Summer Camp

Jul. 17 - 21, 2017 9:00am — 3:00pm | Add this to Calendar

Stay tuned for 2018 camp information.

Below is the information for our 2017 camps.

Tuition: $375 per student/week

Schedule: 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday

Location: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Contact: Kristin Tollefson, Education Director at or 206.451.4004

For students entering grades 5-8

Explore, experiment and create during BIMA’s Summer Camps!  Students entering grades 5-8 are invited to participate in week-long camps led by experienced teaching artists and supported by teaching assistants in a bright and welcoming museum environment. Each week will expose participants to new materials, ideas, and ways of making, using the classroom, museum exhibits and our surrounding island community as inspiration. All supplies provided, and maximum enrollment for each week is 15 students.




August 7-11

Artist Boot Camp

A week of letting go and diving into art-making!

Instructor: Dana Squires

Think like an artist, look at the world through the eyes of an artist, and develop your own artistic voice! Students will explore and observe their surroundings in nature and in exhibits at the art museum through drawing, collage and much more! Use play and art-making to develop creativity, curiosity, and to solve problems in creative ways.

Dana Squires is an artist and an educator who approaches teaching as creative endeavor in itself and an integral part of her artistic process. She graduated from the Evergreen State College and has shown her work locally, nationally and internationally. Dana has volunteering with the Peace Corps in both West Africa and in the Solomon Islands and has been included on the ArtsWA Teaching Artist Roster for 10 years.


August 21-25

Comics & Cartooning

Explore storytelling through art!

Instructor: Greg Stump

Drawing and storytelling come together in this week of comic and cartoon exploration.  Students will be encouraged to develop their own narrative voice while working together to create a collaborative ‘zine, which will be art directed, written and published by the group by the end of the week.

Greg Stump has been working in Seattle as a teacher and freelance artist/writer for close to two decades. Currently he teaches as a writer-in-residence in Seattle public schools through Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools program, and he has past experience teaching at such organizations as Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Frye Art Museum, Arts Corps, and Coyote Central. His primary medium is comics. He has been a regular contributor to The Stranger, and his comic book series Urban Hipster has been nominated for numerous awards. His graphic novel, Disillusioned Illusions, was published by Fantagraphics Books.

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