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Art Cart Kids (formally known as The Art Cart - Mobile Art Studio,) offers art classes, camps and paint parties for children in Stafford, VA and the surrounding area. What started as a place for the kids in the neighborhood to be creative and away from digital media during the summer of 2019 has become a full time business for it's owner, Stephanie Cox. In October of 2023 Mrs. Cox opened Art Cart Kids Enrichment Studio at 77 Bells Hill Road in Stafford. This is now our permanent location.

Mrs. Cox currently teaches all of the classes herself. She has held a VA Teaching License with endorsements in Visual Art, Elementary Education and ESOL and holds a current California Teaching Credential and Supplementary Credential in Art. All combined, she has 29 years of professional teaching experience. 

Mrs. Cox believes that children have few opportunities to be creative. Art helps students develop skills not only in creativity, but in communication, collaboration, critical thinking, citizenship and many more.  Her wish is to be able to provide art classes FREE of charge to children who cannot afford them. She is currently supporting one class a week, during the school year, of students from Stafford Junction. Information about Stafford Junction can be found here.

Please contact Mrs. Cox at if you would like more information on helping to sponsor a child or a class for a group of children.  Thanks.


Highly recommend the Art Cart. My kiddos did the summer camp and they loved it. Stephanie did a great job of giving the history of the artist they would be studying and then wonderful instructions that were step by step to create a beautiful picture. This is great for all kiddos were 11 and 14.

Carrie O'Neal,

Summer Art Camp


Stephanie is an excellent art teacher. She makes it fun and easy so the kids feel good about their project. We have always had a very positive experience. My 7 year old daughter can’t wait for the next class.

Shay Cupina,



Thanks for being the best art teacher ever!

Carley - Age 5

PWA Student

Logan had a great time, created beautiful art work, learned a lot every day, played educational games, and thoroughly enjoyed his spring break art camp experience with Steph and the Art Cart! Thank you!

Shayla Murphy

Stafford County Parks & Rec.

The art is very accessible to young elementary children but with great results.

Amanda Braniff,


Children's Art Membership


I love that I can follow the instructions but also if I make it different, that's ok!

​​Eva - age 7


Children's Art Membership


So much fun. love Stephanie. convenient. fast. educational.

DeeDee Long,

Homeschool Parent


”What a great service for kids! All the supplies are provided; all you bring are your kids. The kids have a blast listening to stories and painting. This would be a great addition to a child’s birthday party!

Melissa Meidt,

4th of July Event

Ms. Cox, Thank you so much for inspiring and helping our students be so creative and confident in the art work. I have seen so much growth with my child and how much he appreciates art. Thank you for all that you do and for being such an amazing Art Teacher.

Deborah  Rodriguez, 

Parent of  PWA Student

My son participated in a class and loved it. He really enjoyed learning how to paint on a canvas. Stephanie has a great talent for art and loves teaching the kids. I highly recommend her classes!

Denise Gregory,

Gift Certificate Recipient


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