Studio Bella for Kids is a fearlessly creative and fun enrichment studio which serves kids of all ages. Established in 2008 in a big backyard, Studio Bella continues to grow and fulfill a craving of a place to share and design, create, build and discover. With a STEAM base, we focus on fusing the fields together to create an atmosphere of creativity, full of brainstorming and problem solving. We are located in the White Rock area, within walking distance of the Arboretum and in the Preston Hollow/Park Cities area at the corner of Midway and Northwest Highway.
Left Brain + Right Brain = Studio Bella for Kids! When the gears are turning, kids have a more vested interest in what they are doing and will learn more regardless of subject. Search engines and ‘apps’ provide information, but tomorrow’s leaders will need to understand how to interpret, process and creatively use information to “solve” the complex challenges we face. At Studio Bella for Kids, your children won’t realize they’re developing necessary skills for tomorrow!
Serving the Community and Giving back/Philanthropy
Studio Bella’s goal is to make the world a better, happier, and more beautiful place for all. Every month, our Explorers after school program choose a charity which the children can give back to with their creative work and begin to understand that each of us can make a positive impact on our community… and the world.
A few organizations we’ve supported include:
Meals on Wheels – we created laminated placements for over 150 shut-ins
Animal Shelters – we created safe toys for animals in shelters
Public Schools – fulfilling PTA requests of decorating for events
Armed Forces and Veterans – writing letters to those that serve for us
We also serve our community by donating to over 20 silent auctions a year, ranging from nonprofit causes to public and private schools in both the Dallas and Richardson.
Owner Tammy Bardwell is an award winning graphic designer with a master’s degree in graphic design and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She created Studio Bella for her two boys over 11 years ago in her backyard. She lives an adventurous life in Casa Linda with her husband, 2 children, 3 dogs, a cat, a tank full of fish and two turtles!
The secret to our success is our dedicated, passionate, hardworking team. They share a desire to serve children with creativity, respect and fun. Whether it be in the office, behind the scenes or guiding/facilitating activities in a camp, a class or in the studio, you’ll see our secret at work everyday in the awakening minds and laughter our community’s children.