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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


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.

2015-2016 Crealdé Sessions

Fall I Session, August 17 to October 10, 2015
Fall II Session, October 19 to December 12, 2015
Winter Session, January 19 to March 14, 2016
Spring Session, March 21 to May 14, 2016
Summer Session, June 13 to August 6, 2016

Registration is open for the Fall I and Fall II Sessions.

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

Fall Program Guide

Register Online HERE!

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

Galleries & Exhibitions

September 11–January 18, 2016
The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America and Mid-Florida Quiltmakers

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, October 17, October 31
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 11 a.m. Saturday, 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.

ST. AUGUSTINE AT 450: A CREALDÉ DOCUMENTARY PROJECT – Opening June 19 to August 29 at Hannibal Square Heritage Center. Ten photographers captured the oldest city in the nation on the occasion of its 450th anniversary, exploring St. Augustine's history, preservation efforts and place as a tourist destination. Listen to the interview on WMFE-FM HERE.

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

Date Night Ceramics

Powertex Figurine: Fabric Sculpting

Photograph Nature at Joe Overstreet Landing

Create a Stunning Sculpture with Powertex: 3 Choices!

Mixed Media on Canvas

Travel the Backroads to Historic Places Along the St. Johns River

Introduction to Metal Folding and Forging

Raising the Bar: Painting the Florida Landscape in Oils

Introduction to Longarm Quilting Workshop




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