Abrakadoodle Art Education Opens New Atlanta Metro Location
Children’s art and creativity programs set to get underway this September
Reston, VA, July 23, 2013 – Abrakadoodle Remarkable Art Education is expanding its reach to children with the addition of its newest franchise unit in Georgia. The artistic husband and wife duo Kim Eason Nubel and Ryan Nubel of Smyrna, Georgia will be providing a wide range of art programs to include visual arts classes, camps, workshops, as well as in-school field trips, special events and arty parties at schools, community centers, faith-based locations and other sites that serve children throughout Atlanta Metro area to include such communities as Cobb, DeKalb, Marietta, Midtown Atlanta and Smyrna.
“We are delighted to welcome Kim and Ryan to our award-winning Abrakadoodle franchise system,” said Rosemarie Hartnett, CFE, President and Co-Founder of Abrakadoodle, Inc. “They bring both passion and impressive backgrounds in the arts, as well as a strong business acumen, which I am confident will help ensure their tremendous success in a community that values art, culture and creativity.”
“We’ve been looking a long time for something we could do on our own out of the corporate environment,” said Kim Eason Nubel, a Georgia native. “Abrakadoodle is our answer and something we believe in.” With a background in the arts, including fine arts education at the University of Denver, as well as the College of Atlantic in Maine, Kim brings tremendous knowledge regarding the visual arts. Her focus has been on community art. In fact, Ms. Nubel created a giant mural for the 1996 Centennial Olympics held in Atlanta. Working with students at Dunbar Elementary School, the 100 by 20 foot mural brought Atlanta’s motto, “Come Celebrate Our Dream” into a captivating visual. Ms. Nubel presently works for Turner Broadcasting and has extensive experience in presentation design, as well as meetings and events. Further, Kim has owned a faux finishing business. She met her husband and business partner Ryan Nubel while producing a ghost documentary in which Ryan was a cameraman. The creative pair has two children: Hailey, age two and Will, age four.
Ryan Nubel was born in Norfolk, Virginia but grew up in Marietta. He first attended UGA and then the Art Institute of Atlanta. He was worked with Arthur Anderson in graphic and web design, as well as animation. Following his work at Arthur Anderson, Ryan spent a year backpacking around the world before moving to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he took up video production. Next, Ryan was off to Vancouver, where he studied 3D Animation before moving to San Francisco for three years. In San Francisco, Ryan learned teleprompting and currently owns a teleprompting business. “I am excited to apply my business and art skills to building a strong Abrakadoodle art program that will make a difference for children in Atlanta,” Ryan commented.
Kim and Ryan will be starting Abrakadoodle classes in at least six locations in the fall and will hopefully be adding a seventh very soon (the Smyrna Parks and Recreation Center).
As of now,
the Abrakadoodle art classes be held at:
Vinings Academy in Smyrna
Starting in the fall, Abrakadoodle will start classes at Vinings Academy on Concord Road and the South Cobb location. You do not have to be enrolled in school at the South Cobb location to take a class there. Call Vinings Academy at (770) 805-0068 to register.
Austin Drive Studio
Kim and Ryan will have Abrakadoodle classes in their own Smyrna art studio, which is located in a separate building next to their house on a private, 2-acre, residential lot. Register now for classes.
The Westside Cultural Arts Center/Fay Gold Gallery in Midtown
This unique location is in the heart of midtown Atlanta. What better place is there to attend art classes amongst actual professional artwork! This is also a perfect location for Abrakadoodle birthday parties.
now for classes.
Peachtree Road Lutheran Preschool
Peachtree Lutheran Preschool in Buckhead will be offering Abrakadoodle classes to their students starting this fall.
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church Sports and Recreaction
Abrakadoodle will offer classes through the Sports and Recreation department at the church. You do not have to be a member or a student at the preschool to take a class. Call 404) 266-2386 to register.
To learn more about art programs or to bring Abrakadoodle classes and activities to your location, please go to www.abrakadoodle.com/GA02/ or contact Kim Nubel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-368-0977.
Abrakadoodle was the first American franchise company to bring a comprehensive, standards-based art education program to children in the U.S. More than just a drawing program, Abrakadoodle embraces art in its broadest scope – from public art to all types of painting, sculpture, animation, paper and fabric art, digital photography and more. Abrakadoodle students develop a fine arts vocabulary as they learn about the styles and techniques of such artists as Michelangelo, Monet, Picasso, Ansel Adams, as well as contemporary artists through its Artist of Distinction program. Abrakadoodle students use an abundance of creative materials (bamboo brushes, sculpting materials, fabric, watercolor, acrylics, and more) to explore the visual arts. Students often take home framed, labeled original creations that extend the learning at home, as well as boost self-confidence.
Abrakadoodle classes employ a “process art” methodology. These classes not only inspire a child’s imagination, but they also build motor, language and cognitive skills. Abrakadoodle students develop an appreciation for art and a sense of craftsmanship. Research suggests that getting an early start in the arts can make a real difference in the lives of children, not only in terms of increased academic achievement but also greater problem solving, leadership capabilities, and confidence.About Abrakadoodle
Abrakadoodle was co-founded in 2002 by award-winning educator/franchise developer Mary Rogers, CFE, MA.Ed, and children’s services franchising expert Rosemarie Hartnett, CFE. Abrakadoodle is the most comprehensive creativity and art education company of its kind, offering extensive visual arts classes, camps and parties for children ages 20 months to 12 years old. Abrakadoodle has received seven First Place Awards from Nickelodeon’s Parent Picks Awards for “Best Art Program to inspire your child’s inner Picasso.” Recently Abrakadoodle also received seven additional nominations for “Best Kids Party Entertainer” and “Best Kids Party Place.” Abrakadoodle publishes an informative blog, “Art for Creative Kids,” which is dedicated to children’s creativity. Find us on Facebook; Follow us on Twitter
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