Valentine’s Day 2018

A creative night out, with no art experience needed! This is one of our favorite holidays, because we love hosting memories! This is our 15th year! Paint pottery, make mosaics, make a chunky candle, or just visit our jewelry bar and Tea Largo.

Sign and date your pieces, and always remember Valentine’s Day, 2018. All welcome. No reservations, walk-ins only. Our 2nd floor party loft seats 30, and it will be available as well for overflow.

PicassoZ will be open at 10am -9:30pm on Wednesday, Feb 14th. We heart our customers! Allow a week for pottery to be kiln-fired, but chunky candles and mosaics goes home with you same day.

Tea Largo is open 7am-9:30pm Feb 14th! Tea Largo is our cafe inside our building, and they have a seasonal menu of tea lattes, boba teas, cold brew drinks that are memorable as well! The HOT pink dragonfruit bowl with strawberries, coconut and a pink spoon is surely Instagram-worthy on this holiday.

Looking to PAINT something FOR your Valentine? Our pottery painting deadline is Friday, Feb 9th, 9:30pm!

Kristin Miller

Mosaic Something Winter Break

OPEN NEW YEARS DAY 10am-9pm!

Mosaic some art this week!   Maybe not necessarily this large kitchen table like Manager Shelly did, but mosaic something this Break!   Its fun, it can be fast, and it goes home with you!   Making mosaics is also beginner-friendly!   This means that it’s easy to learn the basics for a great mosaic in about 5 minutes, and all mosaics look fantastic once they are grouted!

  1.    Select your surface in our studio.   They start at $21, and all surfaces include a take home grout kit.   Keep in mind we do have a grouting service available if you can leave your surface with us for a week or so.
  2.    Select your “tesserae”.  That is the fancy word for pieces.   Grab what you need from our assortment of glass, ceramic pieces,  wood pieces, in various shapes, colors, textures, etc.
  3.    Arrange on your surface.
  4.   Start gluing them down.
  5.   Wait 24 hours to grout.  

Yep, that’s it.  No firing, no cutting, no wondering how its going to turn out…   What you see is what you get.   This is a great activity for kids 8 and up.

 

Mosaic holiday display

Mosaic classes and more…

Our Breakables mosaic studio is a walk-in, make and take studio where guests can select their own shape and various items to work into their mosaic project!    It’s extremely beginner friendly and we recommend ages 8 and up.

But… we also offer CLASSES!

Our classes and mosaic workshops are full of fun pieced together with instruction and guidance.

Register today!  Just call the studio at 863-688-6545 to prepay and reserve your space.

 

 

Walk in:

Mon – Thurs 10am – 9pm

Friday – Sat 10am-9:30

Sunday 11am-7pm

All projects come with grout kit and you can select the color!

 

We’re open 4th of July!

It’s a creative way to cool off!   Visit our walk-in DIY art studios at 4632 Cleveland Heights, and make some memories with family and friends.   Paint your own pottery, mosaics, and chunky candle making are beginner-friendly!

Open 10am-9pm, and we just ask that groups of 8 or more give us a call ahead if they want to walk in.   Pottery goes home in about a week, after its kiln-fired, and mosaics and candles go home same day!

 

 

Summer’s here!

We’re ready for summer!    Come on it to our 4200 square foot building of silliness and have some creative down time!      Enjoy a hand-crafted beverage from Tea Largo while you paint pottery, make a candle, or mosaic!   See what’s new, meet and friend, and make a memory.

4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL

walk-ins welcome

10am-9pm Mon-Thurs

10am-9:30pm Friday & Saturday

11am-7pm Sunday

Open Memorial Day 10-9pm

Creative idea for Mother’s Day

Get creative with Mom’s gift this year! Spend time together making memories, create your own piece of functional pottery, mosaic, or chunky candle, AND PicassoZ ALSO has a little gift for Mom ourselves!

Bring her in to paint, mosaic or make a candle May 13 & 14, and we’ll give her a complimentary beverage coupon to Tea Largo AND a FREE charm of her choice from our Trinket Bar jewelry mixology studio.

You know what her favorite part will be? Spending time with YOU! We host families like yours each year and we consider it an honor! No art experience needed!

**Pottery takes about a week for firing, mosaics & chunky candles go home same day. No reservations, walk-in only. Seating available all throughout our PicassoZ studio, Tea Largo, & Breakables mosaic studio. Our upstairs party loft is available for open seating on Sunday only. Remember, our PicassoZ & Tea Largo gift cards are good all throughout our studios.

There’s still time to paint a gift for Mom, as our deadline for firing pottery is Tuesday, May 9th.

Earth Day Event

Join us on Earth Day from 9am -2pm for our succulents party! Pick your mug, pick your succulent friend, plant it with its special layers and soil, and garnish with moss or gravely fun.
Terra cotta pots also available to decorate! Plan ahead and paint a mug from PicassoZ for your new plant friends!  Walk-in only!  We have plenty of succulent friends, so reservations not needed.   This is for all ages, of course.

Succulent Friends run $4-$8 plus the mug or pot you select.

See you on Earth Day!

Here is a printable flyer, too.

Plant a Succulent on Earth Day

 

 

What’s on your heart?

This sweet couple, Tim & Mariana, painted this “heart with wings” plaque to display at their upcoming wedding.     So, what’s on YOUR heart?   Bring in family and friends or paint with a sweetie this month…or paint FOR a sweetie this month.     Our ceramic keepsakes are memories you can sign, date, incorporate a personal design, or just cover with specialty glazes which don’t need design work to them.

Pottery painting is completely beginner-friendly and kid-safe.

Our glazes are non-toxic and lead-free.  Handprints, anyone?

On Valentine’s Day, we hold an annual event that is always quite popular.   It seems people want to make memories and are looking for an interactive, creative way to do that…  therefore: PIcassoZ.   Mosaics are popular that day also, since they go home with you.   So plan to join us on Tuesday, 2/14, as all the tables in our building…upstairs in the Party Loft too, will be available for painters, making chunky candles, clay jewelry & mosaic’ing.    We dont accept reservations, its walk-in only.

 

Open regular hours New Years weekend

Come paint pottery, make mosaics or chunky candles this weekend and make some memories as this holiday break winds to a close.    Sign & date your pieces, and remember your time with family and friends!

Saturday, December 31st   10am-9:30pm

Sunday, January 1st . 11am-7pm

Monday, January 2nd   10am-9pm

And, 25% off our winter bisque for just 3 more days.

Mosaics & chunky candles can be made til 12/24

So, we’re past our pottery painting deadline, but mosaics and chunky candles go home with you!    There is still time to make a hand-made gift!   You can sign and date the back of mosaic surfaces with a sharpie, and chunky candles are wrapped in cellophane for you!

Open regular hours til Christmas Eve, when we are open 9a,-5:30pm.

 

 

3 more days to paint pottery for Christmas gifts

Our Christmas deadline for firing pottery has now been extended to Tuesday, 12/21, because we are firing our kilns daily and can accept another day’s pieces with confidence!    We do ask that you let us know if you DO NOT need your items for Christmas, because we want to fire the Christmas pieces first.  FunKy ChuNkY Candles

If you want to make & take your gifts home with you same day, try MOSAICS, CHUNKY CANDLES, or JEWELRY CLAY!

We also sell adorable gift cards that are good in our whole building of whimsy, including Tea Largo Beverage Co.

We are open 10am-9pm.

 

Only 3 Weekends Left…

Only 3 weekends left to paint some gifts for Christmas!   Our pottery deadline is Dec 19th!   PicassoZ has received in beautiful new bisque shapes, from ornaments to gingerbread platters, as well as some favorite shapes we’ve had in the past.

THIS IS OUR 15th CHRISTMAS SEASON!   Yep, we’ve been firing handprints, footprints, martini glasses, teapots, cookie jars, jets…and thousands more for 15 years.    We heart Lakeland, that is for sure.

Won’t you bring the family in or meet some friends at PicassoZ this month and make some memories together.   Enjoy our Tea Largo Beverage Co. contemporary tea & espresso cafe right in the middle of our 4300 sq foot building.

Our pottery takes about a week for firing, but rushes are available by request when you are seated.   If you need to make & take something with you, try mosaics, a chunky candle, or our new jewelry clay program.

See our website right sidebar for studio hours.

Closed Christmas Day

Open Christmas Eve 9am-5:30pm

Open New Years Eve & New Years Day

 

NEW!

This is a fun new make & take program for kids 6 & up. CHOP CHOP CHOP your choice of colors from kid-safe jewelry clay using our special chopper and learn how to blend and twist them together to make your own jewelry stones that go home with you! Stamp an initial and add a crystal, too!

Make 3 chunky “charm pops” out of 3 different color palettes or designs! We cure them in our infrared oven, so they turn to stone (almost).

Allow 30 minutes for curing, then they are ready to go!   All the charm pop jewelry & accessories we carry include creation of 3 charm pops, (18mm, which are compatible with chunk snap jewelry)!   Make 3 different designs and have 3 different styles of jewelry!

Event is held our The Trinket Bar, which has our gift shop, jewelry studio & mosaic studio.  Bring friends, its very casual!

Saturday, Nov 26th, 1-5pm walk-ins welcome!    Cassie will help you!

https://www.createconnectjewelrystudio.com/ to learn more about this program!

SALE, 10/25

It’s our Happy Birthday, Picasso SALE! Hey, we’re not saying he was a necessarily a great guy, but certainly a brilliant artist. We are celebrating by giving 14% off in both our art studios, PicassoZ Art Cafe and The Trinket Bar (which has PicassoZ mosaic studio in it!). Why 14%? Because our Do-it-yourself art studio opened in Lakeland 14 years ago. Our pottery to paint, mosaics, chunky candles and even our Natural Life gift items are all 14% off Tuesday, Pablo’s birthday!

Tuesday, Oct 25th. 10am-9pm

Make your own mosaic

New mosaic shapes have arrived!   Make a memory this Fall at PicassoZ Art Cafe’s mosaic studio!  Mosaics are very beginner-friendly and go home the same day!   Great date spot or family outing!   Mosaics are located in” The Trinket Bar” south side of our 4300 sq ft building of creative fun, and its normally a bit more relaxed.

  1.  Select your shape.
  2. Arrange your pieces (glass, ceramic, wood, plastic trinkets, etc)
  3. Glue.
  4. Take home.
  5. Wait atleast a day, then grout.  Each piece comes with a grout kit which goes home with you.

We do offer grouting service if prefer.  It’s messy but its really fun!

HOURS:

Sunday 11am-7pm

Monday-Thurs 10am-9pm

Friday & Saturday 10am-9:30pm

Didn't these mosaics turn out beautifully?  These are before grouting.
Didn’t these mosaics turn out beautifully?  These are before grouting.   

 

 

National Grandparents Day Event – Sunday

On Sept 11, we are offering a complimentary beverage for Grandmas & Grandpas, Mimis, Pops, Abuelas & Abuelos who paint pottery or make mosaics with us today! Regular beverage of their choice provided by Tea Largo Beverage Co. is in the middle of our 2 studios, pottery on one side & mosaics on the other! Bring the family! **We offer the same promotion on Mother’s Day & Father’s Day…we love hosting families in our studios!
Paint your own pumpkin, plate, puppy, mug, monster candy dish, and hundreds of other shapes.   Allow a week for firing.  Mosaics go home with you same day though!

Soap-making classes by Sharon Johnson

Soapmaking Photo

Professional Soap Maker Sharon Johnson, YouTube’s Hot Process Queen, will be teaching all the basics of Fluid Hot Process Soap Making!   She also owns her own soap making and natural skin care business called Rose of Sharon Essential Skin Care, and also creator of the SJHP/SBHP, Sharon Johnson Hot Process/Stick Blend Hot Process Method.  This 3-hour class is completely hands-on.

Once you complete the class you will be able to make 10-Minute Fluid Hot Process soap on your own using the SJHP/SBHP method. This class is perfect for those who want to learn to make soap at home as a hobby. The classes are small so you will get personalized attention while getting hands on experience. Each student will make and take home a loaf of “ready-to-use” soap (4-5 bars) made in class. Each student gets to choose the color and scent of your loaf of soap.
Introductory Course Cost: $99 includes SJHP/SBHP Hot Process Soap-making eBook Tutorial and Recipes (retail value $69), which you may download immediately, materials fee, safety gear, and loaf of soap to take home (retail value $35).
Next classes are downstairs in Breakables Studio.

 

Thursday May 26th

Saturday, June 4th 10am-1pm

Please Note: This workshop is for ages 18 and up. You will receive an email confirmation upon signup. You may also book your own private group of up to 10 students.

To register, please go to www.TheRoseofSharonStore.Com.   Space is limited!

 

Annual Mother’s Day Event, May 8th, 10am-8pm

Get creative with Mom’s gift this year! Spend time together making memories, create your own piece of functional pottery, mosaic, or chunky candle, AND PicassoZ ALSO has a little gift for Mom ourselves! Bring her in to paint, mosaic or make a candle May  8, and we’ll give her a complimentary beverage coupon to our popular cafe Tea Largo Beverage Co., AND a FREE charm of her choice from our Trinket Bar jewelry mixology studio (beside our mosaics).

You know what her favorite part will be? Spending time with YOU! We host families like yours each year and we consider it an honor! No art experience needed! Open extended hours on May 8th, 10am-8pm.

**Pottery takes about a week for firing, mosaics & chunky candles go home same day.

No reservations, walk-in only. Seating available all throughout our PicassoZ studio, Tea Largo, & Breakables mosaic studio. Our upstairs party loft is available for open seating on Sunday only. Remember, our PicassoZ & Tea Largo gift cards are good all throughout our studios.

There’s still time to paint a gift for Mom, as our deadline for firing pottery is Tuesday, May 3rd.

New concept coming to our mosaic studio…jewelry mixology

If you’ve visited over the last month and wondered what’s going on inside our mosaic studio, we have a surprise.  Our artist-in-residence Kim is giving our mosaic studio a facelift and making room for a hot boho jewelry trend of jewelry mixology!   This will be a walk-in, mix your own collage of charms, pendants, trinkets and baubles on vintage-look chains or hand-dyed ribbons.    Breakables Mosaic Studio will still be inside what will soon be called “The Trinket Bar”…(and we will FINALLY have a sign over our 4th space in our 4300 sq ft building!)    Our pottery pick up area will be moved to this side of our building, too.  We’re excited to launch all these new changes for Mother’s Day weekend!

So, our Junk Market Jewelry became so popular over the last couple years, we decided to expand it.   It’s such a great walk-in gift idea because it can be totally personalized and assembled in minutes or take as much time as you want treasure-hunting for just the right charms for your necklace, bracelet, key chain or even book mark.    Gift boxes and tiny little bags are complimentary when you purchase a chain or ribbon.

Remember, our Tea Largo and PicassoZ gift cards all work in all of our spaces, even for our Party Loft for a group outing!

Yes, our Trinket Bar will be open the same hours as PicassoZ as of Monday, 4/18.

Mosaics & CaNdLes

Looking for something creative to do you can take home with you?   Our walk-in mosaic studio, Breakables, is adjacent to Tea Largo, with cafe style seating so you can “break away”, relax, and create.

When we moved to our Cleveland Heights studio in December, one of the most exciting things we did was expand our mosaic studio!    For almost a decade, our mosaics were in “bits and pieces” on a wall in a corner of our studio.   It was surprising how popular they were for how little space they had.  Being a self-taught mosaic artist, the mosaic side of our building is my favorite!   It’s got loads of glass, ceramic, sea shells, and even drift wood pieces to work into your project.

Our shapes are visible and nicely displayed on the walls, and we even added ceramic words, letters and specialty baubles that are available at a minimal charge that can really make your piece pop.  Mosaics go home with you, so they are a wonderful activity if you drive in to spend the day with us in our silly building of creativity.

ChuNky CaNdLes belonged in our Breakables Studio too, since many of the candle wax options we have to build your candle with are indeed breakable.   We make slabs of thin colored candle wax that breaks apart, and then looks like a beach glass.   Of course, candle chunks are still on hand, for building a pillar mold candle or a glass jar candle, with your choice of fragrance!

Breakables is open:

Wednesday-Friday 10-6pm

Saturday 10-9:30pm

Sunday 12-6pm

 

 

Super Hero Day Event (aka Father’s Day) 6/20 & 6/21

Any dads who paint or mosaic with us this Saturday or Sunday receive a well-deserved complimentary Tea Largo Beverage Co. drink. PicassoZ and Breakables Mosaic Studio by PicassoZ are the coolest places for fun family time!

**Try mosaics, Dad! You get to use TOOLS and protective eye wear, and they go home with you same day!

PicassoZ Art Cafe event hours

Saturday 10am-9:30pm

Sunday 11am-7pm

Breakables Mosaic Studio event hours

Saturday 10am-9:30pm

Sunday Noon-6pm

Spring BREAK week features mosaics, of course

Yes, we at PicassoZ love a good play on words.    So, we’re playing up the “break” and loaded up promotions in our Breakables Mosaic Studio.   If you haven’t visited yet, its really grown in popularity as a nice, relaxing environment to create in.   It has a different vibe than PicassoZ, and is a little more sophisticated, but not much, LOL.   It’s still walk-in, and still DIY.  But with mosaics, you can take your creation home with you!    Our hours are a little different in Breakables, 10-6 and this Spring Break week, we’re open

Monday-Friday 10-6pm

Saturday 10-10pm

Easter Sunday all our shops are closed.

See our event calendar for an assortment of fun mosaic specials, and even some that celebrate the fact that it still is Easter Week!