Echoes of Purple Mountain Majesty Bring Franchise Owner Full Circle

Echoes of Purple Mountain Majesty Bring Franchise Owner Full Circle

Ten years ago Pat Lakatta purchased her Abrakadoodle-Baltimore franchise. Ms. Lakatta reflects that “My love of kids drew me to this concept. I was very taken with Abrakadoodle and its co-founders Mary Rogers and Rosemarie Hartnett, and I’ve always been a child advocate.” Although Pat wondered if her independent streak would fit with a franchise…

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What’s the #1 Reason Parents Choose Abrakadoodle?

What’s the #1 Reason Parents Choose Abrakadoodle?

Why Abrakadoodle? That’s one of the important questions we asked more than 3000 parents in our 2014 survey.  You might be surprised to learn that the number one parent response was that they want their kids to be CREATIVE! This marked a change from our previous surveys in which parents have cited that the number…

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Thumbprints Symbolize Uniquely Wonderful Franchise Opportunity

Thumbprints Symbolize Uniquely Wonderful Franchise Opportunity

Abrakadoodle has for more than a decade reached over one-million children with its creative art education programs thanks in large part to our uniquely fabulous franchisee partners, who deliver our high quality art programming to kids in communities throughout the United States and in growing international locations. Our franchise system recently had the pleasure of…

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Guest Post: A Young Shopper’s Approach to Visiting a Museum

Guest Post: A Young Shopper’s Approach to Visiting a Museum

By Leonor Alvim Brazao, Abrakadoodle Artist in Residence Visiting a museum or an art space that is not specifically designed for kids can be a challenge to most parents of young children.  When my children were small, we used to enjoy visiting galleries and museums, and the secret to my success was making the experience feel…

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14 Metro Detroit Charter Schools Celebrate Student Art with TechTown Show

14 Metro Detroit Charter Schools Celebrate Student Art with TechTown Show

Abrakadoodle-Metro Detroit hosted its first annual art show in June to celebrate a year of creativity and learning. Fourteen charter schools took part in the event held at TechTown, a facility located at Wayne State University’s Research & Technology Park.  “We had great parent/student participation,” remarked Dawna Kelly, Educational Director of Abrakadoodle-Metro Detroit. Invitations were…

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Guest Post: Create Collages Inspired by Nature

Guest Post: Create Collages Inspired by Nature

By Leonor Alvim Brazao, Abrakadoodle Artist in Residence. I have such fond memories of time spent with my mom during my childhood, because we incorporated art into our lives. We used to spend hours on the beach collecting shells. At home, we transformed our sunny days collections into collages. For her it was the beginning of…

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