Sunday, July 22, 2012

It's Official!

Ok...It’s official! After returning from Denver, I signed the lease on a 2500 square foot space in Milwaukie, Oregon. I’m opening an atelier where I’ll have ongoing classes for adults and high school students, workshops and of course, my own studio will be on the premises. I'll be inviting workshop instructors from around the country to conduct workshops in various media and plan to add life drawing sessions in the future. The space can accommodate 20 plus students.  This is an opportunity to be part of the community and to open a creative and dynamic space to many more artists! I'm so excited!

After a TON of work!

It’s a superb location in downtown Milwaukie where a little nexus of restaurants, shops and mixed use housing makes for a fun and energetic feel. There's public parking, it’s a quick 8 minutes from Portland and a few short blocks from the bus transit station. 

We've been working non-stop, putting lots of sweat equity into the space, thus the infrequency of blog posts. Sorry! 

Here's a hint of initial offerings. I'll be adding more as I get my legs under me a bit.

Open House, Sunday September 9th 10 - 4

 Free demos, studio open house. Please come and join me in celebrating this new endeavor.

1926 SE Scott Street, Milwaukie, OR


Ongoing Classes

 SE Atelier, Milwaukie, OR

Tuesdays 6-9pm Drawing Basics*

Thursdays 6-9pm Painterly Painting*

*Class sessions begin October 23rd 2012. Ongoing class sessions $45/ea*
(Purchase 6 sessions, get 7th session FREE)
 To register or for more information, contact Marla at 503.329.5117 or at

Three Day Workshops:

Feb. 8 -10, 2013 - Loosen Up Intensive
Mar. 15 -17, 2013 - The Figure in Pastel
(Please check online for additonal dates or at SE Atelier).


Annie Salness said...


Barbara said...

Best wishes for huge successes Marla!

gretchen said...

Congratulations! and it's close to me....

Marla Baggetta said...

Thank you so much for the good wishes. I'll need them!

Karen F. Rose said...

Marla congratulations and best wishes. Heading to Oregon in August and would love to drop in on you. I realize it won't officially be open but would love to see this exciting new adventure as it begins.

Rozanne Hubbard said...

It sounds wonderful! Unfortunately Google Maps said it's 2068 miles from my home...a 30 1/2 hour drive! :( Perhaps it's time to move to Oregon.

Debora L. Stewart said...

Congratulations on your new venture. You are a trailblazer.

hmuxo said...

The best of luck to you, Maria!! It takes a certain type of person to do what you did...I congratulate you!!

B Boylan said...

Yeah for talent and ambition! You are a rock star Marla, and am sooooo excited for you and the community you will serve! Best of times ahead!

Jennifer said...

It is going to be a HUGE success!Yeah!!!!!

Cathyann said...

I was sorry to read of the misfortune in Cherry Creek after I met you. You are indominatable in spirit, which is admirable! And a good role model for the rest of us.
Wishing you ongoing success with your new venture, Marla.

Randall David Tipton said...

Congratulations Marla! This is a huge commitment to the artistic health of our community. Your dedication is admirable!

Mandy Zelinka said...

Very much looking forward to having you in the 'hood!
editor of Milwaukie Rules!

alicia said...

This is great news! So excited to have your new venture in our community......can't wait to check it out.

loriann signori said...

WOW! A big congratulations to you Marla! What an exciting new birth to the pastel goddess!

Jodi Dann said...

I did a drive by :-), Looking forward to your opening!