Art Encounters

Catherine Cross

Select Days / 11am-1pm

Designed as the next step after Art Adventures, this program is a child’s first drop-off experience with art. Students gain confidence and build social skills through art-making and lunch discussion. Dress for mess! Children need to bring a lunch and a beverage.


September 7 - Hi, Koo!
Explore the art of Jon J Muth! Visit the galleries and become inspired by his enchanting watercolors. Meet the tiny panda bear, Koo, and learn how to write a form of traditional Japanese poetry called a “Haiku.” Create artwork to accompany your poetry!


October 12 – Soundsuit Performance Lab
Experience the colorful artwork in Nick Cave: Feat. Work with a variety of artistic tools to create your very own wearable “soundsuit”! Discover how to represent yourself using found objects, paper, and more! Then, end this workshop by taking part in a “soundsuit performance” in the galleries!


November 2 – Totally Tactile and Textural!
Feel, touch, and create! Join the fun and explore the artwork of Nick Cave in Nick Cave: Feat. In the studio, create your own interactive installation with fabric, yarn, and found objects! Take home your own tactile treasure box inspired by the tactile boxes seen in the museum gallery.


December 7 – Angels Among Us
This workshop combines “art” encounters with “angel” encounters! Explore Purvis Young’s magnificent display of angel inspired artwork in Purvis Young and His Angels. Become encouraged by Young’s interpretation of an angel to create your own version using a variety of materials!



Visitors: $20; $15 additional children
Museum Members: $15; $10 additional children

Call 407.896.4231 ext. 262 or email to register or use the links below.


Full refunds will be provided if a class does not meet minimum enrollment and is cancelled. A refund equal to half of tuition paid will be provided for cancellations made up to 7 days prior to the first day of the class. No refunds, no exceptions, will be made if the cancellation is made less than 7 days prior to a class. Refund requests must be made in writing and should be emailed to

About Catherine Cross

With over 30 years of hands-on experience behind her, Catherine continues her journey as a lifelong learner, artist, educator, designer and “arts for all” advocate. She is honored to have the opportunities to share her love of art with children and families in museums, schools and art organizations throughout the southeast. A presenter at Art and Early Childhood conferences at the local, national and international levels, Catherine has spent her life working to engage people of all ages and abilities with the creative process.