Robin Schoof, owner of Kitty Q's Art Studio, said her Farmington business started in September 2012.
submitted information about the business to Patch. If you have a
business and want to participate in Patch's Small Business Shout Out, you
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How did your business get started? I began this business with visions of sharing art with the community.
After teaching art in the public schools for nearly 8 years, I decided
to further my education by getting an endorsement to work with children
with special needs. I also carry current certification in working for
families with children who have special needs. This is why I decided to
open up an art facility that offers classes for the general public, but
also for the special needs population.
What services does your business provide? I offer art classes and lessons for all ages. I also work with children
with disabilities or unique challenges, through expressive and
therapeutic art processes. I have over 15 years of experience with
children who have a variety of afflictions and abilities, including
autism, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis and emotional impairments, to
name a few. I have community fundraisers and charity events to benefit
local businesses as well as my special needs programs. What do you want your business to be best known for? A place of comfort and creativity for families and children.
What's your most popular service? Art camps, workshops and classes.
Why did you choose the location that you did? I love Farmington. I have family and friends in the area. My mom owns a
local business and after interacting with her customers in her store, it
didn't take long to realize that Farmington is a family friendly city
with lots of great activities and community events. For more information, call 248-987-8089, stop in at 32580 Grand River Ave. in Farmington or check out www.kittyqstudios.com.