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JDS Creative Academy (JDSCA), is a nonprofit 501c3 organization in Temecula, servicing the entire Temecula Valley and surrounding regions. Many classes are taught during after-school hours so that all students (traditional and home schooled) can partake in our arts programs. JDSCA works with foster and “at- risk" youth, autistic young adults, mainstream youth, and adult populations, which creates cross-collaborative enrichment, workforce training, and a creative environment.

Summer Camp Time!
Camp is for ages 8 to 17. Hurry, only 20 spots available for each camp.
July 30th - August 9th


Fashion Camp - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Monday - Friday
$185 plus $25 materials fee

  • Fashion Drawing
  • How to Read a Pattern
  • Sewing
  • Accessory Making
  • Hair and Makeup
  • Fashion Styling
  • Runway Walking
To check out Summer Camp Click Here & to see flyer Click Here

Fall 2018 classes start week of 8/27/2018
Fall classes include: Acting, Shakespeare & Stage Combat, Backstage Theater Production,
Script Writing, Musical Theater Show Choir, Fashion Design, and Digital Illustration
To check out the Fall Classes Click Here




Scott and Diane Strand, the owners of JDS Actors Studio and JDS Video & Media Productions, launched JDS Creative Academy in April, 2014. Born from their desire to create programs to advance education in all the arts industries, the Academy welcomes all students who are looking for in-depth art training and apprenticeships.


JDSCA believes that an education not enhanced by the arts is just empty knowledge without passion. Our hope is that this artistic passion spearheads the creativity that’s needed for students to succeed in college and beyond. In today’s new emerging workforce an education in visual and performing/production Arts is needed to succeed in the future of tomorrow.


STEM TO STEAM:
Our curriculum is designed with a STEAM perspective; planning exercises, activities and programs with a hands on learning method; not only in terms of having a framework that illustrates where the subjects overlap with the arts, but also in providing a living and adaptable learning structure for the ever-changing personal and global development.


What an Education in the Arts Teaches and Enhances

  • Acting teaches:

    Self Confidence, Communication, Speech, Reading, and Literature
  • Music teaches:‎

    Mathematical, and Science concepts, Computer Technology and Linguistics skills
  • Dance teaches:

    Discipline, Health and Fitness
  • Behind the Camera and Backstage Theatre Crew teaches:

    Engineering and Technology
  • Fine Arts teaches:

    Perspective, Composition, Geometry, Balance and can lead to Digital Arts which is Computer Science and Technology

Check out the JDSCA Story



Unfortunately, arts education and training is being missed through the home school, online school, and even partly through the traditional public school environment.


Additionally, the isolation and loss of social interaction through home school and online school makes it hard for our youth to integrate into the arts professionwithout learning their craft in a collaborative competitive environment.


JDS Creative Academy provide a safe, collective environment for all youth and young adults to learn the arts. They will gain education, knowledge, hands-on-training, and skills to advance into higher education or the workforce, and prosper in a competitive marketplace.

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