Sawdust Art Classes

Sawdust Art Classes serve a unique population of both local and visiting patrons, providing year-round art classes in a variety of media from glassblowing and jewelry making to painting and ceramics. SAC gives a platform for Sawdust artists to teach their trade hands-on in the festival off season, while highlighting the artistic history of Laguna Beach. SAC also offers a robust program for group and corporate classes!

Classes are held on the Sawdust Festival grounds. Please bring class registration to allow free entry to the festival on the day of your class.

Frequently Asked Questions

Year-Round Studio and Art Classes: Beginner to Advanced

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Silk Scarf Painting

Join Laguna Beach artist Michelle S. Burt in her beginning silk painting scarf class.

Gemstone Bracelet Beadworking

Artist Brynne Cogorno will begin this class with intention setting, and then guide everyone on how to create 2 lovely gemstone bracelets from start to finish.


Abstract Alcohol Inks

Experience the creative medium of alcohol inks with Michelle Burt! You’ll learn application techniques and touch on color theory tips with harmonious color palettes.

Navajo Beadworking

Learn the beautiful intricate art of Navajo beadworking with Lylah Jarvis! Students will create a pattern before weaving it onto a loom with beads utilizing a traditional method.

Hand Stamped Cuff Bracelet

In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn the basics of stamping on metal to create a personalized copper or sterling cuff bracelet.

Photo Enameled Jewelry

Combine photography with torch fired enamels to create a keepsake pendant featuring a favorite pet, a vacation memory, a family photo or other images you’d like to experiment with!

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Enameled Wall Art

Join Julie Setterholm and take an exciting enameling class. Each student will create a piece of art using copper and glass enamel.


Wave Painting In Acrylic

Learn how to paint a beautiful seascape in acrylic on canvas with Michelle Burt!

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Chip N Dip Pottery

By the end of the class, students will have the opportunity to make their very own functional chip and dip platter to take home once kiln fired.

Palette Knife Painting

Painting with a palette knife creates a sense of color vibrancy that is added to the artwork. The viewer is drawn into a visual array of color and texture.