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Tampa Bay painting classes

Here’s where to take watercolor, oil, and other painting courses

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Decorate a gift for a loved one or a piece for your dinner table at the St. Pete studio.

Yearning to scratch that creative itch? Painting is an approachable way to add a little color into your world.

We’ve put together a range of Tampa Bay art centers + spots offering everything from sip and paint experiences to watercolor classes perfect for toting your left brain partner along.

  • AR Workshop | 2414 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa
    Want to decorate your home with a plank sign or clock made with your own two hands? This South Tampa spot offers DIY wood-painting workshops, Wine Down Wednesdays, and even private parties. Or pick up a DIY kit to bring home to take on in front of the TV or with the fam.
  • Morean Arts Center | 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
    The Morean hosts painting classes for both experienced Picassos and newbies — from expressive acrylics to Tempera Batik painting. Plus, check out the Center’s gallery and frequent workshops for even more inspiration.
  • Painted Leaf Studio | 110 W. Country Club Dr., Tampa
    Nothing inspires quite like nature. Sign the dependents up for painting or printmaking classes, Earth Day and other art workshops, or camp at this one-acre indoor/outdoor art studio surrounded by oak trees and other flora.
  • Safety Harbor Arts and Music Center | 706 2nd St. N., Safety Harbor
    SHAMC offers all kinds of art classes from mosaic making to cartooning — and boasts “WHIMZEYLAND,” an installation by local artists.
  • Practically Pikasso | 850 Central Ave. Suite A, St. Petersburg
    It’s a classic for a reason. Take your next date night or book club to a paint-your-own pottery or wine glass experience — they take walk-ins too. Or sign up for a clay workshop to make a tea plate or salsa bowl.

Calling all watercolor, acrylic, or oil-based artists... Did we miss any other spots? Let us know.

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