Best Painting &
Drawing Teachers
in Tampa

Why These Painting & Drawing Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored painting & drawing teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best painting & drawing teachers in Tampa, FL.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Art Symphony, Inc.

Artist Marc De Waele of the Art Symphony School of Art offers private painting and art classes in the Tampa Bay Area. Marc trained in many different art and painting techniques in Belgium and France and has been a professional artist for 30 years. Marc offers one-on-one personalized private art lessons in the privacy of your home. The art lessons are structured according to the student’s interests and can include paint in oils and Aquarelle, trompe l’oeil, marble and wood imitation painting, patina, and Venetian plaster.

New Port Richey, FL(727) 967-8892


Beach Art Center

The Beach Art Center in Indian Rocks Beach was founded by George King. The Beach Art Center offers children’s programs including the “Kreative Kids Summer Camp” and after-school art classes. Regular weekly classes are taught by experienced artists and teachers. Adult classes are offered in subjects such as watercolor, pencil and pastel, water-media, oil, acrylic, pottery, drawing, and photography. Workshops in a variety of art media including all types of painting, fabric dyeing, recycled sculpture, paper mache and photography are also available, as well as "Make It Take It" three-hour classes where the participants start with a blank canvas or watercolor paper and go home at the end of the event with a finished work of art.

Indian Rocks Beach, FL(727) 596-4331


Carrolwood Cultural Center

Located in the heart of Carrollwood Village since 2008, the Carrollwood Cultural Center includes a large main building complete with a stage, dance floor, art studios, computer lab and conference rooms as well as a sister building, The Studio, which provides additional space for classes, performances, room rentals and gallery displays.

Tampa, FL(813) 269-1310


Color Wheelz

ColorWheelz is a mobile art business in Land O’Lakes, Florida that hosts fun art parties and classes for all ages. ColorWheelz will travel to any location in Tampa and offers programs such as birthday parties, after-school classes, summer camps, corporate events, nursing home or hospital events, girl’s night out, or date nights. Some artistic activities that ColorWheelz teaches include acrylic painting on canvas, working with pastels, learning to draw, apron painting, and wine glass painting.

Land O Lakes, FL(352) 584-1396


Dazzio Art Experience

At the Dazzio Art Experience, located in St. Petersburg’s Warehouse Art District, art classes are offered every day of the week except Sunday. Options include acrylics, abstracts, drawing and portrait painting, water media, advanced painting, and special classes just for elementary-age children or high school art majors. There are half-day classes, full-day classes, and kid’s summer camps available. Owner Judith Dazzio is a professional artist and gallery owner who specializes in an impressionistic style.

Saint Petersburg, FL(727) 821-3420


Douglas Land Artist

Douglas Land is a professional artist in St. Petersburg, Florida who offers classes and workshops that are designed to provide information and techniques for artists at any experience level. Subjects may include animal portraits and anatomy, basic and intermediate drawing skills, cast and museum studies, figure and figure anatomy, and florals. Classes are at least four weeks long, while workshops are usually held one day at a time.

Saint Petersburg, FL(727) 643-2554


Dunedin Fine Art Center

The Dunedin Fine Art Center in Dunedin, Florida offers art classes and workshops for adults, teenagers, and children as young as 4 ½. Youth classes cover topics such as drawing, painting, clay, henna, computers, and photography. The Gladys Douglas School for the Arts at the Dunedin Fine Art Center offers a variety of classes for adults. Subjects include jewelry making, painting, photography, pottery, and digital imaging. Most adult classes meet once per week for six weeks.

Dunedin, FL(727) 298-3322


Great Art & Frame

Great Art & Frame is a professional framing company in Odessa, Florida. Great Art & Frame specializes in diplomas, sports memorabilia, shadow boxes, mirrors, posters, as well as fine art framing. Owner Joose Hadley is an artist who has won many awards including Best of Show at the 2015 Bay Area Art Show. She is an OPA member (Oil Painters of America) and paints portraits, caricatures, landscapes or abstracts. She also offers giclee prints of her work upon request in a variety of sizes and gives art lessons.

Odessa, FL(813) 792-8960


House of Art Painting Studio

House of Art Painting Studio in Brandon, Florida hosts private painting parties for groups as small as 5. Guests can choose the date & time frame for their event, pick the location, and select any image from the House of Art Gallery or even choose their own. At their studio, House of Art also offers classes for children ages 7-15 each weekday after school hours and during summer break. Students will get to use quality materials like acrylic paints and canvases, as they are guided in painting at their own pace.

Brandon, FL(920) 737-2660


Kerry Vosler Studio and Atelier

Master painter Kerry Vosler is the owner of Kerry Vosler Studio & Atelier in Tampa, Florida. Kerry is a seasoned plein air painter, portrait, and figurative artist. Kerry specializes in oil, pastels, and conté and is a proponent of the atelier method of instruction, where a professional painter works with a small number of students to train them in traditional drawing and painting techniques. Kerry’s adult classes and national workshops include portrait, figure, drawing, and landscape painting.

Tampa, FL(813) 417-5867


Kokol Art Studio + Gallery

Kokol Art Studio + Gallery in South Tampa is the home of artist Beth Kokol. Beth has over 30 years of teaching experience and works with photography, watercolors, acrylics, oils, mixed media, sculpture, and printmaking. She offers art lessons to adults from absolute beginners to experienced professionals who are looking to hone their skills. Beth also teaches lessons to children as young as pre-kindergarten age through 12th grade. Both workshops and weekly classes are available.

Tampa, FL(813) 334-5100


Suntan Art Center

Suntan Art Center is a predominantly volunteer-based non-profit organization offering classes, exhibits, and networking opportunities for the community. Created over fifty years ago, Suntan Art Center supports the arts and people of St. Pete Beach, Florida, and the Tampa Bay community area. Driven almost completely through volunteer support, Suntan offers support and assistance to the beginning artist as well as the professional. Media supported by the Center includes watercolor, acrylic, oils, photography and crafts. Classes include glass fusion, yoga, and the various mediums mentioned above. Classes at all experience levels and costs are available.

St. Pete Beach, FL(727) 367-3818


Tatiana Rugers

Tatiana Rugers is of Creative Ambiance is a professional mural artist in Tampa, Florida. Tatiana specializes in hand-painted custom murals and trompe l’oeil murals for walls and ceilings as well as on canvas. Tatiana is also known for her portraits of children and pets. Tatiana gives private art lessons and regularly teaches small art classes for between 1-8 students.

Tampa, FL(813) 390-4120


Taylor Ikin, Artist

Taylor Ikin is a professional artist in Tampa, Florida who has been working with a synthetic material known as YUPO for more than 14 years. Taylor is available for commissioned work and specializes in pet portraits. She teaches painting classes every Tuesday providing individual attention and a cheerful attitude and also teaches regular workshops where she encourages each student’s artistic spirit.

Tampa, FL(813) 839-2480


Totally Art

Totally Art is a fine arts enrichment program in Tampa, Florida. Totally Art offers after-school classes and summer camps for children in grades K-8. Private classes are also available. Subjects include drawing, painting, sculpture, print-making, collage, and mixed media. Students at Totally Art use artist-quality media including Prisma Illustration Makers, charcoal, oil and soft pastels, polymer clay, ArtStix, colored pencils, scratch-art, AquaStik, paints, and watercolors on a variety of surfaces such as archival or exotic paper, canvas, metal foil, tile, wood, and many recycled objects.

Tampa, FL(805) 570-1988


Vanessa Montenegro

Artist Vanessa Montenegro teaches art lessons to students of all ages, both children and adults, regardless of experience. Vanessa specializes in realistic drawing and painting and teaches varied subjects including still-life, the figure, landscape, portraiture, cartooning, animation, and clay sculpture in accordance with her students’ interests. Each class has no more than seven students so that Vanessa can give each one personal attention and feedback. Vanessa also offers private lessons and art lessons in Spanish.

Tampa, FL


Vosler Young Artists' Studio

Founded by artist Kerry Vosler, Vosler Young Artists' Studio's purpose is to train young artists in the craft of classical drawing. This skills-based program is designed to give students a core body of knowledge and foundational skills by the time they are eighteen years of age. Students may enroll from the age of seven to eighteen in the annual program in Tampa. Teens ages 12 and up may enroll in summer classic drawing workshops in Tampa and Virginia. Vosler Young Artists' Studio has been featured on ABC's The LIST and FOX 13's What's Right with Tampa Bay.

Tampa, FL(813) 417-5867


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