Best Art Classes For Adults In Tampa Bay

December 26, 2013 8:00 AM

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While the hustle of everyday life can cause much undo stress, finding ways to “de-stress” may not be easy. Try spending time with other adults and take a ceramics and/or art type of class to channel your inner creativity, and even bring home a souvenir as well. There are several Tampa Bay locations that offer classes for adults.

You Do The Dishes
15357 Amberly Drive
Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 975-1700

Tampa’s very own You Do The Dishes is a great mix between learning a new art form as well as enjoying time with friends and loved ones around the gourmet coffee/tea bar. At You Do The Dishes, guests choose their piece to paint and then the professional staff with glaze and fire it and your one-of-a-kind piece will be ready for pickup in just a few days. The studio is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays. The regular rate is $8 an hour plus the price of the piece you chose. There are specials throughout the week such as “Ladies Night” on Mondays for a $8 flat rate fee and “Senior Day” on Wednesdays for a $6 flat rate fee.

Beth Kokol Arts
3318 W. Bay to Bay Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 334-5100

Beth Kokol Arts, located in South Tampa, offers many different types of art classes for adults throughout the week. Classes such as acrylics, drawing and oils can all be taken. Classes cost about $400 on average, but one-day workshops are also available for just $80 a session. The studio also offers classes for adults and children together to allow for one-on-one bonding time while learning more about art. Visit the Beth Kokol Arts website fro more information on the classes and programs offered.

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Morean Arts Center
719 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 822-7872

The Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg offers pottery and ceramic classes for adults only throughout the week, and weekend options are also available. Classes can be paid for in six-week increments or for one class at a time. Prices range from $10 to $90 for classes throughout the open clay studio. Classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays at the studio in St. Petersburg. This is a great opportunity for adults to learn pottery or for those who may be a bit more familiar to brush up their skills.

City of Tampa – Parks and Recreation
Ybor Art Studio
1800 E. 8th Ave.
(813) 242-5370

The City of Tampa’s Parks and Recreation Department offers several ceramics classes for adults throughout the year. At the beginning of 2014, there will be several different classes for adults including pottery for beginners as well as advanced pottery for those who may know a thing or two around the kiln. The classes are offered at several different places throughout the City of Tampa to make it convenient for the citizens of the Bay area to enjoy. The class locations include Ybor Centennial Park in the Ybor City District, the North Hubert Art Studio and the Hyde Park Art Studio in the South Tampa district. Classes are very affordable, all for about $10.50 per adult, and on average about six weeks long.

Color Me Mine
1609 W. Snow Circle
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 258-8368

Tampa’s Color Me Mine is a new, innovative way to make ceramics and have fun at the same time. Guests can choose the item they would like to create from a varied selection. After choosing the perfect piece, guests can then paint the ceramic just how they want it. The creative staff at Color Me Mine will then fire it, and in just a short period of time, take it home and enjoy it. Color Me Mine is a great place for group outings for adults. The price of a group event would range from $250 to $350.

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Bethany Cohen is a resident of Tampa and enjoys sharing her love for the city with others. Bethany loves traveling and learning about new cultures. She currently writes for Her work can be found on

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