Art Programs Educational Resources

The Art Programs Division is dedicated to the education of the City's residents, students and lifelong learners. This page offers educational resources from lesson plans to videos where visitors can explore Tampa's cultural heritage.

Want to teach about Tampa Public Art?

Download a free packet of information on some of Tampa's iconic Public Art to assist in the development of a lesson plan for your class.
(PDF download approximately 27 MB;  Reproductions of these materials are permissible for educational purposes)  

New!! Explore the rich history of Central Avenue through Public Art

The artwork at Perry Harvey Park is unique and contextual. Major artworks by four artists work together in an attempt to tell the full and complex story of the abundant contributions of the African American community and Historic Central Avenue. 
Brochure: 11 x 17-sized brochure (PDF) 
Now available!  From the Scrub to the Twist  (approx 30 MB PDF) produced by the Tampa Bay Times, City of Tampa and the Tampa Bay History Center 
Poem, PDF icon "To the Perry Harvey, Sr. Park" by James E. Tokley, Sr., Poet  Laureate, Tampa-Hillsborough County

Exlpore Tampa Public Art

Other Resources and Publications

Functional

Light-Based

  • Grip - artist Richard Santiago
  • Sky - artist Leo Villareal

Lights On Tampa 2011

Lights On Tampa 2009

Lights On Tampa 2006

  • FADE III - Erwin Redl (temporary commission for Lights On Tampa 2006)
  • Illuminocity - Bay Stage Lighting (temporary commission for Lights On Tampa 2006)
  • Line Drawing - Janet Echelman (temporary commission for Lights On Tampa 2006)
  • Luminographic Concert - Jorge Orta (temporary commission for Lights On Tampa 2006)
  • Luminous Affirmations - Stephen Knapp (commission for Lights On Tampa 2006)
  • Marquee - Tobey Archer (commission for Lights On Tampa 2006)
  • Taking Breath - Wendy Babcox (temporary commission for Lights On Tampa 2006)

Lesson Plans

Murals

Newspaper In Education

Photography

Poetry

Projection (temporary)

  • Line Drawing - Janet Echelman (temporary commission for Lights On Tampa 2006)
  • Luminographic Concert - Jorge Orta (temporary commission for Lights On Tampa 2006)
  • N27°57'00" W82°27'41" - Pablo Valbuena (temporary commission for Lights On Tampa 2011)
  • Revamp Ft. Brooke - Casa Magica (temporary commission for Lights On Tampa 2009)
  • Slurb - Marina Zurkow (commission for Lights On Tampa 2009)
  • Taking Breath - Wendy Babcox (temporary commission for Lights On Tampa 2006)

Sculpture

Terrazzo

Tile Mosaic

Video / Animation

Lights On Tampa 2011

Lights On Tampa 2009

  • Slurb - Marina Zurkow (commission for Lights On Tampa 2009)

Lights On Tampa 2006

  • Taking Breath - Wendy Babcox (temporary commission for Lights On Tampa 2006)