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 while our Artists teach their craft hands-on. All materials are provided in the cost of the class and absolutely no experience is necessary, unless otherwise specified. All we ask is that you bring enthusiasm, a desire to learn, and to have fun!

If you are interested in finding out more, please email us at: We look forward to welcoming you to the magic of Sawdust Art Classes!

Year-Round Studio and Art Classes: Beginner to Advanced

Bunting Banner Whimsy

Make this simple but beautifully finished bunting that you can use to decorate either inside or outside your home to add fun and whimsy to any occasion!

Little Hearts Simple Sewing

In this class you will learn how to make a simple heart template and trace it onto fabric, sew the fabric together using a sewing machine.

Mixed Media Collage

Embark on a journey of texture, color, and composition in Michelle Burt’s creative explorations Mixed Media Collage class.

Seascape Palette Knife Painting

Painting with a palette knife creates a sense of color vibrancy that is added to the artwork. Learn to create this kind of magic in Michelle’s class.

Body Mapping Healing Class

This class is about positive self-discovery through art in a joyful, meditative way to create a powerful body map.

I Spy Your Eye Photography

Find your photography eye in this introductory class with Mary Church.

Introduction to Mosaic Art

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

Intro to Sewing: Messenger Bag

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

Magic Castle Workshop

Create a one-of-a-kind, enchanting wooden castle playhouse and treasure chest!

Fused Glass Pocket Vase or Coaster

Learn how to create a wall pocket vase or coaster using colorful frit (small pieces of glass), glass powder and sheet glass in this intro to the art of fused glass!