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Irvine Fine Arts Center

14321 Yale Avenue in Irvine – 949-724-6880
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Arts Camp Summer
Children ages 6-11 will receive personal guidance from professional art instructors while learning about famous artists, art techniques, and art history from around the world. Explore drawing, painting, ceramics, drama, and other art media. Establish the fundamentals of art while strengthening individual creativity in a structured studio setting. Minimum age of 6 required. Morning, afternoon and all day camps available. Call 949-724-6880 for more information.
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Studio Arts Exploration
Spend a week this summer advancing your skills in painting and drawing techniques while strengthening composition skills and focusing on personal expression. Be inspired by famous artists, contemporary trends and more! Ages 12-16. Call 949-724-6880 for more information.
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Culinary Kids
From the oven to your tummy, you will be inspired to cook, create and experiment with food. Come mix,mash and mingle in the kitchen and make lots of zesty new friends in the process. Inst: Culinary Kids. Supply fee: $40. Ages 5-12.
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Arts & Learning Conservatory

Location: CA Victory Church
1518 Brookhollow Suite 19 in Santa Ana


Arts and Learning Improv
This essential class for budding actors enhances communication in a fun and active environment. New and continue students welcome. Ages 9-15. Supply fee: $25.
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Exploratory Theater
Great starting camp for those interested in the performing arts. $200 (3 hour camp) or $125 (2 hour camp) per one-week session. Choose which show to work on.
Musical Theater (Ages vary)
Musical Theater Jam (Ages 5-8 or 9-14)
My Little Pony (Ages 5-8)
Hip Hop Fun (Ages 5-8)
Despicable Me (Ages 5-8)
Zumba for Kids (Ages 5-8)
Spiderman (Ages 5-8)
Stage Craft/Combat (Ages 5-8)
Annie (Ages 5-8)
Wreck It Ralph (Ages 5-8)
Teen Titans (Ages 8-12)
Tink & Fairy Adventures (Ages 5-8)
Group Voice (Ages 5-8)


Musical Theater
Cutting edge voice, acting and dance workshop to build the necessary building blocks for musical theater performing. $300 per two-week session. Choose which show to work on.
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Shrek
Shrek Orchestra
Les Miserables


Summer Orchestra
For musicians ready to challenge and improve their technical and musical skills. Prerequisite: experience on a string, wind or percussion instrument. Ages 9-16. Supply fee: $25.
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All-In-One Dance Camp

August 4-8: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
$139

Can't decide which type of dance camp to take? Take them all! This action-packed week incorporates jazz, musical theater, hip-hop, cheer, yoga and making camp crafts. Please bring a snack and water. Inst: OC Dance Productions. Supply fee: $20. Ages 5-9. Click here to register.


Superhero Hip Hop Camp

July 7-11: 10:00 a.m.-12 p.m.
$125

Calling all cape-wearing, dancing superheroes! Each dancer will be given a cape to wear and a super power for camp and will enjoy an action packed hip hop and creative movement class. Camp also includes fun-interactive games and crafts. Super performance on last day of camp for parents and friends. Wear sneakers and bring a snack and water. More info: info@ocdanceproductions.comClick here to register.


Dance Workshop at Pacific Dance 

July 7-11 & July 28-August 1: 9:00 a.m.-2 p.m.
$200

Learn new dance moves while having a great time! Beginning and intermediate dancers experience dance camp in a professional studio. Classes include jazz, lyrical, musical theater, hip hop, yoga, choreography, stage makeup and dance topics. More info: pacificdance1@gmail.comClick here to register.


Children's Musical Theater Camp

July 14-18: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Prices vary

Campers will be introduced to the fun and exciting world of musical theater! Children will create characters, learn about articulation, projection, rhythm and basic choreography while working with peers to produce a show. Imaginative games, crafts and exercises build confidence for the final performance for family and friends at last class. Supply fee: $20. Ages vary. More info: info@ocdanceproductions.comClick here to register.


Pop Star Sing & Dance Camp

July 21-25: 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m.
$159

For all the Pop Stars, this camp is a hit. Participants will learn and sing lyrics to their favorite Radio Disney songs such as Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and other while dance to fun, clean choreography like a true pop star. Props and crafts will be made for final performance on Friday. Participants will also play games and make crafts for their pop star performance for family and friends on the last day of camp. Supply Fee: $20. Ages 5-9. More Info: info@ocdanceproductions.comClick here to register.


Guitar Camp

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m.
$175 per one-week session

Get strumming right away! Beginners learn to play different chords and songs. Continuing students work on advanced techniques and difficult arrangements. Ages 5-14. For a well-rounded experience, sign up for Tennis & Guitar Camp. Click here to register.


Edutainment Arts Theme Camps

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-noon or 2-5 p.m.
$165 per one-week session
These themed-week camps take classic crafts, games and activities, and envelop them into a world of fantasy, role playing and fun. More info: edutainmentarts@gmail.com. Click on each title below to view details and to register.

Star Wars
Dressed in costume, young Jedis learn to use the positive aspects of the force, how to operate a lightsaber using basic stage combat techniques. Crafts, games and competitions are all a part of the fun. Ages 6-12.

Harry Potter
A camp filled with magic, potions, magical recipes, puzzles, crafts and presentations. Think you have the magic touch and you want to be a Wizard? This is the place to start. Ages 6-12.

Zombie Survival
Where will you be when the zombies take over? Learn survival skills in a fun interactive camp. Team work and wilderness skills will be required to compete against the walking dead in many games, challenges and activities. Curriculum is based off the CDC classes for Zombie Preparedness. Will you survive or become a zombie? Ages 6-12.

FX Film Camp with Green Screens
Learn the beginning of special effects for film: green screen, stop motion, camera tricks and more. Story board, rehearse, direct and film an action packed movie to show to friends and family! Ages 7-12.

Fort Building
Take fort building to the next level! Instead of using couch cushions and stuffed animals, join with friends to make forts, castles and more out of cardboard, bamboo and other wacky materials. Teams compete in fun new design challenges each day. Ages 6-12.

Wipe Out
A massive obstacle course camp. Choosing from an assortment of materials the kids will use creative thinking skills to design obstacle courses and scavenger hunts. Crafts and puzzles will be used to create more challenges on all levels. Ages 6-12.

Beauty Spa
Don't spend a day at the spa; spend a week! Each day we'll relax and indulge with hair styling, nail painting and more. Create perfumes, bath products and jewelry to add bling to your style. Supply fee: $10. Ages 6-12.

Top Junior Chef Cooking Camp
Our goal: to open a restaurant in one week. Campers will learn food handling skills and hygiene and then learn how to make several delicious and fun dishes. Participants develop valuable kitchen skills are developed in a fun and competitive environment with taste testing's for family and friends on last day of camp! Supply fee: $15. Ages 7-12.

Hunger Camps
Inspired by the Hunger Games series, but without the violence. Send your tributes to compete and see who will survive as the victor of daily competitions. Learn survival skills and team work as you join in the fun of the annual Hunger Camps. Ages 7-12.

Top Dessert Chef
Make different dessert, sweets and other foods your parents don't want you to have too much of. A few healthier items will be offered, but not many. It's time for sugar and spice. Participants develop valuable kitchen skills in a fun and competitive environment with taste testing's for family and friends on last day of camp! Supply fee: $15. Ages 7-12.


Leaders In Training (L.I.T.)

Schedules vary
$78 for the summer, includes T-shirt
This summer work-experience program provides enrichment opportunities for teens to contribute to their community while developing life skills through teamwork, social interaction, time management and goal setting. Assignments may include working with children, office work and more! Schedules are individualized. Registration is limited to one site per participant due to program popularity. Contact site for more info. Ages 13-18. Click here to register.


Musical Theater Production Camps

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-noon.
$300 per two-week session

Experience not required. A placement audition will take place on the first day of camp. Students will perform a staged production with full costume of the last day on camp. All enrolled students will participate. More info: info@artsandlearning.com. Click on each title below to view details and to register.

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
A sweet theatrical adventure awaits the cast of the show. Join us as we re-create Dahl's classic tale of Will Wonka's top secret chocolate factory. Ages 9-16.

Shrek
Come join Shrek and Fiona as they take off on a road through Far Far Away through acting and choreography with this version of Shrek. Students will prepare for a staged production with full costume on the final day of camp with the corresponding orchestra camp-Shrek for invited family and friends. Ages 9-16.

Shrek Orchestra
The Conservatory Summer Orchestra is a course of study which includes intermediate to advanced orchestral music, composition and theory for musicians. Each daily 3 hour session includes group coaching, rehearsal time and ear training. Performers are challenged to improve technical and musical skills in a positive and professional atmosphere and perform for a live audience playing selections from the block buster hit 'Shrek'. Ages 9-16.

Les Miserables
This exciting performing arts camp is perfect for students who desire an advanced, focused atmosphere of musical theater in a condensed amount of time. Students work on excerpts from a popular musical and rotate throughout the day in acting, vocal and choreography training. A fully costumed, staged production will conclude the performance on the final day of camp for invited family and friends. Students will also perform on stage at South Coast Plaza in September. Ages 12-17.


Performing Arts Workshops

Monday-Friday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
$200 per two-week session

These workshops make learning fun. Specific skill areas are the focus. More info: info@artsandlearning.com. Click on each title below to view details and to register.

Comedy Improv
This spirited, fun course is designed for the actor or comedian who wants to learn the essentials of good scenic improvisation or anyone who wants to improve their teamwork or communication skills. Through coaching, warm-up exercises, creative performance games and basic short-form scene-work, you will learn how to be more spontaneous, trusting and cooperative. This class is open to new and continuing students of all ages and experience and will conclude with a performance on the final day. Ages 9-16.

The Voice
Join us for this new class. Students will learn proper posture, breathing support, as well as appropriate songs for their vocal range and age. During class, students will have an opportunity to act as a panel of judges providing critique. Family and friends are welcomed to attend the final staged performance. Ages 9-16.

Improvisation-Orchestra
Improve! Grow! Develop! Have fun learning to improvise in a focused environment, on your instrument. Through emphasis on technique, warm-up exercises, creative performance games, and basic chord structure, you will learn how to be more spontaneous, trusting and cooperative learning to sight read quicker, and listen in a creative atmosphere. This class is open to new and continuing students. Pre-requisite: Certificate of Merit or Suzuki level 4 and higher. Ages 9-16.

Hip Hop & Contemporary
Get ready to experience the high energy and excitement of this class. We will teach basic terms and steps encountered at auditions plus sample Broadway, Jazz, Modern, and other popular dance during the 10 day session in this high-spirited atmosphere. Come with comfortable shoes and clothing. Enrollment is limited to 15. Performance held on final day of class. Ages 9-16.


Exploratory Theater Arts

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-noon or 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
$200 (3 hour camp) or $125 (2 hour camp) per one-week session
No camp July 4, fee prorated
These introductory dramatics classes, designed for the youngest actors, explores the most basic elements of acting and creative expression. Students begin with ensemble building games, move on to the basics of acting, create themed crafts and conclude with a class presentation on the final day. More info: info@artsandlearning.com. Click on each title below to view details and to register.

Musical Theater
Learn about the fun and exciting world of musical theater! Create characters, learn about articulation, projection, rhythm and basic choreography while working with peers to produce a show. Imaginative games, crafts and exercises build confidence for the final performance for family and friends at last class. Supply fee: $20. Ages vary.

Musical Theater Jam
Calling all singers and dancers! This new exciting class offers students a chance to showcase different styles of song and dancing from an array of Broadway shows including 'Cats', 'Music Man', 'Chorus Line' and more. One number will be featured from each show and performers will present a recital at the culmination of class. Ages: 5-8 or 9-14.

My Little Pony
Create crafts, learn to sing and dance to the themes of My Little Pony. They will have a staged performance on the final day of camp to show what they have learned and how they have improved. Students will develop age appropriate acting and social skills in a focused atmosphere with positive reinforcement. Experience not required. All enrolled students will participate. Ages 5-8.

Hip Hop Fun
Get ready to experience the high energy and excitement of this camp. Students will learn basic terms and steps plus sample Broadway, Jazz, Hip Hop and other popular dance in this high-spirited atmosphere. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Ages 5-8.

Despicable Me
Learn the skills of acting Despicable Me as you take on the roles of the minions, Agnes and other cast from the hit film. Develop age appropriate acting and social skills in a focused atmosphere with positive reinforcement. Camp will conclude with a costumed presentation on the final day. Experience not required. All students enrolled will participate. Ages 5-8.

Zumba for Kids
Join us and experience the fun of exercising and dancing while learning basic Zumba moves. This high energy camp will keep children physically active throughout the entire two hours. Come see how fun Zumba can be as we move to upbeat songs that include Latin beats. Join the party! Please wear comfortable clothing and close toed dance shoes. Ages 5-8.

Spiderman
Web your way through the theater with Spiderman. On the final day, students will perform what they have learned over the course of the week, surprising not only their parents but by also becoming the hero that Spiderman is. Develop age appropriate acting and social skills in a focused atmosphere with positive reinforcement. Experience not required. All students enrolled will participate. Ages 5-8.

Stage Craft/Combat
Instruction for the stage is great, however theatrical movement is a different experience altogether. In a positive and safe atmosphere, learn the dynamics of stage combat and theatrical movement. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Ages 5-8.

Annie
Join Annie and her friends in this introductory theater class where each child will engage in creative play, acting and crafts. A final performance will take place on the last day of class to show what they have learned. Students will develop age appropriate acting and social skills in a focused atmosphere with positive reinforcement. Experience not required. All students enrolled will participate. Ages 5-8.

Acting Workshop
Learn concise terms and techniques while working with seasoned acting instructors on acting instructions. Each session occurs in a concentrated high-spirited atmosphere. Classes conclude with a performance for invited guests on the final day of camp. Experience not required. All students enrolled will participate. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Ages 5-8.

Wreck It Ralph
Travel through the arcade with Ralph, Fix-it-Felix and Vanellope straight to the stage. Students will recreate scenes relating to Wreck-it-Ralph and perform what they have learned on the final day of camp. Develop age appropriate acting and social skills in a focused atmosphere with positive reinforcement. Experience not required. All enrolled students will participate. Ages 5-8.

Teen Titans
Explore the most basic elements of acting and creative expression with this introductory dramatics class. Begin with ensemble building games, move on to the basics of acting, create themed crafts and conclude with a class presentation on the final day. Students will develop age appropriate acting and social skills in a focused atmosphere with positive reinforcement. Experience not required. All enrolled students will participate. Ages 8-12.

Tink & Fairy Adventures
Explore the world with Tink and her fairy friends by creating crafts for various adventures. On the final day of camp, students will perform their adventures to an audience. Students will develop age appropriate acting and social skills in a focused atmosphere with positive reinforcement. Experience not required. All enrolled students will participate. Supply fee: $25. Ages 5-8.

Group Voice
Learn concise terms and techniques while working with seasoned professionals on the ability to sing in a group. Develop skills to harmonize with each other while improving singing ability. Classes conclude with a performance for invited guests on the final day of camp. Camp sizes are limited. Experience not required. All enrolled students will participate. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Ages 5-8.