Sawdust Art Classes
Pre-recorded and live on Zoom!
Sawdust Art Classes- Virtual! features pre-recorded and live classes in an inspiring range of artistic media, all taught by local Sawdust artists. Learn the art of painting, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry and more, all from the comfort of your own home!
Home for the Holidays
You can still watch our holiday special! Featuring art demonstrations and stories, music by David Rosales, The Salty Suites, and Victoria McGinnis and Mark Turnbull, and Santa!
Sawdust Festival 2021
Individual, funky, creative, unique, inspiring and magical – Sawdust Art Festival has been home to more than a thousand local artists since its inception in 1967. Learn about our Summer Show here.
Clay artists, or mud masters, will tell you this special kind of earth is extremely versatile. You can throw it, roll it, pour it, or sculpt it into beautiful art pieces or functional vessels.
One thing that all textile artists have in common is their absolute love of fabric, fibers and textures. It's a bit of an addiction.
Working with glass is both mesmerizing and chaotic at the same time. To watch the fluidity of the glass, can put you in a trance like state. To constantly be working on a razors edge of creation and failure can absolutely break you as an artist.
Working with jewelry is creating little sculptures that have to both be an adornment while functionally sound. I think it has the widest range of artistic interpretations of any medium as well as audiences.
The intense aroma of leather is a catalyst for any leatherworker. The hide, like a lover demands trust, instinct, honor and refinement of skill.
When you work the metal and hammer it into shape when metal is cold, you’re a whitesmith. When you hammer the metal while hot, you’re a blacksmith.
As a named category of, "Mixed Media", the label synthesizes two pre-existing syntheses as if they were something new, leaving the definition of what it is, for purposes of rationalization
Translating thoughts into patterns and colors, a painter truly practices a magical blend of imagination and technical skill.
Photography have evolved perhaps more than any other medium. Sawdust artists turn their focus from the stars in the tide pools to the stars in distant galaxies.
Sculpture is a parable in three dimensions, a symbol of a spiritual experience, and a means of conveying truth by concentrating its essence into visible form.
The trees are my grandparents. Our oldest relatives. When they lay down to die, we come along and give them life in another form so we continue to live together.
Sawdust offers year-round art classes
Over 500 art classes are offered at the Sawdust Art Festival during festival season at three demo booths, covering a wide variety of arts and crafts for all ages.
Sawdust Art Classes
Sawdust Art Classes provides a platform for Sawdust artists to teach their unique trade to the public in the festival off season, while highlighting the artistic history of Laguna Beach.
The food, the drink, the total experience!! It’s the best!
Lots of great gift ideas…so many clever creations…good food…and great live music. I liked the idea of trolleys to help alleviate the traffic headaches, but I saw that many only run on weekends. I went on Thursday, early in the day, and found parking nearby. Made it convenient to also attend the Laguna Playhouse performance at night.
A fabulous fun time for the entire family! So much to see and do! We loved it!
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