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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  • Self Portraits

    By creating a self-portrait participants begin a journey of self-discovery. Employing a variety of media including drawing, painting and collage, the workshop encourages the exploration of how facial features; expression and emotion can be visually represented.

  • Shadow Puppetry

    The ancient art of shadow puppetry uses cutout forms to create beautiful visual effects as the puppets are held against a cloth screen and lit from behind. Participants learn to create representational puppets starting from geometric shapes.

  • Stress Management

    Stress negatively impacts everyone’s sense of wellbeing. Participants learn how to identify sources of stress and learn techniques for reducing stress in their lives. Topics explored include the role of nutrition as well as the use of stretching and breathing exercises that can be used to combat stress.

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