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Recreation Department

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

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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

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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

WG/PD102 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING & PAINTING
Instructor: Catherine Hempel
Thursday, 6-8 p.m., 8 weeks
Winter session starts: January 21
Spring session starts: March 31
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.
Crealdé members/WG residents $215 • Non-members $235

WG/PD103 DRAWING I
Instructor: Prayong Deeying
Monday, 6-8 p.m., 8 weeks
Winter session starts: January 25
Spring session starts: March 28
Drawing I 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 p.m., 8 weeks
Winter session starts: January 20
Spring session starts: March 30
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 INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING
Instructor: Catherine Hempel
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., 8 weeks
Winter session starts: January 20
Spring session starts: March 30
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 PAINTING POWERFUL LANDSCAPES
Instructor: Beatrice Athanas
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6 weeks
Winter session starts: January 20
Spring session starts: March 30
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 $225 • Non-members $245

WG/PD143 EXPLORING ABSTRACT PAINTING
Instructor: Patricia Byron
Monday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 6 weeks
Winter session starts: January 25
Spring session starts: March 28
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 all levels. Just be ready to paint outside the lines.
Crealdé members/WG residents $200 • Non-members $220

WG/PD252 PAINTING A STILL LIFE
Instructor: Barbara Young
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6 weeks
Winter session starts: January 19
Intermediate-level students will work from life to focus on composition, light and color. All media welcome. Instructor works in oil.
Crealdé members/WG residents $250 • Non-members $270

WG/PD252 PAINTING A STILL LIFE
Instructor: Noreen Coup
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6 weeks
Spring session starts: March 29
Intermediate-level students will work from life to focus on composition, light and color. All media welcome. Instructor works in oil.
Crealdé members/WG residents $250 • Non-members $270

DIGITAL & FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

WG/PH148 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
Instructor: Mark Lepow
Monday, 6-8 p.m., 8 weeks
Winter session starts: January 25
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 photography.
Crealdé members/WG residents $210 • Non-members $230

WG/PH148 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
Instructor: Michael van Gelder
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., 8 weeks
Spring session starts: March 30
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 photography.
Crealdé members/WG residents $210 • Non-members $230

WP/PH148 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II
Instructor: Michael van Gelder
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., 8 weeks
Winter session starts: January 20
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.
Crealdé members/WG residents $210 • Non-members $230

WG/PH241 PHOTOGRAPHY III
Instructor: Peter Schreyer
Thursday, 6-8 p.m., 8 weeks
Spring session starts: March 31
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. Prerequisite: Photography II or similar experience.
Crealdé members/WG residents $220 • Non-members $240

CERAMICS

WG/TD122 WHEEL THROWING
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., 6 weeks
Spring session starts: March 29
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/TD174 HANDBUILDING WITH FOUND OBJECTS
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., 6 weeks
Winter session starts: January 19
Use handbuilding techniques to create nature-inspired ceramics. Imagine a classic garden finial, animated planter, musical wind chime or a glowing lantern. Give new life to organic objects as they influence form, decoration and glazing choices. Suitable for all levels.
Crealdé members/WG residents $165 • Non-members $185

WG/TD187 CLAY GARDEN TREASURES
Instructor: Paula Davis
Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6 weeks
Spring session starts: March 31
What two things do gardeners and potters have in common? Creativity and the love of getting their hands in the dirt! Learn the basics of handbuilding with clay while creating whimsical decorations for outdoors.
Crealdé members/WG residents $165 • Non-members $185

YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM

WG/YAP101 PINT-SIZE PICASSOS, AGES 5-10
Instructor: Trish O'Donnell
Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 6 weeks
Winter session starts: January 23
Spring session starts: April 2
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.
Crealdé members/WG residents $100 • Non-members $120

NEW! WG/YAP108 MINI-MONETS, AGES 4-6
Instructor: Trish O'Donnell
Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon, 6 weeks
Winter session starts: January 23
Spring session starts: April 2
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.
Crealdé members/WG residents $100 • Non-members $120

WG/YAP112 CLAY CREATIONS, AGES 5-8
Instructor: Paula Davis
Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 6 weeks
Winter session starts: January 21
Spring session starts: March 31
Pinch, roll, coil, slam and twist! Have fun with clay as we go step-by-step and create animals, cups, castles, treasure boxes or other handbuilt projects. Be prepared to get your hands dirty! All materials provided.
Crealdé members/WG residents $100 • Non-members $120

WG/YAP204 CLAY ART FOR THE GARDEN, AGES 8-14
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m., 6 weeks
Spring session starts: March 29
Celebrate spring with clay creations for the garden. Use handbuilding techniques to create a vase for flowers, a feeder for birds or a fairy house. Embellish with glaze and take home treasures to beautify your backyard.
Crealdé members/WG residents $100 • Non-members $120

WG/YAP208 WHEELTHROWING & MORE, AGES 10-16
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m., 6 weeks
Winter session starts: January 19
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 • Non-members $140

WG/YAP308 CREATIVE EXPRESSION IN 2D, AGES 10-14
Instructor: Patricia Byron
Monday, 3:30-5 p.m., 6 weeks
Winter session starts: January 25
Spring session starts: March 28
Calling all 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!
Crealdé members/WG residents $120 • Non-members $140

Note: With parental permission, self-motivated young adults (ages 14 to 17) are welcome to enroll in adult painting, drawing and ceramics classes.

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.


About our instructors:

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.

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.

MARK LEPOW: Received his photographic education at Daytona State College and is active in photographing community events throughout Winter Garden including 3k-5k runs, cycling, and triathlons.

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.

BARBARA YOUNG: Barbara Young's passion for nature and art brought her to Crealdé in 2003, where she participated in the Painting & Drawing Fellowship program before becoming an instructor for both youth and adults in 2009.


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