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From performing arts, fashion, visual art and multicultural exploration, the OC offers learning programs that will enhance your child’s future. Here’s a list of the five best spots to inspire your child’s artistic spirit.
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Orange County Sewing Lessons
1196 Atlanta Way
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 376-2648
www.orangecountysewinglessons.com

As the saying goes, fashion makes a statement. Children can discover their individual style while expressing themselves and learning transferable skills including sewing, designing and learning how to follow patterns and work with different fabrics. Owned and operated by seasoned fashion professional Rossanna, Orange County Sewing Lessons offers several learning opportunities such as group classes, private parties and home training. Learn more about Rossanna’s extensive repertoire on the website.

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Orange County Music School
14482 Silverbrook Drive
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 573-1449
www.orangecountymusicschool.com

Give your kiddos the gift of music at the Orange County Music School. Whether your child wants to play the drums, guitar, piano, sing or put together a rock band, the Orange County Music School has you covered. Its proficient teaching staff is sure to help your child enjoy the performing arts. Take a look at the instructors’ impressive credentials here. You can also conveniently book a lesson on the website

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CF Dance Academy
116 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 595-4539
www.cfdance.net

Dance is a creative outlet and can help improve coordination and self-esteem. If your child dreams of dancing in a professional company and has visions of becoming a prima ballerina, gracing music videos or being featured on the big screen, the CF Dance Academy is the place to be. This esteemed school has classes for various levels of dances from beginners to advanced, so young children and teenagers alike are welcome in all classes. CF Dance Academy also offers special groups for dancers preparing to enter the professional dance world. Check out the ballet companies and dance crews here.

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Mission Art Center
1730 N. Tustin St.
Orange CA 92865
(714) 402-8535
www.missionartcenter.com

Children can explore painting and drawing at the Mission Art Center while also learning visual art techniques. The first class is even free. In addition to kids-only classes, there are also classes for adults and kiddos, so parents can bond with their children while developing new artistic skills. Take a look at the various sessions offered here. Additionally, the Mission Art Center specializes in adapting photos into memorable oil paintings. Bring in a special family picture and transfer the photo to a canvas medium for a special gift or household decoration.


Bowers Kidseum
1802 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 567-1580
www.bowers.org

Bowers Kidseum is for children with creativity at heart. Kids can experience art in several forms here such as painting, fashion, music and linguistics. While in the museum, they can also get their face painted, try on ethnic clothes from all over the world, dig up artifacts, investigate new languages and create art projects to take home. The environment here is a multicultural exploration for kiddos without leaving the OC. Also, while visiting the Bowers Museum, admission to the Bowers Kidseum is free; so you and your children can both immerse yourselves in art for a small price.

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