The Purpose of One River

By Matt Ross / July 8, 2019

This morning we kicked off another week of summer camps across our twelve locations and I rushed into our school in Englewood, NJ to deal with a minor crisis.  My friend texted me to tell me he was in the hospital and his son was starting his first camp today with the typical trepidation that…

Invest In What You Love

By Matt Ross / June 24, 2019

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…

Digital Art and Design

By Matt Ross / June 17, 2019

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…

The Best Art Investment You Can Make

By Matt Ross / June 10, 2019

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…

Summertime in Connecticut!

By Matt Ross / June 3, 2019

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…

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

By Matt Ross / May 28, 2019

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…

Make an Investment That Makes a Difference

By Matt Ross / May 21, 2019

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…

After Graduation: Lifelong Creative Learning

By Matt Ross / May 20, 2019

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…

Do You Love Art? Turn Your Passion into a Career

By Matt Ross / May 15, 2019

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…

Welcome to One River Middletown, NJ

By Matt Ross / May 13, 2019

This past weekend was so amazing…we are now open in central New Jersey and the communities all around Middletown came out to celebrate One River School. This school is near and dear to me…it is our first franchise location within the greater New York / Tri State area and it is in great hands. Our…