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Teen Arts Academy

June 10 @ 10:00 am - July 19 @ 3:00 pm

Summer Camp Program

Teen Arts Academy is the Museum of Art – DeLand’s summer camp program designed especially for teens ages 12 and up. Students will be able to explore new avenues of creative thinking and innovative artmaking. Teen Arts Academy students will engage in 2D and 3D methods and will study art techniques, art history, and a variety of art media. No previous experience necessary!  Visits to the Museum’s galleries and walkable field trips to local landmarks will enhance the educational experience and provide additional motivation and inspiration.

The Teen Arts Academy meets at our downtown location at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. from 10am-3pm Monday through Friday of each week.


2024 Teen Arts Academy Schedule

June 10th-14th All About Me with Bryan Carson

For ages 12 and up

“All About Me” is a week of exploration that focuses solely on the student’s interests and own portrait or likeness. We will explore various ways to portray the student’s likeness through a variety of styles, mediums, and references to art history. Examples of these could be:  painted self-portraits in a simplified style of Chuck Close using the grid method, portraits in graphite that are first distorted through stretching them in Photoshop, cutting up and rearranging features of the face, a portrait full of pattern, whiplash lines and organic shapes in the Art Nouveau style, or a collage of images that describe the student, similar to the work of James Rosenquist.

June 17th-21st The Arts and Crafts of Japan with Fontaine Rodgers

For ages 12 and up

Sumi-e is the centuries old Japanese art of monochrome painting using black ink, special brushes, and traditional marks originally inspired by kanji characters.  This session will include origami, Japanese paper cutting, and a traditional dragon painting with accents in blue or gold.

July 8th-12th ARTivism: Community Engaged Creative Explorations with Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown

For ages 12-15 (exceptions by approval)

How do the arts bring diverse individuals and communities together? How can we use our creative talents for improving local art engagement and social change? This week fosters a variety of skills in the areas of fine arts, creativity, collaboration and community engagement. Immersive learning activities are designed to inspire creative thought processes and produce diverse community-engaged skillsets. Students will nurture their artistic creativity while building leadership skills and confidence. We will create a variety of art, meet local leaders, learn about local community organizations, and develop a collective project for achieving social impact. Through an array of hands-on activities, Teen Arts Academy participants will be encouraged to inquire, explore, reflect, CREATE, and grow!

July 15th-19th ARTivism: Developing as Artists, Global Citizens, and Leaders with Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown

For ages 12-15 (exceptions by approval)

How do the arts advance human rights and global movements? What roles can artists play in positively impacting our world? This week fosters imagination, leadership, and global citizenship. Students will be immersed in interactive exercises to explore and develop their artistic skillsets. We will explore global issues, learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, study diverse artists and cultures, and examine the powerful role of the arts in our interconnected world. Through a variety of art activities, Teen Arts Academy students will be encouraged to inquire, explore, reflect, CREATE, and grow!

  • Registration begins March 1st, 2024. Information and registration is available online at www.MoArtDeLand.org
  • Teen Arts Academy is Monday – Friday from 10am to 3pm and is for ages 12 and up
  • Located at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. on the corner of Woodland Blvd. & New York Ave.
  • Tuition per 5 day weekly session – $195 Members / $220 Non-members
  • Register early for a $10 discount between March 1st – March 31st
  • Receive a $10 discount for registering multiple children OR a $10 discount for multiple weeks

For more information contact Martha Underriner, Curator of Education, at Underriner@MoArtDeLand.org   

Teen Arts Academy 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 the 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 at the end of class. Please let the museum staff know if you are running late. A fee may be assessed for late pick-ups.
    • 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 are welcome to bring snacks, a lunch, and water bottle with them in clearly labeled containers each day. No refrigeration or microwave is available.
    • If your teen needs any type of medications during camp, please see Martha Underriner or the teacher on Monday at check in.
    • Students may take short field trips to other locations within walking distance. Consider sending your child with a small amount of spending money.


    • Art camp is messy so please send your teen with comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Ready to register? CLICK HERE.

Scholarships for the Teen Arts Academy are also available. Fill out an application here.




June 10 @ 10:00 am
July 19 @ 3:00 pm
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Museum of Art – DeLand Downtown
100 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, 32720 United States
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