Summer’s here!

Ready for summer!

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

4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL

walk-ins welcome

10am-9pm Mon-Thurs

10am-9:30pm Friday & Saturday

11am-7pm Sunday

Open Memorial Day 10-9pm

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Open regular hours New Years weekend

Mosaics are great for ages 8 & up and go home with you.

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

Saturday, December 31st   10am-9:30pm

Sunday, January 1st . 11am-7pm

Monday, January 2nd   10am-9pm

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

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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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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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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

Party Loft at PicassoZ

**Our packages have been completely revamped!   We reduced the prices and length of our kids parties, and simplified our adult parties to choose your own mug painting!     As always, if you have a special need, you can always call the studio and ask for Melanie or Cassie for help.  Send them an email for FB message as well!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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