Marion Reynolds received a BA in studio
art from Middlebury College, and an MFA in painting from Queens
College CUNY. She also studied at the Center for Art Safety in
NYC. She has taught art for 15 years at McGuffey Art Center in
Charlottesville Virginia, The Douglass Street Artspace in Brooklyn,
NY, and as a graduate teaching assistant at Queens College.
This is what former students say
about her teaching:
Marion is a generous, thoughtful
and prepared teacher. In Marion's drawing and painting classes
I was both encouraged and challenged to see in new ways and to
explore new techniques and processes. She was one of my early
teachers and by far the most influential to this day.
Marions painting and
figure drawing classes became my art community and support system.
She was always encouraging and gave lots of individual attention.
I had many happy moments working in her classes, continuing to
expand my skills and confidence as an artist.
Marion was super organized
and the structure of the class guaranteed success and amazement.
We were painting still lifes, which didn't thrill me at first
(not yet expecting to be amazed). She tricked us into making beautiful
paintings! It was all very simple, careful and unhurried....it
was a pivotal experience for me.
Marion Reynolds was the teacher
who had the greatest influence over my decision to make art an
important and integral part of my life...her style was to encourage
us and to help us to not be afraid of making a mistake and to
try new techniques. She was good at bringing the class together
as a group.
My experience in learning
from Marion really stands out in the long list of classes I have
taken over the years... I felt totally at ease working with her,
even though I had had very little experience in oil.
(resident artist, McGuffey Art Center)