Welcome to the Appleton's 2018 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 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.

Click here to Meet the Teachers

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camp ages

Week of July 30-August 3

Wonky Sculptures, 9 a.m.-noon ages12andup
Members: $95; Nonmembers: $115
Instructor: Marie Fielding

It’s all 3-D this week! Walk the museum’s sculpture garden and see how artists design and build sculpture then create your own monumental works of art. Click here to enroll.

A Week at the Beach, 1-4 p.m. ages12andup
Members: $95; Nonmembers: $115
Instructor: Mariann McClary

You don’t need sunblock for this camp that will combine what you see and do at the beach, as well as how you feel, all into fun works of art created right here at the museum! Click here to enroll.

Additional Information

Full Day
When enrolling in a morning and afternoon camp, don’t forget to pack a lunch and a beverage. Appleton staff will supervise lunch between morning and afternoon camp sessions and escort students to the Ocala Civic Theatre (if applicable).

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.

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.

What's included with the cost of camp?
Camp tuition includes a daily snack and an art camp T-shirt for the first art camp attended. Additional shirts can be purchased for $10. If your child has special dietary needs or allergies, please specify on the enrollment form.

Tuition assistance for campers 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 call 352-291-4455, ext. 1613.

Volunteer teaching assistant positions 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.

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.

Naomi Ballard
Naomi is an artist who relocated to Ocala this past year. Currently, her artwork is exhibited across the U.S. and she has been teaching art to students ages 3 and up for over eight years. She has a Bachelor of 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 processes for making art, as well as to enthusiastically gain the knowledge of art history.

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

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. 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 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 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 free-lanced as an equine photographer. She also worked at the Discovery Science Center for 10 years conducting children's science workshops and ran the summer camp programs.

Mariann McClary
After teaching in Ohio and Michigan, Mariann settled in Ocala in 1986. She is a graduate of Youngstown State University. Highly creative with a love of travel, she returns to the Appleton this summer, bringing a fresh approach to each subject.

Mary Moore
With a Bachelor of Visual Arts in art education from Georgia State University and studies in the UK 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.

Cheyenne 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 hand-building 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.