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One River School of Art + Design

Art Education is broken in America.
Everyone knows it.
Everyone talks about it.

But, no one had figured out how to solve this challenge until now.

One River School of Art and Design has built a proprietary approach for teaching art and design. And, we built it on top of a highly profitable business model. We also made it available to a wide variety of people---you don't have to be an art expert to do this. You simply have to appreciate the importance of art / design education and have a passion for building a really special community based business.

There is so much innovation built into One River's appoach that it is no wonder that they have received massive national press and recognition since they launched their business five years ago in Englewood, NJ. The company recently announced new multi-unit franchise investments in Chicago and Portland, OR and we are beginning to cultivate partners in major metros across the US.

This is a ground-floor opportunity to become a either a franchise operator or simply an investor in a local business that will change the culture of your communuty. It is that powerful. We have deconstructed our proven methods and created intuitive training to teach you how to market your business, hire the most compelling arts professionals and grow and retain and motivated student base. We also show you how to produce the coolest art exhbitions and help you engage the community so that our brand becomes the most entreneched arts provider in your region.

Maybe the coolest thing of all is that there are a generation of people who are searching for the most fun and mission oriented place to business to work for. One River's platform will allow you to attract, grow and retain a team who will help you establish, build and sustain this business because we will be the world leader in arts educaion and the most dynamic place to work.


  1. Passion for the Arts and Transforming Art Education
  2. Drive to Own a Business and Be the Voice of the Arts for the Community
  3. Enthusiasm for Partnering with a Proven Model and Extending the One River Way
  4. Collective Net Worth of at Least $500,000 with Liquid Assets of at Least $300,000

Proven System For Success

Innovative Proprietary Curriculum

Studio art, digital art, design and photography classes built around our unique and innovative curriculum. Schools are provided comprehensive lesson plans and teacher tools for a best-in-class student experience.

Best-In_Class Training & Support

On-site launch training, week-long on boarding & ongoing support to prepare you to expertly and efficiently run your business. Supported with the best practices and operating solutions manual.

Strong & Unique Brand Identity

Powerful plug and play marketing tools and collateral that drive awareness and demand. Built around our proprietary software for best-in-class lead nurturing and enrollment to help you manage and delight your customers.

Site Selection Support

Site selection support and architectural prototype engineered for a state-of-the-art facility with impressive studios, digital lab and exhibition space.

The One River Method

  • INSPIRING ART PROGRAMS First national network of art schools built on a proprietary method for teaching studio and digital art to all ages.
  • PROVEN BUSINESS MODEL A business model that creates amazing economic results powered by a suite of tools to help you run your school.
  • BUILT BY PROVEN ENTREPRENEUR Founded and managed by Matthew Ross, an innovative business leader, educator, curator and art collector.

Learn more about how you can join us in our mission to transform art education.

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