel and perhaps take some photo expeditions of your own.

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Watch and learn on the go, on your smartphone, tablet or laptop, while you are driving in a bus or waiting for your favorite cup of coffee. Learning pastel painting has never been easier.

Try this course with no risk.

If you’re not satisfied within 30 days, we’ll give you a refund. No questions asked.

Testimonials

All content is 100% digital. Get instant access.

Watch and learn on the go, on your smartphone, tablet or laptop, while you are riding in a bus or waiting for your favorite cup of coffee. Learning pastel painting has never been easier.

Try this course with no risk.

It takes about 60 seconds to sign up. Don’t wait!

100% money back guarantee.

I am fundamentally committed to your success and happiness. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with my Monthly Pastel Lessons Online, within 30 days of first signing up, I will issue you a 100% refund. No Questions Asked!

I am always hard at work improving my offerings to you and I welcome all feedback, both positive and negative. 

Marla Baggetta

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