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

Wonderful birthday experience for my daughter and her friends! Artists were kind, flexible, and seemed to really enjoy hosting the event. 10 out of 10!
— Naioki Cruz, Posted September 18th 2023 on google
This is our second year having my daughters birthday party there. She loves it and her friends did as well. The parents of the other kids enjoyed having the kids do a project that they could keep and use. It was a blast!!!!! We will definitely be back for other events.
— Sarah Bailey, Posted May 1st 2022 on google
So much fun! The staff are great and the kids really had a blast! Would definitely recommend!
— Sarah Wolf, Posted May 30th 2023 on google
The studio is fantastic. We had a birthday party there and the staff went above and beyond to make our day memorable. They are professionals! They studio is clean, spacious and well decorated. The aprons were beautifully made and the party was a blast. Would recommend this studio highly for parties as well as classes.
— Oladunni Enilari, Posted May 28th 2023 on google
First time experiencing this resturant and I really liked it. The food, the atmosphere and the people.
— Monica Jackson, Posted April 2nd 2023 on google
An experience that is totally worth it! Everyone gets to take home a memory that will last for years.
, Posted March 29th 2023 on facebook
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, Posted March 6th 2023 on facebook
My girls had a blast at their combined birthday party (5 & 7). My kids are obsessed with unicorns and the staff was able to make the craft so it was doable by both age groups. The studio is super cute and had everything we needed and the staff were super friendly and engaging with the kids! Overall, definitely recommen...
— Bridgett Fowler, Posted March 6th 2023 on google
We booked our daughter's 4th birthday party here and she picked the Baby Dino craft. The staff was amazing and kept the kids on task, which left us plenty of time to do cake and presents. They had everything prepped and ready to go based on the age range of the kids and made it so easy for them to complete on their own...
— Bridgit Labowskie, Posted February 22nd 2023 on google
We had our twins’ 7th birthday at Kidcreate. We love this art studio and the owner and staff are amazing. The party was a blast for the kids and it was easy for us as parents. If you are looking for a great birthday experience, call Kidcreate!!
— Ashleigh Harty, Posted February 20th 2023 on google
Great staff. Fun for the kids. All in all was a great experience for the money and a great place for a young child’s birthday!
, Posted February 4th 2023 on facebook
We had so much fun celebrating my daughter’s birthday! The place is so nice, colorful and clean! The staff were really helpful and friendly! Thank you for accommodating all our requests too! We’ll definitely come back!
, Posted January 30th 2023 on facebook
My daughter just recently had a birthday party here and she enjoyed her special day to the fullest! The owner, Karen came up with a wonderfully creative idea to go along with the seashell craft my daughter chose for her mermaid themed party, which was ocean slime! The kids loved it! And the parents enjoyed their time a...
— Alease Babu, Posted January 30th 2023 on google
Have had my son’s birthday party here for two years straight now! Always a wonderful experience.
— Brittany Phippins, Posted January 2nd 2023 on google
We had our son's 5th Birthday Party at Kidcreate and it was amazing!! There team was friendly, helpful and great with out kiddos! They made everything user friendly and amazingly convenient for our family!! And our son and all of his friends had the best time!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
, Posted December 10th 2022 on facebook
Excellent place for a birthday party! My daughter and her friends had fun learning to make a clay turtle and the staff were super helpful and fun!
, Posted November 5th 2022 on facebook
We had just over 10 girls at my daughter’s 9th birthday party (age range 8-10 years old) and it was awesome!! Karen helped them each create such a unique animal pinch pot so everyone left with a work of art she was truly excited and proud of :) the party ran so smoothly and was super easy from a parent / host persp...
— Kristen Jones, Posted October 10th 2022 on google
best birthday party! so easy and instructors were great! kids had a blast!
, Posted September 17th 2022 on facebook
My child and I absolutely adore this studio! The staff is amazing, the owner is phenomenal, and the crafts and art that my kiddo brings home are adorable! I cannot be happier with Ms.Karen's studio ❤❤
— Sarah Nicholson, Posted July 22nd 2022 on google
Great service for kids who love art. My son loves it.
— Sidra Morales, Posted July 12th 2022 on google

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