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Best Casual Art Classes In Orange County

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If you enjoy the arts, even casually, and are interested in learning, then Orange County presents a plethora of art class opportunities. Within Orange County, there is a remarkable variety of options so that all age ranges, interests and skill levels can find a great match. Enjoy joining in with the class that is right for you and offers projects suited to your needs. The multitude of great art classes provided in Orange County includes the five described here.


The Art Studio: Classes and Camps
6450 Westmister Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 899-6001

Near Orange County's well-known, large and reasonably-priced Art Supply Warehouse, The Art Studio provides classes that feature realist painting, oil painting, sculpture and more. This occurs in a non-competitive environment. There is a focus on helping each person find a project that best suits the individual's specific hand-eye skills, age and degree of experience. Even better, all instructors are well credentialed with college art degrees and are working artists in the community.

OCMA Art Workshop

Orange County Museum of Art presents classes in partnership with Center for Living Peace
4139 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 854-5500

This unique partnership ensures great art learning opportunities in casual art classes with museum instructors who come directly to the facility. The Center brings a conceptual focus on art, which is boosted by the context of its ecological/environmental, internal meditative work and communication interests. New events keep coming, so check out the calendar because this is a center of continuous art class opportunities.

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

Classes are available for ages ranging from four through adult with step-by-step guidance in a variety of artistic media. This is a great opportunity for kids in Orange County and for adults as well. Even home schooling is available. So, calling Art Steps for more information and choose a class that works for you or your child. Before you know it, you might have a little Picasso on your hands.

Mission Art Center

Mission Art Center
1730 N Tustin St
Orange, CA 92865
(714) 402-8535

This program is accommodating to five levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Casual beginning students have found themselves enjoying winning awards in art contests because of the skills they developed with the guidance of teachers in this unique center of artistic awakening. Here, you can even take a class with your children for the ultimate bonding experience.

Froshay Fine Art

Froshay Fine Art Classes
4092 Salacia Drive
Irvine, CA 92620
(949) 551-1987

At the Froshay Fine Art Center, master instructor and artist Wendy Froshay provides semi-private lessons, classes and workshops. Programs are for adults only and beginners are more than welcome. Water color, oil, drawing and mixed media are among the classes taught by this uniquely talented instructor, who has been selling art for more than 25 years worldwide. Wendy provides personalized attention in small classes so students can explore the art at their own pace.

Participating in any of these casual art classes in Orange County promises to be an enjoyable learning experience.

Will Engel is a musician and music journalist with eight years of experience including writing reviews, previews, and interviews for numerous publications. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Will is a singer, keyboardist/pianist, and songwriter who released a well-received album and frequently performs shows throughout Southern California. He lives in the Los Angeles area. His work can be found at

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