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Sawdust Art Classes

Year-Round STUDIO AND ART 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 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. For frequently asked questions, please visit SAC FAQ.

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Laguna Coastline & Vino


Learn and understand the techniques of oil painting with Mary Gulino


Abstract Self Portrait


Join Maryam Rouhi for a morning of abstract self-portraiture.


Breakfast and Still Life at NIGHT


Join us for breakfast IN THE EVENING and paint a beautiful still life with Lisa Rainy.




Two-hour private glassblowing classes!


Landscape Painting from Photo Reference with Greg LaRock


2 day plein air workshop with master painter Greg LaRock.


Intro to Soldering


This special three 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.


Botanical Art with Lisa Rainey


Explore Botanical Painting with Lisa Rainey


Seascape Pallete Knife Classe with Michelle Burt


Create a unique wave painting using nothing but a pallete knife and your imagination.


Wire Wrapped Necklace with Mary Gulino


Join us at the Sawdust for a fun evening of jewelry making with Mary Gulino!


Watercolor Painting & Vino: Wave Workshop


Join artist Mary Gulino and learn to paint a curling wave in watercolor and ink.


Whimsical Ceramic Teapot


Create a whimsical ceramic teapot with Walter Reiss!


Celebrity Portrait Painting with Tatyana Zen


allow your imagination run wild creating vibrant colorful celebrity portrait.


Ceramic Chip and Dip with Robert Jones


Create a chip and dip bowl on the wheel with Robert Jones.


Portrait Street Photography with Film Cameras


Tour the beautiful town of Laguna Beach while capturing breathtaking photograms on film.


Wave Painting in Acrylic


Learn how to paint an acrylic wave on canvas with Michelle Burt!


Acrylic Wave Painting & Vino: The Perfect Cure


Join artist Mary Gulino for her liquid Acrylic Wave Painting & Vino Workshop


Enameling with Julie Setterholm


Join us for a 3 hour enameling class with artist Julie Setterholm.


Jewelry Making

Photo Enameling


Create an amazing keepsake enameled photo pendant with artist Erin Proctor!


Hand Stamped Cuff Bracelet


Create a personalized copper or sterling cuff bracelet.


Abstract Alcohol Ink Class


Create a harmonious painting using creative color palettes from ink, in this 2-hour class.


Gemstone Bracelet Workshop


Join Brynne and design two lovely and meaningful gemstone bracelets from start to finish.


Silk Scarf Painting


Paint an abstract silk scarf with Michelle Burt!


Elements of Art


Join Mary Hurlbut on an exciting journey to discover your own creativity

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