Serving the Local Community

Orange County School of the Arts serves the local community by offering accessible performance opportunities, as well as arts and academic classes, during non-school hours. These programs provide community members with little accessibility to the arts with an opportunity to explore enriching experiences that help remove boundaries, broaden horizons, and instill a lifelong passion for the arts.

Camp OCSA

Camp OCSA

Camp OCSA is a ten‐week, after‐school series of beginning level arts training workshops led by advanced OCSA students and available free of charge to children, grades 4‐6, attending schools in the Santa Ana Unified School District. Camp OCSA provides a positive, nurturing environment for students with an interest in the arts and the desire to discover and develop their talents.

This program is designed to introduce young people with little or no experience in the arts to the basic language, technique, and skills in disciplines such as dance, acting, singing, painting, drawing, and guitar. Camp OCSA is tuition‐free, and all necessary educational supplies and materials are provided for participating students. Classes are taught by OCSA high school students under the advisement and direction of OCSA faculty. Each year, the program culminates with a dynamic performance and an art exhibit at the end of the ten weeks.

Camp OCSA provides the unique opportunity to positively affect the students involved in the program, as well as the local community as a whole. By reinforcing the idea that exposure to different perspectives fosters creativity, Camp OCSA cultivates community relations and brings people together.

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Gluck Community Service Arts Fellowship

This program provides free artistic performances and programs for underserved / underrepresented individuals in various Orange County community venues, such as youth centers, schools, nursing and retirement facilities, health centers, parks, and community agencies. Soloists, ensembles, and performance groups present concerts/performances of approximately 25-40 minutes in length. These performances often include interaction with the audience and/or discussion about technique, musical motifs, or other pertinent information. OCSA is grateful for the generous support of the Max H. Gluck Foundation.

Gluck Community Service Arts Fellowship
CSArts Academy

CSArts Academy

The CSArts Academy offers extracurricular pre-professional arts training to student artists of all ages, regardless of whether or not they are currently enrolled at OCSA.

For more information, visit our CSArts Academy page!

  • Saturday Series: With sessions in the fall and spring, our Saturday Series invites students from all over Orange County to join us on Saturdays and experience OCSA's robust arts and academic curriculum in a fun, creative, and nurturing environment. These unique classes encourage students to develop important fundamental skills while providing hands on, practical experience under the guidance of OCSA's renowned educators and master guest artists. There are opportunities for beginning and advanced students in all artistic fields, ages 5 through 15, in a variety of artistic fields!

  • Adults in the Arts: Adults (21+) are invited to indulge their creative side, develop their craft, or just have a fun night out with the arts! These classes allow for busy adults to take fun arts classes with their friends or loved ones. Some classes meet just once and some are offered in a small series. These classes make wonderful gifts and provide a great way to celebrate special occasions or have a fun night out with friends!

  • Summer Academy: Our summer classes, featuring Five-Week Arts Camps, One-Week Arts Intensives, Academic Enrichment Workshops, and Current/Incoming OCSA Student Workshops, provide young artists with a chance to develop important fundamental skills and/or hone their skills in a specific art form. Under the guidance of OCSA's renowned educators and master guest artists, there are both morning and afternoon class opportunities for students of all levels, ages 8 through 15. Many classes culminate with a student showcase opportunity. Piece together a summer experience tailored to your student's interests and talents!
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