The Pickled Paintbrush, LLC was established through a compilation of my passions, interests, skills, and professional experience. As a former educator, current homeschooling mama, and art enthusiast, I am delighted and excited to create and instruct art workshops for our community!
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Meet Marissa Birke
Hi there! I am honored you are considering attending an art class with us at The Pickled Paintbrush!
I grew up in Buffalo, New York, where I attended school to become an Early Childhood Educator. After college, my newly-married husband and I moved to Southern Maryland where I was offered a kindergarten teaching position. We spent the next eight years in Maryland forming friendships, working, going to grad school, and starting our family. Three kids later, we followed our hearts back to the Western New York area to live closer to our hometown and families.
I am currently a homeschooling mom with a passion for art. I've taught a range of ages, including K, 1st, and 3rd grade. I've also instructed adult education through a community college. I have various experiences working with children, and love learning from them! I'm ecstatic that I can now mesh my education background with my love for art.
I am a firm believer in communities. I am grateful for the opportunities that have crossed my path, and especially thankful for the people I've met along the way. Our family is excited to plant roots in the Rochester, New York area, and get to know our new community better.