Summer Youth Camps

Print Camp: Elementary-Aged Printmaking Workshops

One Session: June 18-22, 8am-12pm
(Breakfast and snacks provided)

With longtime artist and teacher, Sue Pezanoski-Browne, 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 12 campers – aged 7-11; $200/week (available on a sliding scale, based on need)

Show:Tell Writing and Print Workshops for Teen Writers & Artists

Session 1: July 9-14, 8am-12pm
Session 2: July 16-21, 8am-12pm
(Breakfast and snacks provided)

Modeled after a low-residency MFA program and summer camp, this 6-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.

With half-days packed with creativity, week one focuses on poetry, fiction, screenprinting, and bookbinding. Week two features comics and zine-writing, as well as digital art & activism workshops and t-shirt printing. Both weeks include lessons in letterpress and risograph printing. Taught by professionals in each field.

Space for 12 youth – aged 13-18; $200/week (partial and full scholarships available)

Comics and Zines for Middle Schoolers

One session: August 6-10, 8am-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 fiction, poetry, comics, zines, 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)


Applications are now being accepted! We encourage you to apply early as workshops fill rapidly. Applications received by May 25, 2018 are given preference. You may register online or by mail. To register online, click here. Print and fill out the 2018 Summer Youth Programs PDF and register via mail.

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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 June 1, 2018.

Dates & Tuition        

Half-day Workshop:            $200

Scholarship & Registration Deadlines:         Open until enrollment max. reached


This year, 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.


IPRC Phone: 503.827.0249

For more information about IPRC Youth Summer Camps, please email Alley Pezanoski-Browne at or


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