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Registration for the 2024 Summer Art Camp program is NOW OPEN! 

We have a full schedule of half-day camps for ages 5-17. Camps are taught by professional art educators and teaching artists, who will lead campers through themed projects that are inspired by the museum’s very own world-class permanent collection. Campers will discover the work of renowned artists, experiment with many different materials and try out new techniques to make their own masterpieces. Browse below to check out all of the one- and two-week camps.

Camp tuition includes all art supplies and materials needed for camp, a daily snack, water, and one free Summer Art Camp T-shirt for the first art camp attended. You will have the option to purchase additional T-shirts for $10, but it is not required.

Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis as enrollment is limited for each camp. Your registration is not complete unless payment has been made in-full. Please note, you must be a member at the Family/Dual Level or above to receive discounts on camp registrations. For questions about membership, contact Colleen Harper, harperc@cf.edu, or 352-291-4455, ext. 1831.

Need-based scholarships are available. Click below on the Summer Art Camp Information Page to learn more.

Summer Art Camp Information Page
Please visit the Summer Art Camp Information page to view details about scholarships, the art camp program and other important details about registration. For questions that can’t be answered by the Information page, please contact AppletonEducation@cf.edu, or 352-291-4455, ext. 1613.

 

 

June 17-21

CAMP FULL – Time Travelers (Ages 5-7)  
9 a.m.-noon

Dinosaurs, pyramids, aliens, oh my! Embark on an adventure as a time-traveling artist and use a variety of materials to create imaginative works of art.

Instructor: Kio Weber-Lee
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
This camp is full and we are no longer accepting registrations.

Eco Art (Ages 8-12) 
9 a.m.-noon

Use your imagination to create art pieces with natural and recycled materials. Combined with recyclables, use supplies like sand, clay and other natural items to create your own eco-friendly masterpieces!

Instructor: Kim Harac
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
Click here to register for Eco Art

Jewelry and Design (Ages 8-12) 
1-4 p.m.

Turn your own art into a wearable statement piece. This week we’ll guide you through the exciting process of designing and creating one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories.

Instructor: Maritzabel Jauregui-Rodriguez
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
Click here to register for Jewelry and Design

CAMP FULL – Skulls and Skeletons (Ages 13-17) 
1-4 p.m.

Practice your observational drawing skills using a variety of skeletons for reference. Learn about light and shadow, shapes and relationships, and the basic drawing skills that are essential to every work of art.

Instructor: Lisa Russo
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
This camp is full and we are no longer accepting registrations.

June 24-28

CAMP FULL – Farm to Art, at CF Vintage Farm (Ages 8-12) (Offsite Camp)
9 a.m.-noon

Let your art be inspired by the horses, cows and chickens at this very special art camp at CF Vintage Farm, located on County Road 475. Paint and sketch outside under a majestic oak, plus indoor studio time in Vintage Farm’s indoor classrooms.

Instructor: Jeanne Baines
$160 Appleton members | $180 nonmembers
This camp is full and we are no longer accepting registrations.

July 8-12

CAMP FULL – Storybook Art (Ages 5-7)
9 a.m.-noon

Stories are as timeless as the artwork they inspire. In this enchanting class you’ll bring stories to life. Let your imagination soar as you create with an array of art materials and techniques.

Instructor: Vanessa Zumba Gonzalez
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
This camp is full and we are no longer accepting registrations.

CAMP FULL – Critter Mania (Ages 8-12)
9 a.m.-noon

Our planet is filled with so many unique creatures. In this critter-filled camp, celebrate this biodiversity through clay, paint and drawing materials.

Instructor: Jeanne Baines
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
This camp is full and we are no longer accepting registrations.

Brick Art (Ages 8-12)
1-4 p.m. 

Discover new ways to use plastic building bricks. Explore texture, structure and design as you transform simple plastic bricks into creative constructions. The possibilities are endless!

Instructor: Jeanne Baines
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
Click here to register for Brick Art

July 8-19 (Two-Week Camp)

CAMP FULL – Dig Into Clay (Ages 8-12)
1-4 p.m.

In this two-week camp, learn the basics of hand building with clay and the art of glazing.

Instructor: Jaime Roche
$280 Appleton members | $320 nonmembers
This camp is full and we are no longer accepting registrations.

July 15-19

CAMP FULL – Celebrate the Seasons (Ages 5-7) 
9 a.m.-noon

Winter, spring, summer and fall — all in one week! Use a variety of materials to create works of art inspired by the wonders of each season.

Instructor: Ashley Condie
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
This camp is full and we are no longer accepting registrations.

Bird is the Word (Ages 8-12)
9 a.m.-noon

Let your imagination soar to new heights! Visit the Appleton’s special exhibition, “Outsider Aviary: Robert W. Smeltzer’s Birds of America,” and use these unique bird sculptures as your inspiration for making amazing art of your own.

Instructor: Elisa Adelman-Rodriguez
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
Click here to register for Bird is the Word

Plein Air Painting (Ages 13-17)
1-4 p.m.

Leave the classroom behind and use the Appleton’s beautiful, shady grounds as your painting studio. We’ll take portable easels and paints outside to practice your painting skills “en plein air,” or, in the open air.

Instructor: Jordan Shapot
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
Click here to register for Plein Air Painting

July 22-26

CAMP FULL – Groovy and Glowing (Ages 5-7)
9 a.m.-noon

It’s hip and happening at the Appleton this week. Make art that’s super cool and even glows in the dark. Don’t miss the fun!

Instructor: Ashley Condie
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
This camp is full and we are no longer accepting registrations.

Nautical Navigators (Ages 8-12)
9 a.m.-noon

What would it have been like to sail the high seas? Draw inspiration from the Appleton’s collection of maritime art this week for an adventure inspired by tall ships and majestic waves.

Instructor: Elisa Adelman-Rodriguez
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
Click here to register for Nautical Navigators

Funky Sculpture (Ages 8-12)
1-4 p.m.

Do you like to build things? You’ll be working with an assortment of fun and unconventional materials this week to make sculptures.

Instructor: E. Marie Fielding
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
Click here to register for Funky Sculpture

July 29-August 2

CAMP FULL – Color Wonderful (Ages 5-7)
9 a.m.-noon

Explore and celebrate all the colors of the rainbow this week, from shades and tints to primary and secondary colors. Use a variety of media to create your own colorful world.

Instructor: Sara Janelle
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
This camp is full and we are no longer accepting registrations.

CAMP FULL – Superheroes (Ages 8-12)
9 a.m.-noon

What’s your super power? Unleash it to explore the world of superheroes, anime, comics and fantasy figures through art and design.

Instructor: Vanessa Zumba-Gonzalez
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
This camp is full and we are no longer accepting registrations.

Art, Music and Movement (Ages 8-12)
1-4 p.m. 

Have you ever listened to music and felt inspired to do something creative? This week you’ll discover how easily art, music and movement relate to each other while creating unique works of art.

Instructor: Kim Harac
$140 Appleton members | $160 nonmembers
Click here to register for Art, Music and Movement

 

 

 

 

 

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