Central Florida's Creative Outlet

Pottery painting, mosaics, chunky candles, glass fusion, jewelry and a casual tea bar. 4300 sq ft of silliness for good, clean fun.

Our studios & cafe are a great destination for creative activities & things to do in Lakeland, Fl.

  • PicassoZ Art Cafe
  • Breakables Mosaics
  • Party Loft
  • Tea Largo

Instagram Contest #PZXMAS

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It’s not too late to paint an ornament & participate in our contest!

 

We know for a FACT you all have painted thousands of ornaments with us over the last 14 years.   We are excited to announce we have a Painted Ornament Contest because we want to see them on your trees!   ***Actually, this is our 15th Christmas!   If you can paint an ornament soon, you can participate too!

Take a photo of any ornament that you have painted at Picassoz (whether it’s this year, or in holidays past…even our first year, 2002!)

Post it on Instagram with #PZXMAS. (Contest runs through 12/20/16)

One lucky random entry will get a $50 PZ gift card in their stocking this year!

(*We are only using the Instagram for this particular contest.  FB has alot of rules for contests, but we will do one for FB next time).

Click Holiday Flyer for contest info flyer & holiday deadlines.Ornament Holiday Flyer

 

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Still time to book a holiday adult party!

Party Loft at PicassoZ

Bring the office or team to PicassoZ for a holiday party and make some memories! You get 2 hours in our fun and funky 2nd floor private party loft! Our 1000 square foot 2nd floor studio is has the perfect atmosphere for relaxing with co-workPicassoZ Party Lofters, friends or family. Its only available by reservation. This prices is for pottery painting for up to 8 adults. An assortment of mugs is offered to guests (up to $24 in value)!

$160, for 8 people. $20 per each additional guest. Food and beverage welcome, but don’t forget our popular cafe, Tea Largo, downstairs!

Our Party Loft seats 8 – 30 guests!

SEE AVAILABLE DATES

Allow a week for firing the mugs.

 

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Only 3 Weekends Left…

Holiday shapes now in stock

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

 

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Paint Your Own Gifts!

Pottery Sale

20% off all paintable bisque tonight! Paint some gifts this year! No art experience needed. Valid after 5pm, we close at 9pm. If you dont finish, you can always take your item home and bring back anytime to finish at no charge.

Tea Largo is also open this evening til 9pm, so how about an Eggnog Latte, Hot Cocoa or Chocolate Ginger Bourbon Tea Latte to enjoy while you paint ornaments, cookie jars, snowman mugs, handprint platters…

*Pottery painting deadline for Christmas is 12/19.

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NEW!

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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!

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Thanksgiving Week Hours

Thanksgiving Week

This Thanksgiving Week is going to be the best one ever!   We will be busy in all 4 of our creative suites this week, including private parties upstairs in the Art Loft!     Visit our one-of-a-kind spaces at PicassoZ Art Cafe, The Trinket Bar & Tea Largo Beverage Co.    Remember, our gift cards are valid at all of them!

Sunday    11am-8pm

Monday-Wednesday  10am-9pm

Thursday Closed – Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday & Saturday 10am-9:30pm

Sunday   11-7pm

For our events & promotions, visit our calendar!     Allow a week for pottery painting firing, but if you want something for Thanksgiving, let our staff know by 11/20 and we will rush it!     Mosaics, chunky candles & clay jewelry are all “make & take”.

**FYI 12/19 is pottery painting deadline for Christmas!

Our neighbor, Tea Largo, is open these same hours but they OPEN at 7am weekdays and 8am Saturdays.

 

 

 

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Holiday Handprint Plates Thanksgiving Week

Melanie handprint fun

Our beloved Melanie Carroll will be assisting parents & kids with fun holiday designs Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday during Thanksgiving Break, 9:30am-10:30am only.   We are offering a special reduced rate of $21 for this $25 value dinner plate that has a hole in the back for hanging!    This is a walk-in event, but if you are bringing more than 4 children, we would recommend you call us and tell us their ages.   Pop in any time between 9:30am-10:30am, but the reduced rate ends at 10:30.

Monday – 11/21 Handprint Tree Plate  $21

Tuesday- 11/22 Cookies for Santa Handprint Plate  $21

Wednesday 11/23 Reindeer Handprint Plate $21

 

Back by popular demand:

Thursday – 11/17 Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint Plate $21   3-5pm walk-in

FOR INFANTS:    That grasping reflex is a challenge!!!  PLEASE trust our experience!   We recommend they be sleeping or simply use the  “MistleToes” design.   You’ll have handprints for years to come…on glass doors, fridges, etc LOL, but baby feet are oh, so precious!    We just want the best artwork for you and experience for your baby.   Trust us with the footprint!

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Kids Handprint Turkey Plates $21

Kids handprint plates

Walk-ins welcome!  2pm-5pm, November 17th.  $21, for an adorable printed hand turkey bird with Miss Melanie’s help! (All children love her!) **Plates are normally $25, gobble up this special rate which is only for little hands!

Check out more handprint holiday designs with Melanie during Thanksgiving week… see our flyer or FB Events for details. November art newsletter

Allow a week for firing, but all Thanksgiving pottery is given priority.

PicassoZ Art Cafe also has art to make & take, like mosaics, chunky candles, and jewelry clay pendants!

 

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Photo Canvas Painting is Here!

Paint by Number canvas

PicassoZ Art Cafe is excited to partner with Gifted Custom Art to bring you this new one-of-a-kind, custom paint-by-number experience! Transform your favorite photo into a masterpiece you can’t wait to hang on the wall or give as a gift. No art experience required. Click below to register (more dates are listed), then simply upload your favorite photo. Gifted transforms your memory into a custom paint-by-number outline on a 16″ x 20″ canvas, and the rest is up to you!

First time painter? For the best experience, choose a close-up image of a single person and select “remove background”.

Only $59

 

December 23rd 6-9pm (registration closes 12/13)

December 30th 6-9pm (registration closes 12/20)
Your registration includes:

Your photo converted to a custom 16×20″ paint by number canvas
Paint palette – 5 tones ranging from dark to light in the same color family to be chosen by you
All other supplies will be provided by PicassoZ Art Cafe. Event is held in our 2nd floor “Party Loft”.

https://picassozartcafe.giftedcustomart.com/events/list/

REGISTRATION CLOSES 9 days prior to the event, since the canvases are cusom-made & shipped directly to PicassoZ.

Its a perfect family outing or office party over the holidays!

If you would prefer to paint at home, order the “Home edition kit” at http://giftedcustomart.com.get/ $25 off when you use our COUPON CODE GK7934

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SALE, 10/25

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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

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Book Our Party Loft Today

PicassoZ Party Loft

PicassoZ Party Loft seats 8 to 30 guests, and reservations are for 2 hours, allowing 15 minutes prior and 15 minutes after your time block.

ADULT GROUPS need to be confirmed by Melanie or Cassie since group needs vary, but can be reserved here.

It works like this:  adults browse for the piece they want to paint in our studio downstairs from our shelves of hundreds of paintable shapes!    If you, as the party host, has set a spending limit/budget, adults will be informed that they have a “shopping credit of $___”, and the amount over the shopping credit can just be paid directly to the studio by the guest.   In our 14 years of experience, adults prefer to select whatever they want!

The cost to use the loft, however, is $18.50 per person MINIMUM in pottery with a MINIMUM of 8 painters.   If you secure a date now, but the details of the reservation don’t work out for your group when you speak to Melanie or Cassie you’ll get a full refund, of course.

CHILD’S POTTERY PACKAGE is $189+ tax for 8 children, includes colorful plastic/paperware, (add’l guests only $18.50 each). Select a theme! If you select “Custom Theme” to special order pieces, allow 2-3 weeks advance notice please!

 

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It’s National PYOP Day!

Paint your own bowl

National Paint Your Own Pottery Day, you say? Now that is a holiday that we can get behind!  Come in and paint $15 or more on this incredibly important day and we will give you a FREE add-on of your choice (up to $6 value)! Add it to your piece, paint it separately, or take it home with you and paint it at another time. Just a little thank you for spending this important day with us!

October 15th

Open today til 9:30pm

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Halloween decor and more

Halloween pottery painting

Plenty of time to paint something scary for Halloween from our new display.  Keep in mind, we have ANOTHER fall display of leaves, acorns, Thanksgiving, gourds, etc.

Please allow a week for firing.

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Do you want to paint a snowman?

paint an olaf

Olaf is HERE, and ready to paint!!   We ordered 4 cases of him, so there is plenty!

This is an official licensed piece, so the quality is fabulous.   He is $21, and our prices include painting, glazing & firing.

Here is some pinteresting quotes and pics of Olaf, for pinspiration…  https://www.pinterest.com/explore/frozen-olaf/

Your Olaf tumbler will be ready next week after we give him a warm hug in the kiln.

Do you like to bake?  How about “Elsa’s Frozen Hot Cocoa” to put in your little mug?  Here are some Frozen-themed recipes…https://www.pinterest.com/explore/frozen-olaf-recipes/

 

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FLASH SALE – 20% off pottery 2 days only

Paint Monday & Tuesday 20% off

FLASH SALE! A rare opportunity to get 20% off ALL pottery for 2 DAYS ONLY! We are getting ready to move a few things around these week to get ready for the holidays, and it sure would be nice if there was less bisque on the shelves. We were hoping you would help us so come in Monday & Tuesday and PAINT!

Yes, this includes painting & firing too, since our prices are all-inclusive now. *limited to stock on hand. *allow 1 week to fire. *open 10am-9pm *food-safe, non-toxic *enjoy a seasonal beverage from our neighbor, Tea Largo…Caramel Apple Smoothie? Maple Sugar Black Tea Latte (iced, of course)? Come in and enjoy!

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Make fall decorations

Make some Halloween decorations

Plenty of time to paint some fun fall decorations this weekend, as our pottery has a 5-7 day turnaround time now.   You can even enjoy fall drinks from our neighbor, Tea Largo!    Lanterns, pumpkins, skulls and so much more, just came in today and usually don’t last more than a weekend!

If you need something to take home with you, try mosaics or make a chunky candle!

4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland

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Make a Fused Glass Pendant

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Try your hand at designing jewelry!  Assemble your own elegant fused glass pendant at PicassoZ!    Select your base shape and color, layer it, and top it with some design glass pieces!   We’ll fire it in our teeny tiny little baby kiln, and its ready in just a few days.  Rush orders are possible, just confirm with staff before you start.   We add a sterling plate bail to the back so you can hang it on your favorite chain, and have a gift box for your piece.  We also have 36 inch hand-dyed silk ribbons available for purchase.

They look like you bought them at a high end boutique, when you in fact, had a fun afternoon out in our eclectic art studio making it yourself.   Bring some friends!   It can take as long or as short as you want it to.   We’ll call you when its fired, got its professional polish, and boxed!

This is for kids 8 & up, since the components really are pieces of glass.   (However, we have another make-your-own-jewelry program coming specifically for our Budding Picasso’s this fall!)

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Select your components for your glass pendant, and we will do the hard part. The layers will melt together into your own masterpiece!

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Make your own mosaic

Mosaic making at Breakables

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.   

 

 

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Paint AND sip something pumpkin this month at Picassoz

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Pumpkin season is here, but never lasts long!   Paint a pumpkin (or owl, acorn, gourd, etc), while sipping your favorite pumpkin beverage from our neighbor Tea Largo.    We also have some unique pumpkin drinks you may not have had before!    Our Frozen Pumpkin Pie is made with real pumpkin puree–and dont forget the cheesecake version!   Pumpkin Pie Rooibos iced tea with boba?   Pumpkin Caramel Rooibos or Maple Sugar Black Tea lattes…    Of course, there are other flavors of fall we love…like our Caramel Apple Smoothie!

Have you painted your Halloween Trick or Treat bowl yet?   Bring the family or text some friends to meet you at PicassoZ on Cleveland Heights!   Make an evening out of it…we’re Instagram-friendly!    Make some pumpkin-spiced memories this fall.

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National Grandparents Day Event – Sunday

National Grandparents Day

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!

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FLASH SALE: Paint your own tiles, 2/$15. 9/6 – 9/8

Tile FLASH SALE!

Our 4 inch paintable ceramic tiles are 2 for $15, Tuesday-Thursday only! Bring a friend, paint as many as you want, but the sale is on sets of 2. They will be kiln-fired, so please allow a week. We use non-toxic, lead-free paints. Great for handprint keepsakes, coasters, and adorable on little easels, too. Ask about large quantity discounts. Open 10am-9pm Tues-Thurs.  ***2 tiles are normally $24!

Valid Sept 6th – 8th at PicassoZ Art Cafe

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Paint pottery on Labor Day 10am-9pm

Fall bisque is here

Fall has arrived, and pumpkins, footballs, monsters and leaves are ready to paint at PicassoZ Art Cafe.    New matte Courtyard glazes are available in earth tones and are perfect for autumn art.   We’re open Labor Day weekend regular hours:

Friday & Saturday 10am-9:30pm

Sunday 11am-7pm

Monday 10am-9pm

Pottery takes about a week or so to fire, but if you are needing to take your art with you same day, we suggest chunky candles or mosaics!    We can ship pottery, too.

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Instagram contest under way in Tea Largo

instagram Contest in Tea Largo

Tag your Tea Largo drink or bowl photo with ‪#‎mytealargo‬ to be entered in our contest! Monday we’ll pick a winner of a free drink but EVERYONE who tags their Tea Largo photo will be entered to win a $50 gift card! Good Luck!  Enter as often as you’d like!

If you dont know how this all works, PicassoZ Art Cafe, PicassoZ Party Loft, The Trinket Bar & Breakables Mosaics Studios, and Tea Largo Beverage Co. are all under one roof with the same owner, so they share gift cards, too!    We do alot of creative promotions, like this current Instagram contest in Tea Largo!

4634 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL

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New bisque has arrived

Tiny Toppers & Banks!

Tiny Toppers are little paintable addons that can stand alone, or are adorable adhered to almost any flat surface.   Shown here is a simple round bank called the “Money Ball Bank”, and its surface is designed specifically for these cute little guys.   Selection can vary.   Just arrived today!

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OPEN 10am-9pm on Monday, July 4th! AND…

July 4th event at PicassoZ

We have a special promotion for the first 75 painters! FREE paintable star bowl, plate, ornament or box when you paint $20+ in pottery on July 4th only! *You can bring it back and paint it any time! Limited to the first 75 painters! Paint early for best selection of the FREE star-shaped items!

The Trinket Bar, Breakables Mosaic Studio AND Tea Largo Beverage Co. are also open on July 4th!

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Monday Art Classes with Melanie, Summer Schedule released

Summer Schedule

Our favorite instructor (for our own kids, too!) is Melanie Carroll.  She has been working out of our South Lakeland studio for over a year now, and everyone loves her…parents…kids… and me, owner Kristin.   My 12 year old daughter who didnt like art because she claimed she “wasn’t good at it”, thoroughly loves Melanie’s classes!    Melanie teaches in 1 hour blocks, First Graders up to High School.

Monday Art Classes Summer Schedule

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Soap-making classes by Sharon Johnson

Soap Making with Sharon

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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!

 

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

We heart Mom, too!   Bring her in for some quality time together!

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.

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Mother’s Day painting deadline is May 3rd

Paint through May 3rd

Paint a keepsake for Mom through Tuesday, May 3rd and it will be completed and ready for pick up no later than Saturday, May 7th.   Handprints, footprints, special memories, names…we know Mom, and she’s just happy you thought ahead and took the time to make her something special this year.    No art experience needed, we have stamps, stencils, sponges, and crystal glazes which are easy to use and just as fun!

FIRING UPDATE:  We had a crazy spring break and our firing took longer than normal because we had to relocate our kiln room to another part of our building!    Yep!  Tea Largo, our contemporary tea & coffee bar, has grown at an insane pace this past year and needed our kiln room for expansion in a hurry!   (Got to love the timing.)   So, we have 2 ceramic kilns now, back in business and turning pottery around in about 4-7 days or so, depending on what time of the week it is!    If you need it rushed sooner, just ask.

If you’d like to bring Mom for a memorable Mother’s Day 2016, join us for pottery painting, mosaic or candle making May 7-8, with extended hours and open seating in all 4 of our spaces on Sunday!   We always have a little gift we give Moms who paint or make mosaics with us Mother’s Day weekend every year.      **Chunky candles & mosaics go home same day.

Sincerely,

Kristin

 

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New concept coming to our mosaic studio…jewelry mixology

A new make & take concept by PicassoZ Art Cafe

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.

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Welcome to Spring Break 2016

Spring bisque

We are so excited it’s here too!   We have plenty of beach, spring and Easter themed bisque for you to paint this week!   Tea Largo has been hoppin’, too…with a freezer full of PopCraft’s famous ice pops (Roasted Banana with Candied Pecan is my fave).

We have normal hours this week except we will be closed to celebrate Easter Sunday.

 

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Our stores have extended hours on Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's sweet season

This Sunday, all three of our stores will be open 10am-9pm to accommodate our sweet guests.

For info about this day, visit our Valentine’s event page on Facebook.   We also are hosting an UNvalentine’s day event that day in the mosaic studio area of our 4200 square feet building!  No art experience needed.

Remember, we moved!   We are at 4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd.

PicassoZ Art Cafe:  pottery painting, glass fusion bisque, junk market jewelry bar, Natural Life gift collection.

Breakables Mosaic Studio:  mosaics & chunky candles (both go home same day)

Tea Largo Beverage Company:   boba teas, tea lattes, coffee by Buddy Brew, loose teas, acai bowls, gourmet ice pops by PopCraft, seating available.

 

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Fingerprint Silver Jewelry Event 12/22, 3pm-7pm

Fingerprint Silver Jewelry

There’s still time for a one-of-a-kind keepsake, handmade locally for Christmas! I will be taking FINGERPRINT impressions into silver clay and then firing the pendants into FINE 99.9 SILVER! They’ll be ready Wednesday, 12/23 since we fire them on-site.

Charms available in 3 different sizes and range from $45-$65. Names are hand-carved into the back of the charms, too. Several charms can be placed together on a necklace, which is a wonderful Mommy or Grandmother gift. You’ll need to place your order before the impression is taken, which will only take a couple minutes.

I will be offering the jewelry regularly at PicassoZ, so if you can’t come in now just think about Valentine’s! $45 is a tiny, bracelet-size charm and $55-65 are the classic size pendant. I do have some box and bead chain necklaces for purchase, too.    Walk-in 3-7pm or by appointment.  Message me on PicassoZ page if you have any questions about this unique process!

See you then, Kristin

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Christmas ornaments and pottery shapes ready to paint

studio at christmas

Our studio is loaded with paintable holiday items and popular gift-giving shapes, like mugs, banks, cookie jars, platters, and even Hello Kitty boxes, to name a few!    Our neighbor, Tea Largo, is serving tea lattes, espresso-based drinks, Frozen Hot Chocolate, bubble tea, and more, for you to enjoy while you’re painting or mosaic’ing, too.   It’s the perfect family outing!   Pottery will take about 3-6 days, and mosaics go home with you!

Remember, our gift cards are valid in Tea Largo AND PicassoZ!

Our painting deadline this year is Sunday, 12/20.

Mosaics & candles can be made right up til 12/24.

We are open regular store hours except:

Christmas Eve and New Years Eve:

Tea Largo 7am-5:30     PicassoZ  9am-5:30pm

Christmas Day -closed

New Years Day – open

PicassoZ & Tea Largo 10am-9:30pm

Its not too late to book a holiday outing too!   Our private party loft can host groups 8-30!

Oh, remember, we moved a year ago!   We are at

4634 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland 33813 (at Hallam)

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Painting pottery in November is great family time!

Thanksgiving

Our studios are a wonderful destination for making memories with family and friends this holiday!    Whether you want to paint a handprint turkey tile for a hostess gift or a keepsake platter for the table, we’re your place!    Remember to bring in family and friends the week of Thanksgiving for some special family time.  We’re open til 9pm along with our neighbor Tea Largo Beverage Co., so you can sip and paint something special to enjoy the lovely fall season!    We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will be open regular hours every other day of that week.

Our ornaments and holiday shapes are on the shelves, since we know everyone likes to paint early so you have time to add your painted pieces to your decor.    Allow about a week for fired pieces.   If you want something to go home with you, try making a chunky candle or a mosaic in our Breakables mosaic studio next door!

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Monday & Tuesday Art Classes

Monday & Tuesday art classes

Registration is open for our Fall Art Projects at PicassoZ Art Cafe.  Picassoz has an amazing upstairs loft we will be using to be creative in. I can’t wait! I heart Mondays & Tuesdays! Please email me for information – Melanie Carroll mondayartclasses@aol.com

PicassoZ owner Kristin says:

“We are absolutely thrilled to host Melanie Carroll’s art classes!   My daughter (who is NOT a confident artist!) and a friend (who is!)  attended her classes at Hobby Lobby this spring and they both just loved her.  Well, now with our all our creative space here on Cleveland Heights, I was able to offer up our inspiring Art Loft to host some special art activities for kids!    I’m so glad to have her teach our kids!  Melanie is a real gem!

Her classes are an hour long and different age groups are at different times throughout Mondays & Tuesdays as great homeschool and after school activities for kids.  Here is her Facebook page to see more about her and some of her student’s work.  In the meantime, plan to drop off your kids and send your teens over to be with us!

flower powder by katie

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PicassoZ groups are now at the private Party Loft!

PicassoZ Party Loft

Our new private party space is perfect for groups and parties of 8 – 30!   This means a nice relaxing space for family and guests to enjoy.   NEW themed party packages for children, too!

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Mosaics & CaNdLes

Create your own mosaics & candles over in Breakables Studio

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

 

 

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Soccer Ball Event 6/26-7/2

Soccer balls for Rwanda

Bring in a new soccer ball, and you can pick one of our soccer banks, soccer plaques or soccer bowls to paint! Why? No, its not World Cup fever, although that’s exciting. Our own Emily Osley is going on a mission trip with Highland Park Church (down the street) to Rwanda in July, and they are taking soccer balls to give out to the children in the community they are helping. I (Kristin) thought since Lakeland is a soccer town, some of you may like the opportunity to send a ball as well as have something for your soccer fan to paint this summer!

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Buy a new soccer ball (they are $10-15) & bring it to PicassoZ Art Cafe. We will trade ya a paintable ceramic soccer shape (worth $19.50-$22) for each new ball.

You can use a sharpie & your child sign their name on the ball, too! It’s super cool for the little kids in Africa to see, as well as for your child to feel how giving to others is totally fun! **We have several cases of soccer items, but If the soccer bisque is gone, we issue a rain check!

Accepting new soccer balls for soccer bisque 6/26-7/2

soccer ball

The first balls to roll in…thank you Suri & Selene!

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Something for everyone at Tea Largo

Tea Largo drinks

Our popular Tea Largo Beverage Company shop is full of artsy fun, as well as fabulous hand-crafted drinks.  Serving boba teas, smoothies, tea lattes, coffees, refreshing iced teas, as well as the decadent Frozen Hot Chocolate, Tea Largo is a destination for exotic drinks (healthy and un).

Bubble teas are our most popular category–the sweet, rich, exotic flavors like Honeydew, Taro, Thai, Mango Chai, Coconut, Lychee, Watermelon, Almond, and more…   They include boba, which are chewy, sweet tapioca pearls that you schlurp through a fat straw.

Our new tea lattes (hot, iced or frozen) are made from premium loose leaf teas into a concentrate that is lightly sweetened.  We can use your preferred type of milk to flavors like

  • Chocolate Ginger Bourbon Black Tea Latte
  • Caramel Sea Salt Molasses Rooibos Latte
  • Earl Grey Black Tea Latte (the London Fog)
  • Roasted Cocoa Barley Coffee Black Tea Latte
  • Carrot Cake Rooibos Tea Latte
  • Toasted Coconut Chocolate Black Tea Latte
  • and more…

Traditional coffee your thing?   We carry Buddy Brew craft-roasted coffee from Tampa, and make cold brew iced coffee, hot french press, premium espresso drinks, and retail the beans as well.

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

Father's Day Event

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

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Daddy & Me Night, June 11th, 5-9pm

Daddy & Me at PicassoZ

Dads! Come paint with your little buddy or little princess tonight! The “me mugs” are a special rate of $12 when Dad paints his ($21).   Stop in at our neighbor, Tea Largo, for fun & unique drinks (chocolatey ones, too) or Pop Craft Pops.  ***Hey, I already checked. No Stanley Cup game & the NBA finals start at 9pm. You’re good.

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All 3 stores open Memorial Day

Memorial Day plate

We’re open for some great family time today.  Besides, it’s a great day to paint something for Dad.   PicassoZ Art Cafe and Tea Largo hours on Monday, May 25th are 10am-9pm and Breakables Mosaic Studio is 10-5pm.

Funky chunky candles go home with you, and so do mosaics!   If you want to make a fused glass pendant, it can be easily mailed to you when its fired.  Pottery painting takes about a week, and we can ship to you if needed.

 

 

 

 

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Remember, we moved!

Central Florida's Creative Outlet

When you’re looking for us to attend our annual Mother’s Day event, don’t forget that we are now at:

4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33813

I know that Google has the right address but incorrect marker, and ios has not yet updated our new address.    We’re at Cleveland Heights and Hallam, behind Sunoco.

 

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Annual Mother’s Day Event

Annual Mother's Day Event

This Friday-Sunday.  There is nothing moms love nothing more than to sit down with family and spend time together.  The fact that you’re all making memories as well as making pottery, well…that seals the deal.   And, all painting or mosaic’ing moms get a FREE Beverage from Tea Largo!

Doing art together PicassoZ Mother’s Day Weekend is the perfect day out with Mom and Grandma. Plenty of seating for painters or mosaic’ing in Breakables Mosaic Studio by PicassoZ, too.   Mosaics & chunky candles, in our mosaic studio, go home with you-no firing!

Friday, May 8th 10am-10:30pm

Saturday, May 9th 10am-10:30pm

Sunday, May 10th 10am-7pm (special event hours)

The first 100 moms, starting on Friday, get a magnetic or wearable ceramic flower to keep (when they paint or mosaic).

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A gift for teachers from PicassoZ Art Cafe

Printable coupon for teachers and school staff from PicassoZ Art Cafe

Teachers and school staff are pretty special.  We at PicassoZ (I never know where to put commas) would like to show our appreciation, too!   Certainly, our teachers deserve medals, but how about a $5 off coupon for a fun summer activity, painting pottery with family/friends.    They can make a mosaic, too, in our Breakables Mosaic Studio next door!

Feel free to print these for any of the teachers and staff of your school.

Download & Print Voucher.

Our voucher link will be printable through Monday, May 11th.  They are valid for teachers/school staff to paint or mosaic from 5/14/15 through 8/14/15.     We’d love to have you on our Teacher Newsletter list,  Sign up here.

These are not numbered, and can be circulated freely but only downloaded through Monday night.

We hope to see all of you this summer!   Gosh we hope to see all of you this Mother’s Day weekend for our Annual Event!  (just keep in mind the vouchers are valid beginning 5/14 as we already have special goodies for moms this weekend!)

Sincerely,

Kristin Miller & PicassoZ Staff

 

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Gift Cards for Mom…good at any of our stores!

gift card mosaic

Use a PicassoZ OR Tea Largo gift card in either PicassoZ, Tea Largo, Breakables Mosaic Studio!   They are all interchangable!    For cards loaded with $20 or more, we add a cute little fired or wired bit of art to the gift card.  We can also mail Mom a gift card for you!    We also carry Natural Lift gifts…including cards and gift bags!

Natural Life gift cards

 

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Acai Bowls on Earth Day!

Bring your own bowl and we'll make your acai or pitaya bowl in it!

Have you had one of our acai bowls yet?   They have a rock star following!    For Earth Day, April 22nd, we have a fun little promotion for you if you bring your own bowl in.    Check out our event on Facebook, and invite a friend, or even your team.

 

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Getting creative for our Mother’s Day gift

mothers day quilt

It’s not difficult coming up with creative ideas for Mother’s Day gifts any more.   We have Pinterest.   This platter my sister and I made for our mom back in 2010 was an original, though.  In fact, I don’t remember if I’ve posted it on Pinterest yet…

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Spring BREAK week features mosaics, of course

Making mosaics!

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!

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Crystal glazes are the simple way to paint pottery

Votive featuring Specialty Glazes

We hear so many people say “oh I’m not creative”, we thought you might like to know the cheater way to paint pottery at PicassoZ and impress!

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500 kids needed to paint tiles for PicassoZ Art Cafe's tile wall

UPDATE:   Our tile vouchers are now all claimed…all 1300 of them!!!!  I’ll have to wait til the 3/13 & 3/25 painting deadlines to see how many tiles were actually painted.  If I need more for the wall, I will post on Facebook.  I assume I will need extras but to keep it fair, I would put out another numbered voucher., unless someone has another way to keep it fair!

However, I will offer ANOTHER community participation project for kids later this year, painting pavers for our courtyard.   I will announce it to my newsletter subscribers first.   To subscribe…

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Consider a tile wall fundraiser

You can create a lasting, unifying memory for your organization through PicassoZ Art Cafe.    A Tile Wall art installation is a fundraiser truly one of a kind.   They can be organized in a few different ways, and can even be incorporated into the classroom.

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Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte with Aloe Vera

Matcha…   it’s pure premium green tea granite-ground into a super fine powder.   You drink it.   At Tea Largo, we add it to smoothies, iced teas, lattes, really…we add it to whatever you want us to.  We also sell it retail you can you drink it at home.   Matcha has become very popular in recipes, too.  So, you eat it.   Matcha is extremely high in antioxidants, and is well known for its energy boost.  

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Breakables Studio a smashing success on Valentine's Day

Our mosaic studio was host to memory-making (and piece-breaking) on Valentine’s Day. We feature walk-in mosaics and chunky candles, and still next door to Tea Largo Beverage Co., for hand-crafted beverages (if you don’t bring your own!). Our guests just wander our studio and select their piece, then select their pieces. Arrange, glue, grout (after 24 hours).

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Coffee Jellies are back!

SCHLURP it up through a fat straw.

Tea Largo‘s iced toddies (a smooth cold-brew iced coffee) are pretty much amazing. They have a following. So much so, I (Kristin) decided to bring back one of my personal favorites…the coffee jelly. Yes, they are coffee flavored jellies you SCHLURP up through a fat straw! It’s Florida. We drink ALOT of iced beverages. I think our boba & jellies are particularly popular here because we get bored and are looking for something to DO with our drinks rather than just mindlessly sipping.

So, here you go, Lakeland. You love our iced toddies, you love our boba teas. Now, you’ve got coffee-flavored candy in a cup. Hey, if you have a tween, like I do, and they ask you non-stop for a sip of your iced toddy…we make DECAF toddy, too! So, decaf iced toddy and blended coffee drinks now available in Buddy Brew’s Brazil Royal Select Decaf.

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Our building-o-fun

We have the whole 4300 square foot space to be silly in.  We splatter painted a floor in one space and mosaic’ed the floor in another!
Located at
4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33813

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Tattoos for Pottery

We told you you don’t need to be an artist. You can select a special printed design and “silk screen”, and we will apply it for you on your painted ceramic surface with a unique concoction we mix up.   So, if you just want to paint a background light blue, then put a ship tattoo on it, boom…you’re an artist.

Just like a tattoo…for your pottery.  Sea theme, woodland theme, basic swirls, etc. And vintage theme coming in later this month.

 

 

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How to build your own candle at our studio

In our Breakables Mosaic Studio, we offer FunKy ChuNkY Candle making.   It’s been pretty popular for a few reasons, like they are kid-friendly, go home same day, and customizable (you select the colors, pattern and the scent).    So, make sure you know the hours for Breakables Studio, as it differs from PicassoZ:

Ok, now…how to build your own candle:

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Components for Fused Glass Pendants

So, you walk into PicassoZ, you say “I’d like to make a fused glass pendant”, then we show you how to layer & design from our case, and you help yourself.   Leave your creation with us for about a week to fire, depending on when we fire our little tiny kiln…and we can always mail you your piece if you come from out of town.   We fire, polish and attach the bail.   Our hand-dyed silk ribbons are $8 or you can

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The Acai Bowl

Antioxidants with a spoon.   It’s the best meal ever.   Blended incredibly thick with a frozen banana, with granola, drizzled with honey and topped with your choice of 4 toppings:

  • Goji Berries
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Unsweetened Coconut
  • Mango
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Walnuts
  • Bee Pollen
  • Chia Seeds
  • Blueberries, on occasion

Can be made vegan by request.  Acai Smoothies are portable antioxidants.

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Our locally famous pottery painting studio where you can also make fused glass pendants & glass fusion bisque.

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This studio space is where you create mosaics & chunky candles.  They are very beginner-friendly and go home same day!

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Tea Largo - a vacation in a cup

A casual & contemporary tea bar featuring boba teas, loose leaf, acai bowls, espresso & tea lattes, smoothies & vegan treats.  Established way back in 2007 at Lakeside Village as a remodel of PicassoZ Art Cafe’s existing coffee bar.   Tea Largo introduced alot of people to alot of exotic drinks, like matcha green tea.   Online shopping for our 2 oz loose teas coming soon.

We’re located in the quaint little plaza with a green roof.   4634 Cleveland Heights Blvd  *  Lakeland, FL

Hours:

  • Mon-Thur 7am-9pm
  • Friday      7am-10:30pm
  • Saturday  9am-10:30pm
  • Sunday    11am-7pm

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Boba Tea now on Cleveland Heights

Back in 2007, we took boba tea main stream when Tea Largo first opened at Lakeside Village and showed Lakeland how to schlurp the little guys up a straw.  Now, we have expanded seating for you to schlurp your boba pearls or jellies with friends.   Boba tastes like little chewy gummy bears in the bottom of your cup!

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Annual Valentine's Event, this Friday & Saturday

It’s world famous, here locally.     Open Friday & Saturday, 10am-11pm.  All painters (and mosaic’ers) get 2 for 1 beverages, so bring a friend, sweetie, BFF… and make a memory.

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Fused Glass Pendants

Create your own jewelry.   Assembly required.   Well, not really because we do sell our finished pieces.  We carry handmade, hand-dyed silk ribbons that we think are perfect for our pretty pendants, but you can add them to any chain or your favorite style necklace.

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Mosaics go home the same day

Our new mosaic studio, Breakables, was created because of the popularity of mosaics at our studios over the last 13 years.   They are very beginner friendly because you just arrange & glue!   Grouting at home after 24 hours is recommended, but optional.   The surface prices are all-inclusive and your grout kit & instructions are included.  The Breakables studio has its own hours:

  • Wednesday-Friday 10am-6pm
  • Saturday  10am-10pm
  • Sunday Noon-6pm

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Matcha Green Tea at Tea Largo

Matcha is pure, ground green tea you actually consume, rather than infuse, and we turned Lakeland onto it back in 2007 when we added it to our brand new cafe.   We add it to smoothies and lattes, as well as the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony style, whisked hot & strong!

Tea Largo, our neighboring cafe, is a 7 year old business that features boba teas, acai bowls, loose leaf teas, smoothies & coffee.   Matcha green tea at Tea Largo can also be purchase to home use.

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Make a mosaic on Valentine's Day

Our pink, red & white themed display is full of heart shapes your sweetie will love through the years. You can also take a plain surface and just draw a heart on it, then fill in the heart with glass of choice…or any drawing on any surface, for that matter. Mosaics are easy! They are great for beginners or those of you who say “oh I’m not creative” and they go home with you. Seating in our Breakables Mosaic Studio.

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Gourmet Ice Pops

We carry gourmet ice pops by PopCraft of Sarasota in Tea Largo.     This portable treat on a stick can go with you while you are browsing through our studios looking for something to make in PicassoZ and Breakables!

  • Raspberry Mojito
  • Coconut Ginger Citrus
  • Mexican Chocolate
  • Caramel Sea Salt
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Strawberry Lemon
  • Blueberry Basil

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Create a memory with your valentine!

Create something special with your valentine, your BFF, or heck, we even have siblings get together this weekend to take advantage of our special promo.    Friday & Saturday, all painters (and mosaic’ers) will get 2 for 1 hand-crafted beverages from Tea Largo.   All 3 of our studio spaces will be open!   Our Breakables Mosaic Studio is open for mosaics and chunky candles, PicassoZ main studio & PicassoZ Party Loft are open for painting and making fused glass pendants.   We dont accept reservations, but we have plenty of seating at our new Cleveland Heights location!

  • Friday 2/13    10am-11pm
  • Saturday 2/14   9am-11pm

Normally, we will close at 10:30pm on Fridays & Saturdays!

4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd

Lakeland, FL 33813

863-688-6545

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