Rank no.487 – Abrakadoodle – US
Products & Services: Art-education programs for children
Number of Locations: 139
Total Investment: $37.84K – 80.48K
Began Franchising: 2004
Abrakadoodle was started in 2002 by Mary Rogers, who had previously founded another franchise company (Computertots), and Rosemarie Hartnett. They began franchising in 2004. Abrakadoodle franchisees offer art education programs for children from 20 months to 12-years-old, holding classes in public and private schools, community centers and recreation departments. Children are taught a variety of art techniques, and also learn about styles, artists and art history.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $37,842 – $80,492
Franchise Fee: $25,400 – $38,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $100,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Franchise can be run from home. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5 – 10. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed..
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. 20-60 hours pre-training at franchisee’s location
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media,
Other marketing support: Intranet, Franchise Advisory Council
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #487 (2013), #448 (2011), #346 (2010),
Low-Cost: #95 (2013),
Top Home-Based: #101 (2010),
America’s Top Global: #84 (2013),
Abrakadoodle’s Art Education
Abrakadoodle, the popular award-winning art and creativity program was voted “Best Art Class to Bring Out Your Child’s Inner Picasso.” Abrakadoodle offers art camps and art parties for children ages 20 months to 12 years old. Art programs are offered at schools and other convenient community locations though our mobile art education program or at private and charter schools through our Art in Our World Art Education Program. In Abrakadoodle art classes and programs, children:
Learn about artists and artist styles,
Develop new skills,
Learn about Artists of Distinction,
Demonstrate art techniques,
Explore creative art materials, and
Design original artwork!
The imaginative Abrakadoodle art education curriculum was developed by artists and educators and exceeds the National Standards for Visual Arts Education. Each art class offers a unique educational experience. And each child’s art is as original as he or she is!
To learn more about the Abrakadoodle Art Education Program including classes, camps and parties, click here.
Abrakadoodle Art Classes
Each of our art classes is small in size, providing an environment for the Abrakadoodle teacher to work with each child, answer questions, demonstrate techniques and encourage exploration. Abrakadoodle art classes are designed for children of all abilities. Many of our students find a new interest in exploring their own creativity. In our art classes, children paint, draw, sculpt, design, imagine, sketch and explore using a wide variety of artist materials and techniques, all in an atmosphere of fun and success!
We bring creative art classes to thousands of children across the United States. Locate an Abrakadoodle art education program near you.
Art Classes – Our popular art programs for children including ongoing classes such as Twoosy Doodlers, Mini Doodlers and Doodlers and specialty classes such as Kids on Canvas® introduce new techniques and artistic styles and make use of high quality materials through a partnership with Crayola®. Our art classes foster creativity and the development of new skills while using a variety of artistic tools and materials. Each lesson introduces new techniques and artistic styles. Contemporary and master artists share their talents through our Artist of Distinction Program. These exceptional artists help us to understand their specialties in paint, sculpture, fabric, design and more through Abrakadoodle’s unique mentoring program. Classes are offered as an extra-curricular activity at schools and convenient community locations. Learn more about Art Classes.
Outsourced Art Education – Every school can offer a quality art education program though Abrakadoodle’s Outsourced Art Education. Our integrated program for elementary and early childhood environments becomes part of your school’s academic offering. Abrakadoodle provides a trained teacher who becomes an adjunct member of your faculty as well as our comprehensive curriculum. Our Outsourced Art Education Curriculum focuses upon the elements of art, artist techniques, art history, artist styles and the sequential development of skills. The curriculum exceeds the National Standards for Visual Arts Education so you can feel confident that your students are learning through a quality standards-based curriculum. Learn more about Outsourced Art Education.
Art Camps – Our very popular art camps provide up to fifteen hours of art lessons, activities, games, music and more. Our art camps are offered during summer vacation or other school breaks at schools and community locations. Children enter a creative and magical world where they create, design, explore and use their imaginations. Adventures include a voyage to Pirate Island, a Wild ‘N Wacky Art Show, a trip to the Wild West or many more imaginative explorations. Learn more about our Art Camp Programs.
Art Parties and Special Events – A great way to introduce Abrakadoodle to friends and family is to host an Abrakadoodle party or special event. We provide a party-wise teacher, fun activities, art materials and a masterpiece for each child to take home! Choose one of our popular themes or we can create an activity for you! Learn more about Art Parties.