You’ve come to the right place!
I don't know where to start, what comes first?
Where do I find a venue and what supplies do I use?
Where will I find students?
I lack the confidence and guts
I don't have the time (or expertise) to do lesson planning
We get it. We've been there!
That's why we created the Creative Crafting Club!
To help creatives (just like you!) start, run and grow kids art & craft clubs (online, in person or with kits), with step-by-step training and easy-to-use lesson plans.
But before we get ahead of ourselves! Let's start at the beginning. :)
Before we started our kids art & craft club Christelle ran her own architectural firm and Stefanie worked in corporate as an engineer.
While we were so grateful to have successful careers, something was just not sitting right...
Christelle was about to start a family, looked for flexibility and purpose and wanted to follow her passion of crafting with kids and Stefanie was very eager to get out of the rat race and follow her dream of becoming a creative entrepreneur.
Something had to change.
We got together over lunch one afternoon and chatted about our dreams, what really inspired us and what we’d rather be spending our time doing with this short life we’ve been given.
We created a list of the things we WANTED:
Creativity, art, to work with kids, flexibility, and FREEDOM!
That’s when we decided to start selling kits and run weekly classes for the kids in our community and Canvas Club was born!
We believe that to ‘future proof’ kids in this fast-moving world, we need to equip them with the super skills to become the problem solvers and innovators of tomorrow.
Over the years our club has grown into something more than we could ever have imagined.
It wasn’t always that way.
In fact, when we were starting out, we were overwhelmed, we feared failure and we had no one to turn to for guidance.
We found that we doubted ourselves as we didn’t know how to run a club and we don't have qualifications in art or teaching.
We also THOUGHT we needed a fancy studio and expensive supplies to make a success of it… (and oh boy did we have that wrong!).
We didn't have all the answers, we just knew we wanted to create cool crafts with kids.
We had a lot of ups and downs in the early days.
… Honestly, at times it looked mighty tempting to throw in the towel.
But here’s what we knew: the kids loved every minute of it and so did we!
We were determined to make a success of our crafting club, so we both quit our jobs and went ALL IN.
As we figured out all the things, the word started getting out and people started paying attention.
Parents reached out to get their kids enrolled in our classes and our kits started selling. We then started doing parties, workshops and events.
When things got to busy for the two of us, our lovely teacher, Lili, joined the team.
With her onboard, we now had the capacity to run after-school and holiday clubs at schools.
When COVID-19 hit we pivoted to virtual classes to continue serving our customers in a time where people need creativity more than ever. This enabled us to start serving a wider, international audience.
One thing quickly led to another. Then another…THEN ANOTHER!
We realised that it’s NOT tricky to start a successful kids art & craft club.
All you need is to know WHAT to do (and in WHAT ORDER to do it).
We wanted to help others do the same.
So, we started teaching creatives from all over the world how to start and grow their own kids art & craft clubs and mentor them through our memberships, CCC Academy and the Art Lesson Club.
Now we get to do what we love, and also help other creatives make extra money doing what they love.
We only open CCC Academy a few times a year and enrolment is currently closed. Click here to join the waiting list and be the first to know when we open for enrolment again.
While you wait for enrolment to open, be sure to check out the Art Lesson Club. Click here to learn more about our art resources membership.
After successfully helping hundreds of creatives create successful kids art & craft clubs, our hope is that we’ll be able to help you do the same.
Creativity Awaits - Ready, Set, Go!
Christelle was an architect in her previous life.
She's mom to very busy toddler, Henry.
As much as she loves crafting, she dislikes cooking. If she didn't have a family to feed 'real food', she would easily have settled for eating salads, sweets and toasties for the rest of her life.
Obsessed with kids crafting and all things creative.
Business 'geek' that gets her energy from designing systems and processes and solving problems.
Passionate about creative entrepreneurship and believer that you are in control of your own destiny.
Can be found travelling to wherever it's Summer, spending time outdoors and on the beach with her husband or binging a good Netflix series.
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