Thanks for stopping by… My name is Destiny Phillip and I am delighted to bring Joyful Studio to life! My husband and I purchased this commercial property in 2021 and created La Plata’s very first painting studio and children’s book nook.

Our mission is to provide kids and families with fun, joyful learning experiences through art, reading, and hands-on activities. We offer art classes, paint parties, children’s books, events and workshops, as well as private event space rentals.

Joyful Studio hosts La Plata, MD’s summertime kids market series – the annual Young Artist Market (YAM), which is an open-air market showcasing local, handmade products by young artists, artisans and kid-friendly small businesses in southern Maryland. YAM is free for everyone and opens on 3rd Saturdays in June, July and August.

Thank you for supporting our small, veteran + woman-owned business. We hope that it brings you a little extra joy!

Unleash Creativity and Celebrate at Joyful Studio in La Plata, MD!