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

Painting 101

Learn the basics of acrylic painting in this fun, explorative class. Play with shapes, brush strokes and textures to create different results.

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!

Spring Break Art Camp

SAY Yes to Art!

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.

Seascape Painting – Shaw’s Cove

Allow yourself to explore the colorful world of Lisa Rainey. Demonstrating the process step-by-step, Lisa will teach you all about color value, technique, composition, and perspective.

Animal Portrait in Oil

Join us for this fun and value-packed class to the alla prima style of oil painting.

Introduction to Sewing

Sewing 101 Learn the basics of sewing and pattern making in this super cute class that is ideal for ages 7 and over (adults are welcome, too!). Absolutely no previous…

Art Meets Technology

A brand new pop-up class where you can let your imagination fly using AI technology and printing techniques!

Body Mapping Healing Class

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