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

PicassoZ groups are now at the private Party Loft!

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Our new studio space is a dedicated studio for larger groups and parties!    It can comfortably seat 30 people!    This means a nice relaxing space for family and guests to enjoy.

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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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Monday Art Classes

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Registration is open for our Summer Art Projects at PicassoZ Art Cafe. We will have drawing lessons, fabric dye, OP Art, and Conservation and Art just to name a few of the fun projects planned! Picassoz has an amazing upstairs loft we will be using to be creative in. I can’t wait! I heart Mondays! 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!

Her classes are an hour long and different age groups are at different times throughout Mondays as great summer 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 Mondays this summer!”

flower powder by katie

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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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