Have a creative summer at the Appleton Museum of Art! Immerse your children in an artful environment by enrolling them in any of our unique and fun camps. Spaces fill quickly, especially for ages 4-6, so register today.

Read below for a full listing of camps or click here to view a PDF of the camp brochure. 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.



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Week 6: July 15-19

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(THIS CAMP IS FULL) Myths & Legends, 9 a.m.-noon ages7to12
Members: $100; Nonmembers: $120
Instructor: Marie Fielding

Unicorns, dragons and mermaids: are they a myth or legend? Creativity will be unleashed to make artwork inspired by these magical creatures.

Caribbean Art, 1-4 p.m. ages7to12
Members: $100; Nonmembers: $120
Instructor: Carmen Rojas-Gines

Known for bright tropical landscapes and crystal clear oceans filled with colorful fish, the Caribbean will inspire campers to bring the warmth and color of the islands to their work this week.



Week 6 & 7: July 15-26 (Two-Week Camp)

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AppleTEENS Clay, 1-4 p.m. ages12andup
Members: $185; Nonmembers: $220
Instructor: Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph

This two-week camp for teens is all about throwing, building, glazing and discovering what fun clay can be! Learn to throw on a pottery wheel and combine it with unique hand building techniques to make some amazing pieces. Explore how glazes can make a simple piece spectacular.



Week 7: July 22-26

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(THIS CAMP IS FULL) Art from Nature, 9 a.m.-noon agesto12
Members: $100; Nonmembers: $120
Instructor: Mary Loveday

Campers will go back to nature, where art began, and use supplies like sand, clay, leaves and sticks to create masterpieces.

Brick Art, 1-4 p.m. agesto12
Members: $100; Nonmembers: $120
Instructor: Marie Fielding

Design it. Create it. Wreck it. The ARTSpace’s LEGO collection will be used to build three-dimensional works of art. The LEGO creations will be used to inspire painting, printmaking and sculpture projects.



Week 8: July 29-August 2

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(THIS CAMP IS FULL) Crazy About Color, 9 a.m.-noon ages4to6
Members: $100; Nonmembers: $120
Instructor: Naomi Ballard

Imagination meets inspiration in this color-filled week. Sensory, fine motor and color awareness skills will be explored while creating colorful works of art.

(THIS CAMP IS FULL) Splat!, 9 a.m.-noon ages7to12
Members: $100; Nonmembers: $120
Instructor: Mary Moore

Brush it, blend it, dab it, dribble it or stipple, layer and mix – explore all that paint has to offer. The possibilities are endless!

Wonky Sculpture, 1-4 p.m. ages7to12
Members: $100; Nonmembers: $120
Instructor: Marie Fielding

Do you have a camper that likes to carve or build? This week will give them the opportunity to work with wood, clay and other materials to make three-dimensional sculptures.



Additional Information


Drop Off and Pick Up
Summer Art Camp uses the doors to the right of the main entrance for pick up and drop off. In respect of our instructors’ time and other incoming classes, please do not drop off your children more than 10 minutes prior to the start of camp and do not pick up later than 10 minutes after camp ends. The person picking up the camper must be on the approval list and show photo I.D. when doing so.

Enrollment
Enrollment is taken on a first-come, first-served basis. To guarantee a place in camp, payment must be received in full at the time of enrollment. Camps are limited to 16 students unless otherwise noted. If your child has special dietary needs or allergies, please specify on the enrollment form.

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

Refunds
Registration cancellation and request for a 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. The Appleton Museum of Art reserves the right to cancel any camp if the minimum enrollment is not met. Refunds will be processed at the time of cancellation.

Scholarships
Tuition assistance for children is available through the Appleton Scholarship Program. Funds will be awarded based on financial need. Applications must be received one month before the start of camp. For more information or an application, contact Hollis Mutch at mutchh@cf.edu, or 352-291-4455, ext. 1613.

Volunteer
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, contact Griselle Gonzalez gonzaleg@cf.edu or call 352-291-4455, ext. 1836. All volunteers must submit a volunteer application and undergo a Level II background check before volunteering can begin.

What's Included in the Cost of Camp?
Camp tuition includes a daily snack and one art camp T-shirt. Additional shirts can be purchased for $10.


Meet the Teachers


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

Naomi Ballard
Naomi is an artist who recently relocated to Ocala. Currently, her artwork is exhibited across the United States. She has been teaching art to students ages 3 and up for over eight years and has a bachelor’s degree in studio art from the University of Minnesota, specializing in painting and printmaking.

Ruth Dexheimer
Ruth is an experienced, professional art teacher with a great passion for the arts. She enjoys teaching children and adults the processes for making art and ways to enthusiastically gain art history knowledge.

Alexis Ellis
Alexis has been working as a potter for 15 years and occasionally as a teacher. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics and a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from the University of South Florida and spent time studying traditional ceramics in Japan. She is currently splitting her time between teaching ceramics at the Appleton and teaching art at St. John Paul Catholic School.

Marie Fielding
Marie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University and Master of Education from the University of Massachusetts with more than 35 years of experience teaching art. She is now an Education Assistant at the Appleton and is full of exciting ideas to inspire artists of all ages.

Maritzabel Jauregui-Rodriguez
Maritza graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Cuba. She has over 30 years of experience as an artist and graphic designer. Maritza has been teaching art privately and in the public schools, as well as art classes at the Appleton.

Marla Long
An art teacher for 18 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 create masterpieces. A graduate of Mercer University, she 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. She also worked at the Discovery Science Center for 10 years conducting children’s science workshops and ran their summer camp programs.

Mary Moore
With a Bachelor of Visual Arts in art education from Georgia State University and studies in the U.K. and Art Students League, New York, Mary has taught in Marion County since 1985. She enjoys teaching children of all ages and particularly loved her five years as museum educator at the Appleton.

Carmen Rojas-Gines
Carmen is a sculptor, painter and art teacher, whose artwork has been displayed at the Appleton Museum of Art. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puerto Rico and a Masters of Arts from University of Phoenix. She has taught art in various Puerto Rican public schools and is currently teaching at St. John’s Lutheran School in Ocala.

Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph
An award-winning potter, as well as art historian, Cheyenne received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Murray State University, and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Florida. She has experience teaching children and adults, and makes either handbuilding or throwing on the pottery wheel a fun and successful experience.

Tasha Strigle
Tasha is a Messiah College graduate and Florida art teacher. Her teaching experience ranges from pre-k to adults. She currently shares her passion for art and lifelong learning with middle school students.

Michel Yuell
Michel is an experienced visual and theatrical arts educator and a lifelong learner with multiple degrees. She has designed sets, costumes and props for multiple theatrical companies, and famously made the bull costume for the movie “Bull Durham”. She currently teaches art at Dunnellon Elementary.