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Hello dear adventurer!

Be honest …

Are you still hiding behind your sketchbook?

 Do you want to grow your creativity by way of upbeat inspiration and bold exercises? 

 Do you want to feel happier about your style and to be more courageous?


No problem.


I have made something that is perfect for you!


Come join us on

The Kick Art E-Beat Course!

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A fun and gentle six-week course to sky-rocket your creative potential, style and guts – no stress allowed.

Enrollment is now open and it would be my honor to work with you.


These are big issues.


You are in the right place at the right time.

Because …

Over six weeks Marenthe will guide you through processes such as:

  1. making collages

  2. art journaling

  3. drawing

  4. painting

  5. compositions

  6. colors

  7. hand-lettering

  8. patterns

  9. treasure hunting

  10. and more…

    You’ll get mood boards, inspiration and exercises.

    Marenthe is your wake-up call, your cheerleader and you can ask her (almost) anything.


    Stop procrastinating. 

    Be a shameless, creative and brilliant artist.

    Start creating and experimenting, and give yourself permission to grow and shine.

You’re a lovely, artistic person.

I promise I’ll take very good care of you.

I’ll help you grow your resilience. 

I’ll gently help you shed your resistance.

I’ll take you by the hand and walk you through this course.

I’m not going to make you feel stupid or icky.

I want you to flourish.

That’s my responsibility.


The Kick Art E-Beat Course is for artists in every phase of their life or career who want to explore, dig into their potential, play and grow their art.


After six weeks:

  • Your creativity flows like a fresh, splashing stream

  • You have new friends and your network has expanded

  • Your confidence has grown enormously and your flame is alive again

  • You have made choices and taken steps

  • You dare to dream big again

  • You’ve played, experimented, cried, laughed and made a ton of gorgeousness

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Creativity and happiness

The Art Beat Club introduces The Art Beat Community of Happiness:

The online community where you meet like-minded people and in which your artist’s muscles can grow strong.

Creativity cultivates resilience, makes you feel happier and makes you more stress resistant. It gives your soul vigor and wings.


What do you get?

The Kick Art E-Beat Course

Starts September 2nd, ends October 13th

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If you want in, now’s the time.

Standard fee


Early bird fee up to and including 28th July.

Fees are in euros and include 21% VAT.

Prepare for massive relief and inner joy. Places are limited.

The Kick Art E-Beat Course DE LUXE

Starts September 2nd, ends October 13th

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Standard fee


Early bird fee up to and including 28th July.

Fees are in euros and include 21% VAT.

Prepare for massive relief and inner joy. Places are limited.

After 25 years of experience, Marenthe knows what works and what doesn’t.

Artists face challenges, have doubts and feel discomfort and shame.

The thing here is that you learn to deal with these feelings, which are there to show you that you’re outside your comfort zone. The trick is to break open the barriers and let the magic in.

Marenthe is an entrepreneur, designer and illustrator, and she’s your wake-up call. She has taught at the art academies in Den Bosch and Breda. For ten years she was a partner at the successful design agency Studio ‘t Brandt Weer, and she has supported many talented designers.

She has worked for Flow, Dutch Royal Post, Philips, C&A, Hallmark USA, The Dutch Opera, Museum Corsica (France), Parool newspaper and The Dutch Dance Theatre. She has won (inter)national design prizes and is a happy person, despite having, just like you, a bad day every now and then :-)

She is direct. She gives advice, a compliment, or a shovel. She is your cheerleader and you can ask her (almost) anything.

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Not all artists become world stars. But The Art Beat Club does teach them how to shine.
— Marenthe, founder

Marenthe in the press:

“Graphic designer and illustrator Marenthe Otten is a bubbling idea machine.”

Happinez Magazine

“Creativity can help you to get out of conditioning. I enjoy helping others to find or re-discover their creative fire, letting them tap into their unique talents. So they go on that slippery ice: go!”

Libelle Magazine

“If you want to live your dream, don’t run away from your fears. Follow your heart, no matter what others say to you.”

Where Women Create, USA

Furthermore, Marenthe’s work has been featured in: Hand To Type (Gestalten Verlag), Area-2, 100 of the world’s most visionary designers (Phaidon Press USA), Fashion Unfolding (Victionary Hong Kong), Handmade (Ginko Press USA), Etapes (France) and Novum (Germany).

Do you have a question?


How much time does it take?

It’s up to you. Count on 5–15 hours a week. The more time you invest, the better results you will achieve.

Do I have to prepare something?

Nope. Enjoy your summer holidays and when you come back there’s a rich and inspiring course waiting for you.

Is there a payment plan?

Yes. We’re offering a 2-part payment plan.

What is the difference between the online course and a live course? 

1. You take this course where and when it suits you.

2. You have 24/7 access: you can share your doubts and battles and inspire each other. The energy in an online group has a positive and stimulating effect because you all share the same goal. You want to strengthen your roots, grow, thrive.

3. I will share my experience with you. Which materials are best to use? How do you find inspiration? How do you build an image from scratch? How do you combine an image with hand lettering? There will be many options to choose from, just like in a candy store.

4. Every week there will be a different theme. It’s like cooking. You can cook Italian, Japanese, haute cuisine or vegan food. If you learn about multiple flavors, they reinforce and complement each other. I want you to get out of your comfort zone. Step-by-step. The lasagna from Nigella Lawson is achievable if you practice and know the steps and ingredients.

Can I cancel?

Yes, we have a very generous refund policy. You have 14 calendar days to cancel. Download our conditions here.

Is this a painting course?

This is not a painting technique course. There is enough about this subject that can be found online. One week we will focus on painting. Then you will learn how to build an image, which materials there are and how you use them.

Do I have to purchase materials?

There will be lots of materials mentioned during the course. You do not have to purchase everything. Feel inspired and decide for yourself what you want to get started with.

I'm going on vacation in September. Can I join?

Yes. You follow the course where and when you want. And during your vacation you can also draw! Or you can catch up with the weeks you miss later.

Is the course in English?


How long do I have access to the lessons?

You have access for one year.

Do I get guidance?

Certainly. I’m happy to help. I’ve been running multiple companies for 25 years. I’ve learned a lot of lessons. I’m committed to making a difference in every way I can. In fact, I’m a bit obsessed with over-delivering.

Who is this course for?

This program is for everyone who wants to develop their creative potential and get more out of it. At every level.

What questions can I ask in the 1-on-1 session in the LUXE course?
Can I send them in advance?

You can submit your questions in advance. You can also use the time to discuss your portfolio.

I have no goal; I don’t know what I want from my creativity. Can I still participate?

I hear this often. Unfortunately, it gets you nowhere. We all feel lost from time to time. And if we believe the voice in our head, we can quickly spiral down into doubt and despair. Only when you start moving forward will things change.

Can I organize my own time during the 6 weeks?

Certainly. You will be set one large assignment every week, and smaller assignments and tips spread throughout the week.

What is the Art Beat Club of Happiness? 
The private online international clubhouse of The Art Beat Club. You meet fellow students there and you can build your network. Marenthe is also there. She will answer your burning questions and give feedback.

Is there a question I haven’t answered here?

Please send it to me and fire away.

With love,


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Early bird fee


in 2 monthly installments: 177 euros

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Early bird fee


in 2 monthly installments: 227 euros