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Bette Fetter

A Letter from Founder & CEO

Dear Friends,

Young Rembrandts began many years ago as a gift to a friend. Her young, elementary-aged children wanted to learn how to draw, and while there was a bounty of sport offerings, there were few choices for art instruction. As I gathered eight children around my kitchen table, we started an adventure that has grown in ways I never imagined.

In 2001, after 13 years of operating in the Chicagoland area, we became a franchise organization. Over the years we have been honored to work with tens of thousands of preschool and elementary students. We are continually blessed by thousands of Young Rembrandts Instructors, committed to developing drawing and learning skills in young children. We are thankful for the Young Rembrandts' franchisees that have come alongside us to expand art instruction and bring a new truth to art education across the nation.

After years of success in the classroom and research on the impact of arts on developing minds, I have written my first book, Being Visual, and I author a blog where I share insights on learning styles, what we can do to help visual children learn more effectively and the role the arts play in developing young minds. The arts are not just for art kids. Science, technology, engineering, and math students-our STEM subjects-also need the arts to fully develop.

I hope you'll join us on this journey to empower children through participation in the arts and on our mission to help children, parents and educators understand the power, passion, and significance of art.

Bette Fetter
Founder and CEO Young Rembrandts, Inc.

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