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Winter Garden Art Classes

Classes are 8-weeks long unless noted.

Winter Garden

See Summer Session classes below.

Crealdé School of Art, in partnership with the City of Winter Garden, offers a series of photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics classes for adults and children at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St., located four blocks from Winter Garden’s historic downtown area. Call 407-656-4155 for directions. Register through Crealdé School of Art by phone 407-671-1886 or online at The center is located four blocks from the historic downtown area and only minutes from Ocoee, Clermont, Windermere and other west Orange County communuties.

With parental permission, self-motivated young adults (ages 14 to 17) are welcome to enroll in adult Painting, Drawing and Ceramics classes.


WG/PD102 Introduction to Drawing & Painting
Instructor: Cathy Hempel
Tuesday, 6 – 8 p.m.
Open to beginning students as an introduction to the fundamentals of art while sampling various drawing and painting techniques using different media, including watercolors, acrylics and oils. Tuition includes most materials and supplies.
Members/WG Residents $215 • Non-Members $235

WG/PD103 Drawing I
Instructor: Prayong Deeying
Monday, 6 – 8 p.m.
This class covers basic principles of drawing and composition. Students will learn techniques of measuring angles and proportions to create accurate line drawings, techniques of shading to create light and volume, and principles of composition to create dynamic, engaging images.
Members/WG Residents $205 • Non-Members $225

WG/PD104 Watercolor I
Instructor: Prayong Deeying
Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m.
Explore the classical world of watercolor, and develop a firm grounding in traditional approaches and techniques.
Members/WG Residents $205 • Non-Members $225

WG/PD119 Introduction to Oil Painting
Instructor: Cathy Hempel
Wednesday, 6 – 8 p.m.
Learn techniques of paint handling, color mixing, mediums, glazing and toning through assignments and demonstrations. Repeat students are welcome to work independently with the instructor’s help.
Members/WG Residents $205 • Non-Members $225

WG/PD130 Painting Powerful Landscapes
Instructor: Beatrice Athanas
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 6 weeks
Class starts June 24
Introductory to intermediate students will study interpretive landscape painting from photos. Learn “through the eyes of Vincent van Gogh.” Add texture, color and perspective to your work. Be bold with color and composition. Demonstrations will be done in oils but all media welcome.
Members/WG Residents $225 • Non-Members $245

WG/PD252 Painting a Still Life
Instructor: Beatrice Athanas
Monday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 6 weeks
Class starts June 29
Intermediate-level students will work from life to focus on composition, light and color. All media welcome. Instructor works in oil. Bring your favorite objects to paint.
Members/WG Residents $250 • Non-Members $270


Crealdé’s Young Artist program, offered now in Winter Garden, introduces a variety of art-making methods and techniques to encourage creativity and nurture artistic development.
Note: With parental permission, self-motivated young adults (ages 13 to 17) also are welcome to enroll in adult Painting, Drawing classes.

WG/YAP101 Pint-Size Picassos
Instructor: Trish O’Donnell
Saturday, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., 6 weeks
Do you like to draw and paint? Explore the many ways to make art using pastels, paints, watercolors and other materials. A fun introductory experience for fledgling artists. Ages 5 to 10.
Members/WG Residents $100 • Non-Members $120

WG/YAP112 Clay Creations
Instructor: Paula Davis
Thursday, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., 6 weeks
Roll, pinch, stretch! Learn the basics of hand-building as you create clay animals, cups and other objects. All materials are provided. Ages 5 to 8.
Members/WG Residents $100 • Non-Members $120

WG/YAP204 Creating With Clay
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
Tuesday, 3:30 – 5 p.m., 6 weeks
Bring your imagination and explore the plasticity of clay as you build functional pots and animal sculptures. Stamp, carve and sculpt, then embellish with glaze and take home your own ceramic keepsakes. Ages 8 to 14.
Members/WG Residents $120 • Non-Members $140


WG/PH147 Digital Photography I
Instructor: Mark Lepow
Monday, 6 – 8 p.m.
Through instruction and assignments, students learn essential photography concepts such as exposure, composition and lighting. Understanding camera settings and how to adjust aperture and shutter speeds will allow students to gain creative control of their work.
Members/WG Residents $205 • Non-Members $225

WG/PH148 Digital Photography II
Instructor: Mark Lepow
Wednesday, 6 – 8 p.m.
Through in-depth assignments, field trips and reviews, students delve deeper into composition, lighting and special equipment. In-class demonstrations on manipulating images for printing and posting online are included. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I or similar experience.
Members/WG Residents $205 • Non-Members $225

WG/PH241 Photography III
Instructor: Peter Schreyer
Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m.
Landscape, portrait and documentary photography themes are examined through lectures, slide presentations, assignments, critiques and field trips. A special session and field trip on night photography is featured. Designed for the visual and photographic growth of intermediate students working in film or digital, color or black-and-white. Prerequisite: Photo II or similar experience.
Members/WG Residents $220 • Non-Members $240


WG/TD185 Beyond Round: Altered Forms
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
Tuesday, 6 – 8 p.m., 6 weeks

Create animated pots – on and off the wheel! Alter thrown or handbuilt forms with darts, pleats and facets to create pots with distinct personalities that invite use. Suitable for all levels.
Members/WG Residents $165 • Non-Members $185


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