Kim and Rob Coddington, the husband-and-wife duo behind Seabreeze Art in Wildwood, are bringing a fresh wave of creativity to the area. They offer unique art classes and crafting experiences for art enthusiasts, but also for those who may not consider themselves artistically inclined.
“We have people that walk in and warn us they aren’t crafty,” Rob says. “I just tell them to have fun and we will take care of the rest. It’s about the experience. But we’ve never had anyone leave without loving their work of art.”
Rob and Kim opened Seabreeze Art after a class Kim took in Homosassa sparked something in her that made her want to share her creative process with others. Rob recognized the potential in her artistry and proposed the idea of her teaching art workshops in The Villages.
Despite working full-time, the couple launched art workshops in February 2022. Their first class had just six participants. However, word quickly spread about the couple’s engaging and enjoyable art classes, which led to sold-out sessions.
“I started doing classes in my garage,” Kim says. “It just grew from there. We are constantly adding new things and expanding to holiday creations.”
Rob also found himself captivated and became actively involved in conducting workshops and creating his own artwork.
The Coddingtons decided to relocate to Wildwood, where they established their home with an attached studio that allows them to expand and host private parties and add additional open classes.
“I found I really enjoy teaching the workshops,” Rob says. “I enjoy getting everyone involved and making it a fun experience. I’ll be cracking jokes and get the ball rolling for the group. The most important thing is that they are having fun.”
Seabreeze Art specializes in resin on glass, resin on canvas and charcuterie board crafting. Kim and Rob often depict seaside themes with ocean waves, seashells and sea creatures, concepts that are relaxing to many. Classes and examples of their work can be found at Seabreezeartfl.com.
“This is our true passion project,” Kim says. “After we are able to retire, this is what we want to do and just have fun with it.”