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Hands on Arts and Education

When you mix hands-on training, education and empowerment you get the perfect concoction for students to be set up for employment success. When you add art into the equation, you are paving the way for well-rounded, well-prepared learners and leaders. This is the mantra behind JDS Creative Academy’s mission and the many classes and programs they offer. Alongside their job-training program tailored to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, they offer year-round opportunities for the community that includes visual, performing and digital art classes and workshops, live-theater productions and special events such as DigiFest Temecula, a Haunted Studio production and summer camp activities.

Engaging with art is essential to one’s development, which is why JDSCA aims to increase awareness and access to the arts and use it as an educational tool. JDS Creative Academy believes that art incorporated into education helps to develop problem-solving skills and boosts critical thinking, allowing for a new perspective within the global world. Arts in education has been proven to have a positive impact on students’ academic, social and emotional outcomes. JDS Creative Academy wishes to contribute to these remarkable findings by offering structured curriculum classes that meet the California Educational Codes for 4th-12th graders in Visual, Performing and Digital Arts. Other classes and workshops are designed to teach specific industry on-the-job training skills and needs through the California state-approved apprenticeship program. However, classes can also just be taken for creative enrichment, fun or a challenge! Classes are open to youth, teens and adults! 

Know someone who is up on the latest fashion trends and is interested in designing clothes? We have a fashion design class! Sewing is a fantastic trade to learn and something that will always come in handy. There are many benefits to the skill such as improved hand-eye coordination, brain growth and stress relief. Do you have an aspiring actor/actress in the family? Check out our acting classes offered for all ages. Maybe you want to brush up on your photography skills because, let’s face it, we all live in the virtual social media world. Our photography class accommodates all levels of experience. Beyond the screen, we host a scriptwriting class where students have their work read by professional actors, as well as a musical theatre program and backstage production classes for those who crave the stage! JDS Creative Academy is truly for anyone who seeks hands-on education, training and enrichment in the arts. 

JDS Creative Academy’s spring classes are currently offered in-person and virtually, via zoom. The studio the nonprofit calls home is a 7,000 sq. foot creative space, so practicing

social distancing is effortless. Let your creativity shine in our all-inclusive environment! You can set up your tour at JDSCA by visiting 

Classes and corresponding times:

  • Youth Acting – Monday, 5-7 PM (month to month commitment)
  • Teen Acting – Tuesday, 5-7 PM (month to month commitment)
  • Fashion & BackStage Design – Wednesday, 4:30 -6:30 PM (4-month commitment)
  • Script Writing – Thursday, 5-6:30 PM (4-month commitment)
  • Photography – Thursday, 4:30-6 PM (4-month commitment)
  • Musical Theater – Thursday, 5-6:30 PM (4-month commitment)
  • Adult Acting – Thursday, 7-10 PM (Month to month commitment) 

“It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.” ~Henry James. JDSCA looks forward to helping you enrich your education, call now!