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.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juan studied harmony and composition, choir direction, and modern recording techniques at the Buenos Aires Conservatory of Music. Juan also studied musical therapy, teaching techniques for children and adults, and audio perception at the Universidad del Salvador (Buenos Aires). He has composed, arranged, produced, and performed for the biggest names in Argentine popular music. In 1995 he composed and produced music and songs for a children’s TV show and was awarded Best Children’s CD by the A.C.E (Association of Show Business Reporters of Argentina). Juan started his teaching career in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1994 teaching music workshops for grades 2 through 6. Juan Bellia has been a Marquis Studios teaching artist since 2004.
Lorraine Bonaventura established her architecture, interior design, and preservation practice in 2004 in New York City. Her residential, corporate, and hospitality designs have been featured in The New York Times, Interior Design, Interiors, NYC&G, At Home, Design Bureau, Houzz, HGTV, and Lonny. Before beginning her own practice, Bonaventura was the lead designer for many institutional, corporate and hospitality projects at Kohn, Pedersen, Fox Architects. She began her career as a designer with Milton Glaser, Inc. Bonaventura studied architecture and design at the Technical University in Vienna, Austria and received a BA in Architecture from the School of Design, North Carolina State University. She taught architecture in the New York City public schools with the NYC AIA Center for Arts Foundation’s “Learning By Design” program. Lorraine has been a Marquis Studios teaching artist since 2015.
Katherine Bourbeau is a photographer, digital media specialist and teaching artist. She loves introducing students of all ages to the art and science of digital photography, teaching literacy, collaboration and professional media skills along the way. Katherine teaches digital photography, documentary studies and website design to children and adults at art centers in New York City, and as a teaching artist for Magic Box Productions. As a photography editor, she has worked for many media clients, including Time and Life magazines, ABC News and the New York Times. Katherine studied photography with Emmet Gowin at Princeton University, at the Visual Studies Workshop and at the International Center of Photography. She has been a Marquis Studios teaching artist since 2015.