Marquis Studios arts‐in­‐education services are an ideal way to bring the arts into classrooms and after school programs while also serving as professional development for staff. Each program is focused on a specific art discipline selected after consultation with client staff. A team of senior management and Teaching Artists design all programs to integrate the arts with instruction in academic subjects by utilizing the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and Common Core Standards. Programs are adapted and customized to the appropriate age level and are available for grades K‐12.


District 75 programming is customized for a variety of ages and developmental levels.

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  • Bookmaking

    This residency introduces students to a multi-week art process that involves creating sequences, both in the art-making process and in the narrative process that helps define an object as a book. These sequences can be solely visual/pictorial, or can include words. Students can choose their own subject matter. They develop a record of their exploration of the subject, and create a structure that allows them to put the record in a sequence – scroll, pages, cards, folded accordion, etc. Students interact with the sequence they have created by unrolling, turning pages, arranging cards or unfolding, depending on the structure they chose. * This course can be adapted to all Special Education populations, though the conceptual complexity of the sequence and structure will be adapted to developmental levels.  * Promotes decision-making, fine motor skills, patience and social skills.

  • Circus Arts

    Circus Arts brings to life techniques of clowning and physical comedy, as well as introduces students to the significance of circus in many cultures. The program promotes physical education, gross motor skills and improved hand/eye coordination as well as teaches such skills as juggling, feather balancing, tumbling, comedy and improvisation. Students learn the different types of clown character (boss clown, sad clown, silly clown) and compare and contrast these styles as they develop individual clown characters. The program promotes freedom of expression and creativity and builds self-confidence by its intrinsic “sky’s the limit” approach.
    * Circus Arts is designed to reach all ages. For the younger student, techniques such as role-playing, mimicking of animals or feather balancing are some of the activities. For older students, we add plate spinning, scarf juggling, comedic improvisation, advanced juggling and prat falls and tumbles.
    * The program usually ends with a shared performance.


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  • Collage

    This residency encourages students to make aesthetic decisions through the endless possibilities in the combination of art materials. Students choose from a variety of media as well as shapes, colors and sizes of materials. Students practice tearing and cutting make decisions about position, overlap and combination of materials. Various methods of adhering the chosen collage materials will be explored as the students create 2-D designs.
    * This course is appropriate for all Special Education populations, and is especially beneficial to low-functioning students
    who can learn art concepts while building muscle tone and improving motor skills.
    * Program promotes eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills and independent decision-making.

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