Company Announces Newest Series in its Popular Drawsters™ Program
Reston, VA, August 18, 2010 – Art is going back to school with Abrakadoodle, transporting children to a creative place where they create, design, explore and use their imaginations as they participate in visual arts programs at schools and community sites. This fall, Abrakadoodle is launching the latest installment of its Drawsters Creative Drawing Program, EZ Draw, which will teach school age children how to use skills they already have and to apply them with some EZ techniques to create art.
“We are very excited about EZ Draw,” commented Mary Rogers, MA.Ed, and CEO of Abrakadoodle. “This new program takes into account that everyone can draw and combines these skills with a variety of EZ techniques that make drawing success a breeze. We think kids will love this program and find immediate ways to apply these skills at school, in activities and just for fun!”
In Abrakadoodle’s Drawsters program, children learn to draw animals, people, flowers, still life and more by using shapes and lines to develop a unique kind of artwork. After the initial instruction, students are encouraged to make their own art based upon the techniques they have learned but adding personal touches and their own creative interpretations.
Abrakadoodle offers a wide variety of art classes, in addition to the Drawsters program. Twoosy Doodlers (ages 20-36 months), Mini Doodlers (ages 3 to K), and Doodlers (grades 1-6) are a series of ongoing classes that teach children a wide range of art forms and techniques. Each lesson is unique, offering students the opportunity to learn the methods and styles of contemporary and master artists specializing in paint, sculpture, collage, mosaics and more. Abrakadoodle’s specialty art classes focus upon one aspect of art, such as Anime, painting and drawing. In addition to its creative drawing program, Abrakadoodle offers a variety of specialty classes including Kids on Canvas, a program in which students learn about painting on canvas paper, canvas board and stretched canvas using acrylics. Anime makes use of Abrakadoodle’s exclusive Anime Guide Book to help children explore the unique characteristics of an anime character. Did You Say Clay engages children in modeling and provides multi-cultural lessons that introduce students to sculptors and cultures from around the world that inspire them to sculpt with colorful shapes and designs. Green Kids in a Colorful World encourages kids to recycle and reuse materials by making art form water bottles, magazines and other recycled materials. Other programs include Garden Art Safari, Portfolio Kids, Cool Globes and many, many more.
Abrakadoodle, nominated for seven 2010 Nickelodeon Parents’ Picks Awards for “Best Party Place” and “Best Party Entertainer” and recipient of seven awards for the 2009 category of “Best Art Class” – more than any other art program — teaches children a fine arts vocabulary and art history as students learn about the styles and techniques of such artists as Renoir, Matisse, and many other classic and contemporary artists. Abrakadoodle students learn how to paint, sculpt, draw, design collage and mosaics, create with paper and fabric, as well as create art with stamping, anime, and digital photography, to name just some of the art forms. Abrakadoodle uses an abundance of creative materials (bamboo brushes, sculpting materials, fabric, watercolors, acrylics and more) to inspire students’ to create their artwork.
Abrakadoodle art programs are designed for children ages 20 months to 14 years old. From single day art workshops to ongoing art classes, integrated and after school art instruction in schools, as well as vacation camps and arty parties, Abrakadoodle offers highly regarded programs at convenient locations throughout the community. To find programs near you, visit Abrakadoodle on the web. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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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