I love weaving together a supportive community in workshops

There is an exciting intensity when a group of strangers are all seeking personal knowledge and artistic instruction

Within this experience vulnerability and “aHa!” moments are shared by all


2018 - 2019 workshops:

Art Students League Denver

Oil Pastels Into Abstraction

 Spring 2019


Scottsdale Artists School

Painting into Abstraction

November 5-8, 2019


Vero Beach Museum of Art

Painting into Abstraction

February WINTER 2019


Treasure Hunt Workshop Series

Marianne’s Studio, Denver CO

Next Treasure Hunt Workshop - Denver CO January WINTER 2019


Monhegan Artists Retreat

Hosted by “me” on Monhegan Island, Maine

A week spent transported by the magic of Monhegan Island, a Sold Out event every year

Next Monhegan Artists Retreat - August SUMMER 2019 - SOLD OUT



Uncover Your Core Expression - A treasure hunt leading to the core of your artistic expression
Support Tools and Techniques - Composition Checklists, Color Mixing, Medium Choices

marianne mitchell shows a concept on her macbook | Artist Mastery Guide, Marianne Mitchell
marianne gives feedback on a watercolor painting | Artist Mastery Guide, Marianne Mitchell
students collaborate and laugh while away at a workshop in New Mexico | Artist Mastery Guide, Marianne Mitchell

You have the ability to take complicated things and make them simple, and to do that for a class of 16 people, and make them all feel good about what they are doing, is pretty amazing!

- Carolyn Burkhardt-Padgett, Oil Pastels into Abstraction, Art Students League Denver


I just wanted to thank you for showing up as you and the inspiration you provided to our class as a result.

- David Naus, Oil Pastels into Abstraction, Art Students League Denver


Not only do you help people with their art, you also, through art, touch who they ARE. And that is a unique and valuable gift.

- Judy Rubin, Painting into Abstraction, Scottsdale Artists School


You articulated your process so well while giving us 'permission' to follow our personal path and explore. You are inspiring, and so inclusive!

- Kim Galligan, Painting into abstraction, Vero Beach Museum of Art


There’s a special quality of Light and enlightenment you bring to each group. It's an invisible yet very powerful pull and sense of safety, making creativity and personal worth accessible for those you attract. Through you as our alchemist we as a community can access that thinner veil, and it is Real Magic. 

- Marjie Anderson, Monhegan Artists Retreat, Artist Mastery FOCUS participant, Denver, CO


Complimentary Conversation

45 Minutes devoted to sharing your artistic aspirations and learning how I can help you achieve your artistic and personal goals 

Marianne embraced my journey with no ulterior expectations. Her agenda was one of total support - to make it all about discovering me.

- Stacy Lewis, Artist Mastery FOCUS participant, Denver, CO