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.
Julieta Varela grew up in Harlem and Washington Heights, as a 1st generation Brazilian New Yorker. Her artwork meditates on natural and urban sanctuaries, primarily incorporating drawing, painting and repurposed materials into sculptural and 2-dimensional assemblages. As an art educator, Julieta teaches mindfulness during her process based mixed media art lessons, that encourages her students to explore materials to create various forms of expression. By combining methods for observational art making and explorative process based techniques, her aim is for students to broaden their range of skills to empower their self expression. Interdisciplinary subjects are incorporated into her lessons, including eco-consciousness, meditation, art history and social justice. Julieta studied Studio Art and Art History at Hunter College. She loves nature and spends as much time as possible surrounded by it within and outside of the city.
Ana Cantorán is a theater artist and educator based in Brooklyn NY, she holds an MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University and a BFA in Dramatic Arts from BUAP in Puebla Mexico. Her original work has been presented in many festivals in North and Central America, Europe and northern Africa. Obtaining awards for best play in Morocco and Saint Louis. She is the co-artistic Director of Nekyia Theatre and enjoys working the art Department for film production.
As an educator Ana has worked with diverse populations from pre-k to 12 in New York and Mexico public and private schools teaching theater, puppets, art and storytelling.