Become a ColourWheel Art Class Franchisee!
The inspiration behind ColourWheel Art Classes was to offer accessible, fun and creative art classes especially for people who think that they can’t draw or paint but want to learn.
Our classes are taught by professional, well qualified teachers, and the level of customer service we deliver is exceptional. The classes are great value for money and we go the extra mile for each and every student to make sure that their experience surpasses their expectations. Our students come back again and again which is testament to the care and attention we put into everything we do.
With successful franchises already in place, we’re now offering the right people the opportunity to run their own business in their area, with the potential to earn a full time wage for truly part time hours!
You don’t need to be ‘arty’. Hiring a qualified, experienced art teacher is one of the first things you will do. You are, essentially, the course leader. You will facilitate the teacher so they can concentrate solely on what they do best, teaching your students to draw and paint. The fact that every student has a wonderful time is not only down to the pleasure they gain from learning new skills but also the fun, lively and creative ColourWheel ethos.
The role of the ColourWheel franchisee is, in a nutshell, to find an appropriate venue for your classes, engage your teacher, market the classes, take the bookings, set up the classes for each lesson, be the host or hostess at class for the day and aid your teacher where necessary. You and your teacher will work together as a team to provide wonderful art classes that are truly appreciated.
It is a very satisfying experience to host your own classes, the students are so excited to be there and it is a fantastic environment to work in.
What’s in the package
As part of the Franchise Package you will receive:
- You will have a dedicated Franchisee Manager who is experienced is setting up and running their own location and will be on hand to help you every step of the way. In person, by phone and email. They will be there whenever you need them, to offer practical advice and help or just for a chat.
- Help with the recruitment of your teacher as well as a free recruitment agency candidate search.
- Help with finding the perfect venue for your classes along with site visits to make sure you have the perfect location.
- Comprehensive training showing you to how set up your classes and run them successfully and professionally. Spend time with an existing franchisee and their class, there is off site training too.
- Access to personalised marketing materials and tools along with our extensive sales and marketing expertise to make sure your classes are full from day one.
- Your classes listed on our exciting and professional website with full online booking and payment facilities.
- Full training in all back office administration processes and procedures so that you can run your business effortlessly.
- And that’s over and above the Operations Manual which covers all aspects of setting up and running your business.
What does it mean to be a ColourWheel Franchisee?
Sarah talks about what it means to be a ColourWheel Franchisee.
Frequently asked questions
How much time will I have to dedicate to running my business?
In terms of time, you will need to be able to commit at least one full day and preferably one evening per week, (during term-time only), to the classes themselves, plus you will need some ad hoc time for the admin. The day time classes are three hours each and the evening class is run for two hours, making this a truly part time business.
How much can I earn?
In return you have the potential to earn around £25k per annum for this part time opportunity. There is great potential for expansion. With rebooking currently at around the 50% mark, it is easy to add another class and earn more! Already, our franchisees are implementing new classes and enjoying this increased profit.
When do the courses run?
The courses run in term-time only, making it perfect for mums, dads and hands-on grandparents or simply those who like the idea of a short working week and taking long holidays!
What do I need to run a ColourWheel franchise?
You do need your own transport and, most importantly, you must enjoy meeting and helping people being prepared to fully participate in their experience – in other words, you simply need to join in the fun! You have to be flexible, organised too, have an eye for detail and be prepared to provide outstanding customer service for your students.
What is the cost of a ColourWheel franchise?
If you are feeling fired up, the details of the investment are simple. The cost for taking on the franchise for your area is £15,000 + VAT. ColourWheel is keen to recruit the right people and can offer finance to the right candidates. Is this you?
We are looking for partners who can deliver exceptional customer service. ColourWheel Art Classes are committed to providing an outstanding experience, first-class teaching and we go the extra mile for each and every student.The courses are of the highest quality and brilliant value for money.
ColourWheel students enjoy learning new skills and discovering a hobby that will give them pleasure for life. Confidence is gained, friends are made and serious fun is had. Currently, re-booking rates are approximately 50%, demonstrating the success of the courses and, therefore, the potential for your business to grow and thrive.
Who will I be working with?
You will be working with your teacher on class day but you will also be working closely with the ColourWheel team.
What is it like to run a local ColourWheel franchise?
Steve, our Aylesbury franchisee talks about his experience running and setting up new classes.
Meet our Franchise Management Team
Founder, Operations Director
ColourWheel Head Office
Sarah’s background is in training and personal growth development in a corporate environment. Her professional experience is as an HR Partner working as part of the senior management team in various SME’s over the last 20 years. Sarah’s role is to develop the ColourWheel brand and grow the network. She manages the team and provides collaborative leadership to head office staff and franchisees alike, working as a single unit with a goal to achieve a wonderful work/lifestyle balance for everyone.
Franchisee Support Director
ColourWheel Head Office
Carly has worked with ColourWheel since its inception. Carly ran her own business successfully for many years before being instrumental in setting up the original ColourWheel classes from scratch. So she is ideally positioned to help you start and run your own classes. She has identified and overcome the challenges and her job is to help and support you every step of the way making sure it is a satisfying and successful experience to start and manage your own business.
Curriculum Development Manager
ColourWheel Head Office
Faye is responsible for writing and producing the curriculum for all our courses. Faye has degrees in Art History and Cinematography from Sao Paulo University and has won awards for production and direction in numerous countries. Working for many years as a training analysist Faye is ideally positioned and qualified to produce tailored art courses for our students. She holds an RSA Cambridge teacher training qualification as she wanted to specialise in teaching adults. Faye is a talented artist producing beautiful paintings and drawings and is a member of the Guild for Silk Painters. Faye’s work is exhibited and sold worldwide. A participant of the Bucks Open Studios Faye takes her inspiration for her work from traditional and contemporary art and artists and her course designs reflect this.
What’s the next step?