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YOUNG REMBRANDTS
www.youngrembrandts.com / HQ: Elgin, Ill. / Bette Fetter, founder: "I think we
have a very unique and valuable product, the way we teach and what we teach."

Art of Franchising
Young Rembrandts teaches children the skills they need to
become well-rounded, budding artists. BY CHRIS PETERSEN
Bette Fetter started teaching
children's art classes around her
kitchen table as a favor to a friend,
but it didn't take long for her to realize that there were lots of kids out
there who were hungry for true art
education beyond what they received
in school. After developing a curriculum and solidifying her teaching
method, Fetter started Young Rembrandts in 1988 to teach art to kids
throughout the Chicago area.
Thirteen years later, Fetter recognized the true potential for the
Young Rembrandts concept to be a
positive force for art education, and
started to franchise the business.
What started out as a group of kids
learning art around Fetter's kitchen table has grown into a successful
franchise concept that Fetter says is
more important than ever today.
As school districts across the country scale back their art education
programs and ramp up their focus on
standardized testing, Fetter argues,
the chance for children to receive a
well-rounded education that teaches
them creativity and self-expression
becomes smaller. With schools less
able to provide the amount of art education children need as part of the
core curriculum, they are even more
interested in having Young Rembrandts programs after school at their
schools. "We want children to have
art as an integral part of the school's
core curriculum, and even more art
available after school for those students who want more art."

Young Rembrandts aims to provide
children with a well-rounded education
that teaches them creativity.

With franchisees operating in 29
states in the United States and four
provinces in Canada, and internationally, Young Rembrandts is spreading
its commitment to art education to
more and more students every year.

Fetter says the passion of the company's franchisees is what makes Young
Rembrandts successful, and she believes the concept will be critical in
developing a new generation of artists
and well-rounded individuals.
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