KidzArt Franchise Reviews
Read what our EXTRAORDINARY owners say about their KidzArt franchise experience! We are very proud of our franchise partners and their dedication to enriching the lives of others with KidzArt. Below are a few of the many comments we receive almost daily.
“Hi Shell, Thank you! Charles and I appreciate so much your offer and interest in our success. I continue to be amazed at the level of support you offer.”
Jan and Charles Kelly, Huntsfille, Alabama
“Things are really picking up and I’m so excited. It’s wonderful to see the great reactions from parents and really feel (although we already knew) how great of a program we have! Just thought you’d like to know.”
Alexandra Sullivan, Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
“I have had my KidzArt business for just over 2 years. In the last few months, it has really taken off. Parents are telling other parents about how much their children love the program and about how impressed they are with the work their children bring home. My teachers love the curriculum and how it inspires the children. I am getting calls from people that I have never contacted, asking how they can bring KidzArt to their location. That is a business owner’s dream! And it is all because of the quality of the KidzArt program.”
Wendy Green, Loudon County, VA
“KidzArt is an excellent franchising opportunity. If you are looking for a business that makes a difference in your surrounding community, focuses on an appreciation and love of the arts, and gives you the opportunity to become extremely profitable then look no further, KidzArt is here! As a franchise owner with a strong operations background, I was very impressed with KidzArt’s on site training program and the tools they provide in the form of documentation to assist you in running your own business.I am most proud of the product KidzArt represents and I am honored to be a part of it. The curriculum is amazing and the classes are so well structured that you can really see KidzArt making a difference in the lives of the students, both young and old, who participate. I highly recommend KidzArt. I was once a successful middle manager in Corporate America, working extremely hard for a company I cared about. The company wasn’t giving back to me what I was giving. And, my family was feeling the result. In the short time that I have been with KidzArt, I have experienced more career satisfaction than I ever did working in Corporate America. Owning a franchise means a lot of hard work and taking a risk, but KidzArt is worth it. It’s by far the best decision I have ever made and I look forward to being with KidzArt for many, many years to come!”
Cheryl Ziliani, Mercer County, New Jersey
“I just wanted to say that the last five years with KidzArt have been tremendously rewarding. I came on board very early when few systems were in place. I’m so amazed at how far we’ve come! I’ve been so impressed at how responsive corp. has been to the franchisees’ needs. I would never have thought a corp. office would be so reachable and so willing to hear and address our needs. The systems that have been put in place have been lifesaving for me. You guys are constantly looking for and developing systems, methods and products to help us grow our franchises.
“The response from my community is proof that KidzArt has found a need and is offering it up in a fashion that attracts customers. In my franchise they keep coming back and that’s just how I want it.
“Thank you for all you do. I am in the process of renewing my Franchise Agreement and looking forward to continuing this growth and to knowing we will be touching more and more lives with our creative program.”
Linda Shaw. Waxhaw and South Charlotte Area, North Carolina
“I have to say again how truly grateful I am that you and Shell started this! It has changed my life!”
Julie Lamin, Franchise Owner, Warwick, RI
Rave Reviews on the 2006 KidzArt Conference
“Thank you for a great conference. I know how hard it is to organize and deliver. I appreciated the content, the organization/structure, the FOOD, and the hotel/location. From my perspective, it seemed flawless. I did seminars across the US for several years in which I did the same hotel/location set-up and then conducted 3-5 days of training. It is a killer. I had hoped to gain new information, but I came away really impressed and I learned so much. Thank you.”
Onolee Zwicke, Santa Barbara, CA
“Thank you for a wonderful meeting. Thank you again for the wonderful support that you all have giving us.”
Cristina Pinto-Acevedo, Executive Director, Miramar FL
“I just wanted to say thank you for a great conference! I feel like I really gained a lot of great ideas and knowledge. I am ready to hit the road running as they say!! Thanks again!”
Trena Sailer, Director, Logansport, IN
“I wanted to thank all of you for the effort that went into the KidzArt conference this past weekend. I loved the speaker, she was wonderful. I loved meeting everyone (finally). I got several new ideas to try and I feel re-energized heading into this summer. Thanks for everything!”
Wendy Green, Director, Loudon County, VA
“I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful I thought the conference was. I gained so much and had fun too!! I really felt us turning a big bend in the road. Our keynote launched us in a positive direction. Everything was just top notched.”
Linda Shaw, Executive Director, Waxhaw, NC
“With this afternoon’s class, I will have taught 50 students this week and it’s been a blast…that’s just two months (since I started my business)! With every class I just keep proving to myself how much fun it is to teach KidzArt and how well it works.”
Linda Shaw, Franchise Owner, Charlotte, NC
“I began my KidzArt business in January…3 months later I met my first goal. My classes fill up literally within days and have waiting lists. The response to KidzArt by parents, teachers and — of course — kids has been extremely positive. There are so many opportunities available to set up KidzArt — it all depends on how busy you want to be! KidzArt allows me the freedom to run my own business on my own terms, and I enjoy what I am doing. I can now spend more time with my children and I get to draw! It is so rewarding…”
Tina Harder, Franchise Owner- Salinas, CA
“I learned how to draw from the simple technique, and I strongly believe I can teach anyone how to draw using these methods. However, because of the confidence-building methodology, and because of Shell, our CEO and our President, Chris Cruikshank, KidzArt is about far more than art. For me, its about strengthening the spirits of children especially in these most difficult times we face.
“Within just the past few weeks, I have been told by one of my new students’ mom that his school called a meeting last week to discuss her 6-year-old kindergartner. He has been taking KidzArt now for a period of 4 weeks. His teachers expressed his demeanor has changed, his grades have improved and he now takes on the role of leader in class — all over the past three weeks. Nothing else has changed for this child except KidzArt.
“I think KidzArt has some very positive things happening and that you are working hard to make some very exciting and positive things a reality in the future. I think that you, Chris, Mike and Kara all deserve a lot of praise for being as committed as you are to making this program a success. Many thanks from my little corner in the country.”
Robin Tautkus, Franchise Owner - Laconia, NH
* KidzArt received an 86% overall satisfaction rate from its franchisees in an independent survey conducted by FranSurvey (complete report).
Take a look at what our students, parents, community leaders and educators have to say about KidzArt.
“As a teacher, I have several students in the KidzArt program. I notice students’ behavior, attitude and confidence in a different light. Students that may have struggled during the school day with academics now have an area where they can shine and feel successful. They are proud of their accomplishments and talk about their experience the next day in class. I use that as a teachable moment to remind them to apply those same concepts in the classroom. I have seen a dramatic change in some students.”
Robyn Boone, Teacher and KidzArt parent
“KidzArt has been a great addition to our school giving our children an opportunity to participate and explore with art without leaving the building! The instructors do a wonderful job planning and implementing fun and exciting art curriculum. The students’ skills grow from week to week. What a great program to encourage creativity and self confidence. I have been very pleased with the program.”
Kristen Faircloth, Principal, Hilburn Elementary School and KidzArt parent
“It’s like something opened up in my head and I knew how to do it…”