Rave Reviews and Testimonials
"After attending yet another amazing LEGO sponsored event, I had to pass on the feeling of joy and delight my family experienced at the children's holiday party last night. My daughter was extremely excited to partake in every [Art-ventures for Kids] activity; and the [DazzleDay Face Painters] crew you brought in was patient enough to stay late to make sure she got her dose of fun, and her face painted properly. Sophia propped herself up in bed to sleep last night so as not to smudge her paint job. She walked with pride into her school this morning, with a Gingerbread man erupting from her eyebrows. She wanted her classmates to see the super cool face painting she got at the party, and also brought in her hand painted piggy bank to show off." -John McCormack, LEGO Systems, Enfield, CT
Testimonials for Art Parties
“I guess by me hearing from my own grand-daughter that her friends want me to throw them their own birthday parties says a lot. As for the parents, at one point, I think they wanted to be their child for that day. The feedback was AWESOME!. They wanted to know how, where, and what made me think to throw this type of birthday. So do not be surprised if you get calls. Your staff was efficient, patience and most importantly, wonderful with the kids. I can't thank you and your staff enough.” -Mary & Sam Radner, Longmeadow, MA
“The party went so well, we were all extremely happy. Tara and Olivia were absolutely fantastic. They were wonderful with the kids. Thanks again for everything!” -Carrie Tarshis, parent.
“The party went really well and I think Jenn was great! All of the girls had a really good time! I would recommend your company to anyone looking for ideas for a party. Thank you very much for your help in making Shea's Birthday a huge success.” –Beth Perkins, Turners Falls, MA
“Kristin did a great job painting faces at my daughter’s birthday party! Everyone looked awesome! And they all had fun painting their flower pots too! My daughter said it was the best birthday ever!” -Sandi Crochetiere, Springfield, MA
“The party was a blast. Olivia was great with the children we really enjoyed her. The children are all sleeping with their new bears!” -Kara Hayes
“I just want to tell you how extraordinary I thought Tara and Olivia were.The party was very successful due to the two of them. Everyone there was very taken with them. You are all wonderful to work with especially since these arrangements were made from the other side of the country. The kids and adults at the party thought it was awesome. Many thanks for making this party special.” Jane Burgess, CA
“The party was a huge hit! The kids all had a great time They were entertained and engaged and so proud of their creations!” –Sara Varney. Wethersfield, CT
"Our party was perfect and we couldn't have asked for a better 'flow' to the day. Olivia was prompt and efficient during her setup. Then when it was party time she ran the show flawlessly. She did a great job. We are so glad we selected 'ART-ventures for Kids' for our son's birthday party.” -John Moss, North Granby, MA
Thank you and Tara for making Sophia's birthday so fun, special and unique. She absolutely loved every minute of it. The children were very taken with Tara -they were fully engaged in the story and painting / decorating their pigs. Also, I was impressed with the way Tara set up everything so quickly and was so nonintrusive. This made it easy on me! Sophia really wanted to have her birthday party in her home and it was the perfect arrangement. It was great doing business with Randi and Tara. Thanks again for everything.” -Janet Quain-Nowak, Longmeadow, MA
Rave Reviews for Creative Art Education Programs
This year we ran 2 after school enrichment classes at Pine Grove Elementary School in Avon, CT. I coordinated the class and Randi with Art-ventures for Kids couldn't have been easier to work with. Setting up the class was hassle free and the feedback from parents was very positive.” -Bre Collier, PTO Enrichment Coordinator, Pine Grove School, Avon, CT.
“Thank you for letting me be a part of the program as a parent volunteer this year. I have had such an amazing time with Tara and the kids. I have heard such wonderful things from the parents about the program, how much they love Tara, how great it is to have it be a part of their school, they use their kids art to put up in their homes, they are amazed at what their kids come home with and they are just so proud at what is being done.” Sherry Rouillard, Avon, CT
"Ethan's really enjoyed Art-ventures for Kids more than anything and is very excited to be your helper! You've been really great for him not only with letting his imagination soar
but also by setting strong/consistent standards for behavior that has helped him grow socially/emotionally. He's so happy :)
Can't thank you enough!!" -Lisa Persival, Avon, CT
"The first two projects were great...and what I really like is the way Tara introduces the lesson with a few minutes of teaching about what the project is...this week the kids learned about lighthouses...so it is educational a well as fun and artsy! When Nathan went home Friday he told his mom he loves the art class!!! So yes, he likes it. For me, this is combining the two things I love...kids and art.” -Volunteer Pam Pudlo, Woodland School, Southwick, MA
"The children LOVED your workshop and parents thought it was wonderful. The fact that the children brought home 4 art projects, all different from one another, speaks volumes about your program. The kids were so proud of their creations and could not wait to show their parents. All who facilitated the program were wonderful. We will definitely do this again!" -Joan and The Staff at St. Thomas the Apostle After School Program, West Springfield, MA.
Testimonials from Preschools and Libraries
“Thank you, Art-ventures for Kids, for all your creative time and effort in producing such a wonderful event at the Storrs Library last Saturday. You could tell the kids were having a great time. Each bird house was unique and so very creative. I'm sure they will remember this program for a very long time. You had a captive audience since they were so involved in what they were doing. We would love to have you back again.” - Martha Richards, Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA
“We are very pleased with the two workshops we have had so far and are looking forward to the next one. Tara does a wonderful job. She handles the kids beautifully and makes it look effortless. The children are encouraged to be creative and do their own thing. I especially appreciate the prep for messes and the clean-up afterwards. Nothing is out of place or messy when she leaves. Looking forward to June 10th!” -Shelley Spoering, Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT
“Thank you! Tara and Olivia were fantastic. They managed the group beautifully. 25 tweens and teens were engaged and involved the entire time. The feedback from the kids was great… several asked when we would be doing this again. The tee-shirts came out terrific. We will definitely be in touch for a program this winter!" -Kathleen Feeney, Southington Library, Southington, CT
"Recently, we had Olivia from your company come to our school to do one workshop with our Pre K, 3 year old class and one workshop with our Pre K 4 year old class. The children responded well to her while she read the story and gave instructions to complete the art projects. I must say, I was surprised at how long the children sat and attended to the task at hand. Olivia answered any and all questions from the children in a calm and reassuring manner. The children were so proud to show their parents what they had done. That speaks volumes. We would love to have another program in the future.” -Mary Churchill St. Mary Preschool in Bethel, CT.
“The teachers had nothing but wonderful things to say about the Art-ventures for Kids program & Tara. The children were all very excited to make their own treasure chest & the gold coin inside was a nice surprise for them. Thank you for providing a quality art program for our children.” -Amy Lomascolo, E. Longmeadow Montessori PTO president, East Longmeadow, MA
“We absolutely loved the workshop! The kids really got involved and created some wonderful monsters. Olivia was fantastic and definitely related very well to the kids. I would love to have you back during the school year! I will definitely be in touch.” -Maria Baker, Farmington, CT Preschool, Farmington, CT
" I was so impressed with the two art camps, Art-ventures for Kids and Amazing Faces/Places that my daughters attended this summer. Amanda is a top-notch teacher. She was able to put such high productivity and creativity into short periods of time; to say I was impressed is an understatement. She far exceeds expectations. My children were likewise engaged and stimulated, and proud! We will look forward to taking more art and crafts classes with Art-ventures with Kids. -Asante Chamberlin (mother of Audrey and Aida) Northampton, MA