Summer Camp

Get your hands on some art!  Scroll down for 2023 Info as it gets updated.

Registration Starts 10:00 am, March 1st. YAY! : )

Pinellas County has been elevated to “Medium Risk” so Masks are encouraged to enter the building.

The below video is from the last three years of camp and will be updated soon.  DFAC continues to follow the CDC protocols that have kept us open and operating safely, healthy and artfully.




 

DFAC is thrilled to move on to the next phase of protocols as they continue to monitor the recommendations from the CDC and Florida Department of health. Starting August, 2022, DFAC  removed its mask mandate that has been in place for nearly three years. “We’re thrilled that the risk level has decreased to a point that we feel comfortable doing this,” said Ken Hannon, DFAC’s Vice-President and COO.  “The new metrics that the CDC is working with, and their county-by-county risk assessment tools allow us to alter our strategies to align with the current situation. We hope we never have to return to stricter protocols, but we know if we do, it will be based on solid information.”

Like everyone, DFAC hopes that we have learned practical lessons that will keep us all safe in the future. DFAC’s protocols have kept our creative community safe, while allowing our programs to remain available to students and patrons of all ages and risk factors, without having to close our doors.  And that is a classic win-win!

You can always check here for the current RISK Status in Pinellas County.  This will be the primary factor we base all future protocols on.  THANKS TO EVERYONE who has helped keep DFAC’s creative community safe and productive!

 DFAC will continue to do the following:

  • Currently the CDC’s metric moved Pinellas County to Medium-Risk, so masks will be recommended.  If the metric moves to High-Risk, then Masks will once again be required up to two weeks after metrics move back to medium.
  • Enrollment numbers still limited. Mini Masters: stays at 10 instead of 15, Mural 1 and 2 no more than 15 each (some years we had 20 to 25), Arts in Motion max of 15, Art squad: max of 10 in a class (40 total), iPad max of 14, Sizzlin summer 6 – 10yr olds: max of 18 in a group (total 72) before pandemic this camp would go up to and over 100 campers.
  • Studios set up with continued attention to spacing
  • Hand sanitizing at three main entrances.
  • CDC signage
  • Studios have sinks/soap/water
  • Studios will have “healthy carts” stocked with wipes, hand sanitizer and peroxide spray
  • No group gathering. Drop off and pick up will be in their individual studios (map and directions will be sent to each family the Friday before their camp starts)
  • Hands on area still closed to the public during camp weeks but will be open on weekends.
  • Sanitizing of “high touch” areas regularly throughout the day and Nightly “deep cleans”

We want to do the best we can with keeping everyone Happy and Healthy again this summer. This starts with you and your child. In previous summers DFAC has always promoted good hygiene with “Keep DFAC Happy and Healthy” by covering your mouth, washing your hands and not touching your face. We continue that with the CDC additional guidelines of please stay home if you are sick and pay attention to Pinellas County’s metric/risk level. As we move closer to summer, please have your child continue to be mindful of distancing/personal space and practice washing hands for a full 20 seconds… Whether you make it a game or not, that practice will help greatly in camps and create healthy habits.  Thank you for your patience and support.

Todd Still

Director of Youth Education

tstill@dfac.org

To see a copy of the Camp info Feb 2022 – April 6 2022 click here.

Up to 10 weeks, DFAC’s Summer Art Academy offers fun, creative, cognitive experiences for kids and teens from 4½ to 14 years old.

DFAC proudly offers over 30 years of Summer Art Enrichment fun. Todd Still, Director of Youth Education, is excited about heading up his 25th year of one of the premier summer programs in the Tampa Bay area. Art classes feature the best artists and art educators in the region – Multi-media experts with skills from Painting to Clay to Drawing to Dreamin’! Instructors have Bachelor’s degrees if not Masters degrees in Art, Education and/or both! Their experiences range from teaching art in public schools, private schools, Montessori based schools, the Kent Jewish Center, Pre-schools and professional art settings.

Scroll down for 2023 weekly themes.  Check out our offerings and enroll starting March 1, 2023, as space IS limited! Remember Save paper and register online Note: Tuition is non-refundable.

ENROLLMENT UPDATES:(Note: info on exact openings for camps are visible when registering)

SSV: registration starts 03/01/23

Mini Masters: registration starts 03/01/23  

iPad: registration starts 03/01/23

Arts in Motion Theater: registration starts 03/01/23

Mural Madness I:  registration starts 03/01/23

Mural Madness II: registration starts 03/01/23

Art Squad: registration starts 03/01/23

Pinellas County has been elevated to “Medium Risk” so Masks are strongly recommended to enter the building.

The Summer Art Academy offers seven camp programs based on age groups.

Click here to Download the 2022 Summer Art Academy brochure!

2023 brochure will be available in February

Click here for all camps

Ages Camp
4 ½ to 5 years (for children entering Kindergarten: have to turn 5 by Augusts 31, 2023)

Click Here for MiniMasters (MM) Summer Program Information and Registration  


$200 Members/ $220 Non-Members

6 to 10 years (for children entering 1st – 5th grades)

Click Here for Sizzlin’ Summer (SSV) Art Camp Information and Registration

$200 Members/ $220 Non-Members

 

8 to 12 years

Click Here for Arts in Motion(AM) Information and Registration

$200 Members/ $220 Non-Members

8 to 10 years

Click Here for Ipad Explorations Program Information and Registration

$200 Members/ $220 Non-Members 

Click Here for “Technology Respect” Form

8 to 10 years & 11 to 14 years

Click Here for Mural Madness ages 8 – 10Summer Program (MU1) Information and Registration

$200 Members/ $220 Non-Members

Click Here for Mural Madness 2 ages 11 – 14 Summer Program(MU2) Information and Registration

$200 Members/ $220 Non-Members

11 to 14 years

 

Click Here for Art Squad Summer Program(AS) Information and Registration


$210 Members/$230 Non-Members

CLICK HERE for all camps

Note: Tuition is non-refundable

Extended Care
For a more flexible drop off and pick up time, extended care is
available for $50 per camper/week. Hours are 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., and
3:15 – 6:00 p.m. Mini Masters require an older sibling in order to
participate.

 

Lunch: Pre-arranged lunches can be paid for separately through the Palm Cafe. Menu will be available late April/early May. Otherwise, students need to bring lunch and can also purchase soft drinks and snacks on site.  Menu available HERE

 

2023 Themes

Week 1      5/30- 6/2 (4-day week)
Dragons vs Doughnuts:
The return of a Tasty but daring matchup.

Week 2     6/5 – 9
Toy Stories:
Toys old and new playfully come to life in your artwork. Note: Artwork from this week will be selected for Summer Camp Exhibit.

Week 3     6/12 – 16
Sloths and Snakes under the Sea:
Explore the deep with our slow and slippery friends.

Week 4     6/19 – 23
Canine Cooks and Feline Foodies:
What are the fur-babies up to in the kitchen?

Week 5     6/26 – 30
Doctor Dino and Nurse Neovenator:
Healthy Prehistoric Hilarity!

Week 6     7/3 – 7 (Five-day week)
Star Wars Celebrations, May the 4th be with you
Darth with Sparklers?

Week 7     7/10 – 14
Shark Week VIII (8 years wow!) Singin’ Sharks:
Elvis, Bobby Darin, and Lady Gaga?

Week 8     7/17 – 21
Animal Academy
Art School for the Animals!

Week 9     7/24 – 28
Rockin’ Robots:
Recycled, Robotic Rock Stars!

Week 10     7/31 – 8/4
Toon Time:
Anime, Cartoons, and Fantasy Characters.

Come Out and Play!

At the Dunedin Fine Art Center, we’re proud to offer a little something for kids and teens of all ages! We hope you come out and play and see why everyone says the Dunedin Fine Art Center is where the art is! To learn more about our mission, and us, click here, or contact us for more information about summer camp.

 

DFAC’s Summer Academy Camp Scholarships!

Note: Only Complete Packages Accepted!

The Dunedin Fine Art Center is proud to once again offer scholarships for the 2022 art enrichment summer camps(no matter where you live!). In the past, community partners such as Clearwater For Youth, Creative Pinellas, The City of Dunedin, Dunedin Rotary, Dunedin Rotary North, Dunedin Youth Guild, Jessica’s Youth Scholarship Fund, Pougialis/Anastasakis Foundation for Art, Miniature Arts Society of Florida, Pinellas Community Foundation, many individuals and organizations have granted funds to be used for this purpose. To apply for a scholarship, DFAC needs 4 or 5 items for documentation together in a complete package:
1. Letter from the parent as to why a scholarship is needed.
2. Drawing or letter from child as to why they would like to come to art camp.
3. Copy of a report card showing satisfactory grades.
4. Letter of recommendation.
5. Proof of Dunedin residency (City of Dunedin scholarship only).

Please send complete package to the attention of Todd Still, Director of Youth Education, DFAC, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698.

NOTE: including a completed registration form is helpful : )

Click Here for Youth Volunteer/Mentorship Form for summer 2023 

 

In addition to the DFAC scholarships outlined above, Creative Pinellas ALSO has a scholarship program…They will be updating/activating their link below soon.

 

 

They say:

You may be eligible for a grant to go to an arts summer camp session.. If you live in Pinellas County and are 5-18 years old, go to a Title 1 school, receive a free or reduced-cost lunch, live in a foster or group home, or meet other criteria, please go to https://creativepinellas.org/gotosummercamp/ to learn more, find out if you are eligible, and to apply.

 

 

 

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