Small Hands Big Art Franchise

Small Hands Big Art

Min. Liquid Capital: $75,000

Total Investment: $67,900 - $102,000

Net Worth Required: $200,000

Initial Franchise Fee: $34,500

Training Provided: Yes

No of Existing Units: 2

Company-Owned Units: 1

About Small Hands Big Art

Small Hands Big Art is a Children's Art Studio franchise that has been delighting kids in its flagship studio in Charlotte, NC since 2009, and it's 2nd franchise location in Fort Mill, SC since 2018! Our award-winning children's art programs are rooted in fine art principles, fused with contemporary trends, and slathered in individual expression! We pride ourselves in curating an innovative art curriculum that grows with each child.

Our Charlotte NC studio has grown steadily and organically. We have a strong social media reach and we’ve built a solid reputation and model around a children’s fine-art inspired curriculum infused with a modern and contemporary spin! We're excited to help you share it with your community!

Our program offers SIX DIFFERENT REVENUE STREAMS, all with the potential to flex and grow with your needs in your unique market:

  • Weekly Art Classes
  • Parties
  • Workshops
  • Summer Camps
  • Offsite Mobile Classes
  • Retail Merchandise

Why Small Hands Big Art?


  • We’ve built a successful, sustainable, & scalable business model over the course of ten years
  • We have a unique, strong brand identity with a wide social media reach
  • We’re positioned well in a wildly emerging & growing business segment
  • We’re committed to your success – we’re looking to slowly build solid, sustainable and collaborative partnerships.
  • We share our “secret sauce”! You get the keys to our vault of ten years of original, outside-the-box lesson plans, all at your fingertips in our company shared drive. Imagine an organized, searchable database of thousands of lessons with step-by-step instructions, one page lesson plans with links to reference photos & info, and instructional videos! And printable information for parents about each lesson!

Ideal Candidate


  • You love children
  • You’re not afraid of hard work (these paintbrushes don’t wash themselves! wink wink)
  • You’re equally creative and strategic-minded
  • You’re a creative entrepreneur with hustle and style
  • You have strong business experience in management, marketing or sales
  • You’re passionate about visual arts and the benefits of arts education
  • Profitability and a strong bottom line are important to you, but you’re also motivated by the desire for a flexible career, spending time with your family, and living a life creative
  • You believe in the transformative power of art and want to make a difference in the lives of children
  • You have the courage to take risks and do what calls out to your heart and soul
  • You know and trust in your capabilities
  • You like to organize things in the color of the rainbow (we can relate)…

Training And Support


We offer a solid training program to help you succeed! If you have all other qualifications but are light on teaching experience yet strong on passion, we can help mold you!

Our marketing and brand support includes materials to help you shine in the print world and social media platforms.

We provide support for all aspects of franchise operations, from site selection to marketing and advertising support. This includes:

Our continuously expanding vault of curated lesson plans, with detailed teacher how to’s, tips & tricks, and video demos.

  • Robust Point of Sale system & reporting software
  • Ongoing operational and marketing assistance & support
  • Comprehensive Operations Manual
  • Guidance regarding staffing, accounting, payroll
  • Your own stand-alone, location specific customized website (hello Google rankings!)
  • Guidance in site selection, branding, decor, supply management


"The studio has been filled with so much laughter & creativity! Getting to know so many new friends, watching princesses celebrate their birthdays, and seeing all of the amazing ART that has been created in the studio really has been a dream come true for me! " - Jen Lumpkin, Fort Mill SC Studio Owner

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