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Winter Garden Art Classes

Classes are 8-weeks long unless noted.

Winter Garden

Registration is ongoing for
Winter and Spring Sessions!

See the schedule for Classes and Workshops, below.

Winter 2017
Adult: January 23 – March 18
Youth: January 23 – March 4
Spring 2017
Adult: March 27 – May 20
Youth: March 27 – May 1

Winter Garden only: Registration can be completed online for returning students. First-time students should call the Crealdé main office at 407.671.1886 to receive the Winter Garden discount.

See the schedule for Classes and Workshops.

Crealdé School of Art, in partnership with the City of Winter Garden, offers a selection of Painting & Drawing, Ceramics and Photography classes for adults and youth at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St., located four blocks from Winter Garden’s historic downtown area. Register through Crealdé School of Art by phone 407.671.1886 or online at


WG/YAP101 Pint Size Picassos, Ages 7-11
Winter Instructor: Sheryl Odza Starts 2/4
Spring Instructor: Trish Cortes
Saturday, 9:30-10:30 am, 6 Weeks
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/YAP108 Mini Monets, Ages 4-7
Winter Instructor: Sheryl Odza Starts 2/4
Spring Instructor: Trish Cortes
Saturday, 11 am-Noon, 6 Weeks
Budding artists will experience the fascinating world of art-making with hands-on projects in watercolors, pastels, collage and more. Fledgling artists explore self-expression in a nurturing environment.
Members/WG Residents $100 • Non-members $120

WG/YAP112 Clay Creations, Ages 5-8
Instructor: Paula Davis
Thursday, 3:30-4:30 pm, 6 Weeks

Winter session starts January 26
Spring session starts March 30
Pinch, squeeze, roll. Students will have a blast expressing themselves artistically through the medium of clay creating whimsical, fun and colorful works of art!
Members/WG Residents $100 • Non-members $120

WG/YAP204 Creating with Clay, Ages 8-14
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
Winter: Tuesday, 3:30-5 pm, 6 Weeks
Bring your imagination and learn to combine handbuilding techniques to create animal sculptures, musical instruments and more! Embellish them with glazes, and take home your own ceramic keepsakes.
Members/WG Residents $120 • Non-members $140

WG/YAP208 Wheel Throwing & More, Ages 10-16
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
Spring: Tuesday, 3:30-5 pm, 6 Weeks
Experience the magic of the potters wheel as you create pottery forms then stack and embellish them to make a decorative garden sculpture! Pottery isn’t just for food and flowers!
Members/WG Residents $120 • Non-members $140

WG/YAP308 Creative Expressions in 2D, Ages 10-14
Instructor: Sheryl Odza
Monday, 4:30-6 pm, 6 Weeks

Winter session starts January 23
Spring session starts March 27
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

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


WG/PH147 Digital Photography I
Instructor: Sherri Bunye
Monday, 6-8 pm

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 will allow students to gain creative control of their work.
Members/WG Residents $210 • Non-members $230

WG/PH148 Digital Photography II
Instructor: Michael van Gelder
Wednesday, 6-8 pm
Through in-depth assignments, field trips and reviews, students delve deeper into composition, lighting and special equipment. Demonstrations on manipulating images for printing and posting online are included. Prerequisite: Digital Photo I or similar experience.
Members $210 • Non-members $230

WG/PH246 Flash Photography
Instructor: Michael van Gelder
Winter: Thursday, 6-8 pm, 4 Weeks
Starts January 26
Learn to mix flash with available light, bounce flash, use of TTL metering system, and special effects. Students will learn to become more comfortable working with their external flash.
Members $120 • Non-members $140

WG/PH250 Night Photography
Instructor: Michael van Gelder
Winter: Thursday, 6-8 pm, 4 Weeks
Starts February 23
Learn to make successful photos in low-light situations. Overcome the obstacles of night photography by exploring ISO speeds, timed exposures, metering, white blance and noise reduction techniques. Prerequisite: Digital Photo II or similar experience.
Members $120 • Non-members $140


WG/WKPH61 Bird Photography at Lake Apopka
Instructor: Milton Heiberg
Winter: Saturday, January 14
9 am-3 pm
Registration deadline January 7
Planning Session, January 12, 7-8 pm
Review Session, January 19, 6-8 pm
Spend a full day photographing the birds of Lake Apopka with lifelong birder and bird photographer instructor Milton Heiberg. Meander the new Lake Apopka Wildlife Loop expanding over the north shores of Lake Apopka with over 10 miles of 360-degree vistas, including  ponds, canal waterways and the shores of Lake Apopka itself. Ever since the north shore restoration, this area has become a birder’s paradise. We will have continuous photo-ops of many species, including wading birds, passerines, gallinules, raptors, and especially Osprey carrying or eating a fish. Lunch will be provided at the Lakeside Pavilion.
Members $145 • Non-members $165




WG/TD185 Beyond Round: Altered States
Instructor: Belinda Glennon                      
Winter: Tuesday, 6-8 pm, 6 weeks
Create animated pots – on and off the wheel – by altering thrown forms. Dart, pleat and facet pots with distinct personalities that invite use.
Members/WG Residents $165 • Non-members $185

WG/TD138 Whimsical Totems
Instructor: Belinda Glennon 
Spring: Tuesday, 6-8 pm, 6 weeks
Under the sea or over the moon!  Imagine a theme then throw or handbuild multiple forms, alter, embellish and stack them up to create a whimsical sculpture for your home or garden.  
Members/WG Residents $165 • Non-members $185

Springtime Ceramic Series - NEW
Instructor: Paula Davis   
: Thursday, 9:30-11:30 am
Handcraft these one-of-a-kind clay pieces during the first class and come back the second week to glaze add the finishing touches by glazing your artwork. All materials and tools are provided. Sign up for all three workshops and receive a $10 discount (call office 407-671-1886 to receive discount).
Members/WG Residents $65 • Non-members $75
WG/WKT41: Birdbath (March 30 and April 6)
Using slabs of clay, create a small whimsical bird bath for your feathered friends.
WG/WKT42: Wind Chime (April 20 and April 30)
With bowl molds and coils, create a colorful and melodic ornament for your garden.
WG/WKT43: Japanese Lantern (April 27 and May 4)
Add beauty and light to your outdoor space with a Japanese lantern created by you!


WG/PD102 Intro to Drawing/Painting
Instructor: Cathy Hempel
Thursday, 6-8 pm

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. Most supplies are included.
Members $215 • Non-members $235

WG/PD103 Drawing I
Instructor: Prayong Deeying
Monday, 6-8 pm

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 $205 • Non-members $225

WG/PD104 Watercolor I
Instructor: Prayong Deeying
Wednesday, 3-5 pm

Explore the classical world of watercolor and develop a firm grounding in traditional approaches and techniques.
Members $205 • Non-members $225

WG/PD119 Intro to Oil Painting
Instructor: Cathy Hempel
Wednesday, 6-8 pm
Winter session starts January 25
Spring session starts March 29
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 $205 • Non-members $225

WG/PD130 Powerful Landscapes
Instructor: Beatrice Athanas
Winter: Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, 6 Weeks
Be bold with color and texture in this class devoted to interpretive landscape painting in all mediums. Students are welcome to work on their own projects with the instructor’s guidance for personal development of their own style.
Members $235 • Non-members $255

WG/PD143 Exploring Abstract Painting
Instructor: Patricia Byron
Winter: Monday, 11 am-1:30 pm, 6 Weeks
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 visions, while referencing the works of contemporary painters.
Members $200 • Non-members $220

WG/PD252 Not Your Traditional Still Life Oil Painting Class
Instructor: Noreen Coup
Winter: Tuesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, 6 Weeks
Create bold, bright and beautiful contemporary floral paintings that will brighten up your life! For intermediate artists who want to loosen up and go wild with lots of paint and color. Students will be working from still life floral arrangements with specialty lighting to get the best composition possible while learning about value, color mixing and techniques. Oils preferred and some palette knife will be incorporated into the paintings.
Members $250 • Non-members $270

WG/PD255 Independent Study in Oil and Acrylics
Instructor: Beatrice Athanas
Spring: Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, 6 Weeks
Receive personal instruction and guidance creating painterly landscapes, still life and portraiture with the aid of student’s reference photographs. The goal is to complete a painting each week. Class is for intermediate to advanced level students.
Members $235 • Non-members $255

WG/PD151 Impressionism with an Edge
Instructor: Noreen Coup
Spring: Tuesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, 6 Weeks
Create bold, bright and beautiful contemporary landscapes with a palette knife. For beginners who are intimidated to try with a brush and intermediate artists wanting to loosen up their painting styles. Focus on composition, values, color mixing and paint application. Fun, freeing and fabulous! Students will work from instructor’s travel photos and en Plein Air.
Members $230 • Non-members $250


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