Since 1991, CreativeKids has committed to advance creative development in children and teenagers, bond families and mobilize communities with art, design and architecture programs. Our comprehensive and age-appropriate and award-winning after school art and design programs for youngsters aged 1.5 to 18 are designed to foster flexibility and adaptability to thrive in the ever-changing world of the 21st century.
With an expanding student and alumni body, professional team and scope of services, CreativeKids has ignited a creative spirit in the community, collaborated with schools, organizations and corporations, and reached out to families from diverse backgrounds. We have been affirmed as being at the forefront of creative art and design education, engaging ourselves in continual research and development of effective teaching and learning approaches.
From a Picture to a Future
In the visual language of art, design and architecture, youngsters are engaged to explore imaginative possibilities and creative solutions to meet personal and collective challenges.
Our research and development team devotes on-going efforts to refine an evolving and ‘living’ curriculum that build positive mindset and practical skillset that are applicable to real life needs. We inspire dreamers to be disciplined doers and problem-solvers, turning each picture towards a future.
We believe that children are inherently curious, creative and capable of construction their own understanding of the world through imaginative experiences and expressions in visual, verbal, written and varied forms.
We believe that opportunities for creative development through art and design education should be made available to all children, irrespective of their capabilities and socio-economic backgrounds.
We believe that children are meaning- and symbol-makers in art. Children's art is their visual growth record in which their autonomy, individuality and originality are to be respected. Children's visual literacy is the best developed when creative mindset is supported by foundation skills.
To empower children with creative competence and character to become catalyst for a better world.
To help children to think and create with the sensitivity of an artist and sensibility of a designer.
To make quality art and design education a part of every child.
To inspire the mind (HEAD)
instill passion (HEART)
develop dexterity (HANDS)
in an individual (PERSON)
through exploratory art experiences (PROCESS)
in an imaginative environment resulting in genuine and original artwork (PRODUCT)
in pursuit of success and significance (PURPOSE)
With our Headquarters in Sai Ying Pun, a branch in Taikoo Shing, a Portfolio-building Studio in Central, an Art & Design Research Studio in Kowloon City and a social-enterprise-based art studio, IM Creative in Mei Foo, our studio space covers almost 9,000 sq. ft. Our professional team in visual art has grown to over 70 employees, committed to high quality teaching, outreach, management and consulting service.
The purpose-built studios offer an immersive and multi-sensory space in which children experience art individually and collaboratively. Children sometimes become part of the creative art work and process.
About Our Founder
Dr. LO Kwok Yin Angelina
Angelina founded CreativeKids in 1991 and IM Creative, a social enterprise in 2014, with a vision of cultivating creativity among youngsters, bonding families and mobilizing communities with art and design education. She developed the CreativeKids ARTproachTM that has empowered thousands of children and teenagers with creative competence and character by learning to ask like an artist, answer like a designer and build like an architect. She has received numerous advertising and graphic design awards locally and internationally.
She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of Hawaii, Manoa and Master of Religious Education, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2020, she completed her PhD in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design and her thesis is an observational study of children’s concept of design and their design processes. Influenced by constructivism and constructionism, her research focus is on understanding experiences and environments conducive to children’s creativity including inquisitive exploration, creative ideation and problem-solving, improvisational tinkering and making.
Lo, A. K. Y. (2019). Play Safe: Co-Designing Play Space for, with, and by Children. In K. W. M. Siu & Y. L. Wong (Eds.), Practice and Progress in Social Design and Sustainability (pp. 118-149): IGI Global.
Lo, A. K. Y., & Siu, K. W. M. (2019). Happy mistakes: Art-based learning through failing. Impact: Journal of Chartered College of Teaching, 6. Retrieved from https://impact.chartered.college/article/happy-mistakes-art-based-learning-through-failing/
Siu, K., Lo, K., Wong, Y., Lo, C. (2022). Playful Public Design by Children. In: Amic G. Ho (eds) Human Factors in Communication of Design. AHFE (2022) International Conference. AHFE Open Access, vol 49. AHFE International, USA.
Siu, K. W. M., Lo, A. K. Y., & Wong, Y. L. (2021). Playful public design by children = 玩樂公共設計 (K. W. M. Siu, A. K. Y. Lo, & Y. L. Wong, Eds.). Hong Kong: School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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We appreciate media coverage sharing our stories on children’s creative experiences, events and exhibitions.
We are grateful for the affirmation brought by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Award (Bronze) for Arts Education in 2013, and the Cultural and Innovation Award (Cultural Education) from Hong Kong Association of Cultural Industries in 2016. These are motivations that lead us to greater determination in developing alternative ways to foster children's creativity.
R & D Team
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We have found that creative experiences take place in supportive and stimulating environments. Our studios offer an immersive and multi-sensory space in which children experience art individually and collaboratively. Children sometimes become part of the creative artwork and process themselves.