Sawdust Art Classes

Sawdust Art Classes serves a unique population of both local and visiting patrons, providing art classes in a variety of different mediums while also highlighting the artistic history of Laguna Beach. Our classes are held on the Festival grounds, giving you the opportunity to experience the magic of Sawdust off-season whilst our Artists teach their craft hands-on. The classes are usually small and last about two hours. All materials are provided in the cost of the class and, unless otherwise specified, absolutely no experience is necessary! All we ask is that you bring enthusiasm, a desire to learn and to have fun!

We are also able to offer Group and Corporate classes; if you are interested in finding out more, please email us at: We look forward to welcoming you to the magic of the Sawdust Art Class program!

Year-Round Studio and Art Classes: Beginner to Advanced

Mother’s Day: Mommy & Me in Acrylics

Celebrate the special moms in your life with this delightful Mother’s Day edition of mixed media with Sheila Anderson!

Intro to Sewing: Plush Whales!

Learn the basics of sewing and pattern making in this super cute class that is ideal for ages 9 and over (adults are welcome, too!).

Cyanotype Printed Textiles

Explore the intriguing art of cyanotypes with Gabe Sullivan and create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind printed tote bag!

After Dark: Colorful Carp in Acrylics

Experience the joy of painting beautiful carp in acrylics, under Fernando Micheli’s expert guidance. Includes complimentary wine!

Sunshine Swirl in Watercolor

Enter the vibrant world of watercolor painting with artist Tim Hahne in this fabulous and playful introduction to the medium.

Introduction to Mosaic Art

Enter the colorful world of mosaic art with local artist Ron Shearer, in this two-weekend workshop!

Intro to Sewing: Beach Bag

Learn how to sew a one-of-a-kind beach bag on a sewing machine in this introduction to textiles with Carmen Gundelach!

Watercolor Freestyle Painting

Let your spirit soar with this freestyle watercolor workshop!

Whimsical Texture & Mark Making

In this special evening class, enjoy complimentary wine as you discover visual texture, pattern and mark making through a variety of exploration and process art, with Kate Cleaves!

Cyanotype Winter Workshop

Go back in time to the origins of photography, as you learn how to create a fine art cyanotype with found objects from our enchanting Sawdust grounds!