JDS Creative Academy (JDSCA), is a nonprofit 501c3 organization in Temecula, servicing the entire Temecula Valley and surrounding regions with a mission to inspire, educate, and enhance achievement in workforce development by providing job skills and hands on training in industries of visual, performing and digital arts. JDSCA works with Foster and “At Risk Youth, Autistic Young Adults, and Mainstream youth and adult populations creating a cross collaborative enrichment workforce training and creative environment.

Fall 2017 Classes start week of 8/28/17
Fall classes include: Acting, Shakespeare & Stage Combat,
Backstage Theater Production, Script Writing, Video Production,
Musical Theater Show Choir, Fashion Design, and Digital Illustration
To check out the Fall Classes flyer Click Here

2nd Annual
3-Day Digifest

April 13th, 14th, 15th, 2018
Entries open November 1, 2017
Early Entry Deadline Jan. 30, 2018
Late Entry Deadline March 30, 2018
To view DigiFest 2018 Flyer Click Here

Artist Experience January 21, 2018 1:30 - 4PM
We are seeking Musicians, Singers, and Performers of any kind to be a part of an open mic talent show!
We are also looking for Fine Art Artists who wish to exhibit their work - Can sell or just show.
Event Flyer
Artist Submission Form  Performer Submission Form  Musician Application

Scott and Diane Strand, the owners 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.

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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