Make and learn with studio art courses inspired by works currently on view at the Tampa Museum of Art!

Home Studio classes include art supplies, information about the art that inspired the course, printed instructions, a link to a short demonstration video, and a link to a 90-minute instruction video that you can work along with in real time. TMA Home Studio courses are designed to be enjoyed by artists of any skill level from beginning to advanced.

Fridays in September
Maximalist Paintings Kit

Be guided step-by-step through the creation of a unique and BIG (at least 22 x 28 inches) maximalist abstract painting, inspired by the prints and paintings in the exhibitions Frank Stella: What You See, and Frank Stella: Illustrations after El Lissitzky’s Had Gadya, on view through September 27th at the Tampa Museum of Art.

The art supplies in this kit includes:

  • 4 small sheets Railroad Board
  • 1 large sheet Railroad Board
  • 4 containers of Tempera paint (click link below to select your colors)
  • 1 paint brush
  • 1 roll of tape
  • 1 black Sharpie marker
  • You will need your own scissors for this project.

Each kit also includes printed information about the art that inspired the course, printed detailed instructions, a link to a short demonstration video, a link to a 90-minute instruction video that you can work along with in real time, and one free adult admission pass to the Tampa Museum of Art. You can pick up your kit at the welcome desk at the Tampa Museum of Art, or have it delivered locally to any location in Hillsborough County, FL. 

The first 20 kits sold will come in an upcycled wooden cigar box.

Every kit that is purchased pays for a free kit to be given away to one of our scholarship applicants.

Click here to apply for a scholarship.

Click here to choose your colors and delivery method.

$20 for Members, $25 for Not-Yet Members

 

ALSO IN SEPTEMBER

Thursdays in September

Virtual Critique Group

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 at 6:00p on Wednesday, September 16 for the TMA TMI Virtual Crit Group, the first in a series of bi-weekly virtual group critiques presented by the Tampa Museum of Art.

As a group of artists we will spend each session of TMA TMI looking at and discussing works of art from each participant. Discussions will focus on our observations and interpretations of each other’s work, what we all think is working in each piece, constructive comments about what aspects of your work could benefit from a different approach in technique or thought, and valuable takeaways that you can use in your continuing development as an artist.


For this first session, artists are asked to prepare photos of one work of art that they think best represents their overall artistic practice right now. To help those who have never experienced a group critique, or if it’s been a while since you participated in one, everyone will also receive a printable handout of possible questions that you can apply to any work of art we discuss this week. The conversation will be moderated by artist and Tampa Museum of Art Studio Programs Coordinator Anthony Record.

You can prepare as many photos of details as you wish, but be sure to have one high quality photo of the overall piece as the main photo. Email your photos to anthony.record@tampamuseum.org before the session.

As this is an exercise in deep looking and thinking, space is limited and pre-registration is required. All media are welcome and encouraged.

Click here to apply for a scholarship.

September 16 – Free for Members, $5 for Not-Yet Members

September 30 – Free for Members, $5 for Not-Yet Members

Sunday, September 27, 1:00p-3:00p

Plein Air Meetup: Watercolor Landscapes at Stephen J. Wortham Park

Be guided step-by-step through the creation of original watercolor landscape paintings.  Each student will receive a mobile watercolor kit that they can use for the duration of the class that has everything needed for painting outside including brushes, a viewfinder, watercolor paper, secured water cups, and a secured palette of high-quality artist watercolors. Accessible for beginners and challenging for practiced artists of other media.

This month, the Plein Air Meetup is at Stephen J. Wortham Park (12108 Rhodine Rd, Riverview, FL).

Click here to apply for a scholarship.

$15 for Members, $20 for Not-Yet Members

Offsite classes are supported by a generous grant from Hillsborough County