9105 L All Saints Rd. Laurel, MD 27023  |  Store Hours: Monday through Friday 4:00-7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-5:00 pm


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The Thrifty Teacher is a female-owned, local education store in Laurel, MD with two departments:

  • Teach & Learn: a retail department focusing on new and gently used school supplies

  • Make & Take: our creative department that supports children’s artistic growth through painting and makerspace.

Teach & Learn
The retail department of our store is a thrift store with new and gently used educational supplies up to 75% off.
Bring a donation and receive 20% off your purchase!


Make & Take
The art studio hosts guided painting parties, open studio painting and makerspace. It is an area of open creativity for school-age artists! 

Anytime that there is not a guided painting party is open studio time! For $15 you receive everything you need to create your own painting using our examples or from your own imagination!

  • Open Studio Painting: $15

  • ​Makerspace Creations: $10