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Workshops for the "Young at Art"

Painting - Watercolor - Mixed Media - Collage - Printmaking - Drawing

Workshops are a wonderful experience for artists of all ages and abilities.

Consider hosting a workshop at your next birthday party, outing with a grandchild, with your friends, or as a gift.


Marlene is a certified K-12 Art Specialist with over 30 years of teaching experience. She has taught and designed curriculum for people of all ages and abilities, including special needs and gifted programming.


Marlene enjoys creating a unique learning experience for attendees based on their individual interests and abilities. Workshops may be just a half day or up to an entire week and may take place at her studio or in your home. Supplies for drawing, pastels, charcoal, and watercolor will be provided.

Past Workshops:

"Mosaic Sculpture Garden" Timothy Christian Schools      

"Monet's Lily Pond" Meijer Gardens

"French Countryside Impressionism" Parkview in Elmhurst, IL

"Monet's Lily Pond" Cancer Support Center in Homewood, IL

Sumi-e Painting at Anthropologie Grand Rapids, MI

Sumi-e Painting at McCord Art Center Palos Park, IL

Watercolor and Drawing 2nd CRC Grand Haven, MI

Marlene enjoys partnering with venues to create exhibits that are uniquely stunning. Her work has been shown at fundraising events, in places of worship, at museums, and at schools.


Typical exhibits run for 2-6 months and may include up to 12-100 pieces of work.

Past Exhibits:

“Reclaiming Eden” 2nd CRC Grand Haven, MI                                                        

“Beyond the Garden Gate" Western Michigan Community Bank                 

"Magnolias" Lemmen-Holton Cancer Center, Grand Rapids 

"Found" Helen DeVos Children’sHospital, Grand Rapids 

"Twice Blessed" Trinity Christian College                                        

"Interactions: Light and Shadow" Northwestern College 

"Introspection: The Gaze and the Space" Governor's State University 

"Flatley Center Murals" Elim Christian Services

“Reclaiming Eden”

2nd Christian Reformed Church

Grand Haven, MI



Live painting is a special form of visual performance art in which artists complete a piece in public, which may be accompanied by live music.


The host of each event receives the original piece of art as a gift. Live painting is a wonderful addition to corporate, private, and educational events.


MusArte Duo


Marlene has performed many live painting events, sometimes in tandem with musician Gail Salvatori in MusArte Duo.


United by their love of the fine arts, these two women bring a unique and heartfelt experience to their audience. Watch the intricacies of hand-drawn artwork blend with the sweet sounds of piano and string music for a refreshing performance.

Past Performances:

Women's Resource Center in Grand Rapids, MI

Cancer Support Center in Homewood, IL

Wedding Reception at Ruffled Feathers, Lockport, IL

Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI

Fall Festival at the Morton Arboretum

Contact Marlene to schedule a workshop, performance, or exhibit.

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