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Abrakadoodle Mobile Art Education Program Expands on LI

Written by Vickie Moller  |  21. February 2013

Abrakadoodle is an award-winning mobile art education program that has offered innovative art programs to children all across the country since 2003.

For the past two years, Abrakadoodle, from its Roslyn location, has been providing Long Island’s children, from twenty months to twelve years old, with unique art classes, art camps, art parties and special events on-site at its art studio for kids and off-site at schools, community centers and other locations.

This month, the art program will expand its reach to Suffolk County to serve children throughout Huntington, Smithtown, Lake Grove and Stony Brook.

With bachelor degrees in English literature and secondary education and a law degree from Hofstra University, native Long Islander Lisa Albert will join Abrakadoodle as executive director of Long Island/Suffolk County to offer children a wide range of art programs, including visual arts classes, workshops, in-school field trips, special events and art parties in schools and other community venues.

“We are delighted to welcome Lisa to our award-winning Abrakadoodle franchise system,” said Rosemarie Hartnett, president and co-founder of Abrakadoodle, Inc. “Lisa brings great business expertise in addition to a passion for education and working with children, which I am confident will help ensure her tremendous success in a community that understands the benefits of art education that cultivates creativity.”

Research suggests that exposing children to the arts early in life increases their academic achievement, problem solving skills, leadership capabilities, and confidence.

“I believe that Abrakadoodle can really make a positive difference in the lives of children,” said Albert. “It is a dynamic, fun program, and it does so much more than entertain.”

More than simply drawing, kids use a variety of creative materials, including bamboo brushes, sculpting materials, fabric and watercolor and acrylics, to explore painting, sculpture, animation, paper and fabric art, digital photography and more. The classes will not only inspire children, but they will build their motor, language and cognitive skills as well.

Through exposure to the styles and techniques of artists such as Michelangelo, Monet and Picasso, students will also develop a fine arts vocabulary.

Abrakadoodle is an American art education franchise company developed by artists and educators. Its unique curriculum exceeds the National Standards for Visual Arts Education, and the program 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 nominations for “Best Kids Party Entertainer” and “Best Kids Party Place.”

To learn more, visit Abrakadoodle’s website or contact Lisa Albert at lalbert@abrakadoodle.com or 631-366-4ART. You can also follow Abrakadoodle on Facebook and Twitter.

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