Yes Creative Lab is an imaginative art school for kids. This is a place to be inspired, to have ideas, to make art. This is a place for creating and making, for learning, taking chances, and self-expression. And it’s a place where we say Yes: yes to imagination, to big ideas, to trying something new.

We love art and design, and we want to share that passion with our students. We hope you will join us, so that we can imagine, create, design, and make art together.


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The Big Idea

At Yes Creative Lab, we don’t just teach steps for copying pretty pictures (although we always walk our students through new techniques step-by-step!). We encourage our students to think and stretch the boundaries of their creativity.

Because it all starts with an idea ...


That’s why we incorporate Big IDEA warm-ups into our classes. First, we help our students think creatively by giving prompts, showing them possibilities through historical and contemporary art examples, and fueling their imagination. Then we help them to express that imagination with exciting art and design projects.

This helps our students to push themselves as creative thinkers, as well as visual artists.


Meet Yes Creative Lab's Director

Alisa Wittkop

Owner & Director

Alisa has a wide arts background in the disciplines of fine art, graphic design, and stage design. She received her BFA from the Academy of Art University, where she studied graphic design, and a foundation of art, painting, printmaking, and book arts. She has been painting, designing, and making professionally for over 12 years. She has over 15 years of experience working with children, and is passionate about teaching and sharing creativity with them!

She’s also the founder of Bay Area-based design studio, Yes Design Shop, and over the years, has created pieces for many clients including Google, Coca-Cola, and Intel. She’s also collaborated with Bay Area dance studio, Firebird Dance Studio, creating all their sets, lighting, and stage design for over 12 years. Alisa has received many awards for her work, including multiple Creativity International Awards, American Graphic Design Awards, and HOW International Awards. Her work has been published in GDUSA and HOW Magazines. 

And she's also a mom of two, who loves making art and having fun with kids.