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Registration is open for Fall!

Fall II classes begin the week of October 30th!

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Crealdé School of Art is a community-based nonprofit arts organization established in 1975. It features a year-round sequential curriculum of more than 125 visual arts classes for students of all ages, taught by a faculty of over 45 working artists; a renowned Summer ArtCamp for children and teens; a Visiting Artist Workshop series, three galleries, the Contemporary Sculpture Garden and award-winning outreach programs. Crealdé’s second campus, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, opened in 2007 in partnership with the City of Winter Park as an extension of Crealdé’s programs. A selection of classes is offered in Winter Garden.

Crealdé School of Art, located in Winter Park, FL, is supported in part by a membership of over 1,200 individuals, families and businesses; United Arts of Central Florida; the City of Winter Park; Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; the State of Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; The Florida Arts Council; The National Endowment for the Arts; and various private foundations.

Members receive $20 off classes & workshops! See all the benefits of becoming a Crealdé member by visiting our website Membership page.

David Cumbie creating a sculpture
Classes & Workshops

Fall 2017
FALL I Session: August 28 to October 29, 2017
FALL II Session: October 30 to January 21, 2018


Fall II

Independent Study: Watercolor Workshop 
Instructor Pat Weaver
Thursday - Sunday, Oct. 26-28
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Studio 1A/1B
Members $285 • Non-members $305
Through spontaneous and direct watercolor painting, learn the fundamental principles that allow you to develop your own style. This is a limited-palette watercolor workshop that is open to all skill levels and any subject matter may be painted.

Raku and Alternative Firing
Instructor John Kellum
Oct. 21-22
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday
Members $235 • Non-members $255
Learn one of the most difficult firing processes – copper matte raku. Receive hands-on instruction in preparation, glaze application and firing techniques. Participants will fire two or three copper matte pots of their own. If time permits, other techniques such as horsehair, naked raku and simple aluminum foil saggar firing may be covered. Students should bring two or three bisque-fired pots and, with other materials provided. 

, by PHONE 407-671-1886 or STOP BY THE MAIN CAMPUS, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792.

Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thanksgiving -
Crealde will close 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and will remain closed through Saturday, November 25

Christmas - Crealde will be closed Friday, December 22 through December 26th. WE will be open December 17 through December 29.

New Years - Crealde will close Saturday, December 3o and Monday, January 1. We will re-open Tuesday, January 2.

WEATHER NOTE: If classes are canceled due to bad weather, it will be announced here


Galleries & Exhibitions



September 15, 2017 – January 13, 2018
The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka

This latest collaboration between Crealdé School of Art and the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation offers a contemporary and historic window into the culture and landscape of Central Florida’s Lake Apopka. Two Crealdé documentary photography instructors guided a master class of students in creating photographs and oral histories that join the paintings of ten of Florida’s top landscape painters to explore the relationship between Lake Apopka and the diverse people who call the shores of Florida’s third largest lake their home and place of work. Through visual art and researched history, this comprehensive project and exhibition traces Lake Apopka from the early citrus and tourism industry through the revolutionary mid-century muck farming industry, which included the partial draining of the lake and led to massive environmental destruction and public health issues, to the current efforts of restoration, responsible land and water management, and the emerging eco-tourism industry.




Highlights & Notifications



September 15, 2017 - January 16, 2018
Emerge: New Works by Painting and Drawing Followship and Studio Artists

Linda Lacombe

In this annual exhibition, emerging artists from Crealdé’s Painting and Drawing programs share recent works in a variety of mediums.  Some of the artists are current participants in the longstanding Crealdé Fellowship Program, created in 1978 and the Studio Artist Program that was established in 1998, which serve an average of 25 students per year through a work-study exchange, with many becoming professional exhibiting artists.

Featured Artists
Kathryn Brohl, Fellowship Program
Trisha Ezzard, Studio Artist, 2016
Mayra Feliu, Studio Artist, 2017
Jan Hurt, Fellowship Administrator
Linda LaCombe, Fellowship Program
Mary Lidkea, Studio Artist, 2016
Kay Martin, Fellowship Program
Ricki McCurdy, Fellowship Program Manager
Joan Sanchez, Fellowship Program
Diane Stapleton, Fellowship Program
Deborah Umphrey, Fellowship Program
Sharon Wirag, Fellowship Program


Sponsor Logos United Arts of Central Florida Orange County Government City of Winter Park

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