Bring Out Your Inner Artist 

Whether you’ve dabbled in art for years or you’re just getting started, learn building blocks of art making and develop creative habits inside
Art Insider Membership, which is a weekly art class plus much more!

"I love my Art Insider membership! I had expected that I would learn to paint, but I had not expected I would learn to see the world more keenly. Nature’s tapestry of colors, shades, and shapes is more real to me now. This adds value to my life every time I step outside. Mandar’s teaching style is superb; he truly listens to his students’ questions and customizes each session to meet a range of learning levels. Our live sessions are recorded so that we can go back and review these whenever we choose. The live sessions and the Facebook group enable a community of aspiring painters to share the experience.
I highly recommend this membership to others."

Christine, Maryland, US
 Art Insider Member




These fundamentals of visual art will be useful in every type of painting irrespective of the paintIng medium.


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Though I encourage you to try different painting mediums, if you want, you are free to use just the medium of your choice.


We'll mainly paint  


but we'll explore other types of painting also.



You know that learning art is difficult without proper guidance and feedback. You can find a lot of free information about painting on the internet but it can quickly lead to overwhelm, feeling of not knowing whether you are on the right track, waste of precious time & art materials, feeling of inadequacy and finally the loss of self confidence.

This is totally avoidable! 

When you join Art Insider Membership, you go from

OVERWHELM   >>>    to   >>>   FOCUS
CONFUSION   >>>   to   >>>   CLARITY
ANXIETY   >>>   to   >>>   CONFIDENCE

No more aimless practice without results!


It does not matter if you are a

Everyone is welcome and we'll support you on your artistic journey.

You only need two things
Passion to learn art!
Patience to do the practice!



Choose Your Membership Plan

Choose between paying monthly and paying yearly. Paying yearly gives you 3 months of access, worth Rs 6000, free!


Start Watching Courses & Weekly videos

Watch the art fundamentals courses, recordings of previous sessions and use the learnings in your own art!


Join Live Sessions

Get your work reviewed and your queries answered to progress faster!


More than 20,000 students from 119 countries and counting!

"I am really enjoying and learning a lot from your Art Insider lessons. Right from the lesson on composition and perspective, I learnt how to simplify and rearrange the landscape sketches to get a well designed landscape. The various types of techniques and methods that you have taught us, are extremely useful. Your method of teaching is also very lucid and easy to follow. "

Prabha Pant

Art Insider Member

“This workshop was very interesting and effective. sessions were more lively and Mandar Sir beautifully taught us basic techniques and also made sure to answer all our doubts. I started after long time and at the end I am able to draw better then before.”

Rutuja Thakur

Drawing Workshop Participant

“I liked how simplified the training session was. My sense of accomplishment after the acrylic painting workshop was immensely gratifying. Mandar Marathe Sir patiently explained painting techniques and answered numerous questions."

Sunila Kelkar

Acrylic Painting Workshop Participant

"Very simple, clear and easily implementable steps for a beginner to increase his/her confidence, and pursue this art further. Gives a great sense of satisfaction and accomplishment after one has built one of these idols."

Shreeram Joshi

Ganapati Idol Making Course Student



You'll get immediate access to courses on Drawing, Composition, Color theory, and M3 Method Of Painting.
These courses will prepare you for the journey ahead!


Get painting practice, get your questions answered and also get feedback on your drawings/paintings from me, live on zoom calls. Watch the recordings if you can't attend live.


A growing library of photos for you to paint from.


Private community only for the members of this membership program where you can share your work to get feedback and encouragement.


Prices below are in Indian Rupees.

Pay Monthly

1800 INR / MONTH

>> Weekly Live Session for Practice, Q & A, And Feedback
>> Art Fundamentals Courses 
>> Reference Photos
>> Private Community

Pay Yearly

Buy YEARLY plan & save!

16200 INR / YEAR
( SAVE INR 5400)


>> Weekly Live Session for Practice, Q & A, And Feedback
>> Art Fundamentals Courses 
>> Reference Photos
>> Private Community

>> Save INR 5400!

About Your Instructor

My name is Mandar Marathe and I make paintings, sculptures, conduct workshops and create online art courses.
Though I have been creating and exhibiting art since childhood, I became a full-time artist in 2011 after 16 years of a corporate career in the engineering and IT industry. My paintings are in the personal and corporate collections in 8 countries and in the last 10 years, more than  20000 students have joined my workshops and online art courses.

Mandar Marathe Fine Art


A course has a fixed amount of content. Generally, no new content is added to it. You pay for the course just once. Other than that content, there are no other resources that are available with a course.
Membership is like a Netflix or amazon prime subscription. If you join a monthly plan, you pay the subscription amount every month and get access to ALL the content (courses, live classes, etc.). This process goes on till you stop the subscription. Hence the plan is called a monthly plan and not one month plan.
New content gets added to Art Insider Membership frequently. Every week's live class is an important type of content that gets added every week. Members can attend these classes live or can watch the recordings. The membership fee is a small amount that is paid at a frequency based on your plan. For a monthly plan, your card gets debited with the fee every month, for a quarterly plan, your card gets charged once in 3 weeks and similarly for a yearly plan.
The quarterly plan saves you 15% as compared to the monthly plan and the yearly plan saves you 25% as compared to the monthly plan. This is because you are purchasing the access in bulk and that is rewarded by giving a discount. You can cancel your membership anytime.

You can join this online class / membership anytime.

Well if you’ve been wanting to create better art then this membership is designed to help you do just that, and more! Not only will we show you how to consistently make better and better art, but we’ll also provide all the support and resources you need to succeed.

  If you want to see if the membership is right for you, start with a monthly plan. If you join and find the membership isn’t for you then you can cancel easily any time. In fact, it just takes a few clicks! You have complete control. Similarly, you can cancel subscriptions to the quarterly and yearly plans also.

Due to the nature of the content delivered, there is no refund given. But if you feel this membership is not a right fit for you, you can cancel it anytime and you'll not be billed any further.

In addition to weekly live online classes, this membership gives you access to weekly painting practice,  art fundamentals courses which you can watch anytime, a community which you can interact with, reference photos which you can paint from, recordings of live weekly art classes, and the facility to get answers to your art questions live or via email and community.

On some days we’ll take a topic and paint it and on other days I'll answer students questions. I’ll let you know in advance what I am going to use. On most of the days We'll paint with watercolours and gouache but we also sometimes paint with acrylics, oils, gouache, or even digital. Some sessions might be only on pencil drawing! You are free to paint with any medium of your choice. I’ll tell you what adjustments you’ll have to do based on the medium you are using. I want to stress that all these are just “mediums” of art and “mediums” of our expression. I’ll not force but will encourage you to try different mediums as each one has its strengths and weaknesses.

Art Insider Membership is designed for beginner and intermediate level artists. When you do the exercises given in various courses or taught in the live class, you’ll get the benefits of that based on your level of expertise. Art is a journey and not a destination. Look at it like this: A yoga teacher teaches a pose to the class. When students themselves do the pose, every student, irrespective of their level of expertise, get its benefits.

Though I encourage you to attend all live sessions, I know life can get very busy sometimes. But don’t worry! All live sessions will be recorded and made available to you to watch later. This way you can catch up with what we did.

As long as you are a member of “Art Insider Membership” you’ll have access to the courses, recordings and live sessions.

As I mentioned earlier, art is a journey and not a destination. Art is a learnable skill. It needs just two things. Passion to learn and patience to do regular practice. And if you are thinking about whether you have any talent for art, don’t waste your time thinking about it and take my word. Talent is a highly overrated thing. Everybody has to learn everything, right from brushing teeth to painting a masterpiece. For being an artist, you just need passion to learn and patience for regular practice. Learning Art is like farming and not hunting.

All content in Art Insider Membership is delivered online. You can watch it from anywhere in the world. There is zero travel involved. You can watch the recorded courses at any time that’s convenient for you, early morning, during lunch break, late night, all fine.
If you can, attend the live sessions live but if not, watch the recordings later anytime.
If you want to learn and make art, you’ll need to prioritize it. Even 15 minutes a day is good to start with.

You can pay for this membership using a credit card, debit card, Net Banking, UPI, eMandate etc.

You can access all the membership content from anywhere in the world using a computer, pad, or smartphone. You just need an internet connection.

Yes. You get Lifetime Access to any course when you buy it as a separate course (not membership). Visit the Courses menu in the top navigation bar to buy the courses..

Being an artist is a journey, not a destination. If you have been told by anyone that you can't be an artist or you'll  never be able to draw/paint well or you don't have the "talent", they  are simply ignorant or are lying to you. Talent  is highly overrated and nobody is born with skills to  draw/paint/sculpt. Even the great masters had to learn these skills by  getting knowledge from their teachers and then practice on their own. If  you have the desire to become an artist and are ready to put in the  practice needed, nobody can stop you from being an artist. To give you a  live example, I myself never went to any art school but I developed my  skills by watching other artists, reading books and practicing on my  own. I had strong desire but beyond that I don't think I have any  special talent which made me an artist. I mean it. So, remove the doubt and get busy learning and making art.