One River School Of Art + Design Announces Grand Opening Of Middletown, NJ Location - Free Art Workshops on April 27th and 28th
One River School of Art + Design Continues its Franchise Expansion With the Opening of its 11th Location, in Middletown, NJ
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (PRWEB) April 17, 2019 - One River, a company built to transform art education in America, today announced it will officially open its newest location, in Middletown, NJ, on April 27. The franchise is owned and operated by Joe and Kathryn Kaplan and the Middletown school is the first of several One River School locations the family plans to open in the coming years. The new location is One River’s 11th campus, with at least four additional openings scheduled in 2019.
“When we franchised the concept of One River School less than two years ago, we knew that we were filling a significant gap for art education in our communities, but the success of the business model has brought us leaders such as Joe and Kathryn Kaplan to rapidly increase the success of the franchise,” said Matt Ross, founder and CEO of One River School. “The impact of our schools on communities - kids, teens and adults - has convinced our franchise owners to invest in multiple locations. We look forward to multiple Grand Openings and many years of success with the Kaplans.”
Ross, the founding CEO of the School of Rock, has developed a proprietary curriculum that provides a 360-degree perspective of art that teaches through the lens of living artists. This approach of introducing new art students to today’s most compelling artists has unleashed confidence and creativity in tens of thousands of students.
The Kaplan Team - Joe, Kathryn, and their oldest son Ben - has extensive business and entrepreneurial experience in several industries including consumer packaged goods, technology, financial, and healthcare.
“We were so impressed with Matt’s vision for transforming art education, we knew that we had to learn more. After spending time with Matt and the One River Team, we were all in,” said Joe Kaplan. “The benefits to students, from young children to adults alike, throughout the One River network has been remarkable to witness, and we look forward to achieving those results in Middletown.”
The Grand Opening weekend includes free art workshops for kids, teens, and adults. There will be additional free workshops on May 2 for adults, and May 5 for Kids and Teens. These Grand Opening weekends will also allow families to learn about One River ’s programs in studio art and digital design. Classes begin on April 29 with Summer Camps beginning on June 24. Class and Summer Camp registration is open now. One River will be continuing its expansion this year with two additional Long Island campuses and a school in Westport, CT.
About One River
Founded by Matt Ross in September of 2012 “One River” west of New York City, One River School of Art + Design is transforming art education in America. Today, One River’s innovative program teaches thousands of students in nine schools across five states with many more openings on the horizon. One River School has developed a proprietary method for teaching art and digital design programs to students of all ages in astate-of-the-art facilities.
One River ’s process allows students to have more fun, make inspiring artwork, develop new friendships and grow their art making skills along the way. The school’s exhibition program has become a national taste-maker for emerging artists across the country. We present the most current, and compelling artworks in our school galleries. Inevitably, our exhibition series supports working artists and our mission to create more awareness for contemporary art.
Thomas J. McFeeley
SOURCE One River
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