50 Years

50 years of painting & teaching art

Upcoming Workshops

Teaching painters at Workshops at all levels of experience

New Artwork

Always discovering and making new art



Lori Z.

Workshop Attendee

"Workshops offered by Marilynn Derwenskus encourage me as an artist to express my individual voice. The content of the workshops is always exciting, generates new paintings, and continues to energize my creativity long after the workshop has ended."

Travis Lee Wiggins

Student / Fellowship Collaborator

"Other teachers teach you to paint as they do. Marilynn helps you to develop your own ideas and vision. She is a great teacher for those wanting to use their art to better themselves."

Pat G.

Workshop Attendee

"As a teacher with thirty years of classroom experience, I know good teaching when I see it, and Marilynn Derwenskus is a good teacher. I’ve taken several workshops with Marilynn and have found her to be generous with her knowledge of both media and technique and kind and constructive in her evaluation of student work. In addition, she’s fun to be around, loves what she does, and has a delightful sense of humor. I plan to take more classes with Marilynn in the future."

Janet J.

Workshop Attendee

"Marilynn is as an excellent teacher, one who presets new and challenging material in creative ways.  One of her unique abilities is to engender confidence in the student, resulting in a more productive and satisfying experience."

Jan F.

"Marilynn's workshops are always new and act as spark plugs for me in creativity, ideas, and thinking far outside the box. No one else I have ever studied with has been so open to new art ideas, sharing those ideas and aware of art in today's world."

Sandy M.

"I have enjoyed many workshops with Marilynn and look forward to many more because she never stops teaching - we even gather around at lunchtime where she will tell about the gallery openings she has attended, will share information about artists she admires, and shows the in-progress art she is making. One leaves at the end of a workshop with fresh ideas, encouragement, and the need to keep creating."