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.


January 18: Printmaking Pizzazz!

Study and sketch prints in the galleries and explore different techniques, compositions and color! Make a print sampler while learning how to block and screen print, stamp, monotype and Gelli plate. Design an independent work using learned skills to create your own edition of prints.


February 8: Mixing Up Mediums

Create with color and collage! Explore pointillism and learn new ways of mixing things up. Layer mediums by collaging mulberry paper on wood and use shimmering powders, metallic embellishments, and vibrant paints to make textured works of art from the heART!


March 8: Stories from Photography

Capture moments in time while learning about the art of photography! Bring your smartphone or tablet to take photos in the galleries while learning about documentary photography. Explore how you can tell a story through a simple photograph. You’ll leave with a mounted work ready to hang at home! Some devices will be available for loan during the class for those who may need one.


April 5: Easels by the Lake

Explore the landscape paintings of Louis Dewis, who painted traditional scenes of France and Belgium from 1916 to 1946. Then discover the joy of plein air painting! Weather permitting, easels will be provided for plein air painting by Lake Estelle. Dress comfortably for painting outside.


May 3: Expressive Painting

Express yourself through painting! Discover how to paint not just with your hands, but with your emotions. In the galleries be inspired by Winifred Johnson Clive and her lively paintings of European scenic views. Create a masterpiece with acrylic paint, gouache, and mixed media. Learn how to use a paint brush and palette knife to create expressive strokes and movement in your canvas painting!



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.