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.



Choose from a variety of activities that help parents understand the connections between arts and academics while providing a fun, hands-on experience parents and children can share. All of the programs are easily duplicable by families in their own home. These workshops can take place in schools, community centers or libraries and offer flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends. These workshops are also offered for Parents Only.
Parent/Child Workshops include:

  • 90-­minute workshop with art activity for up to 25 parents and 25 students lead by Marquis Teaching Artist.
  • All required art supplies and travel expenses for the Teaching Artist.

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  • Mime

    Participants learn how to communicate thoughts and feelings through the universal language of the body and the art of stillness. This workshop includes physical skills including body movement and control, balancing and equilibrium techniques as well as the historical and cultural significance of Mime. Participants will learn to tell a story that clearly communicates a characters feelings and actions.

  • Music & Rhythm

    In this workshop, parents and children explore the use of drumming in cultures throughout the world. Through demonstration and hands-on activities participants learn ways to make use of percussion instruments. In addition to music, concepts discussed will help parents communicate important lessons about diversity and working together.

  • Origami

    Parents and children are introduced to the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, both a cultural and an artistic form of expression. Through the practice of making objects such as animals, geometric figures, and decorative items out of square sheets of paper, participants are exposed to the historic aspects of the art, as well as specific terminology and concepts. Techniques such as the mountain and valley fold, the bases, reverse folding and the interpretation of folding diagrams are explored. By introducing the creative use of geometry, the teaching artist will instruct participants how shape, volume, symmetry, division, and proportion play a key role in transforming flat pieces of paper into objects in the round.

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