Portrait of Lara, drawn by her 9 year old daughter
Founder, Lara Olson, started Kidcreate Studio after being discouraged by the limited amount of art exposure her son was receiving at school. His favorite class was art. In art class, he found tremendous joy in the creative process and none of the frustrations he was experiencing in some of his other classes. Lara understood how he felt. She too had gravitated toward art classes as a child. Lara strongly believed in the power of art to teach, inspire and build self-esteem. She also understood that art makes learning fun and a fun learning environment was exactly what her son needed more of!
Lara started a quest for art classes for her son. She searched in vain for an art studio designed just for kids that combined quality art education with a fun kid-friendly environment. Finding nothing that met her requirements, she decided to CREATE it! And KIDCREATE was born!