Is this a franchise?
This is not a franchise. Our program is designed to maximize the
profitability of each art center by limiting them to one center
per market area. You are purchasing the license to be the only
art center in your area to teach students using Rivky's
Does a Rivky's Art Workshop™ center have to be a full time job?
at all. You control how many or how few students you want to
teach. That’s the beauty of this system – you create it
according to your vision, just like your art work. Rivky will
show you how to a tract eager students and provide you with
effective marketing tools. You determine the mix – you can run a
lot of ads to have a booming art center, like Rivky did in her
first school in
or you can run just a few to keep it small and parttime.
Is Rivky trying to change the way I create my own art?
course not. Rivky honors and respects every individual’s
expression of their artistic abilities. The Rivky Method™ simply
provides instructors with the necessary tools to help others
easily tap into their own skills. She shows you how to
effortlessly bring your students through the process so that
they succeed and build confidence through their success. Once
they have the basic tools and building blocks they, like all
artists, will explore and experiment, finding new ways to fully
realize their vision and capture it on canvas.
It’s been a very long time since I’ve done any art work. Is that a
Absolutely not. As you go through the training, you’ll find that
your abilities that have lain dormant for so long will reawaken
rapidly. In fact, Susan, who runs the center in
was in this situation. Here’s what she said, “I had knowledge of
the materials and some ability. I was dry because I hadn’t
worked in about five years, when I went to meet Rivky. And Rivky
just replenished everything. I really needed, with a little
extra push through the door again. And I was able to get back,
where I left off.”
How much will it cost to use Rivky's Art Workshop™ to create my own
depends entirely upon your market, but believe me you’re going
to get everything you need to set up a lucrative, profitable –
even one-room – art center. If you want to go one step further,
it depends entirely on what your vision and goals are, and how
comfortable you are with your situation now. Rivky will give you
a step-by-step plan for growing your art center quickly or
slowly, always in the most efficient and economical way.
I’ve seen a lot of other business opportunities. What does your
program offer that I can’t get anywhere else?
Plenty. For one thing, Rivky will share with you every secret
that makes this work – she’s putting it all on the table. You
get the entire system. Most business or franchise operations
want to keep a tight leash on their franchisees or only turnover
programs and systems that have grown stale. They keep the real
gems for themselves. Still others ask for up to three or four
times as much as the initial investment in Rivky's Art
Workshop™. We require only a modest investment. There just isn’t
an equivalent comparison of value anywhere in the art industry
Do you have an easy way for me to get clients? I don’t know if I
can sell my services over the phone.
problem. Although the program is so phenomenal that it
practically sells itself, we understand that not everyone is
comfortable selling their services. Rivky will even provide an
actual, proven script to read over the phone (or to have your
front office person read over the phone) that will entice
prospects to show up for their classes.
Is our investment tax-deductible?
not a tax expert, but I understand there are a number of ways
you could legitimately write this training off. Please consult
with your own accountant or tax advisor for specific details to
What about students who take our classes? What will I be doing and
what kind of results can I expect?
an artist, you probably recognize that artistic ability varies
from person to person. The beauty of Rivky's system is that, no
matter what natural talent people have, The Rivky Method™
quickly and easily helps them tap into their talent, assures
early success and builds confidence. Once your students are in
this program, their personal growth as artists will vary, but I
assure you that you will be astounded at what your students can
accomplish. As an added bonus, if you aren’t currently excited
by what you’re doing for a living, just wait ‘til you hear your
students “oohing” and “ahing” over their own work. It will bring
art alive again for you – it will restore your original
enthusiasm and reignite your workand your livelihood.
What if I’m unsure about something? Is there somewhere I can go for
course! We want you to succeed. But we recognize that we all
have different backgrounds and experience levels. The beauty of
Rivky's Art Workshop™ is that Rivky is constantly trying new
approaches and exercises so her classes never get stale and her
students always have new and exciting projects to work on.
Whether you would like to take advantage of these extras, or
just want a little extra hand holding, you are automatically
part of Rivky's continued support program. In fact, as a special
bonus available only to those Licensees that sign up in the 1st
Quarter of 2008, we’re
going to provide six month’s worth of
at no extra
I’ve always thought that art is a talent you’re born with. Can I
really help anyone become an artist?
Absolutely. Your students’ skill levels and freedom of
expression will differ, but I assure you that following Rivky's
lessons, you’ll guide your students and help them shatter any
preconceptions they have about their own abilities. They will
amaze themselves. As an artist, one of my favorite sayings is “A
picture is worth a thousand words.”
What do students typically pay to enroll in a Rivky’s Art
A. Tuition is typically based on an 8 week / 1
hour per week semester and can range from $140 - $165 per
student (depending on your particular market). Students are
receiving individualized instruction in a classroom setting.
Q: What does a Rivky’s Art License Include?
A. A Rivky’s Art Workshop™ License enables you
to own your own Rivky’s Art Workshop in your community to help
students from age 6 to adult to improve their art skills. We
teach you the business and grant you a license to use the
Rivky’s Art Teaching and Business System™. The System includes:
An Education System – so you know what to teach and how
A Marketing System – to help you attract students to your
An Operations System – for daily management and
Q: How are Rivky’s Art center operators supported?
A. Our goal is to help you to launch your
center speedily, comfortably and confidently. You'll receive
thorough initial training to prepare you to open your center.
Then, on an ongoing basis, we'll be available to answer
questions, and if you have a problem, we'll try to help you
solve it. We have a comprehensive ongoing support program.
Examples of support functions include individual and group
telephone conferences; email Q and A; in person consultation and
meetings as necessary; updated education, marketing and
What is the initial license fee?
A. Licensees currently pay $7,000 at signing.
more detailed information
about the low cost of starting a Rivky’s Art Workshop™, call us
Do I get an exclusive territory?
A. We try to space centers so they are not
close enough to compete with one another; and not too far apart
so a competitor can provide greater drive-time convenience to
customers by slipping in between.
What is the typical profile of a Rivky’s Art licensee?
A. Our candidates believe in the power of art
education to change lives. All our licensees care deeply about
helping their students reach their potential; and see business
as a vehicle for realizing their financial goals. They are
enthusiastic, highly motivated, persistent and
Q: What will it cost me to open my first Rivky’s
A. As with any new business there is a
start-up cost which includes setting up a center, an initial
marketing campaign, and other one-time expenses. This will vary
by area but is estimated to cost $21,000 or more. This
working capital and the licensee fee. The chart below provides
an estimate of the initial investment to open one new Rivky’s
Art Workshop™. All costs, except for the initial investment fee,
are estimates. For more detailed information
regarding Rivky’s Art Workshop™ low startup costs, call us at
CATEGORY OF INVESTMENT
EXPENSES WHILE TRAINING
(AND SECURITY DEPOSIT, IF REQUIRED)
(See Note 1)
FURNITURE, SIGNS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
(See Note 2)
(See Note 3)
BUSINESS LICENSE, NAME REGISTRATION
(See Note 4)
(see note 5)
 The estimate is for the first month's rent. Rent will vary
according to location and whether the landlord requires a
security deposit. The estimate assumes you are not using your
home or other residential property as your Center.
 The estimate includes initial lease payments for computers,
peripherals and other office equipment of $500 to $1,000, for
which financing is generally available. The total purchase price
of computers is estimated at under $4,000.
 The figure given is the current annual rate if you obtain
liability insurance based on an assumed Center enrollment of 150
 You will have a separate business phone line and answering
machine used exclusively for your Rivky’s
 This is an estimate of the additional funds you will need
during the initial period of operation, which we define as 3
months from the opening of the Center. The estimate does not
include payroll costs for any employees (most of our licensees
do not hire assistants during the first three months). It also
does not include any compensation that you elect to pay to
yourself, nor any royalties that you would pay us. These
estimates have been made based on the business and operations
experience of the officers of Rivky’s Art, but we cannot
guarantee that you will not have additional expenses starting
the business. Your costs will depend on many factors, such as:
how closely you follow our methods and procedures; your
management skill, experience and business acumen; local economic
and environmental conditions; the local market for our services;
the prevailing wage rate; competition; and, the enrollment level
reached during the initial 3 month period.
Q: What are the ongoing expenses of running a Rivky’s Art Workshop™?
A. Other than the royalty, expenses typically
include: renting a modest, but presentable, retail or other
space in your community (approx. 800 to 1,000 sq. feet); ongoing
advertising and promotion; instructors as enrollment grows (paid
hourly during teaching times); and a range of miscellaneous
expenses, including phone, office supplies, and the like.
Q: What are the typical hours of operation?
A. The hours may vary, depending on your
preference and location. Most are open for instruction from 4
p.m. to 8 p.m. at least 4 weekdays and Saturday morning.
What type of advertising support can I expect?
A. Rivky’s Art maintains a full line of
ready-to-use marketing materials, including formats for flyers,
display ads, direct mail pieces, and brochures.
Q: What type of training is provided by Rivky’s Art?
A. You will attend Rivky’s Art's training
program in either Monsey,
Training includes both classroom and interactive training. Our
comprehensive program will cover step-by-step use of the
operations manual and all the areas important to your success as
a Rivky’s Art Workshop owner. The cost of this initial training
is included in your license fee. You will be responsible only
for your own lodging and travel expenses.
What advantages does Rivky’s Art offer that other licensees
A. Most of our licensees tell us that an
important factor for them in choosing Rivky’s Art is the nature
of the work. They want a personal opportunity as well as a
financial opportunity. They want to enjoy what they do. They
want to look forward to going to work every day. Additionally,
our licensees want to own a business that makes a real
difference. They work better when they are passionate about what
they do. They find fundamental problems with other education
opportunities, including one or more of the following: high
initial fees, exorbitant royalties, huge investment costs,
unfair territories, complicated business models and multiple
subjects instead of a focused approach. These flaws diminish
results for the students. Rivky’s Art has the independent
research that shows superior results from our method. Rivky’s
Art licensees also tell us they care about who they are joining.
They like being part of a licensee community of accomplished and