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Crealdé School of Art is a community based non-profit arts organization
established in 1975. It features a year-round curriculum of over 100 visual arts classes for students of all ages, taught by a faculty of over 40 working artists; a renowned Summer Art Camp 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 1200 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

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Crealde offers over 100 art classes and work-shops in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, stained glass and jewelry design. Classes are held at our scenic main campus in Winter Park; at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center; and at the Jessie Brock Community Center in Winter Garden.

Call 407-671-1886 or see all classes under Classes & Workshops tab above.

2014 Crealdé Sessions:

Winter Session January 20 to March 15

Spring March 31 to May 24

Summer June 16 to August 9

Fall I Session August 18 to Oct. 11

Fall II Session October 20 to Dec. 13

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

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




Viva Florida



January 17 – March 29, 2014
Grady Kimsey: The Mind’s Eye

This one-person exhibition of paintings and sculptures will celebrate the work of one of Central Florida’s most accomplished artists and most popular art educators. Grady Kimsey retired after a 25 year career as a professor of art at Seminole Community College, where he has literally inspired thousands of students, including some of Central Florida’s most recognized young artists. His national exhibition record spans nearly six decades and his work is in the collection of some of Florida’s top art museums, as well as the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C.

Come meet the artist at our opening reception at Crealdé’s Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17.

January 11 – March 29, 2014
Director’s Choice IV

In conjunction with the Night of Fire,Crealdé’s winter open house, there will be an opening reception on Saturday, January 11 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for Director’s Choice IV. The exhibition features the recent work of nine artists who teach at Crealdé’s satellite location in Winter Garden.

The exhibiting faculty include: Beatrice Athanas, Patricia Byron, Prayong Deeying, Belinda Glennon, Cathy Hempel, Mark Lepow, Trish O’Donnell, Peter Schreyer, and Michael van Gelder. The work in this exhibition was selected by the executive director and the school’s artistic directors representing photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture.

The Sage Project, ongoing at Heritage Center





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March 29: 5th Annual
Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk and Urban Art Festival

The Festival features work for sale by Florida folk and traditional craft artists, including the original Florida Highwaymen painters, as well as live folk music, soul food, and a free hands-on “Kid Folk” workshop (for ages 5 and up).

This year's festival includes demonstrations and works for sale by a plethora of local and out-of-town artisans, including the Original Florida Highwaymen, folk artists from throughout the state, traditional craft artists from Crealdé School of Art, and the B-Side Artists—a group of street and pop artists exhibiting at the festival for the first time.

Live entertainment includes Cajun Zydeco music performed by the Porch Dogs, singing sensation Liza Marie, African folklore drumming and storytelling by Orisirisi, a Brazilian Capoeira martial arts demonstration, led by Master Lazaro Santos, The Silent Spot Mime Show, the Sensational Super Steppers and more! 
Children’s activities include Puerto Rican Vejigante (bay-he-GAHN-tay) mask-making workshops, beginning at 10 a.m. This tradition is associated with Carnival, a festival that begins in February just before Lent.

The festival will conclude with a closing reception for the exhibition Purvis Young: Urban Expressionist. Young was an African American artist who lived in Overtown, Miami; using raw materials such as cardboard and plywood, his artwork reflects the everyday life of black people. Young’s work is in collections worldwide, including the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

This event is made possible in part through a Tourist Development Grant from Orange County Government, Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Winter Park.



See our gift shop, Crealdé Gifts
Handmade in Florida!

Wow your friends and family with a thoughtful gift of original art! All sales support local artists and Crealdé.




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