Mark LaRiviere

Co-Founder & CPO
Children's Arts Guild

Mark has been training teachers in the art of authenticity for over twenty years. In 1997 he developed the Creative Classrooms program to train and place working artists in inner-city parochial schools around New York City. Mark co-founded the Children’s Arts Guild in 2010 to help children develop their authentic selves through creativity education. As Chief Program Officer, Mark has built the Guild’s Boys’ Arts Express and Girls' Arts Express after-school programs, expanded Creative Classrooms to include both public and private schools, and created a variety of authenticity-based creativity workshops for teachers, administrators, and parents. Currently, these programs reach over 9,000 children annually. When Mark isn’t in the classroom, he produces his own art and regularly shows his work in galleries and museums.



Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.