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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

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Just wanted to say thank you! I traveled from Stafford to bring my daughter to your art camp for one day which was her birthday. With everything going on she has been couped up in the house for a while thought she would enjoy this and she did!!!!! You and your staff made the start of her birthday Great!!!! We hung t...
— Tabatha, Posted July 24th 2020 on maps.google.com
My daughter recently her birthday party here. They set everything up and cleaned everything up afterwards. Kids had a great time, project was fun, and the facility was clean.
— Britt S., Posted July 12th 2020 on maps.google.com
We had our 6 year old's most recent birthday party here. It was such a great experience. Booking was easy and painless. The party itself was probably one of the best times I've had at a kid's birthday. My son loved that he got to make and wear a birthday crown (he still wears it, 6 months later), and the take-home happ...
— Courtney Weeks Karkkainen, Posted June 23rd 2020 on maps.google.com
Participated in a virtual class during shelter in place and was very impressed with how they translated the lessons onto a digital format/platform. There customer service was also outstanding.
— Lesley Schmidt Sindberg, Posted June 10th 2020 on maps.google.com
We have had the pleasure of attending both in person sessions and ordering the at-home kits. We loved both! My 7 year old daughter is so excited when I sign her up for class, and when we receive a kit for her to work on at home. I highly recommend Kidcreate Studio. Such a great place!
— Jennifer Hughes - OIT, Posted June 8th 2020 on maps.google.com
My kids always look forward to the art classes at Kidcreate. The staff is very friendly and always have fun and creative projects for kids at all artistic levels.
— Kylee Piper, Posted June 8th 2020 on maps.google.com
My daughter has been to this studio for a camp and a birthday party and she has had so much fun both times! We already scheduled her for another camp later this month. She is 7 years old and the themes for their workshops are so age appropriate and exciting for her. I would highly recommend this art studio!
— Christina McMillon, Posted June 8th 2020 on maps.google.com
Amazing place! The teachers are very dedicated and make sure that everybody is having a good time. My 5-year old is not into art and he was surprisingly very engaged!
— Alina Fernandez, Posted June 8th 2020 on maps.google.com
Our daughter has really enjoyed the many art camps she’s attended here! Such a fun and interactive place with engaging instructors and staff.
— Marie Elalem, Posted June 7th 2020 on maps.google.com
My daughter and I took an 8-week art class at Kidcreate Studio in Broomfield. She loved it! The instructors were organized for each class and flexible with each child and their artistic abilities. We will definitely be back for other classes in the future!
— Erica Kartak, Posted June 7th 2020 on maps.google.com
We bought art kits to take home on several occasions. The quality of the materials was great and the video tutorials were simple and easy for us to follow.
— Andrea Autobee-Trujillo, Posted June 7th 2020 on maps.google.com
Fantastic owners and caring staff! Teachers are great and really care about the kids. Bright open space with new content each session.
— Brenda Smolky, Posted June 7th 2020 on maps.google.com
We love Jen and Kidcreate! My son took classes both as an after school club as well outside of school on the weekends and has always enjoyed the activity and art projects he's made. Jen makes art so much fun for the kids and I'm so happy that she has supported our budding artist with her awesome classes! Look no fur...
— Kathryn Meyer, Posted June 7th 2020 on maps.google.com
We had a birthday party here for my daughter in February and it was fantastic! The studio is clean and very well run, and the teachers were amazing. The kids made a great project and had so much fun playing and learning! My daughter has also done one of their workshops and also absolutely loved it. I highly recommend t...
— Juliette Willson, Posted June 7th 2020 on maps.google.com
Our 5yo LOVES KidCreate! He has been doing a weekly class for most of the year and I’ve been so impressed with the artwork he’s been bringing home - we have quite a few pieces framed and hanging on walls :) But the absolute best was his 5th birthday party at the studio - Miss Kayla was fabulous and kept 16 five ...
— Megan McCourt Merk, Posted June 7th 2020 on maps.google.com
Friendly staff, great place to be if your kids love craft and art.
— Rebecca Huang, Posted March 14th 2020 on maps.google.com
This is such an amazing place for kids to express themselves creatively while having a great time- the perfect mix of art educations and fun!
— Bonnie Cullom, Posted March 8th 2020 on maps.google.com
I take my daughter here for some classes. We both love it. All of the employees are great with the kids. Excellent customer service.
— Michelle A, Posted February 11th 2020 on maps.google.com
Amazing art studio!!
— Oluwakemi Pearce, Posted January 9th 2020 on maps.google.com
I took my 5 and 6 year old here and they had a great time! They instruct the kids on how they make their drawings, they have tons of patients with the kids and if they mess up it's okay! They go along with the idea :)
— kathleen belloso, Posted January 3rd 2020 on maps.google.com

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