Summer Youth Camps

Five weeks of camps for youth ages 6-18 – see all of the details below!

June 24-28 | Show:Tell Creative Writing Intensive for High School-Aged Writers

9am-2pm (lunch provided)

Modeled after a low-residency MFA program and summer camp, this 5-day workshop provides a generative and serious learning environment for young artists who want to hone their craft, experiment with new forms, create an artistic community, and have a lot of fun along the way.

Youth will focus on poetry, micro-fiction, letterpress, bookbinding, and the basic of performance as a writer/reader. Each writer will come away with their own chapbook, so it’s helpful to come in with lots of ideas!

Space for 12 youth – aged 13-18; $350/week (partial and full scholarships available – email showtell@iprc.org)

July 8-12 | Show:Tell Printmaking Apprenticeships for High School-Aged Artists

9am-2pm (lunch provided)

Modeled after a low-residency MFA program and summer camp, this 5-day workshop provides a generative and serious learning environment for young artists who want to hone their craft, experiment with new forms, create an artistic community, and have a lot of fun along the way.

Youth will focus on letterpress, risograph, and screen printing. The week will include site visits to other print studios in Portland, designing work for “dream clients,” and learning the ins-and-outs of being a freelance professional.

Space for 12 youth – aged 13-18; $350/week (partial and full scholarships available – email showtell@iprc.org)

**High Schoolers who are interested can also reach out to us about being teaching-artists-in-training in the elementary and middle school-aged camps after participating in Show:Tell Camp**

July 22-26 | Print Camp: Elementary-Aged Printmaking Workshops

9am-12pm (Breakfast and snacks provided)

Kids will learn the basics of printmaking over 5 half-days of fun and age appropriate projects. Using letterpresses, plants, found objects, and even jello, campers will create several solo and collaborative works of art. Each camper will design their own backpack and treasure box to store their materials and projects. Several strategies for constructing handmade books will be introduced. Text will be added to works of art through cooperative storytelling and poetry games.

Space for 10 campers – aged 6-11; $200/week (partial and full scholarships available – email showtell@iprc.org)

July 29-August 2 | Print Camp: Middle School-Aged Printmaking Workshops

9am-12pm (Breakfast and snacks provided)

Youth will learn the basics of letterpress, risograph, and screen printing, as well as how to share their voices and messages they care about. Students will learn how to poster, flyer, wheat paste, and sticker, and will bring their art outside at partner locations.

Space for 10 youth – aged 11-14; $200/week (partial and full scholarships available – email showtell@iprc.org)

August 12-16 | Comics and Zines for Middle Schoolers

9am-12pm (Breakfast and snacks provided)

What better place to learn about comics and zines than the region’s largest Zine Library? Using the library as inspiration, youth will have workshops in character development, layout, lettering, inking & coloring, and risograph printing. They will produce several original comics and zines by the end of the week.

Space for 12 youth – aged 11-14; $200/week (partial and full scholarships available – email showtell@iprc.org)

Registration

Applications are now being accepted! We encourage you to apply early as workshops fill rapidly. Applications received by May 31, 2019 are given preference. To register online, click here

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Scholarships

A limited number of partial and full, need-based scholarships are available. To apply, check the scholarship box on the registration and enclose a one or two paragraph explanation of financial need. The deadline for scholarship applications is May 31, 2019.

Location

Summer Youth Camps will be housed at the new IPRC location!

318 SE Main Street, Suite 155
Portland, OR 97214

Directions to the IPRC

By Bus/Street Car:

The IPRC is located at SE Main Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. It’s accessible by #6 or by Portland Streetcar A or B Loop. For a TriMet Rail System map, CLICK HERE. For TriMet Trip Planner, CLICK HERE.

By Car:

The IPRC is accessible by I-5 (Morrison/OMSI Exit), SE Main, SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, SE 3rd, and SE Madison. For detailed driving directions, CLICK HERE.

Contact

IPRC Phone: 503.827.0249

For more information about IPRC Youth Summer Camps, please email Alley Pezanoski-Browne at showtell@iprc.org.

Illustration by Tovah Underwood (Trillium Charter School student/past Show:Tell student)

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