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The Art Cart - Mobile Art Studio offers art classes 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. The Art Cart holds monthly classes and seasonal camps for Stafford County Park and Recreation, has held classes for 3 homeschool groups during the school year and has created a Children's Art Membership called, Animals of the World. She is currently in the process of creating a mobile app, which will allow art students to take art classes anywhere, at any time and on any device. Her ultimate goal, with the help of sponsors, is to provide this mobile app and supplies for FREE to high risk students in the Stafford County Public Schools. Please check out our donor page if you or someone you know might be able to help. Thanks

Mrs. Cox teaches all of the classes herself. She holds a VA Teaching License with endorsements in Visual Art, Elementary Education and ESOL. All combined she has 27 years of teaching experience.  She has spent much of that time teaching in Title I schools to children who are considered "at risk" due to being from lower income families, foster families or new immigrates to this wonderful country. 


Mrs. Cox believes that every child deserves an art education, as art skills help 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.


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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