Art Encounters

Catherine Cross

Select Days / 11am-1pm and 1-3pm

Join us for a program designed especially for our early learners who are ready for a drop-off program or have outgrown the Art Adventures family program. This playful immersion of visual and hands-on art fun is for young artists ages 5 and up to help foster artistic self-expression, problem-solving skills, and creative imaginations. Taught by art teacher Catherine Cross. Children need to bring a lunch and a beverage. Dress for a mess!


Tuesdays, 1-3pm, bring a snack

January 30 - Fun with Gelli Plates
Create beautiful prints for abstract art collages.

February 27 - Exploring Color
Explore color theory, the difference between primary and secondary colors, as well as warm and cool. Create your own watercolor and canvas painting using your new knowledge of color!

March 6 - Just Drawing
Discover all the possibilities of lines, shapes, shades, and values as you draw in a journal that is yours to keep!

April 24 - The Sights and Sounds of the Seminole
Become inspired by the music, movement and expressive art of the Native American Seminole as you make a banner using fabric. Dress for mess.

No Tuesday program in May


Fridays, 11am-1pm, pack a lunch

January 12 - Happy New Year: PAINT pARTy!
Express yourself on canvas using paint! Dress for mess.

February 9 - HeARTs Galore for Those You Adore!
Create a masterpiece for someone special by drawing, printmaking, painting, sewing, or using clay!

March 16 - Good Morning, Good Night
Explore the colors of both the morning and night sky using watercolor. The sky’s the limit to your creativity!

April 13 - Kites!
Be inspired by the patterns of the Native American Seminole to decorate your own paper kite.

May 4 - Architecture in Nature
Learn how to build a Native American Seminole “chickee” or house.


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.


Please note: the link above will take you to our retail website hosted by TAM Retail.

Refund Policy:
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

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Location: Studio I, Galleries

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.