Invest In What You Love

Last week there was a story that said the best collectible category for return on investment was what? Rare Whisky! Wow, who would have thought that? Over the last few years we have seen a tremendous boost in Baby Boomers / Gen X’s buying wine, watches, cars and many other things. Years ago, people used…

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Looking At Art

In the world of social media and the internet, one can see hundreds if not thousands of works of art online. We sift through hundreds of years’ worth of art through clicks and swipes, but in the end, are we really seeing and understanding how and what they are communicating? When we look at a…

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Digital Art and Design

I saw this digital artwork in one of our schools last week and it just inspired me.  My curiosity for art and design education led me to open One River seven years ago and I am convinced that there has never been in a time in our history where creative thinking has translated into a…

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The Best Art Investment You Can Make

Buy a Basquiat painting?  How about opening a One River School Franchise! I started One River because I felt that there was a massive need to provide great art & design experiences for people of all ages in communities across America.  Today, I am deeply interested in finding passionate franchise partners to help me bring…

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Summertime in Connecticut!

The month of June brings us the end of a school year, graduations, proms, and the shift of seasons from Spring to Summer. It also brings us our first One River School location in Connecticut! Located at 833 Post Road East in Westport, our twelfth location is a summer celebration for the One River family…

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Do You Love Art? You Might Be a Great Franchise Fit!

How many of us get to wake up in the morning, get dressed, and go to work knowing we are about to spend the next eight hours doing something we love? We bet not enough of us! But if you have a passion for art and want to turn it into your career by starting…

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Cameron Welch – One River School
2019 Emerging Art Award

At the beginning of May, for those of us who teach, we being the final weeks of the academic semester. We bid farewell to the BFA and MFA candidates who are about to embark on one of the toughest and most gratifying assignment: life as artists. Elsewhere in the art world commercial galleries and professional…

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Make an Investment That Makes a Difference

If being your own boss and starting an art school are two ideas that have appealed to you in the past, now might be the time to combine those ideas and start acting on them. That’s because now more than ever, an increasing number of families and communities are exploring ways to engage their youngest…

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After Graduation: Lifelong Creative Learning

Every time I logged into Facebook this weekend, I saw countless friends and acquaintances celebrating college graduations with their children. It is a special time and a moment to honor these kids who have grown into adulthood and this rite of passage finally puts the books behind them and brings “real life” challenges to the…

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Do You Love Art? Turn Your Passion into a Career

Opening an art and craft franchise with One River School of Art and Design is a great way to start a new career in art education. Our franchisees don’t need to have any professional experience as artists or educators. However, if you’re passionate about art and design, we think your enthusiasm will be a valuable…

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