ABOUT US

Marquis Studios is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing arts-­in­‐education services to 150 New York City public schools annually. We strive to develop a strong partnership between artists and teachers by providing arts programs to supplement traditional classroom teaching techniques. Each residency or workshop focuses on a specific visual or performing arts discipline selected by school staff and administration.

Founded in 1977, Marquis Studios has served over 460,000 students, 26,000 teachers and 15,000 parents at schools throughout New York City. Working with a diverse population, 80% of programs serve students living at or below the poverty line with over 50% of all grant-funded programming serving classrooms containing with disabilities.

Marquis Studios Offers:

  • Core curriculum programming consisting of ten-­week arts residencies taught by our staff of trained Teaching Artists.
  • A full spectrum of arts residencies that encourage student exploration of visual arts, theatre, music, dance architecture, circus arts and puppetry.
  • Custom designed programs to meet the educational goals set by the school through collaboration with Marquis Studios and classroom teachers.
  • Programs that address New York State Learning Standards, both in the arts and academic areas.
  • Professional development for classroom teachers to provide arts education techniques and concepts that can be brought back to the classroom.
  • Parent/Child Workshops that help parents understand the connection between arts and academics while providing a fun, hands­‐on experience parents and children can share.

OUR TEACHING ARTISTS

Marquis Studios employs 83 professional teaching artists whom specialize in a variety of disciplines. If you are interested in becoming a Teaching Artist visit our careers page.

  • Andrea Goldman

    Andrea Goldman is a multimedia artist and educator whose practice revolves around video, photography, drawing, and music. Her current projects include “me and ooooo,” a collaborative music/video project about books, song, and dialogue. Andrea has shown her work internationally and received her MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with full merit scholarship. She has been a Marquis Studios teaching artist since 2015.

  • Christopher Gomez

    Christopher Gomez is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts, with a focus on illustration and cartooning. He has experience working with children middle school age and younger in a classroom setting. Chris has always believed in the idea that the arts can help children focus their energies in a positive way, and that the arts help create more well-rounded and happier youth.

  • Tishawn Gonsalves

    Tishawn Gonsalves is an artist and art educator. She focuses on creating multi sensory and cross-disciplinary curriculums and projects that combine art education, environmental science and cultural food politics. Utilizing a multitude of creative pedagogical methods to expose students to a variety of artistic practices and awareness of art in society. A BFA degree from Pratt Institute, she has also augmented her studies with agriculture and food justice politics and is pursuing an MA in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum Development. In addition she is and educator for With Food in Mind and Doing Art Together. Tishawn has been a Marquis Studios teaching artist since 2014.