Meet The Owner
Karen deWysocki

Karen deWysocki, Kidcreate Studio - Newport News

Kidcreate Studio of Newport News is the promise Karen deWysocki made to herself two decades ago. Karen started her professional career as a Photojournalist in the Washington DC area before moving back home to Newport News, VA. To meet the needs of her growing family, she transitioned into corporate sales and training. Although she enjoyed advancement and career successes in the corporate world, returning to creative work was always the goal. Kidcreate Studio is the perfect fit for Karen's promise. Additionally, she believes Kidcreate Studio will contribute to her community and the education of the Peninsula's children.

Karen 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!

Karen deWysocki, Kidcreate Studio - Newport News

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

Ms. Karen is wonderful to work with and runs a great studio. My children (ages 2&4) loved the art project we made together and I loved that I didn’t have to clean up the mess ;) I highly recommend that you check out this studio with your littles.
— Savanna Coburn, Posted June 23rd 2021 on google
We had a party here for my 6 year old and her friends. It turned into an amazing event that that all the parents and kids loved. Kids Create was very helpful and the price was very good for what we received. I'd book another party here without second thought.
— Michael Clunn, Posted June 17th 2021 on google
This is an amazing venue for a Birthday party. I only had to bring the cupcakes and they did everything else. Party favors and tablecloth for cake table are provided. There's an area for opening presents and even some toys for smaller kids to tinker with in case they get bored. Karen, the owner is great at engaging th...
— Bianca Kauffman, Posted March 20th 2021 on google
We are HUGE fans of Kidcreate Studio! My two daughters love Arty & Crafty and the classes are amazing. They keep asking to go back!
— Heather Burnett, Posted February 2nd 2021 on google
We had so much fun visiting the studio!
— MacKenzie Anderson, Posted February 2nd 2021 on google

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