ONE RIVER SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN to open in 2017 in Frisco






The nation’s first network of contemporary art schools  offers a transformative new direction in art education.


ENGLEWOOD, NJ: With a mission to develop what the New York Times called “the next generation of Basquiats and Warhols,” the very first franchise location of the innovative One River School of Art + Design is scheduled to open in early 2017 in Frisco, Texas. The school will be located in the new Teel Crossing, at 3288 Main Street (Suite 102).


Established in 2012, One River School of Art + Design provides suburban kids and adults with the kind of exceptional, creative learning experiences that are typically only available in major cities. Using proprietary teaching methods, world-class instructors and interactive processes, the school delivers an experience that “changes people’s lives,” according to founder and CEO Matt Ross. One River School also presents exhibitions from emerging artists as part of its commitment to be the voice of contemporary art in its communities.


“We are proud and excited to open the first One River School franchise location in Frisco,” said Dean Tarpley, Managing Partner of Tarpley Capital, the Dallas area franchisee. “We are also confident that the school will quickly become a vibrant contributor to the Frisco community, and will be extraordinarily well-received by its residents.” Tarpley cited Teel Crossing’s other tenants and its proximity to the Frisco Family YMCA, Kroger and Robert Cobb Middle School as other favorable indicators of the success of One River School.


“I love the challenge of inspiring people through compelling art education while making it fun at the same time,” said Matt Ross. “This is my calling, my mission and the purpose of One River.”  


Currently, there are two company-owned One River Schools in New Jersey: the flagship school in Englewood, and another under construction in Allendale. Matt Ross brings a deep background in creative education and the franchise business model to One River School.  “We are excited to expand coast to coast,” said Ross. “People need to tap into their creative ability, and we are so excited to make the Frisco location number one in our franchise growth plan.”


The early 2017 grand opening of One River School of Art + Design in Frisco will feature a weekend full of special events and guests, with more details to follow. The school will also soon be recruiting local residents for its staff positions.


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About One River School of Art + Design

Founded in September of 2012 “one river” west of New York City by Matt Ross, the Founding CEO of School of Rock. One River School of Art + Design


has embarked on a mission to transform art education in America by implementing a strategic franchise initiative which aims to add 100 new locations in major markets across America over the next five years. Its innovative flagship school in Englewood, NJ has taught thousands of students and established a new direction in art education. One River School’s exhibition program is dedicated to presenting contemporary artwork from some of the most compelling emerging artists in the world.

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