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DIY At Home: 12 Classes and Workshops in Tampa Bay

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We know, self-quarantining due to COVID-19 is hard. Are you tired of bingeing Netflix all day? Have you already finished work, completed your daily work out, cooked some new recipes and are wondering what to do with the rest of your evening? 
How about you try to learn something new! We found several local businesses that are offering classes and workshops in Tampa Bay that you can do at home to help you survive your boredom during the quarantine.  We’ve also got a few do at home DIY options! 
If you know of any other local business that you would love to see here, let us know on Facebook or Instagram!

Just simply choose your location (Tampa, St. Petersburg, or Brandon) then choose the type of Take & Make DIY-To-Go Kit you would like to take home! There are a variety of kits ranging from wooden plank painting to chunky blanket making.

These $35 DIY Succulent Garden Kits include 4 varieties of succulents, all materials, and detailed care instructions. They even offer FREE porch delivery in Tampa with the purchase of 2 or more kits. If you are not in Tampa, you can have it shipped via their Etsy shop. DM @cactusmoonbeam on Instagram to place a local order. 

You can purchase already made pottery to paint starting at $7 or 5lbs of clay to go. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12 pm – 5 pm for curbside pottery painting and clay pick up.

Offering paint at home Pottery To Go and FaceTime shopping for those who need to purchase extra materials. The price depends on what you pick to paint. You can choose to have contactless curbside pick up or delivery if you live within 20 miles of their studio.

Teal Plank To-Go Kits include everything you need to make a one-of-a-kind project at home. Your wood project will be pre-sanded and have a hanger installed. These kits are available for curbside pick-up on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Choose from several regular to-go kits or an Easter-themed “Bunny’s Dozen” kit! Paints, brushes, and pottery are included. Call 813-258-8368 or email at to order.

Head over to Barrett School of Music (virtually, of course) and dive into some online music lessons! Classes are divided by age – they have classes for kids, students, and adults. You can also choose to study one of their many different subjects – piano, voice, guitar, drum, violin, viola, cello, and bass.

Why keep buying beer when you can brew your own from home? Southern Brewing and Winery offers over 100 types of grains, 80 types of yeast, and 50 types of hops. They also carry a vast variety of pre-made beer ingredient kits and homebrewing equipment. Order any time through their email,

After basically losing your beauty routine (we mean washing your hair MAYBE once a week), it’s about time to get your glam on! For just $10 you can reserve a spot to watch and follow along with professional makeup artist, Jackie Riley as she recreates this full glam look.

Join the Quarantine Freak Shake Challenge and learn to experiment with the foods you have around the house! Build your #freakshake, post a picture, and tag @bakenbabes to be in the challenge. The top 5 shakes will be chosen on April 29th, then you and your friends can vote for the best shake on April 30th.

Learn to decorate cookies with your family for just $15! Call ahead to order these adorable Easter-themed cookie decoration kits. They are local pick up only at @haventampa.

Learn to cook new recipes with these ready to make, local meal kits. The best part? All of the ingredients in the kit are hand-selected from local farmers and suppliers AND the packaging is reusable.

If you’re in the mood to learn even more new recipes, check out Stuff to Cook in Tampa Bay for meals inspired by several of our favorite local restaurants. 

More COVID-19 Updates in Tampa Bay:

Check out our Community Guide  where we will provide event cancellation updates, ways to help the community, and alternative things to do during this time. If we missed any classes and workshops in Tampa Bay, find us on Instagram and Facebook

Aubrey Zettler

Aubrey Zettler

Aubrey is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.


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