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Art Classes

Recreation Department

310 North Dillard St.
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Phone: 407.656.4155
Fax: 407.656.6504

Program Rainout and
Cancellation Line

407-877-5432

Staff

Jackie Mathis, Recreation Supervisor
jmathis@wintergarden-fl.gov
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 5435

Eric Fischer, Recreation Supervisor
efischer@wintergarden-fl.gov
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 5434

Sebrenia Brown-Jones, Recreation Specialist
sbrown@wintergarden-fl.gov
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 5438

Matt Bennett, Recreation Specialist
mbennett@wintergarden-fl.gov
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 4301

Ramona Miles, Administrative Assistant
rmiles@wintergarden-fl.gov
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 5436

Carol Lippold, Senior Citizen Program Specialist
cduckwiler-lippold@wintergarden-fl.gov
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 5439

Kamilla Udit, Facility Coordinator
Kudit@wintergarden-fl.gov
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 5441

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Register for Winter Garden classes and workshops by calling 321-203-2604 or through our online registration system at www.crealde.org. The online registration system will be available four weeks prior to session start date.

In order to receive the Winter Garden resident discount, first-time students should call the Crealdé main office, 407.671.1886, to verify their Winter Garden address. Returning students may register at www.crealde.org at any time.

Note: Self-motivated young adults (ages 14 to 17) are also welcome to enroll in adult Painting, Drawing and Ceramics classes.

 

PAINTING & DRAWING
FALL I/II CLASS SCHEDULE

WG/PD102 INTRO TO DRAWING & PAINTING
Instructor: Cat Hempel
Thursday, 6-8 pm
Fall I session starts: August 25
Fall II session starts October 27
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.
Crealdé members/WG residents $215 • Non-Members $235

WG/PD103 DRAWING I
Instructor: Prayong Deeying
Monday, 6-8 pm
Fall I session starts: August 22
Fall II session starts October 24
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.
Crealdé members/WG residents $205 • Non-Members $225

WG/PD104 WATERCOLOR I
Instructor: Prayong Deeying
Wednesday, 3-5 pm
Fall I session starts: August 24
Fall II session starts October 26
Explore the classical world of watercolor, and develop a firm grounding in traditional approaches and techniques.
Crealdé members/WG residents $205 • Non-Members $225

WG/PD119 INTRO TO OIL PAINTING
Instructor: Cat Hempel
Wednesday, 6-8 pm
Fall I session starts: August 24
Fall II session starts October 26
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.
Crealdé members/WG residents $205 • Non-Members $225

WG/PD130 POWERFUL LANDSCAPES
Instructor: Beatrice Athanas
Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm 6 Weeks
Fall II session starts October 26
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.
Crealdé members/WG residents $235 • Non-Members $255

WG/PD143 EXPLORING ABSTRACT PAINTINGS
Instructor: Patricia Byron
Monday, 11:00 am-1:30 pm 6 Weeks
Fall I session starts: August 22
Fall II session starts October 24
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.
Crealdé members/WG residents $200 • Non-Members $220

WG/PD252 NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING CLASS
Instructor: Noreen Coup
Tuesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, 6 Weeks
Fall I session starts: August 23
Fall II session starts October 25
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/WG Residents $250 • Non-members $270

PHOTOGRAPHY
FALL I/FALL II

WG/PH147 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
Instructor: Sherri Bunye
Monday, 6-8 pm
Fall I session starts: August 22
Fall II session starts October 24
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
Fall I session starts: August 24
Fall II session starts October 26
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/WG Residents $210 • Non-members $230

WG/PH241 PHOTOGRAPHY III
Instructor: Peter Schreyer
Thursday, 6-8 pm
Fall I session starts: August 25
Landscape, portrait, documentary and night photography themes are examined through lectures, slide presentations, assignments, critiques and field trips. Designed for the visual and photographic growth of intermediate-level students working in film or digital, color or black-and-white.
Members/WG Residents $220 • Non-members $240

WG/PH246 FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
Instructor: Michael van Gelder
Thursday, 6-8 pm, 4 Weeks
Fall II session starts October 27
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/WG Residents $120 • Non-members $140

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
WG/WKPH61 BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY AT LAKE APOPKA - NEW!
Instructor: Milton Heiberg
Sunday, Oct. 2
Registration deadline Sept. 25
9 am-3 pm
Spend a full day photographing the birds of Lake Apopka with lifelong bird photography instructor Milton Heiberg. Wander the new Lake Apopka Loop Trail, expanding over the north shore of Lake Apopka with more than 10 miles of 360-degree vistas, including ponds, canal waterways and the shores of the lake itself. Ever since the Lake Apopka 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. Workshop includes classroom preparation September 29, 6-8 pm, and a photo review on October 6, 6-8 pm.
Members/WG Residents $145 • Non-members $165

CERAMICS
FALL I/FALL II

WG/TD122 BEGINNING WHEEL THROWING
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
Tuesday 6-8 pm, 6 Weeks
Fall session starts: August 23
Cups, bowls and plates – learn to throw functional forms on the potter's wheel. Discover how trimming, decorating and glazing create unique vessels for everyday use.
Crealdé members/WG residents $165 • Non-Members $185

WG/TD184 SURFACE DECORATION FOR POTTERY
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
Tuesday, 6-8 pm, 6 Weeks
Fall II starts October 25
Use hand-building techniques or thrown forms to explore surface decoration techniques. Experiment with sgraffito, slip trailing, inlay and more to create unique and functional pottery.
Members/WG Residents $165 • Non-members $185

YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM
FALL I /FALL II

WG/YAP101 PINT SIZE PICASSOS, AGES 7-11
Instructor: Trish Cortes
Saturday, 9:30-10:30 am, 6 Weeks
Fall I session starts: August 27
Fall II session starts October 29
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
Instructor: Trish Cortes
Saturday, 11 am-Noon, 6 Weeks
Fall I session starts: August 27
Fall II session starts October 29
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
Fall I session starts: August 25
Fall II session starts October 27
Pinch, squeeze, roll! Have fun creating critters, cups and other objects with clay using simple hand building techniques.
Members/WG Residents $100 • Non-members $120

WG/YAP204 CREATING WITH CLAY AGES 8-14
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
Tuesday, 3:30-5 pm, 6 Weeks
Fall II session starts October 25
Bring your imagination and explore the plasticity of clay, as you use handbuilding techniques to build functional pots and animal sculptures. Embellish them with glazes, and take home your own ceramic keepsakes.
Members/WG Residents $120 • Non-members $140

WG/YAP208 WHEELTHROWING & MORE! AGES 10-16
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m., 6 Weeks
Fall I session starts: August 23
Experience the wonder of the wheel as you 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.
Crealdé members/WG residents $120.00 • Non-Members $140.00

WG/YAP308 CREATIVE EXPRESSION IN 2D, AGES 10-14
Instructor: Patricia Byron
Monday, 4-5:30 pm, 6 Weeks
Fall I session starts: August 22
Fall II session starts October 24
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



INSTRUCTOR BIOS

BEATRICE ATHANAS: A realistic painter of European landscapes, she was born in Germany and has traveled widely. Her work shows passion in the use of vibrant colors, brush-stroke techniques and the light that reflects her mood toward the subject. Member of Oil Painters of America.
SHERRI BUNYE: A fine art documentary photographer, she teaches film and digital photography classes and the Storytellers Teen Documentary projects at Crealdé. Previously awarded the United Arts Professional Development Grant, she continues to exhibit her work and has pieces in both public and private collections.
PATRICIA BYRON: A professional artist who has lived many years abroad, she attributes her passion for travel, diverse cultures and nature as her inspiration for the arts. She has been an art instructor at Crealdé for more than six years, and has exhibited in numerous galleries and in private collections.
PAULA DAVIS: Has been associated with Crealdé since 1980, teaching photography and ceramics for the Young Artist Program. In addition, she is an instructor for the popular Summer ArtCamp and a presenter for the Studio Field Trip Program.
PRAYONG DEEYING: Received his BFA at Fine Art University, Thailand and his Master's Degree in Painting from Northwestern State University, Louisiana. He taught art for 13 years and was employed for 20 years at Walt Disney World as a Senior Artist Prep.
BELINDA GLENNON: Joined the Crealdé faculty in 2002 where she teaches hand building and wheel throwing for adults and youth and is coordinator of the Young Artist Program. She holds a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Central Florida.
CAT HEMPEL: A Winter Garden resident with a bachelor's degree in drawing and printmaking from UCF and an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America.
TRISH O'DONNELL: A Winter Garden resident with a BA in Studio Art and Art Education, Trish currently teaches art at Montverde Academy. She loves drawing, painting and photography, and sharing in the creative experience with children of all ages.
PETER SCHREYER: Executive Director at Crealdé; international exhibition record, numerous awards and public art commissions; including four documentary projects in the Winter Garden and Lake Apopka area in the past 15 years. Named Arts Educator of the Year in 2009 by United Arts.
MICHAEL VAN GELDER: An Orlando area commercial photographer who specializes in documenting musical and entertainment events. His work has appeared in such publications as Music Entertainment Magazine, All Access Music Magazine and Guitar Magazine.
NOREEN COUP: A French-American fine artist known for her bold, bright and beautiful paintings. She earned her BA from Woodbury University in Los Angeles in Interior Design.
MILTON HEIBERG: A frequent lecturer on wildlife photography, special effects and general photography. Thousands of his images have been published worldwide. He is the author of seven books on photographic technique.


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