Eric MarlowVisual Arts, Painting, Sculpture, Jewelry, & Recyclable Materials
Eric Marlow is a visual artist: painter, sculptor, jewelry designer, craftsman, and inventor. He has his mother to thank for her encouragement early in life in helped make him the artist he is today.
While in high school he won free art classes at the Columbus College of Art and Design. In 1960 Eric attended the Ohio State University where in he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and while in graduate school taught beginning drawing and sculpture classes. He has taught jewelry classes at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center.
In the early 1990’s Eric worked with a group of visual and performing artists in a program called “Days of Creation,” where they created a group art experiences with kids. He then developed a series of workshops that talks about our environment and why we need to recycle. He then explores where our creativity comes from and how we can use “recyclable materials” to create toys, games, jewelry, science projects, and more. During residencies, he also builds with students an art sculpture that stands as a reminder of their time together. He has also published his projects into an illustrated instruction booklet, which is part of the support materials for his 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 has taught jewelry classes at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center. 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.
Grade Levels/Age Groups
- Grades 1-3
- Grades 4-5
- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
- Young Adults
- Older Adults
Facilities and Resources Required
- Audio System
- Electrical Outlets
- Performance Space
- Non-Carpeted Floors
- Video Screen and Computer
Images courtesy of the teaching artist. Link to additional images of the teaching artist’s work: https://www.columbusmakesart.com/artist/6432-eric-marlow