Marla Baggetta has been a professional artist for more than 30 years. A prolific painter and teacher, she is represented in galleries throughout the country and is a contributor to many art publications such as Pastel Journal. Well-known for her 100 Variations series and author of Pastel Step by Step, she is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and has won numerous awards for her paintings.
Bagetta is a sought-after workshop instructor and is adept at helping students develop an individual and intuitive painting style. Her approach to painting reflects both the formal art education she received at Art Center College of Design and the years of experience that can only be gained from behind the easel.
“It’s a great honor to work with students to pass on some of the knowledge I’ve gained from my many great instructors and my own discoveries and insights as a painter. I’m a true believer that the fundamentals of painting combined with our authentic voices make painting a uniquely human and transformative act. As a teacher, I provide a strong base of the fundamentals of painting to assist every student in reaching their unique creative expressions in a respectful, nurturing environment,” says Baggetta.