Adult Studio Art Classes

adult art students painting

Become inspired by the Museum’s permanent collection and our Modern & Contemporary exhibitions on view.

Learn new skills or brush up on your favorite mediums with our variety of workshops and courses.

Experience our engaging small classes taught by professional teaching artists from the Tampa Bay community.

Be featured as an artist in our curated TMA Studio student exhibitions in the Museum.

Scholarship Application Open!

Each year the Tampa Museum of Art provides scholarships to make our studio programs a creative and enriching experience available to all, regardless of economic backgrounds. Need-based scholarships are available for a limited number of student-artists. Scholarship applications for fall programs are due 2 weeks prior to the applied-for program’s start date.

Adult Courses

November

11/30 | TMA TMI Crit Group

TMA TMI Crit Group
Wednesday, 11/30, 7-9pm

Are you an artist in the Tampa Bay area who wants to meet and discuss the work of other local artists? Are your artistic intentions the same as what is perceived in your work? Are you looking for ideas about how your work can improve? Join us for the TMA TMI Virtual Crit Group, a monthly series of virtual group critiques presented by the Tampa Museum of Art over Zoom.

December

12/28 | TMA TMI Crit Group

TMA TMI Crit Group
Wednesday, 12/28, 7-9pm

Are you an artist in the Tampa Bay area who wants to meet and discuss the work of other local artists? Are your artistic intentions the same as what is perceived in your work? Are you looking for ideas about how your work can improve? Join us for the TMA TMI Virtual Crit Group, a monthly series of virtual group critiques presented by the Tampa Museum of Art over Zoom.

January

1/16 Remix

1/16 – 2/20 | Figure Drawing

1/18 – 2/22 | Electronic Media

1/19 – 2/23 | Ceramics

1/21 – 2/25 | Moving at the Museum

1/25 | TMA TMI Crit Group

Remix
Monday, 1/16 | 6-8pm

Remix is a series of make-and-take art workshops for adults inspired by the Museum’s current exhibitions with a new project every month. Workshops are designed to be enjoyed by participants of any skill level and all materials are provided.

Ages 16 and up.

All supplies included. 

Figure Drawing
Mondays, 1/16 – 2/20 | 10am-12pm

Come practice your figure drawing skills with a live model. These 2 hour drawing sessions will include warm-up with gesture drawing and short poses followed by longer poses.

All supplies included.

Ages 18 and up.

Electronic Media
Wednesdays, 1/18/ – 2/22 |  10am-1pm

Perfect for the technology loving artist, this course will sample a variety of ways to use the computer to make art. Topics may include, digital painting, photo-montage, animation, and glitch art.

Ceramics
Thursdays, 1/19 – 2/23 | 11am-12:30pm

Learn hand-building and wheel throwing ceramic techniques in this 6 week course at our new Ceramics Studio. All experience levels welcome; beginners and up.

All supplies included. 

Ceramics
Thursdays, 1/19 – 2/23 | 6-8pm

Learn hand-building and wheel throwing ceramic techniques in this 6 week course at our new Ceramics Studio. All experience levels welcome; beginners and up.

All supplies included. 

Moving at the Museum
Saturdays, 1/21 – 2/25 | 10:30-11:30am

Poetica presents Moving at the Museum! Taught by dance educator and choreographer, Amanda Sieradzki. These dance classes keep both brain & body strong and healthy and use art exhibitions for inspiration to create a unique movement/visual art experience for the whole family.

Participants should come dressed in comfortable, form fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.

Each class session is designed for everybody and every body with no prior experience required—ages 2 to 102 welcome!

TMA TMI Crit Group
Wednesday, 1/25 | 7-9pm

Are you an artist in the Tampa Bay area who wants to meet and discuss the work of other local artists? Are your artistic intentions the same as what is perceived in your work? Are you looking for ideas about how your work can improve? Join us for the TMA TMI Virtual Crit Group, a monthly series of virtual group critiques presented by the Tampa Museum of Art over Zoom.

February

2/6 | Remix TMA@GoldingArtStudio

2/13 | Remix TMA@Firehouse

2/20 | Remix

2/22 | TMA TMI Crit Group

2/26 | In Situ

Remix TMA@GoldingArtStudio

Monday, 2/6 | 6-8pm

Remix is a series of make-and-take art workshops for adults inspired by the Museum’s current exhibitions with a new project every month. Workshops are designed to be enjoyed by participants of any skill level and all materials are provided.

Ages 16 and up.

All supplies included. 

TMA@GoldingArtStudio events take place at The City of Tampa Golding Art Studio at the BGJCC, 522 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606.

Remix TMA@Firehouse

Monday, 2/13 | 6-8pm

Remix is a series of make-and-take art workshops for adults inspired by the Museum’s current exhibitions with a new project every month. Workshops are designed to be enjoyed by participants of any skill level and all materials are provided.

Ages 16 and up.

All supplies included. 

All TMA@Firehouse events take place at the Firehouse Cultural Center located at 101 1st Ave NE in Ruskin. Learn more about the Firehouse Cultural Center at www.firehouseculturalcenter.org.

Remix
Monday, 2/20 | 6-8pm

Remix is a series of make-and-take art workshops for adults inspired by the Museum’s current exhibitions with a new project every month. Workshops are designed to be enjoyed by participants of any skill level and all materials are provided.

Ages 16 and up.

All supplies included. 

TMA TMI Crit Group
Wednesday, 2/22 | 7-9pm

Are you an artist in the Tampa Bay area who wants to meet and discuss the work of other local artists? Are your artistic intentions the same as what is perceived in your work? Are you looking for ideas about how your work can improve? Join us for the TMA TMI Virtual Crit Group, a monthly series of virtual group critiques presented by the Tampa Museum of Art over Zoom.

In Situ
Sunday, 2/26 | 1-3pm

Eureka Springs Conservation Park

“In situ,” art refers to work that takes location as inspiration and is meant to exist in that space. If you love creating art en plein air and wish to explore nature through a variety of art media, this class is for you.

This workshop will meet in one of Tampa’s picturesque parks. Soak in the beauty and inspiration of nature as you create art in collaboration with the environment. Each meetup will explore a different art media, all with a focus on creating art in collaboration with the environment.

This course will meet in a local park and will require moving about the park. Bringing a lightweight camping chair, blanket, or other items that make your time in the park more comfortable is encouraged. Please bring a water-bottle.

adult learners in art studio

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