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Author Marianne Bickett

Marianne Rose Bickett is a retired teacher, who expresses her love of nature through writing and art. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1986 with a Master’s Degree in Art Education. Marianne has taught everything from preschool through college during her 40 years as a teacher. Marianne’s emphasis has always been on connections to nature and across the curriculum learning experiences, emphasizing art, math, science, and music. Exploring the world through a multi-sensory approach is also a vital part of Marianne’s approach to teaching, learning, and living.

Married to composer Brian Belét, Marianne cherishes her son, Jacques, his wife Irish, and two young grandchildren, dividing her time between the mainland and Hawaii to be with family. She also enjoys helping her sister, Jane, on her Begin Again Ranch caring for all creatures great and small.

Her many interests include meditation, yoga, music, long walks, and advocating for the environment and for animal welfare. Please visit Marianne for more information on her books, poetry, art, and projects. Visit and follow Marianne on Instagram: @MarianneBickett

Watch Marianne talk about her book here:


How do you Teach Art without a Classroom?

Art a la Cart. This colorful and insightful memoir offers a rare look into what flexibility and creativity it takes to be a teacher, and acts as an inspiration to rethink daunting problems into infinite possibilities.

$19.99 in Store Only



Date: 03/05/2022
Time: 5:00am - 6:00am

78-6831 Alii Drive
Keauhou Shopping Center
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
United States