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, 7 and 4, and is active in their school communities. She has been a stay at home mother for the past seven 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.
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.