Develop your Creativity and Express it in Watercolors!
Sunrise Services Distributing, LLC, parent company to"You Can Do It! ART", is named
for the fresh start and changing colors each beautiful sunrise brings to the world. We love to
help others sense the wonder of creation, and encourage the desire for creativity and unique
expression that dwells within. For this reason the beginning art program in watercolor was
created. We desire to help children and adults experience the satisfying and
therapeutic effects of painting with watercolors. The lessons are designed to encourage
persons of all ages and abilities to enjoy the fun and excitement of creating something that is
unique to their own experiences and impressions.
Marilee Donivan is an award-winning teacher and artist. She has received national recognition
for her dedicated and creative teaching. A professional artist, her watercolors and oil paintings
hang in professional buildings and private collections across the country.
Marilee began as an elementary teacher and delighted in her students' love of learning and
enthusiastic approach to art. She observed first-hand the proof of the research which shows the
arts positively affect students' learning in all subjects. Although now retired from public school
teaching, she is teaching painting to children and adults through private lessons, workshops,
and as a volunteer at her granddaughter's school.
With a keen interest in homeschoolers, Marilee was concerned about the limited number of
hands-on fine art instruction materials to help homeschooling families. She created the
"You Can Do It! ART" series to help fill this need, and began with watercolor painting for the
first series of DVD lessons offered. Acknowledging the National Arts Standards, she strongly
encourages integration of the arts into public school and home school curriculum.
Because of her own experience of physical disability, Marilee has a heart to help
physically-challenged adults and children discover new, stimulating experiences
through watercolor painting. She says, "Art therapy is a growing field, one that can bloom in
one's own home! Freedom of expression through art, creating beautiful colors and effects,
promotes positive feelings and ways of relating to our emotional and physical challenges in our
changing worlds." Therapeutic effects of the watercolor program come through the personal
approach of refocusing attention and discovering positive outlets for emotions through creative
"You Can Do It! ART" watercolor lessons are being used in assisted living, nursing
homes, and rehab facilities and are contributing to residents' sense of well-being and
accomplishment as they take pride in their artistic creations (some for the first time
ever!) and express themselves in new ways.
Her vision is to help learners of all ages to discover their own creativity; become confident in their
own uniqueness; and most of all, enjoy expressing themselves through artful colors, lines, and
compositions. Helping Alzheimer's/dementia sufferers and their caregivers is especially
rewarding to her, as new aspects of brain functioning and positive changes in emotions and
behaviors become activated through the watercolor program.
Her goal is to help enrich life experiences through creative art, by providing pertinent
information, rewarding art instruction, and easily attainable art supplies. We strive to
save busy people time and money by locating art materials that will do the job nicely at
Marilee has a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northwest
Nazarene University with particular interest in multiple learning styles. She is a member of
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is certified by the Center for Biblical
Counseling, and is a member of the American Art Therapy Association, National Alliance on
Mental Illness, and American Association of Christian Counselors.
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Marilee Donivan, creator of
"You Can Do It! ART"
"You Can Do It! ART"--Watercolor
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