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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
SUMMER - FALL I

WG/PD102 INTRO TO DRAWING & PAINTING
Instructor: Cat Hempel
Thursday, 6-8 pm
Summer session starts: June 23
Fall I session starts: August 25
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
Summer session starts: June 20
Fall I session starts: August 22
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
Summer session starts: June 22
Fall I session starts: August 24
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
Summer session starts: June 22
Fall I session starts: August 24
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
Summer session starts: June 20
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 PAINTINGS
Instructor: Patricia Byron
Monday, 11:00 am-1:30 pm 6 Weeks
Fall I session starts: August 22
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 PAINTING A STILL LIFE
Instructor: Noreen Coup
Tuesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm 6 Weeks
Fall I session starts: August 23
Intermediate-level students will work from life to focus on composition, light and color. All media welcome. Instructor works in oil. Class will meet for six weeks from August 23 to October 11. There will be no class on September 6 and 13.
Crealdé members/WG residents $250 • Non-Members $270

PHOTOGRAPHY
SUMMER - FALL I

WG/WKPH46 BASIC CAMERA SETTINGS
Instructor: Sherri Bunye
Thursday, 6-8 pm, 4 Weeks
Summer session starts: July 21
Learn essential camera settings and modes through in-class presentations and demonstrations. This workshop is ideal for beginning photographers looking to understand digital SLR camera settings.
Crealdé members/WG residents $75 • Non-Members $95

WG/PH147 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
Instructor: TBA
Monday, 6-8 pm, 8 Weeks
Summer session starts: June 20
Fall I session starts: August 22
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.
Crealdé members/WG residents $210 • Non-Members $230

WG/PH148 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II
Instructor: Michael van Gelder
Wednesday, 6-8 pm, 8 Weeks
Summer session starts: June 22
Fall I session starts: August 24
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.
Crealdé members/WG residents $210 • Non-Members $230

WG/PH241 PHOTOGRAPHY III
Instructor: Peter Schreyer
Thursday, 6-8 pm, 8 Weeks
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.
Crealdé members/WG residents $220 • Non-Members $240

CERAMICS
SUMMER - FALL I

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/TD137 SERVING VESSELS
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
Tuesday, 6-8 pm., 6 Weeks
Summer session starts: June 21
Platters, pitchers, bowls and butter dishes. Explore surface texture and form as you build pottery pieces to gather, store and present food. Create hand built, clay vessels that enrich and personalize your everyday rituals. Suitable for all levels
Crealdé members/WG residents $155 • Non-Members $175

YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM
SUMMER - FALL I

WG/YAP101 PINT SIZE PICASSOS, AGES 7-11
Instructor: Trish Cortes
Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 6 Weeks
Summer session starts: June 25
Fall I session starts: August 27
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 $100.00 • Non-Members $120.00

WG/YAP108 MINI MONETS, AGES 4-7
Instructor: Trish Cortes
Saturday, 11-Noon, 6 Weeks
Summer session starts: June 25
Fall I session starts: August 27
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 $100.00 • Non-Members $120.00

WG/YAP112 CLAY CREATIONS, AGES 5-8
Instructor: Paula Davis
Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 6 Weeks
Summer session starts: June 23
Fall I session starts: August 25
Pinch, squeeze, roll! Have fun creating critters, cups and other objects with clay using simple hand building techniques.
Crealdé members/WG residents $100.00 • Non-Members $120.00

WG/YAP204 CREATING WITH CLAY AGES 8-14
Instructor: Belinda Glennon
Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m., 6 Weeks
Summer session starts: June 21
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.
Crealdé members/WG residents $110.00 • Non-Members $130.00

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, 3:30-5 p.m., 6 Weeks
Fall I session starts: August 22
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 $120.00 • Non-Members $140.00



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.


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