A composite of four images. In clockwise order from top left; printing ink, riso prints stacked on each other, a cyanotype print being held, hand bound books stacked.

Autumn Kids Camp: Printmaking

instructor: Nikki Thompson, Jazel Munoz, and Aida Lizalde

category: printmaking, myrtle press

for: Kids and Teens

price: $65 per day for Verge Members, $80 per day for non-members


(And then fill out the Verge Kids Camps Registration form 07_2019 and email to education@vergeart.com)


Kids have the week off but you don’t? Send them to Verge to learn all about printmaking and make some gifts for the holidays!

Day 1: Book Making

With bookmaker and creative writer Nikki Thompson kids will make pamphlet books in a few different stitching and folding styles. They will keep their books and will be able to use them as sketchbooks for the rest of the week of camp.

Nikki Thompson is a book artist that runs Deconstructed Artichoke Press. She has an MFA from the California College of the Arts, her art explores architecture, feminism, and the politics of work through the mixed media of bookmaking, printmaking, and photography. Her work has been awarded First Prize at Gallerie Renee Marie and a Purchase Prize at 23 Sandy Gallery, as well as a nomination for a Pushcart Prize and recipient of the College Book Arts Association Project Assistance Grant.

IG:  @d_artichoke

Website: www.deconstructedartichokepress.com

Day 2: Cyanotype & Risograph Printing

Aida Lizalde will reach the kids about the cyanotype process a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. The process uses two chemicals that are applied to paper or fabric and then exposed to natural sunlight. For the second half of the day Kids will learn about Risograph Printing, a printing process that works in layers, much like screen printing, but with natural inks. They will be able to make their own posters or zines with the riso printer.

Aida Lizalde is Verge’s Education Manager, she obtained a Bachelor or Art in Studio Arts and a minor in Art History from University of California, Davis. She has been a member of Axis Gallery, a cooperatively run gallery in Sacramento California, since 2017. Her work has been exhibited at the CCA Hubbell Street Galleries in San Francisco, Ridley Gallery at Sierra College, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary in Oakland, the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, Museum of Northern California of Chico, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato, SOMArts South of Market Cultural Center of San Francisco, and the Latino Center of Art and Culture of Sacramento, among others.

IG: @Aida_Lizalde

Website: www.aidalizalde.com

DAY 3: Soft Plate Relief Printing

In this class, being taught by Jazel Muñoz, kids will learn the basics of Relief Printmaking by exploring both soft plate, and block printing. They will develop images to make their very own stamps, and create a series of vibrant prints on paper. They will experiment with ways of mixing colorful inks, blend rolls, negative space, texture, and pattern. And gain the skills to safely, and comfortably use a linoleum carving tool.

Jazel Muñoz is a printmaker, artist, and educator living in Sacramento, California. She’s a serigraph, relief, and etching enthusiast. In 2015, she earned a B.A. in Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a focus in Printmaking. She was awarded the Eduardo Carrillo Memorial Scholarship while at UCSC. Currently, a printmaking instructor for local non-profit, Work of Art, and a board member of Myrtle Press since 2016.

IG: @jazel.print

IG: @woa_print

Note that in some of this classes we will be using sharp tools so kids will be given a talk and demo on safety and they will create a community contract in which they commit to handling materials safely and respecting each other.

Dress for a mess! We will be using both inks and paints this week and they stain clothes (and shoes)!


November 25-27th, 2019


10:00am-2:45pm (drop off between 9:30-10:00, pickup between 2:45-3:15)


10-14 year olds


$65 per day for Verge Members, $80 per day for non-members


Financial aid scholarships are available for students in the Sacramento area who qualify for a free lunch at school. If you know someone who would like to attend camp at Verge using a full or partial scholarship please contact Aida at aida@vergeart.com

Special Acommodations

Verge Center for the Arts welcomes children with special needs as long as we are notified in advance to make sure we have appropriate staff and training to assure the camper and all the other kids in camp are safe and have a quality experience at camp. If your child requires special accommodations please contact Aida Lizalde at education@vergeart.com or (916) 448-2985 Ex 102. 

Cell Phone Policy

Campers are not allowed to use cell phones or electronic devices during camp at any time. They may bring them to camp as long as they are put away. If a parent needs to contact their child please call Verge at (916)448-2985.

Lunch Break/Snack Policy

Campers get a break for lunch between 12:00pm-12:45pm. During this time they may sit wherever they would like to eat their lunch. We provide water and nut-free snacks but we require parents to send a hardy lunch.


Maximum enrollment for a summer camp is 15 campers to ensure that all campers get a quality experience. A waitlist for camps is available but there is no guarantee a spot will become available.

Verge Center for the Arts has a zero violence tolerance. The safety of our campers is of most importance, followed by them having fun and learning art in a comfortable environment. Campers who display violence and aggression in any form will be removed from the classroom and their parents/guardians will be contacted to pick them up from camp. They will not be welcomed back into camp to assure other kids’ safety and comfort in the space. The camp fees will not be refunded for those who do not abide by the camp’s safety standards. 

If an incident involving any type of violence or aggression happens, education associates are required to immediately notify the Education Manager and fill out an incident report. If the incident involves any major or life-threatening injury we are required to contact 911. If a parent or guardian observes any type of violence or aggression in or around the Verge premises please contact our Education Manager at education@vergeart.com or (916) 448-2985. 

Staff, interns, or volunteers who display violence or aggression will be dismissed form Verge’s premises and their contract or employment will be terminated. 


Verge Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, and to make other changes that may become necessary to ensure a quality experience for participants. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund.

If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, he or she must do so in writing at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. Withdrawals occurring within seven days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of 50 percent of the total class fee. No refunds are given on withdrawals once the class begins. Transfers are not accepted after a class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds.