Marilyn Draving studied Lifecasting with Willa Shallit at the College of Sante Fe. She began her career in lifecasting at the Arizona State Schoof for Deaf and Blind modeling a program after Willa Shallit's work with the blind. Marilyn was funded in her work by Very Special Arts Arizona for over ten years while at the State School for Blind and Deaf. 

     Marilyn  has a Master of Arts from the University of Arizona in Tucson.  Her thesis work was in art activities for visually challenged students. She has been a presenter at workshops in the United States and internationally.