Welcome to Marilyn (Em) Walker’s site! You’ll find images of my past and current work in painting and print-making, as well as classes and workshops I offer in Nature Printing; Mandalas, Medicine Wheels & Labyrinths; and, Making Medicine.
I’m a retired university Professor, now Professor Emeritus, with a PhD in anthropology. I have taught visual arts, art education, art therapy, as well as medical anthropology, ethnobotany, and outdoor education to a wide range of age and interest groups. I’ve taught in public and private schools, universities, and in non-conventional settings such as museums, parks, and community centres to several thousand students in class sizes from 1-200.
My academic career focused on Indigenous ways of knowing and being, especially those with shamanic traditions, in many parts of the world – Southeast Asia, India, Siberia, Mongolia, northern North America, and with the Tibetan Bon tradition. These life-changing experiences continue to inform my art and teaching.
For my academic research and publications, please go to: