Simply Art Studios - “The Best Art Party in Tampa Bay!”

Published on 13 December 2013 in Business
Katie Thomas (author)

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Art is made simple and fun for your enjoyment at Simply Art Studios in Oldsmar, conveniently located near East Lake on Tampa Road. Choose a class that focuses on creating beautiful paintings, unique jewelry pieces or fresh floral arrangements for a great night of artistic crafting!

At Simply Art Studios, guests are encouraged to enjoy themselves and unlock their individual creative energies with guided step-by-step instruction by the friendly and talented staff. All you really need to bring is your creative spirit – the rest is simple! Oh, and feel free to bring your favorite snack or adult beverage, if you need a little boost to get your creative juices flowing!

A vibrant mother and daughter duo, Mary and Hannah, opened Simply Art Studios in January 2013. The pair has a passionate love for the arts and wanted to open a place that would be both welcoming and fun for the local community – a place to share in fun, artistic adventures!

Simply Art Studios is unique in that it is a local start-up business and promotes the work of local artists in the area. Each painting that is created for in-class tutorials features the creative work of a local artist. Hannah and Mary love that since Simply Art is an independently owned and operated studio, they have the ability to represent the artwork of locals that they choose themselves.

“Each month we have a collaborative meeting for what we would like to offer in our classes,” explains Mary. “I feel very fortunate that we have some really fantastic artists working hand-in-hand with us. Every artist we work with joins in on our mission to provide wonderful, creative pieces of art. This is a team effort, we give the artists ideas, they give us ideas and then we bring it to class to share with the community!”

Inspired by Creativity

“I have always been a creative soul,” says Mary. “My degree is in theater, but during most of my career, I worked in business as a project manager for companies. I knew that eventually I would find my way back to the arts. I had been looking for an opportunity to explore my creative side. I’d always wanted an art gallery; so when Hannah and I sat down with my husband Mark, we came up with Simply Art Studios, a place where people can simply create!”

Simply Art Studios is both a gallery and a classroom. Hannah has a degree in art history and her passion lies in helping people create beautiful memories for themselves. She is the operations manager at Simply Art Studios, as well as the jewelry design leader. Hannah says, “I love when people leave and absolutely love the painting or jewelry they have made. It is so refreshing to spend a night creating with a group of people that you help inspire.”

 

Wear your own jewelry designs! Learn how to make lovely wearable art during step-by-step instruction

Wear your own jewelry designs! Learn how to make lovely wearable art during step-by-step instruction

 

Hannah explains that even though everyone is following the same guidelines, each person has a different style or brush stroke, so no two paintings are ever the same. “It is uniquely yours,” says Hannah. “Whether you are experienced in the craft or a beginner, we accommodate everyone. No one gets left behind and people with experience aren’t bored because we keep it fun and fresh! There is no intimidation here, just fun and simple art!”

Artistic Spirits Soar at Simply Art

“What I’ve noticed is that a lot of adults have not allowed themselves to be creative since they were very young,” says Mary. “We want to give people the permission and atmosphere where they can follow simple easy steps to end up with a wonderful creation. This is a very therapeutic and fun environment for everyone. We strive to give people permission to explore their creativity again!”

Simply Art Studios truly focuses on opening the doors up for you to come in and allow your creative spirit a chance to break free and mix art and entertainment. You can bring your friends, family, coworkers or come for an evening to meet new friends. Classes at Simply Art Studios are recommended for guests 17 and up, but family classes also are offered for people looking to get creative with their kids. Family classes include painting, paper Mache, origami and pop-up book creations! The whole family can enjoy getting messy together!

Painting, floral arrangement and jewelry classes usually last about two to three hours and guests are encouraged to bring beverages, snacks and a creative, open state of mind. Everything else is provided for you!

Simply Art Studios painting classes are instructed by local artists who help you create your own personal masterpiece. Artists guide you through each brushstroke, using a model painting, acrylic paint and a 16x20-inch or 18x18-inch canvas.

 

Group classes are a fun and creative bonding experience for friends and coworkers, and also offer a great opportunity to meet new friends. Individuality shines through in every class and everyone leaves with art that is uniquely theirs.

Group classes are a fun and creative bonding experience for friends and coworkers, and also offer a great opportunity to meet new friends. Individuality shines through in every class and everyone leaves with art that is uniquely theirs.

 

Jewelry classes offer many different jewelry designs to choose from such as basic wiring to beaded jewelry designs! Learn to create handmade, tastefully crafted jewelry that is art to wear! Custom make the perfect fit for you or make it a personalized gift created with love!

Fresh floral arrangement classes involve learning about the basic techniques in floral arranging, as well as techniques for keeping your flowers looking and smelling fresh for extended periods of time.

Have a Simply Art Party!

Simply Art Studios makes for the perfect night out! It is even a great place for birthdays, bridal showers or bachelorette get-togethers. A party at Simply Art Studios provides a way for people to share a memory with their party guests and allow them to bring something special home!

Simply Art Studio classes are a great team-building idea for corporate events and parties! There is even something for the DIY bride, who wants to learn to make their own bouquets with bridesmaids or flower arrangements for table settings.

Date night? Why not? Taking a painting class on a date is a fun way to get to know someone or share a fun experience with someone you already love and cherish.

Simply Art Studios truly has something for everyone and if you have a special idea, the team is more than willing to accommodate you in any way they can. Some guests prefer to work one-on-one with an artist to come up with a painting idea or a special piece of jewelry. Simply Art Studios offers you a chance to collaborate with and commission the work you want to create from a local and talented artist!

Private parties last a few hours and can be booked Monday through Friday, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 10 p.m., or between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Holiday Events:

Check out Simply Art Studios’ Events Calendar at www.SimplyArtStudios.com to see upcoming projects, including holiday paintings and gingerbread houses. Simply Art Studios will be hosting a fun New Years Eve party so you can ring in the New Year expressing yourself creatively!

Simply Art Studios is a fantastic place to explore your artistic talents and create special memories year-round for all types of occasions, and even for no reason at all other than to create personal joy!

Simply Art Studios is located in Oldsmar at 4022 Tampa Road, Suite #5. Office hours are Tues. – Fri., 12 – 5 p.m. Please visit www.simplyartstudios.com for class times, upcoming art explorations and special events! Call (813) 749- 7111 or email info@simplyartstudios. com for more information. Also make sure to “like” Simply Art Studios on facebook so you can receive updates in your newsfeed about up-and-coming classes!

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