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Crealdé School of Art is a community based nonprofit arts organization established in 1975. It features a year-round sequential curriculum of more than 125 visual arts classes for students of all ages, taught by a faculty of over 40 working artists; a renowned Summer ArtCamp for children and teens; a Visiting Artist Workshop series, three galleries, the Contemporary Sculpture Garden and award-winning outreach programs. Crealdé’s second campus, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, opened in 2007 in partnership with the City of Winter Park as an extension of Crealdé’s community programs.

Crealdé School of Art, located in Winter Park, FL, is supported in part by a membership of over 1,200 individuals, families and businesses; United Arts of Central Florida; the City of Winter Park; Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; the State of Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; The Florida Arts Council; The National Endowment for the Arts; and various private foundations.

David Cumbie creating a sculpture
Classes & Workshops



Fall I Session, August 17 to October 10, 2015
Fall II Session, October 19 to December 12, 2015

ONLINE, by PHONE 407-671-1886 or STOP BY THE MAIN CAMPUS, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792.

Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Crealdé School of Art offers an affordable, sequential curriculum of more than 125 art classes, plus special workshops, in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, film and digital photography, stained glass and jewelry design. Classes are held in three locations: The scenic main campus in Winter Park; the Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park; and the Jessie Brock Community Center in Winter Garden.

Browse our online Program Guide below with the complete schedule of Fall I and Fall II classes and workshops, exhibitions and special events.

Fall Program Guide

Register Online HERE!

2015 Crealdé Sessions
Fall I Session, August 17 to October 10, 2015
Fall II Session, October 19 to December 12, 2015

Winter 2016
Adult: January 19 – March 14
YAP: January 19 – February 29

Spring 2016
Adult: March 28 – May 21
YAP: March 28 – May 7

Summer ArtCamp 2016
June 6 – July 30

Summer 2016
Adult: June 13 – August 6
YAP: June 13 – July 23

Fall I 2016
Adult: August 22 – October 15
YAP: August 29 – October 8

Fall II 2016
Adult: October 24 – December 17
YAP: October 24 – December 3

WEATHER NOTE: If classes are canceled due to bad weather it will be announced here.

Galleries & Exhibitions

September 8–November 1, 2015
The Art of Fellowship in Painting & Drawing
Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

Emerging artists from the Crealdé Fellowship program share their diverse techniques in work produced during their time at the school. Since 1978, the Crealdé Fellowship Program has mentored hundreds of students through this work-study exchange, with many becoming professional exhibiting artists. The reception takes place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 25. Free.

September 11–January 18, 2016
The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America and
Mid-Florida Quiltmakers: Commemorations and Connections
Alice & William Jenkins Gallery
and Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Crealdé will be one of the first U.S. hosts for this internationally traveled exhibition of quilts, which was originally sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and toured in China before coming to the U.S.

Folklorist Teresa Hollingsworth and curator Katy Malone of South Arts in Atlanta selected artists with diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to quiltmaking, including Native American quilter Bonnie LeBeau from South Dakota; Dottie Moore of North Carolina, a longtime fiber artist who depicts scenes from nature; Erick Wolfmeyer of Iowa, whose quilts are inspired by the Midwest landscape; and Louisiana Bendolph from Alabama, following the tradition of Gee’s Bend quilts.

Hannibal Square Heritage Center also will host this two-venue exhibition, which features Mid-Florida Quiltmakers, curated by folklorist and author Dr. Kristin Congdon. This juried exhibition comprises 15 stunning quilts, variously stitched by quilters who have made Florida their home. These quilters, both traditional and innovative, explore color, composition, and storytelling in ways that will delight and engage diverse audiences.

The September 11 opening-night festivities begin with the presentation “Unraveling Quilts: Roots and Wings” by Teresa Hollingsworth and Dr. Kristin Congdon, from 6–7 p.m. in the Jenkins Gallery. The reception follows from 7–8:30 p.m. in the Jenkins Gallery, and then continues with live music from 8:30–10 p.m. at Hannibal Square Heritage Center. Free.


September 12
“Understanding the Quilts of Gee’s Bend” with Matt Arnett, Louisiana Bendolph and Rita Mae Pettway
Share the history and the importance of the legacy of the quilts of Gee’s Bend. The presenters will discuss the quilts within the larger Southern African-American visual art traditions, including Mid-Florida. Matt Arnett is an Atlanta-based photographer, filmmaker and researcher, and the co-founder of Tinwood Media. Louisiana Bendolph and Rita Mae Pettway are both Gee’s Bend Quilters. 10–11:30 a.m. Saturday, at Winter Park Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room. Free.

September 26, 11 a.m.; October 17, 2 p.m.; October 31, 11 a.m.
Readings from Children’s Books
Introduce children to the art of quilting and the different cultural traditions associated with this enduring American folk art form. A different book will be shared at each event, including The Quiltmaker’s Gift, The Patchwork Quilt, The Quilting Bee and Luka’s Quilt. Join us Saturdays, at the Winter Park Public Library, Community Room. Free.

“The Sum of Many Parts” is a Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts. Funding for these exhibitions and programs was provided by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Winter Park; and a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

When visiting our main campus, be sure and take a look through the handmade art and jewelry. All sales support local artists and Crealdé.





Highlights & Special Events

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Digital Printing Labs with Sherri Bunye.

Date Night Ceramics with Vadim Malkin.

Jack-o'-Lanterns: A Tradition in Clay, an adult-child workshop with Doug Bringle.

Powertex Figurine: Fabric Sculpting with Regine Dossche.

Photograph Nature at Joe Overstreet Landing with Milton Heiberg.

Create a Stunning Sculpture with Powertex: 3 Choices! with Regine Dossche.

Mixed Media on Canvas with Regine Dossche.

Travel the Backroads to Historic Places Along the St. Johns River with Peter Schreyer.

Introduction to Metal Folding and Forging with Stefan Alexandres.

Raising the Bar: Painting the Florida Landscape in Oils with Larry Moore.

Introduction to Longarm Quilting Workshop with Sherry Goode-Carmell.

The Four Corners Revisited: The Ultimate Photographic Tour of the American Southwest with Peter Schreyer.




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