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Holiday Art Camp
December 26-30

Holiday Art Camps

December 27-30 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Join us for our popular Art Camps during Holiday Vacation!

ArtsQuest’s Holiday Art Camp at the Banana Factory offers four days of workshops for children ages 4-18. Keep your children creative and inspired during school break at our visual arts camp. Students will work with a variety of materials, experimenting with painting, drawing, and sculpture. Flexible schedules allow you to choose from half-day and full-day options, and which day or days of the week work best for your schedule!

Our youngest campers (ages 4-9), will work with two different Teaching Artists in a half-day session, and bring their artworks home with them that day! They will explore a variety of materials and processes that allow them to unleash their creativity.

Pre-teen and Teen artists can challenge themselves in our one-day intensives and try out more complex mediums under the guidance of our talented instructors, giving them the chance to build foundational skills and discover new interests.

Options for ages 4-9 will be listed soon!

Location

25 W. Third St. Bethlehem, PA 18015

All classes take place at the Banana Factory Arts Center, a dynamic community resource that advances contemporary visual art in Bethlehem by connecting artists and communities in unexpected ways. As an open forum for exploring the artist process, the arts center fosters creativity through making, learning about, seeing, and discussing art—all under one roof. Classes are offered year-round for children, teens, and adults. Visit the class page for more information.

Schedule

  • Morning Camp: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (drop off begins at 8:45 a.m.)
  • Afternoon Camp: 12:30-3:30 p.m. (drop off begins at 12:15 p.m.)
  • We are unable to offer before and after care during Holiday Art Camp.

Lunch & Snack Breaks

Supervised lunch breaks are provided for students enrolled in full-day sessions. Please make sure your child brings a a snack every day for each class and a bagged lunch (must be PEANUT & TREENUT FREE). Per parent/guardian approval, teens may go off site for lunch.

ATTENTION: We are a tree nut and peanut-free camp. Please do not bring peanut butter, nuts or food made with these products to the Banana Factory Arts Center as a precaution for those with allergies. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Attire

Some of our classes are messy, so please dress appropriately. We recommend wearing layers, as the temperature in the building can vary between classrooms.

Age Groups

Classes are designed to provide age-appropriate projects, themes and techniques for ages 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-18. Please enroll your child in the proper age category to ensure creative success.

Cancellations

ArtsQuest reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. If you register for a course that is cancelled, you will be notified of the cancellation and issued a refund or a gift certificate to be used on any future class excluding glass. ArtsQuest is not responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or other travel expenses incurred due to a class cancellation.

Materials

Materials are included in the price of all classes unless otherwise indicated. All campers receive a camp t-shirt. Campers enrolled in digital and computer classes need to bring in an external or USB drive to class to take home files of their work.

Refunds & Exchanges

If a student requests a cancellation more than ten days before the camp begins, they will receive a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. No refund will be issued for student cancellations made fewer than 10 days before the start of class, under any circumstances. A $25 administration fee is charged for all cancellation and exchanges for art camp programs. ArtsQuest does not offer makeup dates for any students who are unable to attend a scheduled class or camp.

Artwork Pickup Policy

Student artwork remaining after camp completion will be held for 30 days, after which it will be discarded.

Scholarship & Financial Assistance

ArtsQuest welcomes everyone to participate in summer camp regardless of financial circumstances. Scholarship assistance is available for those who qualify based on financial need. Financial aid is awarded on a sliding scale based on need. Apply below to see if you qualify.

Application in English . Solicitud de beca en español

Personal Items

ArtsQuest is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items. Students are not permitted to use personal items during camp, including cell phones, tablets, tools, and toys. If Pre-Teens or Teens enrolled in a camp which uses iPads wish to bring theirs from home, please contact the Visual Arts team at visualarts@artsquest.org for approval.

Photography Policy

ArtsQuest reserves the right to use photographs taken during classes and other programs for the marketing and promotion of the Banana Factory. Any parent or legal guardian who does not wish to have his or her child photographed is asked to notify ArtsQuest upon registration.

Accessibility Statement

ArtsQuest is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations. If your child requires and accommodation to participate meaningfully in our programs, please contact staff one month prior to the start of the camp session at eostock@artsquest.org or 610-332-1325.

Behavior Policy

ArtsQuest reserves the right to suspend or expel participants from the program for disruptive and/or aggressive behavior. Disruptive behavior is defined as a behavior that adversely affects the activities of a camp group. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • Bullying: threatening words or actions that are intended to provoke fear
  • Repeatedly wandering away from the group
  • Repeated refusal to work cohesively with the group
  • Destruction of property.

Disruptive behavior will result in the following actions:

  • Discussion of the disruptive actions with the child, staff person involved, and Visual Arts Manager, followed by parental notification of disruptive behavior.
  • Continued disruptions will result in a parent/ child conference with the Senior Director of Visual Arts & Education
  • Parents will assist in problem-solving a positive solution that will be drafted into a behavior agreement signed by all parties.
  • Dismissal from the program will result if the disruptive conduct continues after the behavior agreement is signed.

If a child’s behavior is aggressive or violent (hitting, kicking, biting or using any object as a weapon):

  • Toward either staff or other campers, the child will be sent home immediately.
  • No refund will be given when a child is sent home due to behavior issues.
  • The child will not be allowed back for the rest of that week of camp, but may try to be successful at a future date.

Class Policies

For more information about our art experiences, please contact our Class Registrar at 610-332-1300 or visualarts@artsquest.org.