The Little Studio was founded by Michelle Fleck in 2016 as a place for girls to develop their confidence and self-expression through art. We focus on exploration of real artist's materials like paint, watercolor, clay, sewing and textile arts, and other open-ended mediums. The Little Studio provides a warm and nurturing small-group setting that fosters social interaction, creative problem-solving skills, play, laughter and joy.

Michelle has a degree in Fine Art from San Francisco State University and an Early Childhood Site Supervisor Permit, as well as over 12 years experience teaching young children in various settings. During the school year, she currently is the Head Teacher of the 4-year-old program at One Fifty Parker Avenue School. When not spending time in the classroom being inspired by young makers, she is also a working artist herself.