Summer at The Center (Arts)


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  • Architecture Academy

    Part math, part science, and part art, this STEAM class has it all! Using assorted architectural & bridge building model sets this class teaches basic drafting, scale, symmetry, proportion, and geometry.  Students will build iconic models and learn about famous architects and explore their creativity.
    June 22-July 10 and/or July 13-31
    3rd-6th grade

  • Art History with CEE Teacher, Natacha B.*

    Do you enjoy art? We'll start our week with a digital "treasure hunt" of the art of LA. Then we will look at some iconic LA sites like the Watts Towers and Griffith Observatory. We will also look at favorite artists and then some beautiful and meaningful Mural Art. Our week will culminate with a group project that will include input from us all.
  • Bookmaking with CEE Teacher, Rachel* (paired with Readers' Theater with Elizabeth* 6/15-19)

    A book made by hand is a great meeting place for artistic expression and emerging literacy. Bookmaking unlocks something amazing in people—creativity, enthusiasm, a zest for learning, concentration, patience, imagination and lots of talent. Making books allows campers to forge a personal connection to reading, writing, and making art. Students will have fun using paint and collage art to create books with whimsical and colorful covers. Led by CEE Elementary teacher, Rachel Parrish.
    June 15-19 or August 3-7

    NOTE: June 15-19 paired with Readers' Theater with Elizabeth*

    This class is a fun and engaging way to practice reading with fluency and expression. It will also help build confidence in reading and speaking. Students will be engaged each day in small groups learning their storylines, creating props, and performing for their peers.
    2nd-3rd Grade
    9:00am-12:15pm M-F

  • Cardboard Mania - Make an Arcade Game

    Caine's Arcade started a cardboard building revolution! Here’s your chance to create your own original arcade game and play the games others create!
    June 22-26
  • Center Stage Musical Theater

    Let’s put on Musical! Sing, act, dance, and perform a musical theater production for a large audience in our state-of-the-art theater with professional lighting and sound.
    June 22-July 10 Annie
    July 13-31 Peter Pan
  • Creative Drama & Dance Camp with Funky Divas & Dudes @ CEE

    If you love music, dancing, acting and creating then this is the camp for you. In Funky Divas and Dudes Performing Arts Camp we dress up, create music videos and act out fairy tales. Activities include Hip Hop dance, face painting, creating our own video news show, Karaoke, arts & crafts, dance games, dance performances, and more!
    June 15-19, August 3-7, August 10-14
    9:00am-3:00pm M-F
  • Fairy Tale Theater

    Act out fairy tales, both new and old. Everyone can play the villain, the hero, the trickster, and the sage in tales from different cultures.
    June 22-July 10
    1st-3rd grade
    9:00-10:30 am TTh
  • Guitar Group Lessons

    A great way to get started on guitar in this small group class.  Students will learn strumming and basic chords and be able to play a few songs. Students do need to provide their own guitar. NOTE: CEE is not responsible for instruments or other items brought to the program so we advise an inexpensive student guitar, with a hard case if possible. Please talk with your child beforehand about handling their instruments with care and putting it in places so it does not get tripped over.
    June 22-July 10 and July 13-31  
    Beginning Group
    3rd-6th Grade
    9:00-10:30am  MWF

    Experienced Group
    3rd-6th Grade
    10:45am-12:15pm MWF

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  • Individual Piano and Voice Lessons with CEE Teacher, Ellen*

    Whether you are a beginner or want to use the summer to improve, sign up for this unique opportunity for individualized attention with CEE Music Teacher, Ellen Gerstell. Lessons include a half-hour of a private piano or voice lesson, followed by music theory games and practice time.
    June 22-July 10
    9:00-10:30am or 10:45am-12:15pm M-F
    Piano: 1st-6th Grade
    Voice: 4th-6th
  • Otis College of Art and Design Summer Art Camps @ CEE

    Otis College of Art and Design’s partnership with CEE brings outstanding professional artists and teachers to Summer at The Center for exciting offerings, including Toy Design Studio, Drawing & Painting, Portraiture, Inventive Environments, Costume & Character Design, Photography and more!
  • Rock Band

    Begin your path to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Guitar, Percussion, Keyboard or Voice. Students will be taught the basic Rock & Roll chords and several songs. Then we will rock on out!!! Students should have experience with the instrument they want to play or they will be one of the singers.
    June 22-July 10 or July 13-31
    3rd-6th Grade
    1:00-3:00pm MWF
  • Second City Improv Comedy @ CEE

    Have a blast with learning the basics of improvisational comedy, musical improvisation and sketch comedy from the experts from Second City
    June 22-July 10 and/or July 13-31  
    1st-3rd grade 10:45am-12:15pm TTh
    3rd-6th grade 10:45am-12:15pm  MWF

  • Shakespeare Theater

    Villains, and fairies and royalty… oh my! Inhabit  Shakespearian times and characters through movement work, Shakespearian dialog, and stage combat lessons!
    June 13-31
    1st-4th grade
  • Super Hero Puppetry

    Superhero puppets? That’s right! Create a superhero puppet and put on a puppet show starring your creation! A fun combination of art, storytelling, and collaboration.
    July 13-31
    1st-4th grade

  • The Joy of Dancing

    Experience the joy of dancing in this high energy class. Explore a variety of dance styles, learn combinations and even add your own moves to some dances!
    June 22-July 10 and/or July 13-31
    1st-3rd Grade
    9:00-10:30am TTh

    3rd-6th Grade
    10:45am-12:15pm  TTh
  • The Unincorporated Life @ CEE

    The Unincorporated Life is coming to The Center! This course is the ultimate creative design, marketing, and entrepreneur experience, conveniently located in the CEE Board Room! Don’t miss this opportunity to be an entrepreneur and design your own line!
    Each Week! June 15-August 10
  • Ukulele Group

    Enjoy learning some beginning songs on Ukulele, playing and singing together as a group. The experienced class will go right into learning some songs together.
    June 22-July 10 and/or July 13-31
    3rd-6th Grade
    Beginners 9:00-10:30am TTh
    Experienced 10:45am-12:15pm TTh
Design, create, play and push boundaries this summer through fashion design, music, theater, visual art, bookmaking and much more!

*denotes CEE faculty
The Center for Early Education (CEE) is an independent, co‑ed, day school located in West Hollywood, California.
Questions? Please contact Susan McCarthy at

Refund Policy: Notification of withdrawals or changes must be made in writing to the Summer Program Director ( For withdrawal prior to May 1, there will be a non-refundable $50 processing fee retained from your camp fee. For withdrawals between May 1 and June 1: for one-week classes; 50% of your fee will be retained and for three-week classes; $500 will be retained. No refunds will be granted after June 1, 2020.
The Center for Early Education, a socio-economically and culturally diverse independent school for children, toddlers through grade six, strives to graduate students who are joyful, resilient, life-long learners. The Center embraces a philosophy of education that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child.