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.

Fused Glass Lantern

Step-by-step, Barbara Lolli will introduce you to the magic of fused glass and how it can transform an ordinary everyday object into something truly beautiful!

Fused Glass – Reactions & Metals

Learn about the alchemy of glass types and how they react with each other – the magic of copper and silver foil will surprise and delight you!

Journal & Card Making – Mother’s Day Special!

Blending traditional art techniques with the personal touch of handcrafted items, you will learn about the basic materials needed for card making and journal crafting.

Mixed Media Collage

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

Cyanotype Indigo Printing

Learn this fascinating and oldest form of photography. A simple yet stunning way to create beautiful white and indigo blue images that will look fabulous on any wall!

Watercolor 101

Learn the basics of watercolor painting in a fun way!  Splash color onto paper and see how the paint runs to create beautiful designs without you even trying!

Love Mom Leather Workshop

Honor the most wonderful woman in your life by making a stunning leather gift crafted by your own hands. In this class, Leather Artist Carrie Rae welcomes you into her studio to share her knowledge, skills, and meditative process for connecting with the spirit of leather.

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.