Crealdé School of Art is a community based nonprofit arts organization established in 1975. It features a year-round curriculum of more than 100 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.
Crealdé offers more than 100 art classes and 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.
Through Jan. 11, 2015 in the Showalter Hughes Community Gallery. Emerging artists from the Photography, Ceramics and Sculpture Departments showcase a diverse spectrum of artwork. Since 1978, the Crealdé Fellowship Program has mentored hundreds of students through this work-study exchange; many former Fellows have become professional exhibiting artists.
Through Oct. 25 at Crealdé's Hannibal Square Heritage Center. The latest Crealdé School of Art Documentary Project was a collaboration with the Winter Park History Museum. As a reflection of contemporary culture, a cross section of Winter Park busineses was selected to create a valuable historic record for the future. Twelve advanced Crealdé students, under the direction of professional documentary photographers Peter Schreyer and Sherri Bunye, photographed 27 businesses, chosen for their historic architecture or long-term presence in the community.
Through Oct. 17 at Crealdé's Alice & William Jenkins Gallery. This popular exhibition features some of the year's best student work in painting, drawing, film and digital photography, fiber arts, ceramics and sculpture. The show was juried by the school's Program Steering Committee and judged by longtime Valencia Community College art professor Nancy Jay.
Through Nov. 4 at the Art in Public Places Gallery, Winter Park City Hall. This 1998 Crealdé School of Art Documentary Project traces the life of muck farmworkers whose way of life came to an abrupt end in 1998. Under the guidance of Crealdé documentary photographers Faith Amon and Peter Schreyer, youths from farmworker families were trained in the skills of documentary photography and captured the historic last season of muck farming in Central Florida. (Read the feature in the West Orange Times.)