Welcome to the Appleton's 2017 Summer Art Camp

Get ready for another creative summer at the Appleton! Immerse your children in an artful environment by enrolling them in any of our unique and fun camps.

Read below for a full listing of camps. Whether registering in person or online, payment is due at the time of enrollment and spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Already picked out an art adventure? Click here to enroll (online payment required.) If you prefer to pay in cash or by check, please visit the Appleton's Visitor Services desk for a paper registration. Please make checks payable to: Appleton Museum of Art.

Need-based tuition assistance is available through the Appleton’s Scholarship Program. To provide more scholarships, funds have been limited to one scholarship per child, per year. Please contact Marie Fielding for more information or an application.

Click here to Meet the Teachers

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camp ages

Week of July 24-28

Up, Up in the Air, 9 a.m.–noon ages4-6
Members: $95; Nonmembers: $115
Instructor: Mariann McClary

Spread the wings of your imagination and create mixed-media art inspired by flight. Click here to enroll.

(CAMP FULL) Art From Nature, 9 a.m.–noon ages4-6
Members: $95; Nonmembers: $115
Instructor: Mary Loveday

Did you know you can make paint from berries and spinach? Make artwork using the Earth’s natural resources. (This camp is full; we are no longer accepting registrations).

Painting and Collage, 1–4 p.m. ages 11 and up
Members: $95; Nonmembers: $115
Instructor: Marie Fielding

Express your individuality and creative side. Learn a variety of painting techniques and experiment with different media. Click here to enroll.

2017 Summer Art Camp Additional Information

Full Day
When enrolling in a morning and afternoon camp, don't forget to pack a lunch and a drink. Appleton staff will supervise lunch between sessions.

Registration cancellation and request for refund must be submitted no less than one week prior to first day of enrolled art camp. Refunds will be issued via check, regardless of original method of payment.

Enrollment is taken on a first-come, first-served basis beginning April 3, 2017. To guarantee a place in camp, payment must be received in full at the time of registration. If registering online, you must submit your credit or debit information to complete the registration. To pay with check or cash, you must register in person at the museum's Visitor Services desk where you can request a paper registration.

What's included with the cost of camp?
Camp tuition includes an art camp t-shirt and a daily snack. Campers ages 4-6 may bring their own snack. If your child has special dietary needs, please specify on the enrollment form.

Art Camp Volunteers
Teaching assistant positions with the Appleton's Summer Art Camp are for those interested in art and working with children, and are 18 years and older. If you would like to become a volunteer art camp teaching assistant, email Marie Fielding. All volunteers must submit a volunteer application and undergo a Level II background check before volunteering can begin.

Meet the Teachers

Jeanne Baines
Born and raised in Ocala, Jeanne has been teaching art for 20 years. She is a graduate of Florida Southern College and loves painting, working in clay and jewelry making. Her goal is to uncover the artist in each of her students as she introduces them to the world of art.

Marie Fielding
Marie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education from Boston University. After more than 30 years teaching in New England, she found her way to Ocala. Marie is now the Appleton's art education assistant and is full of exciting ideas to inspire artists of all ages.

Marla Long
An art teacher for 16 years, Marla has shared her gifts with the Appleton on many occasions. A talented artist in her own right, she enjoys all mediums and helping children created their own masterpieces. A graduate of Mercer University, she currently teaches at College Park Elementary.

Mary Loveday
Mary, a native of Kentucky and long-time Ocala resident, is a graduate of Daytona State College School of Photography. Mary managed photo labs for 20 years and freelanced as an equine photographer. Mary then worked at the Discovery Science Center for 10 years conducting children’s science workshops and ran running the summer camp programs.

Mariann McClary
After teaching in Ohio and Michigan, Mariann settled in Ocala in 1986. Highly creative with a love of travel, she returns to the Appleton this summer with her fresh approach to each subject.

Mary Moore
Mary has been a part of the Ocala community since 1985 and has taught art in Marion County schools, as well as privately to adults and children. She has a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Art Education from Georgia State University and has studied at the Art Students League in New York and abroad.

Tracey O'Connor
A welcome new addition to our Summer Art Camp teaching staff, Tracey holds an MFA from Southhampton College and teaches art in Marion County. Her goal is “to be the most effective and inspiring teacher I can be!” She is happiest when creating and learning about art and inspiring her students.

Cheyenne Rudolph
An award winning potter as well as art historian, Cheyenne received her BFA from Murray State University, and joins us from the University of Florida where she received her MFA. She has had experience teaching children and adults, and makes either hand building or throwing on the pottery wheel a fun and successful experience!