Art classes for kids

Mission statement

Our Mission


Busy Bees Art Studio is a non-profit Children's art program operating in Montgomery County Maryland. 

Busy Bees strives to promote creativity and self expression, in a nurturing and encouraging environment.  We hope to bring out the inner artist in every child.​

The Amazing Art Experience


Our program for younger children is called The Amazing Art Experience.  The focus is on exposing children to a variety of art mediums such as painting, clay, mask making, cutting, gluing, glitter and more.  We work on developing children's fine motor skills, as we create beautiful and often seasonal art projects.

Busy Bees began as a small art studio operating in Gaithersburg, Maryland in April of 2000.  The founder, Karen Orem, wanted to focus on young children developing their fine motor skills through art.  The emphasis was on using all different types of art mediums to generate creativity and love of art.

The program now operates after school enrichment classes in Montgomery County Maryland schools.  Classes are broken into two age groups, kindergarten -2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade.

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Funky Art From Around the World


The 3rd - 5th grade program is called Funky Art From Around the World.  Children create art from featured countries while learning about different cultures.  Some of the countries explored are China, Japan, Europe, India, Mexico and much more!