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Eric Marlow

Visual Arts, Painting, Sculpture, Jewelry, & Recyclable Materials
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Eric Marlow is a visual artist-painter, sculptor, jewelry designer, craftsman, and inventor. He thanks his mother for her encouragement early in life which evolved to make him the artist he is today. While in high school he won free art classes at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Eric attended The Ohio State University where he received his degree in Fine Arts and while in graduate school taught beginning drawing and sculpture classes. He has also taught jewelry making classes at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center.

As a teaching artist he begins his workshop by showing examples of his artwork and explores with students where his ideas comes from. He then shows how they can access their own creativity through the simple exercise of “daydreaming”. With the use of “recyclable materials” students are then shown how to create, from a single plastic water bottle, toys, games, jewelry, science projects, and more. Students are then encouraged to share any ideas that they have come up with for how to transform that same bottle into something of their own design.

While conducting his workshop he talks about the environment and why it is so important to save energy and our natural resources by recycling. At the conclusion of the workshop, students will have created a group sculpture that stands as a reminder of their time together. He will also leave a copy of his illustrated instruction booklet of his projects which can be used as support materials for future classes.

Eric has been a professional artist for over six decades, selling his paintings, sculpture, and one-of-a-kind jewelry at craft shows and in fine craft galleries and art museums. He currently is a teaching artist supported by the Ohio Arts Council’s TeachArtsOhio program and the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education’s Artist in Schools programs. Eric also teaches to the special needs community through Art Possible Ohio.

The award of this badge shows that the artist participated in a two-day workshop at the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning that focused on understanding arts integration, domains of youth development, behavior management, academic and fine arts standards, outcomes and indicators, and learning strategies and activities. The earner developed a program plan to apply these concepts in their work with students, earning a score of 75% or greater related to specific scoring criteria.

Grade Levels/Age Groups

  • PreK-Kindergarten
  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12
  • Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Older Adults

Facilities and Resources Required

  • Audio System
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Tables
  • Performance Space
  • Chairs
  • Non-Carpeted Floors
  • Sink/Water
  • Video Screen and Computer


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