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Camp Create 2023

June 12 @ 9:00 am - July 28 @ 4:00 pm

Kids' Summer Art Camp

Camp Create at the Museum of Art – DeLand is back for Summer 2023! Our 6-week summer camp program will be available for 6-12 year-olds from June 12th – July 28th.

This summer our Campers will explore all of the art-filled adventures that they can dream of. Each week, a new theme will ignite their creativity and imaginations. Campers will be inspired to create 2D and 3D projects and enjoy a wide variety of age-appropriate, hands-on art experiences. Campers will participate in 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 they make art.

Themes change weekly, so Campers may register for more than one session. Children will be placed in small groups to ensure 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 2023 Schedule

Week 1: Up in the Sky   

June 12 – 16

This week we’ll journey beyond our everyday life on the ground to explore the magical things we get a glimpse of in the sky. Campers will explore themes such as spectacular galaxies, colorful northern lights, radiant sunsets, and outer space! Enjoy an awe-striking week filled with drawing, painting, and sculpting.


Week 2: Comics & Characters   

June 19 – 23

Have you ever wanted to make your own original storyline and comic book with vibrant pop art? Or have you thought of watching your favorite comic book characters and stories come to life and jump out of the page into your own artistic creations? This week is your chance to make your favorite action-packed show come to life through your own art! Campers will explore how to make their own characters and stories in different styles like anime, manga, graphic novels, and pop art.


Week 3: Color Week

June 26 – 30

Join us for a vivacious week with an array of projects that burst with lively colors! Campers will have the opportunity to draw, paint, and participate in hands-on activities to create bright-colored and vivid pieces that captivate the eye.


Week 4: Down Below

July 10 – 14

It’s time to get into the deep stuff! This week we will venture into the layers of the earth and explore the cool things that we may forget are going on beneath our very feet. Students will be able to make art based on fossils, underground animal hibernation spots, creepy crawling insects, and the enchanting twists and turns of tree roots.


Week 5: Creative Critters

July 17 – 21

Our world is filled with so many unique and snazzy creatures that are creative. (Think witty dolphins, intuitive chimpanzees, winding spiders, and more!) There are also critters that look creative, such as colorful tree frogs, rainbow parrots, and peculiar leaf bugs. We’ll celebrate our fascination for these amazing creatures through our art-making this week.


Week 6: Architecture Adventure

July 24 – 28            

Did you know the cities that we travel through, stores that we shop in, schools where we learn, and homes where we reside all have an architectural design? This week we will pack our bags and explore the intricate art of architecture. Our adventure will encompass drawing, sketching our own blueprints and patterns, building, and bringing to life our envisioned framework for our creations!


Camp Create 2023 Registration Details

  • Registration begins March 1 , 2023. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
  • 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:  $195 for Museum Members |  $220 for Non-Members.
  • Register early for a $10 a week discount between March 1 – 31.
  • Receive $10 a week discount for registering multiple children OR a $10 a week discount for multiple weeks.


Camp Create Teachers and Staff

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 Curator of Education at the Museum of Art – DeLand and the coordinator for Camp Create. 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 15 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 will be at camp each week as an administrator.

Jodi-Ann Taylor is a young artist, musician, and scholar completing her BA in Digital Arts with Music and Entrepreneurship minors at Stetson University. She has been teaching art to youth for almost two years, starting at the Gateway Center for the Arts as a Summer Camp Art Teacher. She has worked at the Hand Art Center as a Gallery Assistant, and now serves as Associate Curator of Education at the Museum of Art – DeLand. Originally from Deltona, Jodi-Ann enjoys being a student and learning about the beauty of DeLand, hoping to make an impact within the local community. In her spare time, Jodi-Ann adores writing poetry and songs, leading worship, making portrait paintings, running her Etsy store, and spending time in nature. Jodi-Ann will be at camp every week as an administrator.

Gwen Petersohn is a recently retired educator who spent over 35 years teaching in Volusia County. She taught elementary and high school art, general education, and in multiple Exceptional Student Education settings. 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, Cross Fit coach, and professional artist who works in acrylics and has work in the VJL Gallery in Daytona. She recently published a book titled “Closed” that highlights the positive effects of the Covid lockdown. She is very enthusiastic to teach at Camp Create again this summer! Gwen will be teaching in week 1.

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 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 2 and 3.

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 9th year of teaching and 4th year of teaching in art. She was nominated as the representing Teach of the Year at her school as well as the inclusive Teacher of the Year for ESE students. Art is one of her greatest joys and her biggest passion to spread that joy to others and see them grow within the art field. While not teaching and creating, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children at home or traveling. She also loves all things manga, anime, games, literature, science, and art. Tiffany is so excited to return for another summer at Camp Create and will be teaching in weeks 2 and 3.

Krystal Freer is a 4th year 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 4, 5, and 6.

Jo Raulerson is a DeLand native and a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design. Jo specializes in architectural watercolor and her company, Barefeet Art, also offers art-restoration and framing services. Jo has painted murals inside private homes as well as the public mural of Wild West Volusia. Jo is an experienced artist and teacher who taught at Camp Create for many years. Jo will be teaching in week 4.

Morgan Wailes-Englund currently teaches at Manatee Cove Elementary School serving grades Pre-K to 5th grade. She teaches a wide range of mediums, including painting, drawing, ceramics, and mixed media. Her favorite lesson to teach is Found Object Sculptures! She graduated from Stetson University in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Art, where she also conducted research on the Efficacy of Creating Art in Reducing Stress. She found that creating Art in non-pressured environments helps reduce levels of stress and anxiety and brings this into her classroom and teaching style. In her free time Morgan paints portraits of friends, family, and pets with acrylic and gouache. Morgan will be teaching in weeks 5 and 6.


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 Curator of Education, Martha Underriner at Underriner@MoArtDeLand.org.


Ready to register? CLICK HERE.


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


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



June 12 @ 9:00 am
July 28 @ 4:00 pm
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Museum of Art – DeLand
600 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32720 United States
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