JDS Creative Academy to begin arts classes


TEMECULA – JDS Creative Academy, a nonprofit organization all about visual, performing and digital arts, begins classes the week of Aug. 24, and students’ work will be featured in the 2020 Winter Showcase that takes place annually in December.

The nonprofit hosts an array of different classes, events, camps and productions. In support of their mission to provide education, training and apprenticeship through hands-on skill training, they provide class for youth, teens and adults. Classes include acting, musical theater, backstage and set design, fashion and costume design, script writing and photography.

JDS Creative Academy can accommodate the current health circumstances and is offering all creative classes both virtually and in person. As JDS Creative Academy’s main mission is to provide the opportunity to gain creative enrichment, self-confidence, leadership and collaborative skills needed to advance to higher arts education, each of the classes are structured to encourage expressiveness in one’s gifts and talents. Not only are the classes taught by industry professionals but the curriculum follows the STEAM model of education and demonstrates the value of the arts.

Beyond the curriculum, arts education can assist in decision making and problem-solving, personal development, focus and perseverance and is the foundation of expression. Art is more than just design and beauty. It is an experience that is essential to cognitive functioning and the expression of oneself. No matter the form or medium, art inspires and enhances education, which is exactly what Diane and Scott Strand had in mind when they founded JDS Creative Academy back in 2014. As visionaries from the Hollywood scene, and successful entrepreneurs, they realized the lack of creative opportunities here in Riverside County. Since then, it has been their mission to fill that void in the community.

Call the studio at 951-296-6715 or visit https://jdscreativeacademy.org/programs-page/ for more information.

Submitted by JDS Creative Academy.