Art Program Gives Kids’ Brains Back-to-School Jump-Start

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Texas-based art franchise founder attests to value of art in academics

Any parent can attest to the challenges of preparing children for a new academic year after the “brain-drain” of summer vacation. Many children forget weeks of school instruction over their summer break and have difficulty transitioning back into a learning mode.

“By exercising kids’ imaginations and creativity, it prepares them for the school session to come,” says Shell Herman, KidzArt Co-Founder and CEO. “Programs like KidzArt make it fun for kids but that’s not all. KidzArt also creates opportunities for kids to communicate, brainstorm and express themselves which can be a great way to get the school year started.”

Studies show that there is a critical link to reading, writing and math excellence in children who are exposed to art, drama and music.

“By being able to explore their creativity, children can exercise skills which can strengthen their academic abilities and success in school,” says Herman.

KidzArt teaches kids, preschoolers to teens, easy-to-learn drawing techniques in a nurturing, non-competitive environment. The use of age appropriate, safe, professional-level art supplies, creative activities and focusing exercises can enhance learning and build skills needed to succeed in the classroom.

After-school programs, libraries, daycare centers, as well as many school districts use KidzArt to enhance their art curriculums. The classes, which include soft music to promote a relaxing atmosphere, are also used as a calming technique to prepare students for standardized tests.

Art gives children the ability to actively create and “do” which can improve cognitive development, strengthen communication and expressive skills and boost reasoning and organization skills.

“Art is just one of many creative activities that can help children keep their brains warmed-up for back-to-school excellence,” says Herman.

For more information on how KidzArt gives kids a back-to-school boost, visit

About KidzArt

Founded in 1993, KidzArt is designed to let kids and seniors of all ages explore their inner artistic potential in a safe, structured, non-competitive environment. KidzArt was recently ranked the Top Children’s Art Franchise in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 for 2006, and made their Best of the Best list. In addition, KidzArt was recently named among the Fast 55 by Franchise Times magazine for 2006. Franchising since July 2002, KidzArt has over 62 franchised units nationwide and growing. To find out more about the KidzArt franchise in your area or to start one in your community, contact Shell Herman at 800-379-8302 or visit them on the Web at


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