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Best Art Classes For Kids In OC

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Spark your child's creativity with these art classes in OC that enable children to explore drawing, sculptures, painting, culinary arts, graphic design, sewing, creative writing and performing arts. There is bound to be a subject that will inspire and intrigue.

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The Drawing Board
4945 Yorba Ranch Road
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
(714) 693-7156

The Drawing Board provides a welcoming environment to hone artistic talents. Operated with the mindset that "no art can be wrong," The Drawing Board encourages creative freedom in a supportive environment. Children are able to study a broad range of art disciplines including printmaking, sculpture, painting, drawing, sewing and creative writing. Additionally, adults can join in the fun at The Drawing Board during the "Wine and Art" sessions.

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Chuck Jones Center For Creativity
3321 Hyland Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 660-7793

Founded by the distinguished cartoonist, animator, producer, director and screenwriter Chuck Jones in 2000, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity brings a touch of Hollywood to the OC. Kiddos can try their hand at mastering drawing cartoons, using pastels, creating dioramas and painting. Take a look at the various classes available on the website. To get an idea of what to expect at the center, you may want to take one of the free "Drop In and Draw" classes that suggest a small donation.

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Orange County School Of The Arts
1010 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 560-0900

The Orange County School of The Arts is a creative mecca for artistic youth ages 13 to 18. With an array of classes covering drawing, painting, acting, dancing, ceramics, musical instrument instruction and culinary arts, your child is sure to be immersed in one of the most diverse art schools in Orange County. This public charter school permits attendance regardless of financial means. Learn how to enroll here.

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Art Steps
18212 Imperial Highway
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 524-2248

If your child wants to check out an art class, but your budget is tight, you can take a free introductory class at Art Steps. Learn more about the free class on the website. Art Steps is a nurturing environment with professional instruction in pastels, colored pencils, graphite, markers, acrylic, oil and charcoal. The studio's philosophy consists of a five-step method. The first step is completing the introductory art class, next is learning about drawing and painting, then it is studying oil, next is working independently on a portfolio and the last step of the process is "Go Out and Shine" at an art school or in a professional artistic sector.

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Fine Art Studio
160 Centennial Way
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 832-6595

For nearly 40 years, Fine Art Studio has brought quality artistic instruction to the OC. Students can gain greater skills in watercolors, acrylics, pastels, colored pencils, gouache and graphic design in a small, intimate class setting. Classes last about an hour and are provided Monday through Friday. Private instruction is also offered if your child learns better one-on-one. Additionally, the Fine Art Studio has artists that specialize in graphic design, photography, drawing and painting if there's a specific project you want completed. Learn more about the services on the website.

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