Artists in Schools Directory


Eric Marlow

Artist's Narrative

Eric Marlow Eric Marlow is a self-employed artist/craftsman. He has maintained his studio in Columbus for more than 40 years. His painting, sculpture and one-of-a-kind jewelry have been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He also does workshops using recyclable materials to create toys, games, jewelry, sculpture and more with students of all ages.

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Recent Feedback from Schools

Eric Marlow interacted in a very personal way with highly motivated students and expanded upon each lesson on how to use plastics to create additional art projects. He was very invested in the students and found ways to adapt the lessons to meet the needs of the group. He met every deadline and modified lessons when requested. I hope to bring Eric back to work in additional programs.


Upon request.
This artist is based in Columbus. Travel charges may apply for schools outside of the area.

Programs Available

Fun With Recyclables -- Performance and Workshops (Grade levels K-12)

The performance begins with the artist sharing his personal vision of how recycling is necessary to protect the environment from pollution and waste. He demystifies the creative process by demonstrates recyclable materials being transformed into toys, games, jewelry, science projects and more. Students learn that recyclables are a valuable and fun resource to use to explore their own creativity and spirit of invention.

The workshops begin with the artist talking about his career as a painter, sculptor and jewelry designer and how he came to work with recyclable materials. He then works one-on-one with students to help them make many things out of their plastic recyclables and encourage them to share ideas for how they would reuse these materials. The workshops come with an illustrated instruction book filled with great projects that serve as a jumping-off point for exploration in future classes.

Activity Options:
Fun With Recyclables
  • Duration: 45-60 min. for performance or workshop
  • Fees: Performance only: $175; $225/half day (up to three activities); $300/full day (up to five activities); residency: $1,350/ week
  • Requirements:

    Space requirements - The performance space could be an auditorium, gym, library, etc. The classroom for workshops should have tables and chairs for up to 25-30 students and access to water.

    Materials - A minimum of one small plastic water bottle with lid per student and one large green 2 liter plastic bottle per workshop (more if possible) also access to scissors, hole punches, colored felt tip pens glitter glue and/or acrylic paints.