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Lights, Camera, Action, Fall Classes are Here!

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Calling all visual, performing, and digital arts lovers! Fall is around the corner and so are JDS Creative Academy’s fall classes! From Scriptwriting to Musical Theater and Film Making to Backstage Theater Production, a full variety of creative arts classes are being offered at JDS Studios. Tune in below to learn more.

JDS Creative Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers classes taught by industry professionals and that meet the California VAPA education code. Fall semester classes begin the week of August 28th and include Scriptwriting, Fashion Design and Backstage Production, Film Making, Musical Theater, and Acting. In addition, beginning September 27th, JDS Creative Academy will offer the opportunity to design, build and haunt their annual Haunted Studio, a fundraiser open to the public pm October 27th and 28th. There is a class for anyone and everyone interested in the visual, performing, and digital arts!

A new class being offered this fall at JDS Creative Academy is Film Making! Students will take a deep dive into making movies: from conception to scripting to crewing and production they will complete a short film through post-production. Taught by experienced Hollywood director, Bobby Logan, this course will be full of tangible lessons and hands-on activities to improve the filmmaking skills of anyone who enrolls. Plus, you never know, you could be creating your next DigiFest 2024 award-winning short with this class!

Speaking of filmmaking, have you ever dreamed of creating your own screenplay? With JDS Creative Academy’s Beginning Script Writing Class, you can do just that! Students delve into writing screenplays and learn story development and structure, character development, dialogue, and action description with this course. Students will also cover writing scripts for commercials, marketing videos, documentaries, and more. The class culminates in a staged table reading of the student-written scenes. Previous students of this course have used the skills they learned to hone their written work, opening doors to opportunities in the industry.

Other classes that students can look forward to this fall are Fashion Design and Backstage Production and the Haunted Studio. The Fashion Design/Backstage Production class consists of beginning sewing lessons, pattern technique, costume design, props, and set design. Students will work on individual projects that will entail basic sewing construction of items such as pencil pouches, small bags, small pillows, and stuffed animals. Students in this class will be part of the JDS Studio productions which includes the annual Haunted Studio extravaganza and the Winter Showcase.

The Haunted Studio Fundraiser – Design, Build & Haunt Class will participate in the behind the scenes of The Haunted Studio from concept to open to the public. Students will erect the entire Haunted Studio from start to finish and create a horrifying atmosphere and fundraiser for those looking to be spooked this October. In the end, the finale of this class will be the 2 day haunted house put on at JDS Studios October 27th and 28th.

Last but not least is JDSCA’s popular Musical Theater program kicking off August 31st at 5pm! Join in with the production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. In this class students will audition- as it’s part of the learning process – but everyone gets cast in a part that they can handle. Classes / rehearsals lead up to the December performance of the show at the Winter Showcase. The Musical Theater program teaches students to sing, act, and collaborate, as well as how to move and present themselves onstage. New this fall is the Backstage Theater arts class which will run alongside the musical theater class focusing on stage management, lights and sound. Ultimately, these classes give students of all ages the opportunity to learn and grow in all aspects of performing arts.

So what are you waiting for? Call JDS Creative Academy today at (951) 296-6715 to enroll yourself or a loved one in one of the Amazing Fall Classes. All ages are welcomed, and yes, scholarships are available, thanks to the California Arts Grant! Also, you may be happy to hear that JDS Creative Academy is vendored with all the local charter schools . Enroll today and get ready for an awesome Fall you will never forget!