Meet The Owner
Vanessa Cancel

Vanessa Cancel, Kidcreate Studio - Mansfield

After 24 years of managing restaurants, Vanessa Cancel felt it was time to make her dream of having a work/life balance a reality. Finding a franchise that allows for that and also lets her go back to her childhood dream of working with her creative side is frosting on the cake! Kidcreate Studio allows her to check off all the boxes. Vanessa and her kids cannot wait to get messy with paint, clay and slime at the studio - and being able to provide a fun place for kids in their beloved town of Mansfield, Texas is just heaven!

Vanessa welcomes you and your children to visit the studio, put on an apron and create. After all, making a mess is the best at Kidcreate!

Vanessa Cancel, Kidcreate Studio - Mansfield

How our story
began

Once upon a time,
There was a kindergartner who was frustrated by spelling, but loved art!
So it began...

Founder, Lara Olson, started Kidcreate Studio after being discouraged by the limited art exposure her son was receiving at school. 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 this. She too gravitated toward art as a child. Lara 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. 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!

Lara understood this. She too gravitated toward art as a child. Lara 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. Lara started a quest for art classes for her son. She searched in vain for art classes 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!

Kidcreate Studio was born!

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Portrait of Lara, drawn by her 9 year old daughter

Read Our Rave Reviews

Our 6 year old son took the clay class earlier this month and we were very happy. He learned a lot but also had a great time. The staff was very friendly and kind. We were so happy that we have already signed him up for the Harry Potter camp next week and we will continue to attend camps there. VERY PLEASED!!
— Jennifer Dvorak, Posted July 19th 2022 on google
My daughter loved having her 8th birthday here. The staff and especially Miss Katie did an awesome job. We will definitely do more parties for our kiddos here. Thank you for making her birthday so special
— Tiffany Price, Posted May 22nd 2022 on google
Vanessa and her staff are so nice. The kids at my daughter's party left feeling like they were artists. The facility is clean and well kept. Super affordable for the carafts that we did and we got to take them home same day. I would definitely recommend KidCreate Studios to anyone.
— Cassie Collier, Posted May 1st 2022 on google
We finally got the opportunity to celebrate my daughter's 4th birthday party at KidCreate. We love the staff. I am so thankful for Vanessa and Erika in helping us create some of the best memories.
— Log into Facebook | Facebook, Posted April 15th 2022 on facebook
They were absolutely amazing! They took care of the whole party from the time we got there till we left. The kids had a great time. I would definitely recommend them and will be back for some of the art classes for my kids
— Stefanie Leech, Posted April 3rd 2022 on google
My children have been going to Kid-create studio for years! We have had several birthday parties and lots of amazing art classes. The teachers are awesome! They are patient with their students and help them to learn art and new techniques to help them apply to future classes. Kids do love a challenge and feel good abou...
— Paige Ferriss-Humphrey, Posted December 19th 2021 on google
Kids create studio is really fun. You can do creative, fun activities! It really brings everyone together so everyone can become friends and learn more about them and Kids Create Studio!
— dun zhang, Posted December 18th 2021 on google
We had my son's 4th birthday party here, and it everything went so well, I could not have asked for anything more. We arrived about 15 minutes before it started to drop off the cupcakes, snacks and balloons, and let my son create his own birthday crown. Everything else was taken care of! The party favors they gave the ...
— Holly Clinton, Posted December 14th 2021 on google
Kidcreate Studio has been an amazing experience every single time! The staff is outstanding, friendly, knowledgeable and energetic. The art projects let the kids learn, have fun and stay engaged for hours…and of course eager to come back again. We have done in studio and take home art classes/projects. The at home p...
— Melissa Cooper, Posted December 12th 2021 on google
My kids love the camps and parents' night out and we had our oldest's birthday party there recently. They were so thorough, and kids ages 2-12 were able to do the craft with success and they all had fun! The custom add ons made it all so stress free that I kept thinking I was forgetting something. Worth every penny.
— Alyssa Knox, Posted July 24th 2021 on google
Celebrated my daughter’s 8th birthday here. The staff is awesome! Everyone had a great time and everyone created masterpieces thanks to the thorough technique instructions. I’m so glad we chose this location for our party.
— Monica Sanchez, Posted June 14th 2021 on google
We attended a birthday party at Kidcreate Studio and had a wonderful time!!!
— April Caballero, Posted June 13th 2021 on google
Amazing place! The owner went out of her way today to assist me in signing my kids up for a summer camp, she navigated my problems with the website and my location's spotty wifi to ensure, through multiple emails, that my registration and invoice were correct. My kids have attended several camps and workshops at the ...
— Leanne Groom, Posted February 20th 2021 on google
The kids had a blast! It was a nice treat to get them out of the house before the end of summer. my 3, 6, and 8 year olds had equally as much fun doing the same activities and that's hard to do!
— Log into Facebook | Facebook, Posted August 15th 2020 on facebook
A non threatening atmosphere that provides kids with an arena to explore and showcase their artistic interests.
— Log into Facebook | Facebook, Posted December 31st 2019 on facebook
We had so much fun and the kids really enjoyed themselves. The party was interactive and kept their attention.
— Alicia Canella, Posted October 13th 2019 on google
The teachers were very sweet. My daughter had a blast.
— magaly guerrero, Posted September 8th 2019 on google
My 5 and 2 year old had a blast! Wonderful people who run this studio!! Will be back!
— Paxton Marcus, Posted March 6th 2019 on google
They have Fun and informative classes that my son loves. Everyone who works there is great. They enjoy teaching the kids and it shows.
— Log into Facebook | Facebook, Posted August 24th 2018 on facebook
My son just finished his first camp here and is already begging for the next one! He loved it!
— Log into Facebook | Facebook, Posted August 2nd 2018 on facebook

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