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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.

 

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 Playtime | Sawdust After Dark

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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

Colored Pencil Seascapes

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Create a sepia colored pencil seascape with artist David Kizziar!

 

Pen & Ink Drawing Workshop

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Create a beautiful pen drawing with artist Mary Gulino!

 

Arts & Craft Classes, Workshops

Indigo Experience

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Organic Indigo tea towel & napkins just in time for your holiday entertaining or gifts.

 

Watercolor Class

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Create a Watercolor Card with Mary Gulino.

 

Arts & Craft Classes

Mosaic Ornament

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Create a beautiful mosaic ornament with artist Rosanne Nitti for your home or as a gift for the holidays!

 

Arts & Craft Classes, Pottery Wheel

Pottery Wheel

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Enjoy a two-hour ceramics class with Michelle Brych and a pottery wheel!

 

Storytelling in Poetry Workshop with Kate Buckley

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A free poetry workshop for adults; open to the public - bring a notepad or journal and a pen

 

Glassblowing

Glass Blown Ornament

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Create your very own glass blown ornament in this 30 minute session!

 

Glassblowing

Glassblowing

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

 

Jewelry Making, Special Promotions

Fold Formed Heart

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Create something special either with or for your loved one! Learn how to create a textured heart necklace by applying essential metalsmithing methods of folding and hammering, and applying a patina with fire.

 

Bread Making

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Learn the art of traditional German bread making with Sawdust artist Carmen Gundelach!

 

Intro to Torch Enameling

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Spend the day learning the art of enameling with Erin Proctor!

 

Arts & Craft Classes, Painting

Sunset with Palms

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Enjoy an evening painting scenic palm trees with Michelle Burt!

 

Jewelry Making

Basic & Intermediate 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

Bezel Setting with a Gemstone

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Learn how to bezel set a gemstone in this 3-hour jewelry making class!

 

Jewelry Making

Coloring With Fire: Torch Enameling

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

 

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 jeweler's saw? Don’t be. Come and learn how to make a beautiful necklace.

 

Jewelry Making

Jewelry Design and Fabrication

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Learn basic and advanced design and fabrication techniques with Sawdust artist David Nelson.

 

Jewelry Making, Workshops

Navajo Beadworking with Lylah Jarvis

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

 

Painting

Oil Painting with John Eagle

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

 

Painting, Silk painting

Paint a Silk Scarf

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Olivia Batchelder teaches silk painting.

 

Arts & Craft Classes, Mixed Media

Photo Blocks

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Treasure your memories by turning ordinary photos into beautiful works of art!…

 

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…

 

Painting

Seascape in Acrylic

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

 

Jewelry Making

Water Casting with Jewelry Making

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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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