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Camp Create 2022

June 13, 2022 @ 9:00 am - July 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Kid's Summer Art Camp

Camp Create at the Museum of Art – DeLand is back for Summer 2022! Our 6-week summer camp program will be available for 6-12 year olds from June 13th – July 22nd.

This summer, our campers will explore all of the art-filled adventures that they can dream of. Each week a new adventure theme will ignite their creativity and imaginations. Campers will create 2D and 3D projects and will enjoy a wide variety of hands-on art experiences, excitement, and fun. Registration information can be found below.

Campers will have two sessions each day and work on multiple art projects each week. Breaks will be taken throughout the day for snacks, lunch, and games. We invite our Campers to bring their imaginations, create memories to last a lifetime, and discover the adventures that await when you make art!

Themes change each week, so Campers may register for more than one session.  Children will be placed in small groups to ensure that they receive personalized attention. No previous art-making experience necessary!  Visits to the Museum’s galleries will enhance the educational experience and provide additional motivation and inspiration.

Camp Create 2022 Schedule

Week 1: Magical Creatures    

June 13 – 17

Unicorns, dragons, and any creature you can imagine will come alive this week as campers make 2D and 3D mixed media artworks. Students will leave with drawing and sculpting skills they can use to make any creature they can dream of!


Week 2: Game On      

June 20 – 24

Campers will be leveling up this week as they make video game art! Students will create and design their own artwork based on popular games for kids. Jump, duck, and fly your way through new and familiar worlds and levels all week.


Week 3: Out in the Wild

June 27 – July 1

Journey deep into the wild this week as campers create self-portraits of themselves in the wild, explore printmaking with animal prints, collage exotic landscapes, and more!



Week 4: Under the Sea       

July 5-8

Get ready to dive into water themed art projects! Students will swim, splash, and wade their way through everything in the water by painting, drawing, printing, sculpting, and more!



Week 5: Worldwide Adventures   

July 11-15

Pack your bags and get ready for a fast paced adventure across the world! Campers will travel across the world through art from the pyramids to Antarctica, stopping at travel destinations along the way.



Week 6: Enchanted Kingdom     

July 18-22              

From castles to dragons to princesses, explore all that is inside an enchanted kingdom! Our campers will spend a whirlwind journey making 2D and 3D enchanted kingdom inspired creations.


Camp Create 2022 Registration Details

      • Registration begins March 1, 2022. Parents may register on this webpage at that time, or in-person at the Museum.
      • Camp Create sessions for 6-12 year olds run Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Children must have finished Kindergarten to enroll.
      • Tuition per 5 day weekly session – $190 Members / $215 Non-members and $160 Members/$185 Non-members for July 5th-8th
      • Register early for a $10 a week discount between March 1st – April 1st
      • Receive $10 a week discount for registering multiple children OR a $10 a week discount for multiple weeks.


Camp Policies

Cancellations and Refunds

      • No fees will be returned or credits issued for failure to attend.
      • There will be no make-up classes due to a student’s illness, unanticipated travel or other reasons not the responsibility of the Museum of Art – DeLand.
      • If a class is canceled, students will be notified at least two (2) days prior to the date of class, and tuition will be refunded. The Museum reserves the right to substitute teachers as needed.
      • A refund will be issued minus a $25 processing fee for cancellation up to 7 days prior to beginning of the session.  No refund will be issued after the 7 day deadline.

Check in/Check Out

      • Students cannot be dropped off more than 15 minutes before the start of class and students are to be picked up promptly after the end of class. Please let the museum staff know if you are running late. A fee of $1 per minute will be assessed for late pick up or early drop off.
      • Students can only be signed out by authorized adults with identification each day.
      • If any changes need to be made to authorized adults for pick up list, changes must be submitted in writing to Martha Underriner.


      • Campers should bring two snacks, a lunch, and water bottle with them in clearly labeled containers each day. No refrigeration or microwave is available.
      • If your child needs any type of medications during camp, please see Martha Underriner on Monday at check in.


      • Art camp is messy so please send your child with clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
      • Campers must wear close toed shoes each day.
      • Please have your child leave all personal items at home, as we cannot be responsible for them.


If you have any questions or need additional information you may contact the Associate Curator of Education, Martha Underriner at Underriner@MoArtDeLand.org.

For more information contact Martha Underriner, Associate Curator of Education, at underriner@moartdeland.org


Interested in volunteering for Camp Create? Fill out an application here.


Scholarships for Camp Create are also available. Fill out an application here.


Want to donate to our upcoming Camp Create and other educational programs? Consider purchasing supplies from our Dick Blick wishlist here. All material donations directly benefit our students enrolled in our camp and educational programs.


Camp Create Teachers

Our teachers for Camp Create are all highly skilled and experienced art teachers. Read a little bit more about each of them below:

Martha Underriner is the Associate Curator of Education at the Museum of Art – DeLand. She holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Florida, a Master of Art Education degree from Texas Tech University, and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of North Texas. She has taught art at all levels for 14 years and has presented on her teaching methods at state and national conferences. She is also an adjunct professor in Creative Arts at Stetson University. When not in the classroom, Martha is in her studio welding or working with clay and glass. Martha is the camp coordinator and will be teaching every week.

Gwen Petersohn has been teaching for 35 years in various positions such as elementary and high school, general education, and ESE. She currently teaches at Osteen Elementary School. Her favorite thing about her job is to inspire each child to create amazing artwork and enjoy the process. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art and Elementary Education, a master’s degree in Varying Exceptionalities, and is gifted endorsed. She is an educator, author, and professional artist who works in acrylics and has work in the VJL Gallery in Daytona. She is very enthusiastic to work at the museum this summer for Camp Create! Gwen will be teaching in week 1.

Ashley Hess is the art teacher at Heritage Middle School where she has been teaching since 2021. Prior to teaching in Volusia County, she worked as Museum Educator at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. She grew up in Georgia where she received a bachelor’s in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She also holds a Masters of Archeology, Art History, and Museum Studies from Paris-Sorbonne University. She specializes in watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, as well as mandala designs. Ashley will be teaching weeks 1 and 2.

Tiffany Warren is a born and raised Floridian and loves living and working here. She is a teacher in Volusia County and is entering her 8th year of teaching and 3rd year of teaching in art. One of her greatest loves is for fine arts and she loves drawing, painting, and using mixed media to make fun, colorful, and funky pieces. Her favorite things to create with her students tie in pop culture and relevant things to what they may enjoy. Her personal style mixes surrealism and abstract with natural elements. While not teaching and creating, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children at home or traveling. Her hobbies outside of art are playing video games, antique hunting, and collecting neat and unusual things. Tiffany will be teaching in weeks 2 and 3.

Krystal Freer is an experienced teacher who currently teaches at Edgewater Elementary and she has also taught lessons at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s. She has studied art therapy at the master’s level, but started teaching elementary art and loved it so much she put her master’s degree on hold to pursue her love of teaching art. She paints with oil and acrylics and also makes and sells jewelry and beeswax candles. Krystal will be teaching in weeks 3 and 4.

Sarah Marzilli has been in education for 14 years and is currently the art teacher at Pine Trail Elementary School.  She has previously worked as an activity director at a beach resort in Ormond Beach and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. She is a wife and mother of three children. She is very excited to teach the Under the Sea camp and is looking forward to making wonderful under the sea creations using watercolors, mixed media, and more! She loves exploring different types of media with students and inspiring a love of art. Sarah will be teaching in week 4.

Kristen Kinsella-Brinley currently teaches at DeLand High school in grades 9 through 12. She teaches Photography, Studio Art, Drawing and Painting, Portfolio Development, and Advanced Placement Studio Art classes. She has been living her dream as an art teacher since 2003. She graduated from Syracuse University with a master’s degree in art education and began teaching elementary school art and later moved into teaching at the high school level. She spent her summers teaching art camp at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse for 8 years and is excited to get back to teaching summer art camp here in DeLand! Kristen will be teaching in week 5.

Bryan Carson has been teaching for 17 years, 16 of those at DeLand High School. Throughout his career, he has mostly taught International Baccalaureate art program classes, and also teaches all levels of Photography, Drawing, and Design. When he is not teaching he creates his own artwork based on threatened and endangered animals, generally in the media of oil and acrylics. His other passion is travel and he has currently been to 52 different countries or territories. He has a strong desire to learn about diverse cultures throughout the world, experience various foods, and explore different landscapes below the surface of the ocean to the top of beautiful mountain peaks. Bryan will be teaching in week 6.

Rex Hammack is an art teacher from Orlando, Florida. He holds a BFA in Studio Art from UCF with a concentration in painting. He especially loves working with rich colors and making paintings that make him laugh. His goal is to help students embrace their imaginations by first introducing useful tools and observation techniques and then allow students to work more intuitively. He feels that as an instructor, his job is to help students cultivate a series of work that they are passionate about. He finds that every artist is different but pushes students beyond their perceived limitations to help them gain confidence and success. Rex will be teaching in weeks 5 and 6.



June 13, 2022 @ 9:00 am
July 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
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