“While I view our role as one in which we inspire children to create, the wonderful submissions of children’s art have served to inspire all of us at Abrakadoodle,”
Abrakadoodle was the first nationwide company to bring a comprehensive, standards-based art education programs to children. More than just a drawing program, Abrakadoodle embraces art in its broadest scope – from public art to all types of painting, sculpture, animation, paper and fabric art, digital photography, collage, mosaic design and more. Abrakadoodle art programs not only inspire a child’s imagination, but they also build motor, language and cognitive skills. Abrakadoodle students develop an appreciation for art and a sense of craftsmanship. Research suggests that getting an early start in the arts can make a real difference in the lives of children, not only in terms of increased academic achievement but also greater problem solving, leadership capabilities, and increased confidence. Children and parents love Abrakadoodle and our process art methodology, which offers children the freedom to create and express themselves in original, colorful and imaginative ways.
Abrakadoodle students develop a fine arts vocabulary and discover art history as they learn about the styles and techniques of such artists as Michelangelo, Monet, Picasso, Ansel Adams, and so many more. Abrakadoodle also connects its students to contemporary artists through its Artist of Distinction program. Abrakadoodle students use an abundance of such creative materials as bamboo brushes, sculpting materials, fabric, watercolor, acrylics and more to explore art. Students often take home framed, labeled original creations that extend the learning at home, as well as boost self-confidence. Results from a 2010 survey of U.S. school principals and administrators regarding the quality of the Abrakadoodle program revealed a “Highly Satisfied” rating for customer satisfaction. In fact, Abrakadoodle has received “superior”
About Abrakadoodle (www.abrakadoodle.com)
Abrakadoodle was co-founded in 2002 by award-winning educator/franchise developer Mary Rogers, MA.Ed, and children’s services franchising expert Rosemarie Hartnett, CFE. Abrakadoodle is the most comprehensive art education company of its kind, offering extensive visual arts classes, in-school field trips, after school programs, workshops, camps, parties and events for preschool and school age children. The magic behind Abrakadoodle is the creative energy between a child and his/her art materials inspired by a well-trained teacher. Abrakadoodle uses safe, high quality Crayola® art materials and other superior products and supplies in its programs. The imaginative curriculum is developed by artists and educators and exceeds state and national standards for visual arts education.
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Abrakadoodle is an international children art education franchise that provides a wide array of creative art classes, in-school field trips, after school programs, camps, events and arty birthday parties for children ages 20 months to 14 years old at schools and community sites.