Summer Arts Camp

SC-flyer-2015webCheck out our Camp Catalogue to learn more about the program.


Our arts camp for ages 6-12 explores visual art, performance, sculpture, architecture, textiles, writing, and more. Our teachers are local, contemporary artists that combine art history, play-based learning, and their own studio practices to create curriculum that gives campers the opportunity to explore artistic expression and establish community.

The camp is from 9am – 5pm, with the earliest dropoff available at 8:30am, and the latest pickup at 5:30pm.
This year, our camp runs the weeks of June 8 – August 7, 2015.
Campers sign up by week, and you can sign up your campers for as few or many weeks as you’d like in advance.

Week 1: June 8 – 12, 2015

Week 2: June 15 – 19, 2015

Week 3: June 22 – 26, 2015

Week 4: June 29 – July 3, 2015

Week 5: July 6 – 10, 2015

Week 6: July 13 – 17, 2015

Week 7: July 20 – 24, 2015

Week 8: July 27 – 31, 2015

Week 9: August 3 – 7, 2015


 unnamedFabia Panjarian, Visual Arts Teacher
 I am an LA based artist. I received my MA in studio art from California State University,  Northridge  and my MFA in art from Art Center College of Design. I make paintings by shifting an activated and  incised surface with another in order to evoke sensitive looking in the present moment. I enjoy leading workshops that encourage different age level students to be mindful of, and build on  their intuitive skills. I am also on faculty at California State University, Northridge and have taught art to a wide range of ages at different schools and programs.
Having been part of the CFAER camp team last year, I am excited for this year and I look forward to seeing the kids, creating cool things, sharing them with the community, and making new friends!

 IMG_8697Shannon Keller, Performance Teacher
 I am a consummate maker, well versed in many disciplines with a passion and respect for the creative  process.
 I earned my Bachelor of Fine Art with a focus on drawing from Pratt Institute in 1994, and went on to further my education earning a Masters of Fine Art in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1999. I currently live and work in Los Angeles with my husband and 2 children.
 As a Teaching Artist for Imagine Studios, through The Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, I have had the opportunity to design innovative curriculum, sharing my knowledge of varied materials and techniques with the local school’s community.  As an active part of the local Los Angles art community, my goal is to further develop and nurture the creative process for all students as well as introducing themes, artists  and art historical movements.
My most recent exhibition of work took place at 2015 PULSE L.A. Artcore Union Center for the Arts Los Angeles.

 Sarah McKenzie-Smith, Pioneering Teacher
 I am an artist, teacher, native Los Angeleno, and currently live in Highland Park. I have my Bachelor of Arts from UCLA. I have worked as an Educator at the Hammer Museum, and currently teach creative drawing and painting to kids ages 7-13 at a private school in San Gabriel.
As an artist, I am working on a series of watercolor portraits of women for an exhibition in Houston, Texas this Fall. Besides art and teaching, I love film, animals, the BBC, sewing, cooking, (I make a mean flour-less chocolate cake), and gardening.
This summer we are going to learn skills that promote freedom of expression and creativity through real world applications such as cooking, gardening, sewing, fort building, and have a ton of fun doing it! As Mary Lou Cook describes, “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, making mistakes, and having fun.”

Fort Building Video, Summer Arts Camp


Parent Testimonials
“We wanted to let you know how much fun our children had at the art camp.  Please thank your staff – Amanda, John and the others – for their dedication and wonderful projects.  We thought our children would be bored by the end of the week but our son woke up Friday (yesterday) wanting to be on time and start camp – a rare desire of his! Thanks again.  We look forward to winter camp next year. ”


“Our daughter loved camp last week. She couldn’t stop talking about it. She told us next year she wants to go for the whole summer! Thanks for putting together such a great program.”


“The teachers are wonderful, and give the kids just the right balance of structure and freedom to allow them to be really creative and inventive. “