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

We are also able to offer Group and Corporate classes; if you are interested in finding out more, please email us at: We look forward to welcoming you to the magic of the Sawdust Art Class program!

Year-Round Studio and Art Classes: Beginner to Advanced

Beaded Baubles

Beaded Bobbles Make these colorful, stretchy beaded bracelets with artist Nansea Williams. Choose from a huge selection of colorful bobbles and beads which you can mix and match to create…

After Dark: Van Gogh Cypress Tree & Star

Class Information Learn the techniques of Master Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh while sipping on a glass of wine! Brush work, color, light and movement are the key elements of what…

Going Marbles With Paint Pour!

Join local artist Joshua Hill in this expressive class where you will learn how to create intricate, one-of-a-kind designs with fluid paint!

Intro to Sewing: Plush Whales!

Learn the basics of sewing and pattern making in this super cute class that is ideal for ages 9 and over (adults are welcome, too!).

Cyanotype Printed Textiles

Explore the intriguing art of cyanotypes with Gabe Sullivan and create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind printed tote bag!

Introduction to Mosaic Art

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

Intro to Sewing: Beach 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 fairy princess (or prince!) and an enchanting wooden castle playhouse, with Nansea Williams!

Acorn Faerie & Home

In this extended class, Nansea will show you how to create your very own quirky faerie using pipe cleaners, felt, wool felting and acorns as well as making a little house for your faerie to live in.

Fused Glass Pocket Vase

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