Art in the Afternoon

​Select Fridays, 1:30-4pm

Designed for homeschool students, this series of studio classes, taught by Catherine Cross, starts with basics and builds upon them as students learn from authentic works of art, exploring elements and principles of design in engaging ways.


January 18: 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.


February 8: Art with a Point

Discover the art style of pointillism and learn how to create a masterpiece only using dots! Mix it up by making colorful layers of textures using mediums such as metallic and acrylic paints, mulberry paper collage on wood, iridescent powders, and colored pencils. You’ll take home a conversation heArt from your creative explorations.


March 8: 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.


April 5: Painting with Passion

Artists tend to be passionate and expressive people who paint with not just their hands but with their hearts! 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!


May 3: Lakeside Painting

Discover the art of painting outdoors! Explore OMA’s American Art collection and become inspired by the Hudson River School painters. Learn about landscape painting in the 19th century and how it influenced people to move to America. Weather permitting, easels will be provided for plein air painting by Lake Estelle. Dress comfortably for painting outside.



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