Children’s Art Studio Targets Philadelphia for Nationwide Expansion

Children’s Art Studio Targets Philadelphia for Nationwide Expansion

With more than 110,000 children under the age of 12 living in Philadelphia – all of whom could benefit from the cognitive effects of art education programs, Kidcreate Studio, a concept centered on children’s art enrichment classes, camps and birthday parties, announces today that it has identified the area as its next expansion hub.

“Built to teach, inspire and build self-esteem, our brand is committed to filling a void in the marketplace by using the power of art to positively influence the lives of children,” said Lara Olson, founder and chief creative officer of Kidcreate Studio. “Philadelphia has tremendous long term growth potential and we look forward to speaking with positive, outgoing and business savvy entrepreneurs who have a passion for not only wanting to make a good living, but make a living of doing good.”

Kidcreate Studio offers children’s art classes, camps and art-themed birthday parties which are made available for children ages 18 months through 12 years. Founder, Lara Olson, started Kidcreate Studio after being frustrated by the limited art exposure her children were receiving at school.

She wanted to create an art studio designed just for kids that would combine quality art education with a kid-friendly environment. As the leader in the underserved child art education industry, Kidcreate Studio offers attractive opportunities for business minded individuals looking to earn a successful living in an industry with strong consumer demand.

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Meet Lara Olson-Founder of Kidcreate Studio

Meet Lara Olson-Founder of Kidcreate Studio

Lara Olson: The Founder of Kidcreate Studio

Kidcreate Studio is a franchise concept focused on children’s art enrichment classes, camps and birthday parties available for children ages 18 months through 12 years that got started after Lara, the soon-tp-be-owner of Kidcreate Studio, being frustrated by the limited art exposure her child was receiving at school. Finding nothing that met her requirements, Lara began to envision an art studio designed for her child that would combine quality art education within a kid-friendly environment.

In 2008, Lara founded Kidcreate Studio. Soon after opening the studio, Lara launched Kidcreate’s On-The-Go Studio division which creates partnerships within the community that enables Kidcreate Studio to bring the great teachers and curriculum being used at the studio to other organizations such as; community education centers, parks and recreations programs, elementary schools, preschools and daycares.

As the leader in the underserved child art education industry and inspired by the success of both studios, Lara made the decision to “paint the states” with art and offer franchise opportunities with Kidcreate Studio. Lara identified franchising as a way to continue the Kidcreate mission to pick up where public education has become more limited and bridge the art education gap.

Where did the idea for Kidcreate Studio come from?

The idea for the first Kidcreate Studio originated after I became discouraged by the limited amount of art exposure and education my son, Jake, was receiving at school. Jake was experiencing a lot of frustrations in his other classes and found tremendous joy and solace in art.

How do you bring ideas to life?

There is a wonderful book written by David Allen titled “Getting Things Done”. In the book, the author describes a system that utilized project packets. I have taken that idea and modified it for my own use.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

Before leaving the office on Fridays, I always update my to-do list and plan out what I want to accomplish the following week.

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April 1st is National Love Our Children Day

April 1st is National Love Our Children Day

Celebrate National Love Our Children Day with Kidcreate Studio

The first annual National Love Our Children Day was held on April 3, 2004, and is now celebrated on the first Saturday in April.

What better way to show your children how much you love them than with the power of art?

Kidcreate Studio offers kid’s art classes, camps, birthday parties, and selling art-themed retail items for children ages 18 months to 12 years of age. It is an art studio where children create fridge-worth masterpieces while learning art concepts and techniques in an environment of fun.

Kidcreate teaches math, science, history and creativity through art education. The word “studio” is in our name for a reason! Kidcreate Studios fun bright facilities are a perfect canvas for a creative learning experience.

Simply said, Kidcreate Studio is “art education made fun!”

Get ready for creativity, giggles, grins, inspiration, mess-making, discovery, confidence, exploration and fun! Celebrate this year’s National Love Our Children Day at your local Kidcreate Studio!

 

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How Lara Olson’s Passion Inspired an Art Enrichment Franchise

How Lara Olson’s Passion Inspired an Art Enrichment Franchise

Kidcreate Studio CEO, Lara Olson, shares how she turned her passion into a booming franchise!

Her Story

I still clearly remember the day when my son Jake came home from elementary school on the verge of tears due to poor results on his spelling test. Seeing his disappointment brought me back to my childhood, as Dyslexia runs in our family, and now I could see the same signs in Jake. Fortunately, the very next day, Jake came home in a more joyous mood, for he had art class that day.

Jake found joy and solace in art and was able to truly shine in his classes – a stark contrast to the stress and anxiety that his other classes brought to him. I wanted to see more of this for Jake, but was disheartened when I discovered he was only receiving 45 minutes of art instruction once every four days.

Knowing Jake needed more time exploring art, as it was the best way for him to express himself and channel his emotions, I began looking around for art enrichment classes for Jake. It was to my true disappointment that I found not one solution I was looking for.

Creating a Solution

Delving into the unknown, I began dedicating countless hours to researching starting a new business and developing curriculum for my classes. After finding mentors to guide me and plenty of trial and error, Kidcreate Studio was born.

Seeing my vision come to life was truly inspiring, and knowing the impact it had made it that much sweeter when the first Kidcreate location opened in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, in 2008.

Today, we have two locations open, both of which specialize in art classes, camps and art-themed birthday parties for kids ages 18 months to 12 years. Through both our in-studio and On-The-Go classes, kids are able to learn about art techniques and concepts, as well as art history. At Kidcreate, we aim to combine “kid-culture” with art education to make our lessons both entertaining and educational.

Seeing the success these studios have and the impact they make, I decided to open Kidcreate Studio as a franchise opportunity, hoping that “entrepreneurs at heart” like me can find the same joy in owning a business that does so much good for the community.

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Kidcreate Will Entertain Your Child With Art

Kidcreate Will Entertain Your Child With Art

By offering art classes, camps, and birthday parties Kidcreate Studio is ready to entertain your child with art. 

In 2008, mom, art lover and Kidcreate Studio founder Lara Olson, decided to build her first studio location in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The idea behind her new business was that she was trying to bridge the gap between art and education as many schools have cut art classes from their curriculum. Lara’s first location was such a success that she opened another in Woodbury and then decided to franchise the business allowing it to spread across the U.S.

Kidcreate Studio offers many different ways to entertain your child with art. The offerings include art classes, art camps, and art themed birthday parties. They offer many different private group options, as well as on-the-go classes and drop off classes when you just need a break from the kids. The studio is designed to suit children 18 months through 12 years old and the project each child does is always age appropriate.

The studios are always clean and bright, with glass windows, open space, and natural light to offer the best creative conditions for your little one. Everything is at a low level to make it convenient and easier for your children to reach what they need in order to complete their projects. There is also a retail store within the studio that allows for parents to purchase art goods that their children like. The studio serves a wide range of ages and levels so costs will vary depending on what project or class your child is in but at the end of every class the children keep their project and the staff takes care of all the cleaning, even after birthday parties!

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