KidzArt is a franchise for a business providing art education. It was founded by Shell Herman and Chris Cruikshank in 1993.
Shell has a career in counselling and she was in that field for 15 years. She has written and published articles and a couple of those are “Doing What You Love For A Living” and Career Change”. They started franchising in 2002. She spent 12 years providing quality high foundation in visual arts programming. Shell Herman is no longer active at the company but Chris Cruikshank is now standing as the President of the company. Chris is a known artist and she has been an artist since the age of seven and her pencil drawings have been presented with Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Chronicles.
She studied photography and art history at the University of California, Berkley. Their philosophy in teaching art revolves around four beliefs: Using art to circumvent limiting beliefs; Learning happens in many ways; Learning to perceive in a new way; Fear blocks creativity. They now have 60 locations all over the United States and nine locations in other countries.
What programs do they offer at KidzArt?
KidzArt for two to three and a half years old with the mother or father and they refer to it as “Squiggles To Grins”. This program lasts for 35 to 45 minutes which focuses on enhancing their motor skills and combined with listening to poetry. KidzArt for preschool is for three and a half years old t0 four and a half years old and they refer to it as “Discover!”.
This program focuses on teaching them lines and shapes and making them fit together to form a whole figure. KidzArt kindergarten is for five to six years old and they refer to it as “Connect!”. This is a more advanced version of connecting lines and shapes to form a whole figure. KidzArt for grades one to three is referred to as “Imagine!”. This is all about powering up their creative energy as they are introduced to colors, shapes, and proportion. KidzArt for grades three to five is referred to as “Explore!”. This program is all about exploring the different elements of visual arts. They also offer TeenzArt for grades six to nine, Art Innovators! for young and older adults, and SeniorzArt for the senior citizens in assisted living homes.
Costs and requirements on running a KidzArt franchise
You need to have a net worth of $150,000 to $200,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $32,700. Expect to be investing about $15,000 to $39,000. The KidzArt Franchise franchise fee is $9,990 to $19,900 with an on-going royalty fee of 8%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. This franchise can be run from home. You will need about two to four employees to run one location. They allow multi-unit ownership. They do not allow absentee ownership.
What is included in the franchise package?
There will be five days training at the headquarters and an on-going monthly training and conference calls. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free phone number. You will be given access to the internet and will be given assistance at the grand opening. You will also be attending meetings. For marketing support, there will be ad slicks and regional advertising.
KidzArt Contact Details
You may reach them at:
Address: 301 Main Plaza, #376 New Braunfels, Texas 78130