Year Round Classes: Beginner to Advanced
Sawdust Studio 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 SSAC program highlights the artistic history of Laguna Beach while providing professional Sawdust artists the opportunity to teach their craft in hands-on classes.
Screen Printing, SSAC After Dark
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
Mixed Media, SSAC After Dark
Mixed Media PrintmakingMore
Using just a few simple tools you can create a colorful piece of art in just one hour.
Painting, SSAC After Dark
Intro to Acrylic PaintingMore
Enjoy a relaxing evening while learning the tips and tricks of acrylic painting on various surfaces!
Take a 2 hour workshop or register for one of our new 4 week glassblowing courses!
Pottery Wheel, SSAC After Dark
Take a 2 hour workshop or register for one of our new 4 week pottery courses!
Create your own drizzle t-shirt with Sawdust artist Robert Holton.
Glass Blown OrnamentMore
Create your very own glass blown ornament in this 30 minute session!
iPhone Travel PhotographyMore
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!
Watercolor & Ink Travel Journal WorkshopMore
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.
“Say it” with JewelryMore
Say it with Jewelry! Explore the craft of jewelry making in this fun introductory workshop! Using hand tools and letter stamps…
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.
Learn the intricate art of Navajo beadwork in an all-day session with Sawdust artist & instructor, Lylah Jarvis!
Bezel Setting with a GemstoneMore
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…
In this class you will learn the art of connecting metals through the use of rivets, tubes and grommets. No soldering is…
Coloring with Fire: An introduction to enameling on metalMore
Learn the basic tools and techniques of fusing powdered glass enamel to metal using a torch.
Fold Formed BraceletMore
In the Fold Formed Bracelet class, students will learn how to texture a cuff by folding and hammering, and then adding a fire patina.
Using the fused glass techniques taught by Maggie Spencer, create a unique fused glass candleholder or dish.
This two-part class introduces the student to the art of glass mosaics. You will create a project made with stained glass pieces…
Afraid of the jewelers saw? Don’t be. Come and learn how to make a beautiful necklace…
Jewelry Design and FabricationMore
Learn basic and advanced design and fabrication techniques with Sawdust artist David Nelson.
Leather & Metal CuffMore
Create a unique textured metal accent piece bound to leather with jewelry designer David Farris…
Come paint a beautiful landscape or seascape in oils on canvas with Laguna Beach artist John Eagle…
Create a unique textured copper pendant and/or earrings to impress your friends and family with jewelry designer David Farris…
Mixed Media, SSAC After Dark
Treasure your memories by turning ordinary photos into beautiful works of art!…
Rolling Mill WorkshopMore
Come check out the Sawdust’s rolling mill and make a ring in the process! We will use a steel Bonnie Doon etched plate…
Painting, Silk painting
Olivia Batchelder teaches silk painting.
In this workshop we will create unique and striking pieces by pouring molten silver into water. Each student will have…
Watercolor Travel Keep-scapesMore
Learning to paint Laguna Beach's beautiful coast in this 2 hour class with local artist Brynne Cogorno