Marquis Studios is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing arts-in‐education services to 170 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.
Marquis Studios employs 90 professional teaching artists whom specialize in a variety of disciplines. If you are interested in becoming a Teaching Artist visit our careers page.
Ms. Pasquale is a member of the Actors Studio who trained at the London Academy of the Dramatic Arts and New York University as an Actress and Playwright. She is committed to performing, creating, and discovering theatrical works of universal merit for students ages K-12 across the curriculum. She is delighted to be part of Marquis Studios and share her love of theater with students.
Janice Patrignani is a design professional, visual artist, and art educator. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati’s School of Design, Architecture, and Art. She received her K-12 New York State Art Teaching Certification in 1994 from the Bank Street College of Education/Parsons School of Design. Since 1995 she has been developing and teaching workshops that she customizes to fit with school curriculum needs in any one of her many areas of media expertise which include: watercolor, acrylic, and silk painting; fiber arts; bookmaking; paper transformations, and ceramic sculpture. Her goal as an arts educator is to encourage self-esteem in her students by giving them a means of expression for their unique way of seeing the world. Trained in Dr. Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence’s Theory her workshops provide an environment that celebrates each child’s individual strengths, a place where children are inspired to explore, discover, and learn. Janice has received several grants for both her arts in education programs and for her mixed media and ceramic sculpture, which has been exhibited throughout the Tri-state area. She has been a Marquis Studios teaching artist since 2012.