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Pre-Teen Studio Intensives for Ages 10-12

Studio Intensives are designed with teens and pre-teens in mind. These courses offer older campers (ages 10-18) the opportunity to explore mediums in greater depth. Choose from different topics each week including ceramics, painting, cartooning, fiber arts, and hot glass, all taught by our talented Teaching Artists.   

Session 1: June 10-14
Session 2: June 17-21
Session 3: June 24-28
Session 4: July 1-3
Session 5: July 8-12
Session 6: July 15-19
Session 7: July 22-26
Session 8:  August 13-16

Banana Factory Summer Art Camp Waitlist
Are you interested in a session that is currently sold out? Please submit this online form. If spaces become available, we will contact those waiting in the order we received your submission. Thank you for your patience! 

Camp registration closes at 7pm the Sunday before camp.

 

Session 1: June 10-14

Early Drop-Off:
Monday, June 10-Friday, June 14: 8-9 a.m.

Register for Early Drop-Off

Monday, June 10-Friday, June 14 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Register for Full Day

Digital iPad Illustration
Monday, June 10-
Friday, June 14 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Lauren Beck
In this fun and engaging class, students will take their illustration skills to the next level using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. They’ll explore challenging projects and their own personal style as they jump from creating art on paper to the screen. With the versatile and intuitive drawing app called Procreate, the possibilities are endless — students will utilize brushes that mimic artist tools, layered documents, custom color palettes, and countless features to enhance their digital designs! iPads are provided.

Re-Imagining Recyclables
Monday, June 10-
Friday, June 14 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for AM

with Nicole Ensmenger
Join the 'Re-Imagined Recyclables' camp where we explore fun ways to give old stuff new life! Learn cool tricks to turn recyclables into useful things and take on challenges to find clever solutions with these materials. See what awesome ideas you can come up with to make our world a little greener!

Fun with Fiber
Monday, June 10-
Friday, June 14 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for PM

with Nicole Ensmenger
Join us in Fun with Fiber as we dive into the world of crafting with different materials. From natural fibers to upcycled materials, we'll explore crochet, weaving, plastic canvas, and more to create both beautiful art and practical items. Bring your creativity and add a special touch to your projects!

Introduction to Wheel-throwing
Monday, June 10-
Friday, June 14 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Nasia Palaios
Students will spend the week learning each step to make their own wheel thrown vessels. The class will include throwing and trimming pieces on the pottery wheel and adding handles and other embellishments if time allows. Due to the nature of wheel throwing, this class is not recommended for students under 10. Campers will glaze their bisque-fired work on Tuesday, July 2, from 3:45-5:45pm. Instructors will glaze work for any campers who are unable to attend this session.

Extended Hours:
Monday, June 10-Friday, June 14: 3:30-6 p.m.

Register for Extended Hours

 

Session 2: June 17-21

Early Drop-Off:
Monday, June 17-Friday, June 21: 8-9 a.m.

Register for Early Drop-Off

Monday, June 17-Friday, June 21 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Register for Full Day

Handbuilt Pottery
Monday, June 17-
Friday, June 21 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Gabriella Gentile
Hand building is a fun way to learn the basics of working with clay and make some amazing functional clay creations! Students will learn coil, slab, pinch and other hand building techniques and work with sculptural and functional hand building projects. Campers will glaze their bisque-fired work on Monday, July 8, from 3:45-5:45pm. Instructors will glaze work for any campers who cannot attend this session.

Gouache Painting
Monday, June 17-
Friday, June 21 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for AM

with David Matzura
Gouache is an old painting medium which has gained more popularity recently especially online. Gouache is a simple to learn paint and a fantastic place to start learning to paint. Whether your interest is in using gouache to create your own illustrations or you just love the look from famous animated movies such as studio Ghibli or even classic Disney films you will find this class helpful as a beginner.

Digital iPad Animation
Monday, June 17-
Friday, June 21 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Lauren Beck
Using hand-drawn simple illustrations created with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, this engaging class will introduce students to applying animation techniques to make their drawings come alive! Starting from the beginning, we’ll complete short, fun animation challenges — it’s a time for play, for experimentation, and learning how drawn frames can interact within the programs. Though animation can be very complex, we’ll break down challenging concepts and show how to specifically animate portions of artwork to get a dynamic and amazing result! iPads are provided.

LED Plushie Monsters
Monday, June 17-
Friday, June 21 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Katrina Heebner
Make a stuffed plushie that lights up! You’ll learn the basics of sewing to make your own little monster, then build an LED circuit to light up your creation. Campers must attend the first day of class in order to successfully participate in this camp.

Extended Hours:
Monday, June 17-Friday, June 21: 3:30-6 p.m.

Register for Extended Hours

 

Session 3: June 24-28

Early Drop-Off:
Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28: 8-9 a.m.

Register for Early Drop-Off

Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

Magick with Watercolor!
Monday, June 24-
Friday, June 28 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Jackie Rambo
Create magickal scenes of fairies, mermaids and elves and even the homes of these creatures with Miss Jackie this summer! In this class you will learn various types of painting techniques like watercolor and acrylic , along with the foundations of painting, to create scenes of whimsy and wonder!

Linoleum Block Printing
Monday, June 24-
Friday, June 28 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Gabriella Gentile
Each student will create a design to carve into a linoleum block to print. Students will be challenged to think of negative space and mix colored ink to create their desired pieces. Each student will leave camp with several prints of their finished design.

Cartooning and Anime
Monday, June 24-
Friday, June 28 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for PM

with Cotty Kilbanks
Students will have a great time learning to draw their favorite cartoons while understanding drawing basics. They will learn about styles, action poses as well as color rendering with Prismacolors and Copic Markers.

Handbuilt Pottery
Monday, June 24-
Friday, June 28 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Beth McFadden
Hand building is a fun way to learn the basics of working with clay and make some amazing functional clay creations! Students will learn coil, slab, pinch and other hand building techniques and work with sculptural and functional hand building projects.Campers will glaze their bisque-fired work on Monday, July 15, from 3:45-5:45pm. Instructors will glaze work for any campers who are unable to attend this session.

Extended Hours:
Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28: 3:30-6 p.m.

Register for Extended Hours

 

Session 4: July 1-3

Early Drop-Off:
Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3: 8-9 a.m.

Register for Early Drop-Off

Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

Upcycled Adornment
Monday, July 1-
Wednesday, July 3 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for AM

with Beth Krumholz
This class will use fabric scraps and notions to make patches and bags and jewelry as well as learning how to turn old t-shirts ad jeans into new fashion items.

String Art
Monday, July 1-
Wednesday, July 3 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Susmitha Kothapalli
Create art using hammers, nails, and string! Campers will get step-by step instructions to make intricate geometric patterns by wrapping yarn around nails hammered into a wooden board.

Clay Bird Houses
Monday, July 1-
Wednesday, July 3 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Beth McFadden
In this 3-day intensive, campers will use basic hand-building techniques to design and build a bird house out of clay. These bird houses can be funky or functional—students will have the creative freedom to put their own spin on what a bird house is. Campers will glaze their bisque-fired work on Monday, July 22, from 3:45-5:45pm. Instructors will glaze work for any campers who are unable to attend this session.

Animal Art
Monday, July 1-
Wednesday, July 3 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Katrina Heebner
Learn how to create animals, from cartoony to realistic! In this class you’ll learn a variety of artistic techniques such as drawing, painting, and collage to make different types of animals.

Extended Hours:
Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3: 3:30-6 p.m.

Register for Extended Hours

 

Session 5: July 8-12

Early Drop-Off:
Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12: 8-9 a.m.

Register for Early Drop-Off

Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

Magickal Mushrooms
Monday, July 8-
Friday, July 12 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Jackie Rambo
Create otherworldly observational paintings of mushrooms with Miss Jackie! Utilizing both acrylic and watercolor, you can make your own mushroom paintings! Perfect for a little fairy to rest upon!

Learn Basic Crochet
Monday, July 8-
Friday, July 12 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Emily Petras
Students will learn the basics of crochet and create either a hat or a nesting bowl. Students will learn the different terminology used in crochet to help them with their creations. The instructor will give a demonstration on how to create a starting chain, switch colors, etc. At the end of the session, they will walk a way with a unique hat or nesting bowl.

Introduction to Wheel-throwing
Monday, July 8-
Friday, July 12 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Gabriella Gentile
Students will spend the week learning each step to make their own wheel thrown vessels. The class will include throwing and trimming pieces on the pottery wheel and adding handles and other embellishments if time allows. Due to the nature of wheel throwing, this class is not recommended for students under 10. Campers will glaze their bisque-fired work on Monday, July 29th from 3:45-5:45. Instructors will glaze work for any campers who cannot attend this session.

Print-making
Monday, July 8-
Friday, July 12 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Katrina Heebner
Learn the creative possibilities of printmaking, which lets you turn your art into cards, stickers, and more. Explore a variety of printing processes including block printing, collagraph, and kitchen lithography with soda!

Extended Hours:
Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12: 3:30-6 p.m.

Register for Extended Hours

 

Session 6: July 15-19

Early Drop-Off:
Monday, July 15-Friday, July 19: 8-9 a.m.

Register for Early Drop-Off

Monday, July 15-Friday, July 19 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

Acrylic Painting
Monday, July 15-
Friday, July 19 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with David Matzura
Have fun making paintings while developing your acrylic painting skills. Experiment with color, texture, brushstrokes, and more techniques while bringing your ideas to life on the canvas.

Handbuilt Pottery
Monday, July 15-
Friday, July 19 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Gabriella Gentile
Hand building is a fun way to learn the basics of working with clay and make some amazing functional clay creations! Students will learn coil, slab, pinch and other hand building techniques and work with sculptural and functional hand building projects. Campers will glaze their bisque-fired work on Monday, August 5, from 3:45-5:45pm. Instructors will glaze work for any campers who are unable to attend this session.

Wearable Art: Fantastical Party Hats
Monday, July 15-
Friday, July 19 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for PM

with MaryJo Rosania-Harvie
Using fabric, glue, found objects, and other art materials, students will rethink the party hat by designing and creating an art piece that is festive, fun, and wearable.

LED Plushie Monsters
Monday, July 15-
Friday, July 19 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Katrina Heebner
Make a stuffed plushie that lights up! You’ll learn the basics of sewing to make your own little monster, then build an LED circuit to light up your creation. Campers must attend the first day of class in order to successfully participate in this camp.

Digital iPad Animation
Monday, July 15-
Friday, July 19 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Lauren Beck
Using hand-drawn simple illustrations created with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, this engaging class will introduce students to applying animation techniques to make their drawings come alive! Starting from the beginning, we’ll complete short, fun animation challenges — it’s a time for play, for experimentation, and learning how drawn frames can interact within the programs. Though animation can be very complex, we’ll break down challenging concepts and show how to specifically animate portions of artwork to get a dynamic and amazing result! iPads are provided.

 

Extended Hours:
Monday, July 15-Friday, July 19: 3:30-6 p.m.

Register for Extended Hours

 

Session 7: July 22-26

Early Drop-Off:
Monday, July 22-Friday, July 26: 8-9 a.m.

Register for Early Drop-Off

Monday, July 22-Friday, July 26 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Register for Full Day

Tinker'N with Technology
Monday, July 22-
Friday, July 26 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for AM

with Nicole Ensmenger
Tinkering with Technology is a creative endeavor that breathes new life into outdated and broken technology. Campers will engage in the transformative process of disassembling discarded gadgets and repurposing their components into unique creations, ranging from stylish jewelry pieces to works of art. Where innovation meets sustainability, turning technological remnants into meaningful and aesthetically pleasing treasures.

Introduction to Wheel-throwing
Monday, July 22-
Friday, July 26 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Gabriella Gentile
Students will spend the week learning each step to make their own wheel thrown vessels. The class will include throwing and trimming pieces on the pottery wheel and adding handles and other embellishments if time allows. Due to the nature of wheel throwing, this class is not recommended for students under 10. Campers will glaze their bisque-fired work on Monday, August 12, from 3:45-5:45pm.

Drawing Portraits
Monday, July 22-
Friday, July 26 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for PM

with Allezondra Taylor
Budding artists will hone their drawing skills and bring faces to life in this studio intensive. Students will learn essential techniques to capture a person on paper, and will develop their understanding of proportions, facial features, and drawing fundamentals.

Exploring Mosaics
Monday, July 22-
Friday, July 26 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Kim Hogan
Campers will be able to make as many mosaic projects as they are able during our time together. They will learn how to use tools, and safely handle the glass and other materials. Creativity will be enhanced, and campers will have fun while learning new skills.

Extended Hours:
Monday, July 22-Friday, July 26: 3:30-6 p.m.

Register for Extended Hours

 

Session 8: August 13-16

Early Drop-Off:
Tuesday, August 13-Friday, August 16: 8-9 a.m.

Register for Early Drop-Off

Tuesday, August 13-Friday, August 16 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Register for Full Day

Digital iPad Illustration
Tuesday, August 13-
Friday, August 16 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Lauren Beck
In this fun and engaging class, students will take their illustration skills to the next level using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. They’ll explore challenging projects and their own personal style as they jump from creating art on paper to the screen. With the versatile and intuitive drawing app called Procreate, the possibilities are endless — students will utilize brushes that mimic artist tools, layered documents, custom color palettes, and countless features to enhance their digital designs! iPads are provided.

Paper Making and Book Arts
Tuesday, August 13-
Friday, August 16 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for AM

with Emma Ryan
Students will learn about making paper from recycled materials while learning different art making techniques. They will build a portfolio that shows their explorations of the papermaking materials. Then students will learn about Book Arts and then create their own accordion book from handmade paper.

Sculpey Creations
Tuesday, August 13-
Friday, August 16 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT

with Cotty Kilbanks
In this class, students will have a great time sculpting their favorite characters and turning them into jewelry if they want. They will use the popular polymer baking clay and paint their small sculptures with acrylic paint. Colored Sculpey will also be used!

Collage and Book Arts
Tuesday, August 13-
Friday, August 16 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for PM

with Emma Ryan
Student will learn how to Tab bind a book as well as stab bind a book. The pages of the book can either be drawing paper or heavy weight paper. As a class we will also explore collage techniques, so that the student can make a couple of collages that they will choose from for the cover of their books.

Extended Hours:
Tuesday, August 13-Friday, August 16: 3:30-6 p.m.

Register for Extended Hours