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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

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

 

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.

 

Painting

Into to Acrylic Painting

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Enjoy a relaxing while learning the tops 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!

 

Pottery Wheel

Pottery Wheel

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

 

Painting

Drizzle T-Shirts

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Create your own drizzle t-shirt with Sawdust artist Robert Holton.

 

Glassblowing

Glass Blown Ornament

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

 

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: An introduction to 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.

 

Glass Mosaic

Glass Mosaics

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This two-part class introduces the student to the art of glass mosaics. You will create a project made with stained glass pieces…

 

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

Jewelry Design and Fabrication

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

 

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…

 

Mixed Media

Photo Blocks

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

 

Jewelry Making

Rolling Mill Workshop

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Come check out the Sawdust’s rolling mill and make a ring in the process! We will use a steel Bonnie Doon etched plate…

 

Printing

Screen Print Basics: Create a Custom T-Shirt

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This fun class will teach you everything you know to get started…

 

Painting, Silk painting

Silk Painting

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Olivia Batchelder teaches silk painting.

 

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…

 

Painting

Watercolor Travel Keep-scapes

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Learning to paint Laguna Beach's beautiful coast in this 2 hour class with local artist Brynne Cogorno

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