Hi, I'm Jess Kroez! Wild Child Imagination Studio was established in March 2019 as an art play studio out of my home's basement. I hosted art & messy playdates for kids in my community. Six months in, I had a fantastic opportunity to run art play dates, birthday parties & classes out of brick & mortar store. When the pandemic hit in March of 2020 I was in the middle of planning Wild Child's One Year Anniversary Party. Not wanting to give up on my dream of giving kids an opportunity to play with messy, open-ended art materials, I started making playdough kits & sensory bins for the home. It's been a messy pivot but that's kind of my style.

In October of 2020 I launched The Dough Club, a subscription box service to keep kids (and their caregivers) in fresh dough every month. I always have new projects up my sleeve and there's more big stuff coming this year.

On a personal note, I live in Chatham, Ontario. This year I am homeschooling my ttwo kiddos while also trying to grow this business. I love kids art, entrepreneurship, reading, podcasts & deep conversations (no small talk!). Thanks for taking the time to visit my shop. I hope you find something you enjoy!

Jess Kroez, Wild Child Imagination Studio Owner