May 14, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- June 1 is Drawing Day all across the world, and to celebrate,
will give away free sketch books to the first 50 children to participate in Kids Club
classes at each of its 1,100+ stores that Saturday.
Drawing Day is a worldwide event established in 2008 to encourage everyone to "drop everything and draw" to show appreciation for art, artists and illustrators. Michaels craft specialists will show Kids Club participants sketching techniques in half-hour sessions that start at 10:00, 10:30 and
Each session is just
per child ages three and up.
"Creativity comes in many forms, and on
at Michaels, we want to help spread the joy of drawing," said Michaels Creative Expert Jo Pearson. "Children love to express their creativity with pencils, crayons and markers, and Drawing Day is all about sparking and sharing that passion."
Michaels Kids Club classes
are held every Saturday at all U.S. and
10 to 11:30 a.m.
, and each week a different craft or skill is highlighted.
Michaels also offers cake decorating classes for kids and a variety of other
for adults to indulge their creative side, from scrapbooking, jewelry making and cake decorating to knitting, crocheting, painting and more. Customers can view available classes online at Michaels.com, or check with their local store for details and pricing.
-based Michaels Stores, Inc. is
's largest specialty retailer of arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall decor and seasonal merchandise for the hobbyist and do-it-yourself home decorator. The company currently owns and operates more than 1,105 Michaels stores in 49 states and
and 123 Aaron Brothers stores, and produces 11 exclusive private brands including Recollections
, Studio Decor
, Bead Landing
, Celebrate It
, Art Minds
, Artist's Loft
, Craft Smart
, Loops & Threads
. For more information visit
or follow Michaels on Twitter and Pinterest @MichaelsStores.