Education Programming


Our mission in arts education is to inspire a passion for artistic expression in each student we reach by expanding their concept of what can be considered art.  Our teachers combine art history, play-based learning, and their own studio practices to create classes that give students a place to explore artistic boundaries and establish community.

 The education program at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is expanding significantly this year.

Thank you to our Foundational Supporters

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Imagine Studio

By bringing the arts back into LAUSD, we are investing in our youth.  We currently serve 14 elementary and middle schools in Northeast Los Angeles through our after school enrichment program, Imagine Studio.  All of our teachers build their classes into a small community, where freedom of expression feels safe and positive. Taught by local working artists, all of our classes are highly student-motivated and project-oriented.


Our workshops provide unique educational opportunities in specific subjects, taught by local artists. Usually, workshops meet once a week during each ten week session, and most are free or low-cost. In our programs, we use new approaches with existing mediums to create original work.

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Art Camps

Our arts camps happen annually.  This day camp is on-site at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 9-5pm, for the duration of summer break. 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.  We culminate all we’ve discovered over the week into an art performance created by the students and facilitated by the teachers. We have up to 45 campers each week, and classes are led by 3 teachers and 2-3 teaching assistants.


Educational Partnerships

By partnering with other exceptional organizations in our arts community, we can provide even more diverse educational programming.