CREATE art + play studio is an inspiring art studio located in Lexington, Kentucky. We are dedicated to providing the joyful exploration of art for kids of all ages.  Our unique studio is full of playful experimentation of art processes and materials. We encourage individual expression and imaginative exploration of each child’s artistic ideas. We offer camps, classes, parties, workshops, open studio, and private events. Join our mailing list to keep up with our latest offerings.


James Cox

My whole life has been involved with art in one form or another. I received my BFA and Art Education degrees from the University of Kentucky.  More recently, I studied at the California Institute of the Arts where I interned with Walt Disney Imagineering.  I have worked as an elementary and middle school art teacher, in addition to teaching many workshops and summer camps over the years. My greatest joy is inspiring others and sharing art with everyone!

I am excited to be the co-owner of CREATE art + play studio.  My wife and I are so happy to provide a place where artists of all ages will have an outlet for their creativity. Our art studio is a space where play-based exploration, imagination, and technical know-how merge into one truly exciting art-making experience

Sydney Cox

I received my BFA in Art Studio and BA in Art Education from the University of Kentucky. For the past ten years, I have been creating and teaching art. In addition, I worked as an elementary art teacher, taught art workshops, and summer camps. I am excited to open my own studio where everyone can enjoy making art! 


My approach to teaching is play-based where students are encouraged to explore and experiment with art processes. During studio time, students are encouraged to investigate, imagine, and create. I want my students to know that CREATE art + play studio is the center of innovation where creativity thrives – it is a “space of possibility.”  

© 2017 by CREATE art and play studio LLC.

193 Kentucky Ave, Lexington, Kentucky 40502


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