Wee Create Studio was created in the fall of 2017. This studio space, located in the Roe Hills neighborhood, was established to give small children and their families, an inspiring place for artistic exploration. Our studio is bright, colorful and welcoming. This is the perfect place for kids to explore and get messy. Having this special art space for kids relieves stress from parents about having paint splattered all over the walls of the home, or marker on the furniture, and allows children the free will to experiment in many ways!
We designed our studio with the idea in mind that beautiful spaces stimulate beautiful ideas. Our space is organized, clean, and safe.
Amy Major is the owner, creative director, and lead teacher at Wee Create Studio. Amy is the mother of two young children, 6 and 3, and is active in their school communities. She has been a stay at home mother for the past six years, and has participated in many “mommy and me” classes provided throughout our Kansas City community. However, as a former elementary art educator, she felt our community lacked in classes for artistic exploration. As an artist herself, she began envisioning a space where small children and their families could come to create. A space to get messy, have fun, and explore! This desire lead to the creation of Wee Create Studio.
Amy received her Bachelors in Art Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from UMKC. A native of the Kansas City Area, she taught elementary art for eight years before becoming a mother, and is a practicing ceramic artist at the KC Clay Guild.
She is passionate about working with children and has always been enthused by their uninhibited drive to create. Her mission through Wee Create is to encourage and facilitate this artistic exploration.
Bekah is the mother of two active boys, ages 7 and 9, who love to get creative! A native of the Washington, DC suburbs where she taught high school Art, Graphic Art, and Photography, she moved to Kansas City with her family six years ago. Bekah got her introduction to KC’s art community teaching courses at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Ford Learning Center and currently teaches preschool, spending her days getting messy with 2 and 3 years olds.
Bekah has a degree in Media Arts and Design and Studio Art from James Madison University, and continued her education in child development at The University of Virginia. She loves to watch children experiment with different mediums and discover that they can create masterpieces!
Brittany Long is a new addition to the Wee Create family. Born and raised in Kansas, she decided to move away to Wisconsin for college and attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. While there, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Illustration as well as an unrequited love for Lake Michigan and cheese curds.
After 5 years in the north, Brittany moved herself back to Kansas to be closer to family and quickly found home in the KC metro area. While working in restaurants at night, she found a break in a few of her afternoons to volunteer with Literacy KC and the KCPS system. It didn’t take long for the kids she saw weekly to latch onto her heart and cause her to seek a second degree in K-12 Art Education at UMKC which she is currently working on.
Although she may be new to Wee Create, she is no stranger to making messes and fully believes in the importance of process art for kids of all ages. When she’s not at the studio working summer camps or birthday parties, she’s most likely researching coursework, creating her own art in her home studio, or exploring nature trails with her pup, Lola.
Annie Kalahurka loves to get "crafty" with kids of all ages! As a nanny, craftsperson, and performing artist, she has devoted most of her life to the arts. Born and raised in KC, Annie was brought up performing and costuming for Theatre at Vis and school plays at St. Elizabeths and St.Teresa's Academy. She earned a BFA in Music Theatre at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. She worked as a puppeteer and teaching artist in the Cincinnati community over the past 10 years. She has recently returned to KC and worked for Mesner Puppets and the Fishtank Theatre.
As a teacher, she strives to see creative projects through the eyes of her students. Forever enamored by their curiosity, she loves the meeting of the minds that can happen alongside an artistic medium. She encourages this expansion in kids.