The Story of Yucandu
Yucandu (pronounced yū-‘ken-dū) Art Studio was founded in 2003 upon the idea that everyone is creative. The name says it all: it’s art you can do.
Everyone, from ages 5 to 95, can discover their inner artist at Yucandu Art Studio. Regardless of skill level or creative ability, here you can explore your creativity while using the highest quality, artist-grade materials in an inspirational setting. We’ll teach you everything you need to know so you can walk out of our studio having created your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
When you visit our studio in Webster Groves, we hope you’ll be inspired by the unlimited creative possibilities that await you. We personally choose every item in our store—from the jars filled with colorful beads and buttons, to the endless array of high-quality paints, paper, and unique vintage items—that are waiting for your artistic hand to mold them into original works of art.
So unleash your creative potential with us. Come alone. Bring a friend (or two…or three!). Bring your whole family. Join us for one of our many events, workshops, and summer camps or schedule a party of your own. Our warm and friendly staff of creatives is ready to help you untap the artist we know is living within.
-Holly Smith & Kim Harris, Owners
“Thank you…for the leadership you show in the arts and around town every day. You have created an amazingly vital, practically pulsing with energy, arts center with Yucandu. It sets the tone in the area. And you do so much to spread your creative force around. We are truly blessed in our town, in our neighbor, and in you.”
~Janice Seele, President, Webster Community Arts Foundation
Kim teaching summer camp in her garage & backyard (for 4 years) before opening Yucandu Art Studio–which literally, grew right out of her home. Her son Jake is the one smiling and talking to his friends.