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

Whimsical Ceramic Teapot

Create a unique teapot with experienced ceramist Walter Reiss. Using a combination of hand building techniques and tools, you will explore texture, form and color.

soldering class

Intro to Soldering

In this three-hour workshop, students will learn basic soldering techniques while using a small jewelers torch with real silver to create their own stackable ring featuring a bezel set stone of their choice.


Learn how to blow glass in a private one-on-one lesson with a seasoned Sawdust glassblower.

Fused Glass Jewelry

Reaction to metals and different colors of glass- Alchemy of silver reactions to bronze & silver.

Abstract Self Portrait

Join Maryam Rouhi for a morning of abstract self-portraiture. She will walk you through the process of blocking in values using warm and cool colors to paint your best you!

Screen Printing

Artist Brynne Cogorno will teach students the basics of screen-printing! This fun class will teach you everything you need to know about how to get started with screen printing.