Arts & Culture Programs

Tampa Parks and Recreation is proud to offer visual and performing arts experiences for children and adults that connect the citizens of Tampa to their creativity. These classes, workshops, camps and performances are for anyone looking to explore and develop their creative voice in a nuturing and supportive environment. Our programs bring quality instruction and reasonable pricing together to encourage everyone to make art a part of their weekly schedule.

Our youth art and theatre experiences, including workshops, classes and camps, help to foster and encourage creative expression. Based on the concept that art helps to build a balanced perception and an imaginative mind these programs aim to help youth explore and express their creative ideas and to diversify their perspectives. In addition, Creative Arts Theatre brings the magic of live performance to thousands of young people in our community each year.

Current classes include pottery (wheel and hand building), stained glass, glass fusion, jewelry and metalsmithing, photography, drawing, painting, watercolor, mixed media, digital art, sewing, molded ceramics and printmaking. Additional performing arts classes coming soon. A Rec Card is required to participate.

Want to see what kind of impact the Arts can have on a child's life? Then we encourage you to watch these videos.

Art Studio Locations and Amenities



Hyde Park Art Studio
702 S. Albany

12 pottery wheels, Bailey downdraft gas kiln, raku kiln. 7 electric kilns, 2 glass kilns, slab roller, clay extruder, pugmill, separate jewelry studio, which I includes casting equipment , fabrication tools, rolling mill, acetylene torches and 12 custom jewelers' benches. Hyde Park Art Studio features state of the art jewelry equipment donated by The Florida Society of Goldsmiths.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Studio
2300 N. Oregon Ave.

Sewing machines, sewing tools, jewelry making supplies.

North Hubert Art Studio
309 N. Hubert Ave.

Hand-build pottery supplies/tools, molded ceramic supplies, 3 electric kilns, jewelry making, 2 glass fusion kilns, stained glass tools, and woodworking tools. 

Taylor Art Studio
611 W. Indiana Ave.

Ten pottery wheels, extruder, slab roller, with 5 ceramic kilns; studio for stained or fusion work with 2 kilns; glass fusion, jewelry making, pottery classes.  

Ybor Art Studio
1800 8th Ave.

Ten potter wheels, 3 electric kilns, pugmill, extruder, slab roller, silk screening equipment, printmaking drying rack, printing press, jewelry studio with equipment for casing and fabrication techniques, Proxxon metal lathe, acetylene torches and 6 custom jewelers benches, 4 Mac computers, photo/negative scanner, large format and color printers.