Orlando Museum of Art

Creative Connections

Creative Connections*

March 8, Apr 19, May 3, Sep 13, Oct 11

Two Sessions on Sundays

Adults: 12-1:30pm
Children and Families: 2-3:30pm - sponsored by the City of Orlando Mayor's Matching Grant Program

Access Program For Visitors with Developmental and Learning Disabilities and Those on the Autism Spectrum

The Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) is proud to offer a program that connects visitors of all ages with developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum to art and the world around them. In an environment where there are no wrong questions or answers, the Creative Connections program will spark imagination and foster creative expression.

These workshops welcome children and adults with a range of abilities and learning styles together with family members. All can enjoy these workshops which include exploring art in the galleries and then making your own in the studio classroom. Designed with the help of an Advisory Council, this program is offered in two sessions: adults 18 years and up; children 5-17 years old and their families. 

program description
Tour and sketching in the galleries: 30-40 minutes
Studio Fun: 45 minutes

Casual, comfortable clothing, sweaters or light
jackets recommended

Free parking, close to OMA entrance

The OMA is fully accessible

This program requires advance registration; please call Ross Quesnell at 407.896 4231 ext. 261 to register. Each program has limited attendance.


OMA Creative Connections Advisory Council
Catherine Cross, Art Teacher
Marilee Emerson, AST Exhibits
Sharon Hackett, Former Special Education Teacher, OCPS
Kathy Harding, Principal, Morningstar School
Mary Johnson, Community Volunteer
Amy Perry, Community Volunteer
Gail Ridgeway, Disabilities Services Coordinator, Rollins College
David Schumacher, Bishop Grady Villas

The City of Orlando Mayor's Matching Grant Program

Click here to download an example of a Creative Connections lesson plan

Click here to view a video about the Orlando Museum of Art's Access Programs

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Intended For

  • Youth and Family