How to Teach Arts & Crafts to Kids Without a Studio!

Have you dreamed about starting your own arts & crafts club but you don’t have a studio or venue where you can teach? 

Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

In today’s blog episode we’re going to give you 4 steps to find the perfect venue to host your first class, workshop or event. 

No studio, no problem! We’re here to help.

PLUS, to make things super easy for you, we've put together a free PDF with the exact steps on how to find a venue plus our magic script for what to say to the venue owner.

Click the image below to download the PDF.

We’ve taught thousands of creatives all over the world how to start and grow their own kids arts & crafts clubs - to teach in person, online and through kits.

And now it’s your turn!

Watch the video below or continue reading to find out how to run an arts and craft club without a studio.

When we first started our kids crafting club, we had this idea that we HAD TO HAVE a Pinterest-beautiful studio. 

We saw beautiful pictures online of gorgeous craft studio spaces with smiley kids, all super engaged and having a ball, and thought that that was the only way to do it.

We started searching for the perfect studio space. We looked at line shops in shopping malls and we even had a property agent assist us in trying to find this dream studio space that did not exist.

We soon realised that all the venues we liked were WAAAY too expensive and we started doubting if we could turn this dream of ours into a reality. 

We were sitting at a coffee shop chatting about our options when the shop owner overheard us and said “you can host a class here once a week if you’d like. I have the space and if you bring in customers to buy coffee on a slow morning then I won’t even charge you for the venue”. 

This changed everything for us.

We were going at it completely the wrong way! 

We realised that, instead of paying for a space and going at it alone, we could partner with venues.

After having this big mindset shift we started hosting our classes at schools, churches, restaurants, offices, old age homes, party venues, libraries and community centres.

 There are loads of benefits to running a mobile club and not having a fixed studio 

  1. You can start today
  2. You get to travel around and visit new places and meet new people
  3. It’s convenient for your customers
  4. You don’t have to worry about paying rent!
  5. You can start out with 1 venue and grow by adding more and more venues over time

So now we’re going to give you our simple 4 step process to start running classes or events without a studio.

 STEP 1: 

Grab a pen and paper and make a list of where kids or adults (depending on who you want to target) gather. Schools, churches, office blocks, club houses, kid friendly restaurants, etc.

You can probably think of about 10-20 in your area just off the top of your head. Write them down.

 STEP 2: 

Send a short and sweet email or FB message to the person in charge:

  • Keep it short and super simple!
  • Don’t give too much info - don’t add the time or the price - don’t overwhelm them!
  • Remember to ask a question at the end - if you ask a question people will respond to answer it
  • If you have one: add a picture of you teaching or a fun pic of kids or adults having fun

Keep it short and sweet. People get confused if you give them too much information. 

If you don’t know what to say, don't worry, we’ve got a magic script for you. Download it here:

 STEP 3: 

Follow up 1 week later with a phone call.

 STEP 4: 

As soon as someone confirms, go see them in person and get them to commit to a class or workshop.

Let's do a quick recap on the steps:

  • STEP 1: Make a list
  • STEP 2: Reach out 
  • STEP 3: Follow up
  • STEP 4: Confirm and host your class or workshop

It’s that easy.

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