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Yellow Bird Studio is a creative arts studio for children and families.  Our classes give you a place to create what is in your mind and in your heart with media that is as unique as you are.  If you are looking for a place to hold your party or event, our studio is an ideal, no-fuss solution if you need a fun and relaxing place for your friends, family or co-workers. 

 

No experience or knowledge of art is required- just the desire to have fun creating in a beautiful, social space that supports everyone.  Whether it is painting, sculpting, building or weaving, we hope to help you find media that connects with your inner voice and allows your ideas to bloom and self expression soar!

Give your child the edge in school without worrying about grilling, drilling or testing.  

Yellow Bird Studio's enrichment classes are designed with the most innovative teaching strategies available so that your child enjoys learning how to problem solve and think creatively in a fun and nurturing atmosphere through a wide variety of art media.

Our classes not only give you an easy way to boost your child's academic skills that is fun and individualized,  but is also easy and convenient for you, with no extra "homework" or practice needed to see extraordinary skill improvement that you won't find in most other enrichment programs.

About Pamela Navarro…

I grew up in a very creative family.   My father especially encouraged me to find different ways to express my ideas, dreams, and feelings.   At a very young age, art, dance, singing and theater helped me express and discover my true self, my voice, and my passions.   As a result of all of this creative exploration, I learned that expressing myself was valuable and had a positive impact on others as well.   I also developed an incredible sense of joy and confidence that I carry to this day.

My vision for sharing a love of the arts led me into teaching over 20 years ago. My greatest passion as a teacher has always been to emotionally connect with children, and nurture their ability to find their voice in this world. I am driven to help each child experience the joy, inner peace, and confidence I enjoyed as a child.

 

I connected deeply with the Reggio Emilia Approach when I learned about it in 1997. I knew that this approach would be the greatest tool in helping children of all abilities achieve their greater self.  I continued to develop professionally in Early Childhood Education, the Reggio Emilia approach, and art education in order to become the kind of teacher who can inspire children to be innovative thinkers and creators.  

My mission is to create spaces where children feel safe and supported as they create and find their voice - and Yellow Bird Studio is that space!   I look forward to creating through many different ways with the children in our community and helping them express everything their limitless imagination can think of-the possibilities are endless!

 

 
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Do you like the idea of doing arts and crafts with your child but hate the thought of having to set up and clean up all that glitter, glue, paint and tiny peices of paper?

Maybe you just spent tons of money on materials on art supplies or a cute craft, only to have your child spend two minutes with it, leaving you with a mess to clean up, having to find a place to store everything, and the expense of having a bunch of art and craft materials you will never use again!

Or maybe you feel you just are not "creative" yourself and don't have time to learn, but you want to give your child experiences with the arts because you know how important creativity is to whole child development and how much they love it?

We're the arts and crafts room you wish you had in your house without the mess!  

Our art enrichment classes for toddlers and preschoolers are a great way to allow children to explore their world through arts, crafts and good, old fashioned play!   Classes are small in size and are based on the Reggio Emilia approach to children's learning.  We focus on using creative exploration of a wide variety of art media and techniques, always focusing on process rather than product, so that each child is allowed to self-express their ideas, thoughts and feelings through art!

About Florie Reber...

As a child, I loved art and design.  I spent countless hours crafting, drawing, decorating and designing for myself and for others.  It was my "zone" and the place where I felt at peace and joyful.  I also loved working with young children. As the ever-in-demand neighborhood babysitter, I loved teaching my young friends how to paint, draw, read, and learn about the world around them.

When it came time to go to college, my dad suggested that I become a teacher.  Once I obtained my degree and teaching certificate, I decided to focus on early childhood education and became a Kindergarten teacher- what better way to combine my love of kids and art!

My passion for the Reggio Emilia began when I was in graduate school in the early 1990's.  Reggio was fresh on the American education scene and I immediately connected to it's vision and the value put on allowing children to express themselves through their "hundred languages".  

For over the past twenty years, I directed of some of Tampa Bay's best preschools, where I brought the Reggio approach to learning to create wonderful places for children.  Feeling a calling at this point in my life to bring Reggio Emilia and the arts to ALL children in our area has led me to create Yellow Bird Studio. I hope that our studio brings you and your child the same joy of creativity through the arts that it does for me!  

What a perfect way to create memories and bond with your little one!  In this Mommy and Me open studio time, we provide you and your child with a mix of sensory experiences, open-ended exploratory process art experiences to explore together at your own pace.  We also do a bit of simple crafting projects that tie in with a theme or the season so you will leave with a sweet keepsake and enjoy time well spent.  Best for children ages 2.5 to 5.  Come in any time between 10-12 and stay as long as you like!

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You are totally invested in your child.

You are up to date on all the latest in brain research and child development so that your child has the tools and skills needed to be successful in school and in life.

You admire all those parents who do creative projects with their kids, but you just don't have the time, space or resources to do the same.

You need a place that will be fun for you and your child to spend time together, or that your child can go to on his own and have their creativty nurtured and imaginations stretched.

Come visit Tampa's "hidden gem" for kids and families:

Yellow Bird Studio!

Give your child the creativity edge!

Introducing an innovative program that brings creativity to your family's life with ease and flexibility in a space that is specially designed for mess and fun!

Art Club 2018 Winter/Spring Sessions

Winter: Introduction to Painting

January 8- January 24  : Watercolors

(No class on Monday January 15.  Please join us on a Tuesday or Wednesday class that week)

January 29- February 14: Acrylics

February 18- March 7: Oils

Cost: $95 per 3 week mini session

$270 for the full session

Spring: Assemblage and Mixed Media

March 19- April 4: Decoupage

April 9- April 25: Hand Sculpting with Clay

April 29- May 16: Paper Mache

Cost: $95 per 3 week mini session

$270 for the full session

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