Introducing Watercolor Sketching

An Online Course
with Marla Baggetta

Have you always secretly wanted to be an artist or just want to know what it would be like to draw and paint? With a few simple tools and materials you can get started with Watercolor Sketching today!

Over 5 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 50+ 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 watercolor sketching. 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.

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:

Sketching in watercolor is fun, relaxing and rewarding. We can use simple materials and it’s easy to do most anywhere, anytime! You just can’t be bored if you’ve got you’re sketchbook on hand, plus you’ll be observing and recording life in a brand new way. It’s a great way to spend your time! So let’s get started on this creative journey!

Chapter 2:
A Bit About Color

All color is relative to its neighbor. It’s good to
think of building color relationships. You can’t
really understand a color’s impact unless you
look at the colors that surround it. A color is
only bright and vibrant in relation to something
more neutral. Compare and contrast colors.
Experiment with how colors look when placed
next to colors that are darker, lighter, duller or
brighter. The more you experiment, the more
sensitive you become.

Chapter 3:
Sketching the Landscape

Watercolors are delightful for painting the landscape. To achieve the effect of aerial perspective, add progressively more water to the paint to lighten the value and intensity of shapes as they recede towards the horizon. Use basic techniques to capture trees, shrubs, flowers and sky.

Chapter 4:
Sketching a Still Life

A still life can be just about any object or grouping of objects. They can be related, like the garden tools or something that catches your eye on your kitchen counter. Try organizing a group of your favorite things, or empty out your purse and sketch the contents! Once you start seeing things as shape and form, everything is visually exciting.

Chapter 5:
An Urban Scene

Don’t shy away from architecture and people. Try to see everything as shapes in relation to each other. For scenes with people, draw in the first figure to establish eye level and scale, then knit the other elements in relative to the people. Keep their heads smaller than you think!

Chapter 6:
What to Sketch

Everything, everything, everything! If we look closely at our everyday lives, we’ll find an abundance of inspiration right there. You should paint and draw anything that entices you. If you do that, you’ll be endlessly entertained, never bored and you will gain skills quickly. I’m a huge fan of the “plop yourself down and paint what is in front of you” method!

Chapter 7:
How a Page Takes Shape

Sometimes diagramming or laying out your pages can help you to convey ideas and create a cohesive style to your sketchbooks. This can be just as creative as drawing and painting the actual objects and scenes. Choose what you want to include on the page and try several arrangements.

Chapter 8:

I hope after taking this workshop, you’ve caught the sketching bug like I have and that you find it as challenging, rewarding, relaxing and plain old fun as I have! Keep going. Draw and paint everything. Soon, your skill and enjoyment will soar.

Only $97

24/7/365 COURSE aCCESS

Get started mastering Watercolor Sketching in this incredible Online Workshop!

Beautifully Designed Ebook

over 50 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 Sketchbook

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!

Only $97


Get started mastering Watercolor Sketching in 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.

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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!

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