Kids Summer Studio Camps

instructor: Multiple

category: Kids Camps

for: Kids

price: $230-280 per week (discounts for members and for two week bundles)

Verge Center for the Arts Summer Kids Studio Camp runs for six weeks from June to August. We have camp weeks for two different age groups, 6-9 year olds and 10-13 year olds. Every week is themed in relation to a current and interdisciplinary art practice, in addition to some having culturally rooted projects. 

Camp runs from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Campers may be dropped off between after 9:00-10:00am in the morning and picked up between 3:00-4:00pm. Snacks are provided but please send your camper with a cold lunch.


Kids will learn about the history of installation art and look at contemporary immersive art spaces. They will work individually and in groups to pick a theme, design an installation, and build components for it. Students will work on a theme of their choosing that is important to them.

Week 1: June 17th-21st 10-13 year olds

Week 4: July 15th-19th 6-9 year olds


Kids will learn the history of paper mache puppets and their use in theater, political demonstrations and art installations. They will also dive into the cultural aspects of paper mache sculptures from Mexico called alebrijes (like the ones from Coco!). They will learn how to construct an armature, cover, and paint their sculpture. They will work on small maquettes and in a large scale puppet or alebrije either collaboratively or individually. They will organize and host an exhibition with their work at the end of camp.

Week 2: June 24th-28th 10-13 year olds

Week 5: July 29th-August 2nd 6-9 year olds


Kids will learn the basics of painting and how to make a mural in multiple panels. They will design their own mural and work on it collectively and learn the process of preparing their their board, drawing, and painting with acrylic and tempera. We will tour the surrounding neighborhood to look at murals and will have a local muralist as a guest speaker. The students will have their mural displayed in the classroom during the last day of camp. 

Week 3: July 8th-12th 10-13 year olds

Week 6: August 5th-August 9th 6-9 year olds

PRICE: $230 for Verge members, or $280 for non-members

You can bundle two camp weeks and get a discount with coupon code 2WEEKBUNDLE

Please download and fill out this Camp Registration Form. Return to Aida Lizalde at or Verge Center for the Arts, c/0 Aida Lizalde, 625 S St., Sacramento, CA 95811

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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 Susan at

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 kept in their cubbies. If a parent needs to contact their child please call Verge at (916)448-2985.

Lunch Break/Snack Policy

Campers get an hour break for lunch between 12:00pm-1:00pm. During this time they may sit wherever they would like to eat their lunch. After their lunch has been eaten they have time for free play. Games and toys are provided and once or twice a week there is an instructor-led activity. Campers may bring snacks for themselves to be eaten during free time before and after camp. Water is provided but please send your camper with a water bottle.


Maximum enrollment for a summer camp is 18 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 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.