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Winter Garden Art Classes

Classes are 8-weeks long unless noted.

Winter Garden

Registration starts December 1 for Winter Session classes, which begin January 20.

See classes below.

Crealdé School of Art entered a partnership with the City of Winter Garden in 2010, offering a series of photography, painting and drawing, sculpture and ceramics classes for adults and children at the Jessie Brock Community Center (pictured at left), 310 N. Dillard S., Winter Garden. For directions call 407-656-4155. Register through Crealdé at 407-671-1886 or www.crealde.org. 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.

PAINTING & DRAWING

WG/PD102 Introduction to Drawing & Painting
Instructor: Cat Hempel Winter & Spring
Thursday, 6–8 p.m.

Open to beginning students as an introduction to the fundamentals of art. Sample 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/PD104 Watercolor I
Instructor: Prayong Deeying Spring
Monday, 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: Cat Hempel Winter & Spring
Wednesday, 6–8 p.m.

Learn techniques of paint handling, color mixing, media, 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 Winter
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 6 weeks

Execute interpretive landscape paintings from photos in this introductory to intermediate class. The focus will be on the fundamentals: composition, perspective, color, texture and individual interest. Explore modifying colors and simplifying composition to create a work of art in oils or acrylics. Instructor demos will be with oil paint. Repeat students are welcome to work independently with instructor’s guidance as requested.
Members/WG Residents $225 • Non-members $245

WG/PD143 Exploring Abstract Painting
Instructor: Patricia Byron Winter & Spring
Monday, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
This inspiring class offers a fundamental exploration into the beauty of abstract painting. Instruction concentrates on composition, techniques, form, texture and color. Students will develop their own artistic vision, while referencing the works of contemporary painters. This class is ideal for the beginner to the more experienced painter. Just be ready to paint outside the lines.
Members/WG Residents $205 • Non-members $225


YOUNG ARTISTS CLASSES ages 8 and up

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, ages 5-10
Instructor: Trish O’Donnell Winter & Spring
Two 6-week sessions available
Saturday, 9:30–10:30 a.m., 6 weeks, starts Jan. 24
Saturday, 9:30–10:30 a.m., 6 weeks, starts April 4

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.
Members/WG Residents $100 • Non-members $120

WG/YAP112 Clay Creations, ages 5-8
Instructor: Paula Davis Winter & Spring
Two 6-week sessions available
Thursday, 3:30–4:30 p.m., 6 weeks, starts Jan. 22
Thursday, 3:30–4:30 p.m., 6 weeks, starts April 2

Roll, pinch, stretch! Learn the basics of handbuilding as students create clay animals, cups and other objects. All materials are provided.
Members/WG Residents $100 • Non-members $120

WG/YAP204 Decorating the Clay Surface, ages 8-14
Instructor: Belinda Glennon Spring
Tuesday, 3:30–5 p.m., 6 weeks

Create clay forms that explore surface decoration techniques. Experiment with sgrafitto, slip trailing, wax resist and more, as you create unique and functional pots.
Members/WG Residents $120 • Non-members $140

WG/YAP208 Wheelthrowing & More, ages 10-16
Instructor: Belinda Glennon Winter
Tuesday, 3:30–5 p.m., 6 weeks, starts Jan. 20

Experience the wonder of the wheel as students shape a soft clay ball into a pot. Learn to combine thrown and handbuilt forms to create exciting clay vessels. Decorate and glaze for functional pottery.
Members/WG Residents $120 • Non-members $140

WG/YAP308 Creative Expression in 2D, ages 10-14
Instructor: Patricia Byron Winter & Spring
Monday, 3:30–5 p.m.
Winter class starts: Jan. 26
Spring class starts: March 30

Calling young artists who love to paint and draw! Explore your creative potential through acrylic paint, watercolors, charcoal and pastels on canvas and paper. Experiment with painting and drawing techniques, composition and color theory. Say it with art!
Members/WG Residents $120 • Non-members $140

PHOTOGRAPHY

WG/PH147 Digital Photography I
Instructor: Mark Lepow
Monday, 6–8 p.m. Winter & Spring

Through instruction and assignments, learn essential photography concepts such as exposure, composition and lighting. Understanding camera settings and how to adjust aperture and shutter speeds helps to gain creative control of your photography.
Members/WG Residents $205 • Non-members $225

WG/PH148 Digital Photography II
Instructor: Michael van Gelder
Wednesday, 6–8 p.m. Winter
Instructor: Mark Lepow
Wednesday, 6–8 p.m. Spring

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 Winter
Thursday, 6–8 p.m.

Landscape, portrait and documentary photography are examined through lectures, slide presentations, assignments, critiques and field trips. A session on night photography is also featured. Designed for the visual and photographic growth of intermediate students’ work in color or black-and-white. Prerequisite: Digital Photography II or similar experience.
Members/WG Residents $220 • Non-Members $240

WG/PH246 Flash Photography
Instructor: Michael van Gelder Spring
Thursday, 6–8 p.m., 4 weeks
Classes begin: April 2

Learn to mix flash with available light, bounce flash, use of TTL metering system and special effects. Students will become more comfortable working with their external flash. Prerequisite: Digital Photography II or similar experience.
Members/WG Residents $120 • Non-members $140

WG/PH250 Night Photography
Instructor: Michael van Gelder Spring
Thursday, 6–8 p.m., 4 weeks
Classes begin: April 30

Learn to make successful photos in low-light situations. ISO speed, timed exposures, and metering low-light areas are covered. Creative use of white balance will also be covered, along with issues of noise reduction. Prerequisite: Digital Photography II or similar experience.
Members/WG Residents $ 120 • Non-members $140

WG/PH368 Conceptual Photography
Instructor: Trish O’Donnell Winter
Tuesday, 6–8 p.m., 6 weeks

Learn the meaning of conceptual photography and combine photography and creative skills to produce conceptual art. This six-week class includes a refresher in technical camera skills and weekly themed conceptual assignments. Participate in exercises to help bring theory to creative concept and creative concept to the photograph. Prerequisite: Digital Photography II or similar experience.
Members/WG Residents $200 • Non-members $220

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

WG/TD122 Beginning Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Belinda Glennon Winter
Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., 6 weeks

Cups, bowls and plates —learn to throw simple pottery forms on the potter’s wheel. Discover how trimming, decorating and glazing create functional vessels for everyday use.
Members/WG Residents $165 • Non-members $185

WG/TD174 Handbuilding with Found Objects
Instructor: Belinda Glennon Spring
Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., 6 weeks

Use handbuilding techniques to create nature-inspired ceramics both functional and decorative. Give new life to organic objects as they influence form, decoration and glazing choices. Suitable for all levels.
Members/WG Residents $165 • Non-members $185

 

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