Want some outlet to create things, whether it’s crochet, painting, or something else? No matter what creative endeavor interests you, you’ll be able to find some class in Orange County to learn it.
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Yarn del Sol
24471 Alicia Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 581-9276
www.yarndelsol.com

Knitting is an interesting craft because you can use it to try a variety of projects. Furthermore, there are a variety of knitting skills you can learn depending on what you want to create. At Yarn del Sol, you’ll find weekly courses that focus on a certain specialty of knitting. These specialties include cast-ons and picking up stitches among others. These sessions are held every Wednesday from 4 to 5. Each session is $10 and self-contained so you don’t have to sit through a session for a skill you already know.

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Mission Art Center
1730 N. Tustin St.
Orange, CA 92865
(888) 702-5277
www.missionartcenter.com

Whether you’re looking for a class for you or for your child, Mission Art Center is a good place to explore. This school focuses on drawing and painting classes. Classes are available for learning to paint with oils, acrylics, and watercolors. You’ll also find classes for drawing with either pastels or pencils. Classes are offered for one, three, six, or 12 months. Visit the website for cost and schedule information.

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The Ceramics Studio
31878 Del Obispo St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 412-9241
www.theceramicsstudio.com

If you’re interested in learning ceramics, this is the place for you! Between their drop-in lessons and eight-week classes, you’ll be able to learn everything you want to know about ceramics, from hand-building to throwing clay on the pottery wheel to glazing. In addition, you’ll be able to take your unique creations home once they’ve been fired. Classes are available for tots, kids, teens, and adults! Check the website for scheduling and pricing.

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Timree
1651 Westcliff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 723-1300
www.timree.com

Timree offers classes for the young painter in your family. In these classes, students learn the Timree Technique to learn how to paint. More importantly Timree sets up classes that make painting fun for students. Classes last for a month and are held after school. Students get to take home a new painting every week. These classes are for children ages 6 through 12, and the children must be dropped off because the studio does not have enough space to accommodate parents also. 

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Piecemakers Country Store
1720 Adams Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 341-3112
www.piecemakers.com

Piecemakers is the place to go for anything crafty. The focus here is on fabric with classes from crochet to embroidery and quilting. This store also offers classes in cooking, where students learn to make things like apple pies. The number of sessions varies by class, but all the classes here are pretty affordable. Be sure to check the calendar regularly to see what’s being offered at any given time. 

By Gary Schwind

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