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Toddler and Preschool Classes

Yellow Bird Studio is the perfect place in Tampa for your little artist to explore their creativity with a wide variety of art materials and media!

Little Art and Play Open Studio

We are the best play-date spot in town!  Come join us for age-appropriate process arts, crafts, sensory experiences, and good old fashioned play in our beautiful and inspiring space.  Meet other parents and caregivers and enjoy time with your child as everyone has fun...and leave the clean up to us!


This is a drop-in class, so come every week or when you have the day off and want to spend some quality time together.   Come any time between 9:30-11:30 and stay as long as you like.  Dress for mess! (No class on holiday camp weeks in November, December and March) 

Age: 2.5- 5


Wednesdays or Thursdays at Westshore Blvd

Time: 9:30-11:30

Cost: $15 

Registration: Yes, to hold your spot

Caregiver: Yes, a caregiver is expected to stay and participate with the visiting child.

Child Painting Model Airplane

Story Time Art and Play

Literacy and creativity are a great combination for young children!  Each class is inspired by one of our favorite children’s books.  We will start all classes by reading a story that gets us in the mood for creating. We then work on a process art project that is inspired by the day's story, and gives your child the chance to practice their skills and explore different kinds of art media and materials.  We save time for your child to play and socialize at different sensory stations and in our play room, and then end with a goodbye song together.

Age: 2.5- 5


Wednesdays at Gunn Highway

Time: 10:00-11:00

Cost: $10

Registration: Yes, to hold your spot

Caregiver: Yes, a caregiver is expected to stay and participate with the visiting child.

Themes for Spring:

2/1 Home, 2/8 Valentines, 2/15 Cats and Dogs, 2/22 Sun and Moon, 3/1 Rainbows,

3/8 Shamrocks, 3/22 Flowers, 3/29 Birds and Eggs, 4/5 Bunnies, 4/12 Bugs, 4/19 Butterflies, 4/26 Me/My Name, 5/3 Balloons, 5/10 Mother's Day, 5/17Ocean

Girl with Acrylic Paints

Art Explorers Mini Session

for PreK and Kindergarten

Process art is the best way for children to enjoy creating and developing their artistic confidence.  Our Art Explorers class meets twice per month as a "mini-session".  It is specifically designed for young children to not only create beautiful things, but to problem solve, use their verbal skills, social skills and fine motor skills.  We introduce them all kinds materials: Clay, glue, wood, paint, chalk pastels, oil pastels, recycled materials, beads, buttons and fabric.  

Age: PreK-4 and Kindergarten age children

Day: First and Third Saturdays February through May

Time: 10:00-11:15

Cost: $50 per child for a 2 week mini-session.

Registration: Yes

Caregiver: This is a drop-off class, however, child must be able to take care of personal needs and accept instruction from an adult. 


Tips for caregivers:

  • Dress for mess!  We do provide smocks, but play clothes are recommended for children and adults.

  • For toddlers and preschoolers, allow your child to choose where they want to start first!

  • Nurture your child's process of making art rather than being focused on their finished product.

  • It's okay to make a bit of a mess- that is what art is about! On the flip side, you can also help your child to understand that we use only the amount we need for our projects.

  • Often, kids take the lead and engage in a very natural way with the space and the art materials available to them. There is rarely a need to intervene in their artistic process, except maybe to help them reach something that is too high or mix up another special color of paint. However, if you have come to the studio on a day when your child may need a little extra direction, our teachers are here to provide you with tools and ideas to help you and your child get started.

  • Bring a snack for the littlest artists. It will provide your child with a second wind to make even more art.

  • Feel free to help us keep the studio materials organized and neat for other visitors. We appreciate your assistance!

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