Mount Dora Center for the Arts Board and Staff


Ozell Ward
Retired Business Owner

Vice President
Lynn Jones
Artist, Retired Flight Attendant

William R. Lowery
Retired Educator

Jessica Belmontes
Mortgage Closer


Gary Hopcraft
Retired Art Educator & Artist

Grimm DePanicis
Retired Business Owner

Katrina Thomas Stone
Attorney, Stone & Gerken

Amanda Kelley
Owner, Anchor Coatings and Design Center

Linda Jo Pfeiffer
Retired Art Educator and Art Therapist

Kimberly Watters
Art Educator and Sculptor

Sara Bruce
Art Educator 

Chaitrali Karve
Real Estate Broker 

Sherry Watts
Principal at Minneola Elementary School 

Brock Lesperance
Financial/IT Management Professional  

Ilka Varnes
Graphic Designer 


Nancy Zinkofsky
Executive Director

Kristina Rosenburg
Marketing Director

Beth Miller
Gallery Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

2017 Summer Camp

Cost for Camp:
$95 per week/half day $160 per week/full day.  A one time only registration fee of $10 Includes Camp T-Shirt.

To register your child online, fill out the online Enrollment Form:
2017 Summer Camp – Online Enrollment Form.

Once filled-out, payment must be received by first day of class (cash, check, credit card) or pay over the phone ahead of time (accept all major credit card & check cards).

Weekly Themes:

  • Week 1: June 5th thru June 9th
    “Winged Wonders”
    Let your imagination take flight this week. Birds of the world will be your inspiration.
  • Week 2: June 12th thru June 16th
    “Rock-in the Forest”
    Take a virtual hike in the woods and observe the colors of nature to create woodland wild life art.
  • Week 3: June 19th thru June 23rd
    “All Dried Up”
    Discover the mysteries and capture a snake or lizard in this arid desert landscape.
  • Week 4: June 26th thru June 30th
    “Down on the Farm”
    Who’s in the barn? Explore and create your favorite barnyard animals
  • Week 5: July 10th thru July 14th
    “Welcome to the Jungle”
    Monkey around with roaring lions and trumpeting elephants to create a masterpiece
  • Week 6: July 17th thru July 21th
    “Deep Deep Blue”
    Dive into a colorful world while creating life under the sea
  • Week 7: July 24th thru July 28th
    “Our Animal BFF’s”
    Your pets are the inspiration in painting and sculpting this week.
  • Week 8: July 31st thru August 4th
    “Mythical Beasts & Creatures”
    Unleash your imagination and create the creatures of your dreams

Helpful Clickable Links
2017 Summer Camp – BROCHURE
2017 Summer Camp – Online Enrollment Form
Summer Camp – Printable Enrollment Form
2017 Summer Camp Scholarship Form

2016 Summer Camp Overview

Thank you Sponsors!

2016 MDCA Rockwell Members
(helped sponsor 10 children with scholarships!)

Micky Alderman
Janice Barone
Cathy & Will Caine
Jeanne Fluegge
Sue Franklin
Heather & Gary Hopcraft
Harlow & Michell Middleton
Jackii Molsick
Marie Presson
Richard & Wilma Weidman

(WFTV helped sponsor 10 children with scholarships!)

Call to Artists!

From the Producers of the Mount Dora Arts Festival, bring you the Mount Dora Jewelry & Accessories Show!

Do you Create Unique Handmade Jewelry and or Accessories? Showcase Your Beautiful Jewelry and Accessories in Mount Dora, Florida!

We’re looking for talented artists that create jewelry, purses, hats, scarves, etc!

Artist Set-up: - Friday, September 29th, 2017 (10am to 5pm) - VIP Preview Party from 6 pm to 9 pm (all artist booths must be open – only invited guests may attend) - Saturday & Sunday, doors open to patrons (10am to 5pm)

  • Application Fee: $15.00
  • Application Opens: March 1st, 2017
  • Deadline: June 15th, 2017
  • Exhibiting Space: 10′ x 10′
  • Show: Indoor (secured facility)

Show Location: Lake Receptions 4425 N. Hwy 19-A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

To Apply on Zapplication, click HERE.

For more information or questions, please contact Nancy at: 352-383-0880; Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Are you an organization or a supporter of the Arts? If so, read more about our levels of Sponsorship. Interested or need more information, please contact Kristina Rosenburg (Marketing Director) at: 352-383-0880;

“EXUVIAE” Exhibition

EXHIBIT:  March 10th – April 28th, 2017
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION:  March 10th from 6-8pm
(during Mount Dora Art Splash)
GALLERY TALK: April 20th from 6-8pm

R. Bellamy, “Zoea”

This new exhibition “Exuviae” begins on March 10th at Mount Dora Center for the Arts with artist, Russell Bellamy. Exuviae is a body of work that deals with the inherent vulnerability of life during times of change.  In order for many life forms to become stronger, self sufficient and powerful,  they must first shed their skin or exoskeleton. Bellamy states, “My work over the past two years has documented my personal observations and concerns about our society, as well as observations of communal behavior. The pieces deals with contradictions of form and material. Often taking on organic forms of plants and animals, created with synthetic materials such as rubbers and plastics.”

Russell Bellamy grew up in Lexington, Kentucky.  He studied art at Georgetown College and received his MFA from the University of Cincinnati.  He has exhibited his work throughout the United States as well as presenting in both France and New Zealand.   Russell resides in Leesburg Florida and is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Beacon College, the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other learning differences.

Upcoming Exhibits

Racial Conversations
EXHIBIT: May 12th – July 28th, 2017
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: May 12th from 6-8pm
(during Mount Dora Art Splash)

Wonderful Watercolors – Beginner

Time:  9:00am to 12:00pm

Session I           1/4/17 – 2/15/17       (six weeks)
Session II          2/22/17 – 3/29/17     (six weeks)

Come explore the fundamentals of Watercolor. You’ll splash, wash, glaze and spatter, as well as learn how to mix color to create colorful paintings. Instructor will also cover the fundamentals of design and drawing. A variety of subject matter is explored, from simple landscapes to still life.

No experience necessary!
Must have a positive attitude, a willingness to learn and constant practice is encouraged.

Instructor: Jackii Molsick
$130 members, $160 non-members

Member/Non-member pricing

Creative Mystery – 1 Day Workshop (Sat.)

One Saturday
Session I: 1/7/17; Session II: 3/18/17; Session III: 4/6/17
Time:   10:00am – 4:00pm (Bring Lunch)

Mysteries are intriguing and everyone loves them. I will not reveal the project until all pieces are in place.  Each month we will create a project by exploring different techniques using familiar and unusual materials. Curious?? No clues given except…Guaranteed fun!

Contact the art center for a list of recommended supplies two weeks prior to each project.

Instructor: Ronda Maseman
$100 members, $125 non-members

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Clay Class with Lois Crisp Stover

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Session I 1/4/17 – 2/15/17 (six (6) weeks)
Session II 2/2/17 – 3/29/17 (six (6) weeks)

Hand building for beginners to advanced – students will learn a wide variety of projects. Functional pieces, sculpture, mini totem poles and much more, let your imagination soar! Registration includes all materials.

Instructor:  Lois Crisp Stover
$195 members/non-members


Mixed Media Abstract Painting

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Session II:  3/1/17 – 3/29/17 (four weeks)

This four week session concentrates on combining different materials to form a cohesive, unified, painting. With acrylics as our dominant medium, we will also experiment with paper, pastels, inks, texture, and found objects. By exploring compositions and techniques, that will work well with mixed media.

Contact MDCA for a list of recommended supplies.
Instructor: Liz Wincup
$100 members, $125 non-members

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Kids Clay Class

(Ages 6 to 12)
Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Session I      1/4/17 – 2/15/17 (six (6) weeks)
Session II     2/22/17 – 3/29/17 (six (6) weeks)

Imagination is the key in this hand-building clay class. Join instructor Lois Crisp Stover as she teaches how to be successful building bird houses, totems, rain-sticks, bird feeders, animals, and much more. Students will come away with a working knowledge of clay and art work they can be proud of. Registration includes all materials.

Instructor:  Lois Crisp Stover
$185  members & non-members


Advanced Drawing & Independent Projects

Time:    10:00am to 1:00pm
Session I     1/9/17 – 2/13/17     (six weeks)
Session II    2/20/17 – 3/27/17   (six weeks)
Session III   4/3/17 – 5/8/17     (six weeks)

Join us in an exploration and advancement of your drawing skills through your independent projects in graphite, charcoal, Conte, pastel, oil pastel or colored pencil.

Classes will begin with discussions and suggestions on prior projects and then exercises on a pre-designated elements of art and drawing.

Class participants will then have the option of using any medium of their choice to work on projects with assistance and input from instructor when needed.

Instructor: Lucina Roark
$120 members; $150 non-members


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Greeting Cards & Envelopes – 1 Night Workshop (Thur.)

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Session I: 1/19/17 and/or 2/16/17 (one class)
Session II: 3/9/17 and/or 4/6/17 (one class)
(may attend more than one class/session).

A fun and easy class! In just a couple hours, you will create
your own unique greeting cards with envelopes by using wallpaper sample books! Please bring a pencil, ruler, scissors, and glue.

Instructor will provide wallpaper samples and instructions.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the instructor. (352) 365-1264.

Instructor: Sandra Wright
Fee: $35.00 (for both members/non-members)

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2nd Friday Art Splash!


We have recently re-branded the Mount Dora Art Stroll to ART SPLASH!
Now with artists and performers On the Streets!

Now the 2nd Friday of every month in Mount Dora means ART,  MUSIC, & MORE!

This exceptional free event meanders through downtown Mount Dora offering a festive evening of art, music and hors d’oeuvres designed to showcase regional independent artists, throughout downtown Mount Dora!

The main locations feature art from independent artists and their guest artists.
Maps can be picked up at Mount Dora Center for the Arts or online. 

Join us in beautiful downtown Mount Dora for the next Art Splash for a Friday night full of art, music, wine and entertainment and of course ART!

Join us on Mount Dora 2nd Friday Art Stroll Facebook page

Official Art Stroll Map –  2nd Friday Schedule for 2016
Every 2nd Friday of the month from 6pm to 8pm! 

  • September 9th: Art Splash 6pm – 8pm
  • October 14th: Art Splash 6pm – 8pm
  • November 11th:Art Splash 6-8pm
  •  December 9th: Art Splash 6-8pm
    (December Holiday Arts and Crafts happens again!)

Community Artists & Downtown Businesses

If you are an artist or host business who is interested in participating, we’d love to have you!  Artists & Businesses Click HERE for more info. 

Questions? Feel free to send an email to or call MDCA
at 352.383.0880 and we’ll do our best to help you.

Thank you to all the Art Stroll sponsors who help make this event successful!

MDCA Logo       Art Stroll Logo      Art Stroll Logo          


Yoga Classes

Yoga Flow Class
8:30 am – 9:45 am
at Mount Dora Center for the Arts Gallery

$7.00 per class & for walk-in
$20.00 for a 4-class package
Yoga Instructor: Krista Leland

* Please pay Instructor, not MDCA
** Please bring your own yoga mat

Krista Leland is a certified instructor offering a yoga class for people of all levels of experience and fitness. She focuses on proper breathing, yoga postures and enhancing awareness, while enjoying a natural flow of synchronizing movement of body and breath.

These classes are calm and gentle, but also challenging. Keeping in mind specific, individual needs, and giving each student attention. Instructor aspires to provide a physically challenging practice, while cultivating balance between mind, body, and spirit.

Creative Pages

(7 years and up)
Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Session I      1/4/17 – 2/15/17 (six weeks)
Session II   2/22/17 – 3/29/17 (six weeks)

What is Mixed Media? Find out by joining instructor Ronda Maseman as she uses different mediums to create pages of art that look complex but are easily produced. In this six week course, students will explore how to use basic elements of drawing and various mediums – pencils, pastels, collage, watercolor, acrylics, and collage – to develop various pages in an art journal. Students will experience art as a form of self expression and their creative skills will grow naturally.
Instructor: Ronda Maseman
$95 members, $125 non-members

Payment Options:

Music! Music! Music!

Classes available :
Monday – Friday 10:00am to 7:00pm
Ages 5 and up

Guitar , Bass , Mandolin, Banjo, Dulcimer, Beginner Piano, Beginner Drums.

Students will learn the basics of their chosen instrument. They will learn sight reading, music theory, scales, improvisation. They will also learn different styles of music. Rock/Metal, Blues, Country, Blue Grass, Folk, Jazz, Finger Style.

Instructor: John Hatcher
Lessons are $25.00 per 1/2 hr (30 mins)

Relief Printmaking

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Harper Printing Studio
1128 N. Donnelly Street, Mount Dora

Session I   1/5/17 – 2/9/17  (six weeks).

Discover the fun of making blocks prints by hand and with an etching press!
Carve on styrene and linoleum. Print a small matched edition and then get
playful and see how different the same print can be.

$20 material fee (pay instructor on first day)
Ink, linoleum, and paper are provided.
Loaner chisels are available for class or you can purchase a new set.

Instructor: Jennifer Harper
$125 member, $150 non-members

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Florida Favorites – Acrylic Painting

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Session I          1/5/17 – 1/19/17          (three weeks)
Session II         2/9/17 – 2/23/17           (three weeks)
(4th class to make up any unfinished paintings or make up a missed class)

Beginners welcome!

Enjoy painting what you love about being in Florida! You will enjoy painting palm trees, ocean waves, lake with reflections, a sunrise and a sunset. Emily will guide you through the process of creating Florida scenery in acrylics on canvas.

Instructor:  Emily Lewis
$110.00 members, $140 non-members

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Abstract Painting with Acrylics

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Session I   1/11/17 – 2/15/17  (six weeks)

Start thinking outside the box! This course is designed for the intermediate to advanced painter or anyone who just wants to loosen up their painting style. Each class will begin with an abstract exercise/demonstration.

Learn the basic principles of abstraction with a concentration on concept, color and composition. Learn the principles of simplifying nature (reduction), making shapes within shapes, with emphasis on negative shape making. Liz will demonstrate lots of abstract techniques to help achieve a cohesive look for your paintings.

Contact the art center for a list of recommended supplies.
Instructor: Liz Wincup
Members $125, non-members $150


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