Courses & Retreats

On Retreat with Marlene

The Art Retreat in Morocco for September 2023 SOLD OUT through Marlene’s newsletter. Please sign up to the newsletter to learn more about future offerings or reach out to be added to our waitlist. Thank you for your interest.

Marlene Lowden in her studio

Foundations Course


In this workshop, I’m going to share all my tips and tricks so that you can create your own personal reference guide to support your art practice. Having a foundation to lean on will give you greater confidence while you paint.

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Colour & Composition Courses

More in depth courses about colour & composition for alumni of my Foundations course and for painters with a bit of experience.

Upcoming sessions:

Colour Course (2 days online) Next session: TBA

Composition Course (2 days online) Next session: TBA

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Videos & Resources

Blind Contour
Drawing Videos & more.

Free videos that I made on my iphone during the early days of the pandemic to help you focus on your creativity and there are more art related resources for you.

Outside your Lines - a chakra colouring book

Colouring Book

I published a colouring book called Outside Your Lines for the young at heart that introduces you to the principles of the chakras. No need to stay in the lines! $14.99 on Etsy.

Past Retreats / Workshops / Facilitator

Art Retreat Morocco – September 2023 (SOLD OUT) please sign up for my newsletter to learn about upcoming adventures or reach out to be added to our waitlist.

Online Workshop for Painters: Creating with Confidence – please sign up for my newsletter to learn about upcoming sessions (see sign up below).

Gibsons School of Arts – August 2021

Art Girl Rising Online Art Adventure

Art Instruction – 5 part video series with Place des Arts

Free online mini art classes for everyone!

Open Your Art Retreat with Marleen Vermeulen , Spain,  4 Retreats

Facilitator, Thrive Art Studios, a professional development network for female artists

Opus Art Store Demos, various locations

Linwood House Retreat with Georgia Cyr, Roberts Creek, B.C. 2017 & 2018

The Rogue Arts Festival ,Interactive Art Demos Wilson Creek, B.C.  – 2017 & 2018/2021

Halfmoon Bay Elementary, Passion Week – Workshops for kids Gr2-7, April 2018

Maderia Park Elementary, Fine Arts Week – Workshops for kids K-6, June 2017

The Ferry Building Gallery, Mark making demo, West Vancouver, B.C. Sept 2016

Painted Boat Resort – Soul & Strategy Retreat with Leah Goard, Creativity facilitator, Nov 2014