Summer Camps

Each summer, BIMA excitedly presents summer camps to fit your young artist between the ages of 6-13 – Enrollment is OPEN!

Please register through the Bainbridge Island Municipal Parks & Recreation District website:


June 26-June 30, 2023

Comics: Words & Pictures

Ages 11-13 | Activity #472669-01

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Comics, manga, and graphic novels—combining words and pictures together to tell amazing stories is what it’s all about. In this step-by-step class, young cartoonists will learn the basics of character design, story development, page layout, penciling, editing and inking techniques through fun, challenging explorations designed to inspire creativity and ignite a desire to write and draw stories. 

Instructor: David Lasky

July 10-July 14, 2023

Art & Environment Lab

Ages 10-12 | Activity #472669-09

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Reimagine your relationship with nature into a week of artistic fun! Join us for this exciting experience making art from the environment, Make paper, explore natural dyes and wool felting as you create an artist’s book, upcycle trash into works of art, and try your hand at weaving! Transform your world!

Instructor: Kathy Griffey

July 17-July 21, 2023

Storybook Studio

Ages 6-8 | Activity #472669-07

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Dive into all things book-related and discover creative inspiration!  Inspired by BIMA’s collection of children’s book illustrations and handmade books, campers will get hands-on with  exploration of printmaking techniques, book binding, illustration, and more!

Instructor: Lishu Rodriguez

July 24-July 28, 2023

Creativity Lab

Ages 9-12 | Activity #472669-06

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Expand your creativity and learn how artists work! Students in this camp will explore new materials, fun challenges and create individual and collaborative projects. Self-expression is encouraged through mixed media and artful play.

Instructor: Lishu Rodriguez

July 31-August 4, 2023

Estudio De Arte

Ages 6-9 | Activity #472669-08

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

¡Bienvenido a nuestro estudio de arte! Welcome to our art studio! Play and experiment with a variety of art materials—paint, collage, clay, and so much more! Instruction will be provided in English, with Spanish introduced through art projects as well as games and songs.  Students who speak Spanish at home, those from dual-language classrooms, and beginners alike are encouraged to enroll in this dual language day-camp.

Instructor: Mabi Fernandes

August 7-August 11, 2023

Architecture: Designing Your World

Ages 11-13 | Activity #472669-03

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Learn about architecture and the ways humans shape their environment in this camp for curious designers and builders. Students will explore the basics of architecture, urban planning, landscape design, and interior design during morning instruction and walking field trips to nearby sites; afternoons will focus on developing studio skills and realizing creations.

Instructor: Aaron Nerenberg