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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

 

Painting, Workshops

Acrylic Seascape Workshop

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Looking for a little more time to paint with one of our incredible instructors? Come learn to paint a beautiful seascape on canvas with Laguna Beach artist Michelle S. Burt!

 

Jewelry Making, Workshops

Caged Bird Pendant Workshop

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In this full day workshop, you will work on a design of an open birdcage with a bird that includes several different methods of fabrication.

 

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

Palms, Palms, Palms!

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Have fun exploring mixed media art with Laguna Beach artist Michelle S. Burt! You will have many different materials, paints, and papers to make a stunning iconic Palm Art.

 

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!

 

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.

 

Painting, Workshops

Plein Air Beach Scene Workshop

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Join us for this FUN 2 day workshop and go home with a beautiful colorful painting you will be proud to call you own.

 

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!

 

Painting

Oil Painting with Donita Lloyd

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

 

Arts & Craft Classes, Mixed Media

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 & 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, Workshops

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

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 with John Eagle

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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

Torch 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

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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