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One River School of Art + Design – Will Open in Frisco in Early 2017

With a mission to develop what the New York Times has 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. The school will be located in the new Teel Crossing at Main Street.

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.

Teen artist, Phoebe Hort, with several of her paintings

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 the 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.

Matt Ross, founder of One River School of Art + Design. Photo: Agnes Zabawa/One River School

I love the challenge of inspiring people through compelling art education while making it fun at the same time,” said founder 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 the concept from 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. Plus, the school will also soon be recruiting local residents for its staff positions.