Children and Family Programs

After School Programs

Illustrate! For kids at MDCA

Sat Sept 24 OR Sat Oct 22- 9:30-10:30am | Instructor: Mira Fallbeck. Drop off the kids and enjoy your Saturday morning coffee downstairs at Foxtail coffee shop. Kids will work with acrylic paint and learn new techniques. $30/member $40/non member

Wednesday After Elementary School Art

Each monthly session includes four Wednesdays 2:30PM-4PM. Try out new art techniques while learning about art history, artists, and their different styles. $120/4 session month. No prorations. After-care available from 4-5:30PM for additional $10 per day.

Wednesday After Middle School Art

Each monthly session includes four Wednesdays 4PM-5:30PM. Try out new art techniques while learning about art history, artists, and their different styles. $120/4 session month. No prorations.


Keep your children engaged through summer break with our creative art camp program. Each week, students will explore different art processes and try their hands at something new.  From painting to sculpting to print making, your child will develop their love and appreciation for the arts with the guidance and support of our certified art teachers. We offer Half Day and Full Day sessions.  Ages 6-14 are welcome. Class spaces are limited and fill up quickly. Register Now.

A snack break will be provided for each half day session and in addition, a supervised lunch break will be provided for full day campers. Students must bring their own snacks, water bottle and lunch.

Art Camp Refunds

Refunds will be made in full up to seven days prior to the class starting date. No refund will be given after the seven-day period.

Art Camp Safety Concerns

Masks may or may not be worn by students and instructors. Although social distancing will be encouraged when possible, there may be times when students and instructors will be in close proximity to each other. If you need special attention, let the instructors know.  Please do not bring your child to camp if they experience cold or flu like symptoms. 

The Mount Dora Center for the Arts is an IRS Approved 501C-3 Not for Profit. Your tax deductible donations are greatly appreciated


Due to the generous donations from local businesses and people who care, Mount Dora Center for the Arts was able to provide more than 20 scholarships to children in the community for Summer Art Camp 2022! THANK YOU:

Katy Lagoni

Cathy and Jack Hoechst

Janet Gamache and Brian Young

Michael Garcia

Robert Pearson and Wilhelmina Korevaar


Mount Dora Center for the Arts provides scholarships to assist aspiring young artists with specialized art instruction who might otherwise be unable to receive it. To qualify for a scholarship, you must earn a low income in relation to the size of your household, and your children must demonstrate a sincere interest (although not necessarily a skill) in art. This completed form is kept confidential. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

All art camp weeks explore multiple artistic interests.  Although a week session may focus on a theme or skill, it will NOT be the only medium or technique your child will explore. Here are some creative outlets your child may experience:

  • Crafts – Explore decorative art including pottery, basket weaving, paper, and more.

  • Digital Photography – Learn to tell a story through photos. Concepts of photography and artistic consideration may be covered.

  • Mixed Media – Create art where more than one medium is being used, combining traditional and non-traditional media.

  • Painting – Explore one of the major forms of creative expression through a variety of paint mediums; tempera, watercolor, acrylic etc.

  • Drawing – Explore one of the major forms of creative expression using a variety of drawing mediums: pencil, pastel and charcoal.

  • Sculpture – Learn to create three-dimensional artwork using clay, papier-mâché, found objects, plaster, and other materials.

  • Fiber Art – Learn to use natural and synthetic fibers to create artwork by sewing, dyeing, embroidering or felting.

  • Street Art – Explore the history, meaning, mediums, and processes used to create artwork outside traditional art venues. Painting, stenciling, poster art, sticker art, street installation, etc.

  • Illustration – Learn to design images intended for integration in media such as posters, flyers, magazines, books and comics.

2023 Art Camp Sessions

Spring March 13 – 17, 2023 and Summer June 5 – August 4, 2023

2022 MDCA Summer Art Camp projects

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