Carrollwood Cultural Center introduces new classes to its fall curriculum

Artwork by Intro to Drawing instructor Marjorie Graff
The Carrollwood Cultural Center will introduce several classes for children and adults to its arts-based curriculum this fall. New courses include Intro to Drawing, Henna 101, Cartoon Drawing, Creative Art Journaling, Rhythm Makers: Mommy/Daddy & Me, Rhythm Makers for kids, Drum & Rhythm Circle, Dance Fitness, and Chair Yoga.

In Intro to Drawing, taught by Marjorie Graff on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until noon, adults will learn basic drawing techniques and concepts as they explore contour and design within various compositions. Meanwhile, in Henna 101 with Heather DeRigo Lahiri on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., students ages 11 and older learn the proper way to make and apply the paste and design techniques.

In addition to teaching Henna 101, DeRigo Lahiri will also introduce a variety of rhythm classes to the Center, including Rhythm Markers: Mommy/Daddy & Me! for families with children ages 3 to 5 on Saturdays from 9:15 to 10 a.m., Rhythm Makers for ages 6 to 8 on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and a multi-generational Drum & Rhythm Circle class on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for ages 15 and older.

Other enrichment opportunities offered in the fall include returning youth art classes, youth and adult dance classes, ceramics, and yoga. Fall classes will start the week of September 7, with most classes meeting once a week for six weeks at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, located at 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa. Tuition ranges from $68 to $140 for the six-week session, depending on the class. Students can register online, in-person, or by calling (813) 922-8167. The deadline to register is one week before the first day of a specific class.

More information, including class descriptions, materials fees, supply lists, instructor qualifications, and the Center’s COVID-19 guidelines, can be found at

The Carrollwood Cultural Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with a mission of creating culture through community and community through culture.

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