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.

Founded in 1977, Marquis Studios has served over 500,000 students, 28,000 teachers and 18,000 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:

  • 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.


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.

  • Emmanuel Oni

    Emmanuel Oni is a first generation Nigerian-American from Houston, TX currently living in Brooklyn, New York. He is an architectural designer and artist interested in using design as a catalyst for social change, and has experience in the arts as a painter and arts facilitator. He participated in international urbanism workshops in Venice, Hong Kong, and Lagos, and Parson’s Design Workshops – Sunset Park Pool Pavilion in 2014 and Riverside Park Field House Design-Build in 2015.  He received a Master’s in Architecture from Parsons School of Design and a dual Bachelor’s in Biology & Psychology from the University of Houston. He is currently a freelance designer focusing on creative services for artists, non-profits, and design firms. He is also a fellow for the Design Trust for Public Space working on a community based outdoor project at NYCHA’s Lillian Wald Houses in the Lower East Side.

  • Anne Pasqual

    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.

  • Frances Perrone

    Frances Perrone, Frances holds a BS in Fine Art from SUNY New Paltz with a concentration in ceramics and art education. Throughout her 20 year career in the arts, she has focused on creating and implementing arts programs, events and collaborations, working with organizations including the Museum of Arts and Design, Urban Glass, Federation Employment and Guidance Service (FEGS), The Creative Center for People with Cancer, Elder Craftsmen and Independence Care System (ICS).  Frances currently teaches a variety of art classes to disabled adults at Independence Care System (ICS).