Raising generations that value the power, the passion and the significance of art.
Founded in 1988 by Bette Fetter, Young Rembrandts has become a recognized leader in art education. What began as one person, working with children in her home, has developed into an international franchise business with franchisees who teach drawing to thousands of students every week.
Fetter applied her fine arts education and background in child development to create an original, step-by-step method to teach children drawing, the fundamental skill of all visual arts.
Research and education experts say what Young Rembrandts has always delivered: there is a significant correlation between involvement in the arts and achievement in the classroom. Children who learn to draw using the Young Rembrandts method develop spatial reasoning and fine motor skills, order and sequencing abilities, visualization, and self-discipline as well as fundamental art skills. Our original curriculum introduces concrete ideas and techniques that enlarge their visual vocabularies, enrich their imaginations and their minds.
Today, Young Rembrandts franchisees partner with preschools, elementary schools and community centers to either augment or supply their art education programs. The Young Rembrandts franchise network has a solid reputation for offering well-organized classes and teaching original, high-quality curriculum in a positive environment.
"There are visible academic and art benefits for children that participate in our program. Young Rembrandts' students have fun while developing fundamental art literacy and improved academic abilities," notes Fetter. "We are passionate about helping children develop the skills they need to be successful."
Vision and Values
Young Rembrandts has a passion for art and children. We bring excellence to every aspect of our daily interactions. Guided by personal integrity and respect for the child, we communicate with understanding, realizing our greatest calling is to cultivate the human spirit. We have developed a network of franchise business owners trained in the Young Rembrandts' method who share in our vision and values, bringing them to the classroom for every child.
The Young Rembrandts' method focuses on teaching children to draw, using demonstration and a structured step-by-step process. Through the process of weekly instruction students are exposed to a wide variety of subject matter, artistic concepts, art history and mastery of their materials.
The development of foundational skills for preschool and elementary students is critical. There is a common misunderstanding that creativity happens without instruction, that artistic creativity comes forth naturally from a child or adult. Young Rembrandts believes true creativity comes forth when mastery of core skills is combined with original thought. Through our network of Young Rembrandts franchise business owners, Young Rembrandts helps children develop the skill, tools and confidence to continue participating in the arts.
Young Rembrandts has a passion to dramatically increase the abilities and therefore the number of children that participate in the arts. Young Rembrandts' students receive a foundational art literacy that invites them to continue an appreciation of the arts throughout their lifetime.