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Moving Beyond the Ordinary
STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING
Moving Beyond the Ordinary
An Online Course
with Marla Baggetta
12+ Hours of Video
We have worked hard to bring you high quality instructional videos that provide easy to follow, clear and detailed instruction. You’ll have 24-hour 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.
85+ Page Beautifully Illustrated PDF
Our 85+ 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 Still Life Oil Painting. 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 painter.
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Each chapter focuses on a fundamental of painting
Introduction - Moving Beyond the Ordinary
I believe that it’s our job as artists to see the beauty in our reality, bring it to a visual form and then share it. That means moving beyond the obvious, the ordinary. It means getting under the surface of things and seeing them differently. This workshop is an opportunity to sink deep into painting the still life and discover the extraordinary in the ordinary.
The Stage - Assembling the Scene
Starting Simply - SIngle Objects
From Kitchen to Canvas - The Bowl & The Pepper
Value - The Pumpkin and The Blue Bowl
Finding Beauty - The Ginger Jar and the Buddha
Telling Your Story - David and the Postcard
Tell your story through still life. This lesson is an opportunity to sink into your creative well by making a personal statement. Learn how to use reflected light, circulate the eye throughout your piece, and best of all, create mystery and intrigue in your work!
Afterword and Next Steps
White reflects all the colors of the visible light spectrum! That means in order to paint convincing whites we must be able to paint the subtle color shifts and value changes. Therefore, the truth is this – convincing whites are actually quite colorful. You’ll learn to capture the essence of a winter landscape; the glistening light, cool cast shadows and the hidden contours of the ground. We’ll key our color on the large shapes and save “white” for the highlights.
Beautifully Designed Ebook
over 85 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 25 years as a professional artist and teacher
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, New Mexico
This course is beautifully presented and I do love Marla’s pizazz and her wonderfully enthusiastic delivery of her outstanding course content!
I can see her growth as an online instructor, and she truly is delivering an excellent foundation for any oil painter!
World Class Video Instruction
Like having a teacher at the easel with you, no matter where you are
Mixing In Depth
Enjoy a clear top-down view which allows you to see everything that is happening on Marla’s palette. Mixing color is the most important foundational skill necessary for you to develop as an oil painter. The palette view demystifies the mixing process ensuring you will walk away with a sound understanding of mixing basics.
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!
Frequently Asked Questions
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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!
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