Winter 2024 Teen Takeover Program at the Banana Factory

FREE Teen Art Program for teens, ages 13-17 years old, in the Lehigh Valley.

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Things to keep in mind when registering:

  • Winter 2024 will provide three different sessions students can choose from, please note the time difference for each class.  
  • Students must be able to provide their own transportation and should not miss more than two classes.
    • Takeover planning committee will only meet on Tuesdays: Tuesdays, starting February 6, 2024. 4:00-4:30 p.m.


  • Explore careers in the arts through workshops with art professionals  
  • Experience hands-on classes in Visual Arts
  • Curate and create content for a culminating Teen Takeover event at The Banana Factory  
  • Community Service hours may be available 
  • Culminating Event (save the date):
  • Teen Takeover Friday: Friday, April 5, 2024, 4-6 p.m.
    • Art display and activities curated by the Teen Takeover planning committee 

Classes offered:

Tuesdays, starting February 6, 2024. 4:30-5:45 p.m.  (This class runs for 12-weeks)

2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23  

  • Digital Art with Musikfest Poster Artist, Lauren Beck 
    Dive into an engaging twelve-week design workshop for teens, offering a fusion of digital illustration and storytelling — inspired by Musikfest and taught by 2024 poster artist, Lauren Beck! Participants will harness the power of the intuitive app Procreate on iPads, exploring the limitless possibilities of digital illustration to craft their very own custom festival posters. Teens will base their original designs on compelling storytelling that reflect the spirit of the festival, adding their artistic vision and voice to the artwork. The creativity doesn’t stop there — teens will add to their poster concept by designing tangible festival merchandise, from t-shirts to stickers, and more! This collaborative and interactive experience promises personalized guidance from Lauren Beck, sharing insight from her own experience in digital illustration, providing a platform for teens to showcase their talent in an exciting final exhibition at Musikfest

Thursdays, starting February 8, 2024, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (The following classes run for 8-weeks) 

2/8, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18 

  • Creative Movement with Jade Bloshuk
    Our teen dance classes are designed for creative, exploring teenagers. This program utilizes dance and movement to promote creativity, learning, and community building. Over the course of 8-weeks, students will learn about a variety of dance techniques and will have the opportunity to create and perform their own improvisational or choreographed work. No dance experience is necessary, our classes are for all levels and abilities!
  • Storytelling for Empowerment with Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving (WVET)
    Long ago ancient warrior cultures, the Greeks, the Romans and Native Americans had magnificent storytelling rituals as a rite of passage for their youth. In this after school series, the students will learn how to empower their storytelling skills to speak their truth, ignite their future while modernizing their own storytelling ritual. The students will also learn community agreements to hold the sacred space of storytelling which includes being seen, heard and witnessed by others as they ascend into the best versions of themselves through practices of kindness, compassion, non judgment and empathetic listening. Additional skills to be practiced will be breathing for storytelling and thriving, free writing and community agreements to practice outside of the after school program.

Program is being offered at no cost to students. Students must provide their own transportation.

Registration is limited, teens 13-17 years old are encouraged to register!


Please contact Joanne Garcia at for more information.

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