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Year Round Classes: Beginner to Advanced

Sawdust Art Classes serve a unique population of both local and visiting patrons, providing year-round art classes in a variety of medias from ceramics and glass to jewelry and screen-printing. The SAC program highlights the artistic history of Laguna Beach while providing professional Sawdust artists the opportunity to teach their craft in hands-on classes.

Give the gift of a Sawdust Art Class this holiday season! Click here to purchase gift certificates for your loved ones! Order by December 16th to guarantee delivery by Christmas!

 

 

Painting, Workshops

Abstract Figurative Painting Workshop

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In an open ended and exploratory environment, you will play at pushing the boundaries of contemporary abstract figurative work.

 

Arts & Craft Classes, Screen Printing

Screen Printing

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Learn the basics of screenprinting in this fun one hour SSAC 'After Dark' class! Students will leave with their own one-of-a-kind hand screenprinted canvas tote bag celebrating the Sawdust Art Festival's 5

 

Arts & Craft Classes, Mixed Media

Mixed Media Printmaking

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Using just a few simple tools you can create a colorful piece of art in just one hour.

 

Arts & Craft Classes, Painting

Intro to Acrylic Painting

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Enjoy a relaxing evening while learning the tips and tricks of acrylic painting on various surfaces!

 

Glassblowing

Glassblowing

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Take a 2 hour workshop or register for one of our new 4 week glassblowing courses!

 

Arts & Craft Classes, Pottery Wheel

Pottery Wheel

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Take a 2 hour workshop or register for one of our new 4 week pottery courses!

 

Arts & Craft Classes, Mixed Media

Eco Book of Dreams

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Learn how to make a Eco Book of Dreams with artist Terrell Anansi!

 

Photography

iPhone Photography

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Learn how to take advantage of your phone's great camera features and creative apps for editing photos and get amazing shots with your iPhone!

 

Arts & Craft Classes, Painting

Oil Painting with Donita Lloyd

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Learn how to paint in oils with Laguna Beach artist Donita Lloyd!

 

Upcycled Clothing

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Give new life to existing clothing using paint with artist Terrell Anansi!

 

Painting

Watercolor & Ink Travel Journal Workshop

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Learn the finer techniques of how to assess a scene and create a quick sketch, control paint flow and transparency with washes, elements of composition and design, how to create balance and unity and how colors interact to create depth in a scene.

 

Jewelry Making

“Say it” with Jewelry

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Say it with Jewelry! Explore the craft of jewelry making in this fun introductory workshop! Using hand tools and letter stamps…

 

Jewelry Making

Basic Soldering

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This special three-and-half-hour class is limited to six students who will be learning basic soldering techniques. You will be using a small professional torch that is widely available at a minimal cost.

 

Jewelry Making

Beadworking

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Learn the intricate art of Navajo beadwork in an all-day session with Sawdust artist & instructor, Lylah Jarvis!

 

Jewelry Making

Bezel Setting with a Gemstone

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Learn how to bezel set a stone, and at the same time get over your fear of the jewelers saw! In this 3-hour class…

 

Jewelry Making

Cold Connections

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In this class you will learn the art of connecting metals through the use of rivets, tubes and grommets. No soldering is…

 

Jewelry Making

Coloring with Fire: Enameling on metal

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Learn the basic tools and techniques of fusing powdered glass enamel to metal using a torch.

 

Jewelry Making

Fold Formed Bracelet

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In the Fold Formed Bracelet class, students will learn how to texture a cuff by folding and hammering, and then adding a fire patina.

 

Fused Glass

Fused Glass

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Using the fused glass techniques taught by Maggie Spencer, create a unique fused glass candleholder or dish.

 

Jewelry Making

Jeweler’s Saw

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Afraid of the jewelers saw? Don’t be. Come and learn how to make a beautiful necklace…

 

Jewelry Making

Leather & Metal Cuff

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Create a unique textured metal accent piece bound to leather with jewelry designer David Farris…

 

Painting

Oil Painting

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Come paint a beautiful landscape or seascape in oils on canvas with Laguna Beach artist John Eagle…

 

Jewelry Making

Pendant Set

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Create a unique textured copper pendant and/or earrings to impress your friends and family with jewelry designer David Farris…

 

Painting

Seascape Wave in Acrylics

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Learn how to paint a beautiful wave on canvas with Laguna Beach artist Michelle S. Burt!

 

Jewelry Making

Water Casting

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In this workshop we will create unique and striking pieces by pouring molten silver into water. Each student will have…

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