Best Art Classes in Laguna Beach


Whether you’re a seasoned or a novice artist, Laguna Beach has the best art classes for you. As one of the premier artists’ colonies in the United States, Laguna Beach will no doubt inspire you to take your work to the next level. These are some of the best classes in town to help you do just that.

Festival Art Classes

Summer isn’t the only time to enjoy the benefits of our annual trifecta of world-renowned art festivals. The Sawdust Art Festival offers classes throughout the year in a variety of mediums, including painting, glassblowing and even bread making. Refine the skills in your preferred medium, or try something totally new for a fresh perspective. Festival of Arts offers workshops during the summer in a relaxed environment, from wine and painting nights to arts classes for kids. Meanwhile, Art-A-Fair offers instructional workshops with their professional artists. Class size is limited to six, so you’re sure to get lots of personalized attention.

Laguna College of Art and Design

The celebrated Laguna College of Art and Design offers year round community education classes on their beautiful campus in Laguna Canyon. The curriculum is focused on those who want to continue their personal or professional development in the arts. Two of the workshops taking place this summer include Painting Explorations and Summer Portrait Sculpture. All of their classes are taught by their classically trained faculty.

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts

Another organization working to bring art to everyone in Laguna Beach is the Laguna Outreach for Community Arts. LOCA provides workshops to schools and community groups throughout town as well as classes for the public. They currently host an Art Club for artists to come together and share ideas. They also provide ongoing workshops in painting, multi-media and printmaking.

Laguna Plein Air Painters

Members of the Laguna Plein Air Painters can take advantage of their member workshops, focused on capturing the beauty of the landscape. They offer multi-day painting retreats in some of the most beautiful places in the country. The organization also hosts Paint Outs, an afternoon where members demo their process to other members and those interested in joining.

The City of Laguna Beach

Even the City of Laguna Beach gets in on the art action in town. They offer a variety of classes and workshops each season for community members of all ages. Recent classes include Painting on Silk, Adult Beginning Drawing and Portraiture. Check out their summer brochure for upcoming classes and workshops.

The Laguna Playhouse

If your children have artistic aspirations that are of the dramatic variety, be sure to check out what’s available at the popular Laguna Playhouse. They offer after school programs for children ages 4 to 17 as well as summer camps taught by theatre professionals. In addition, they have a youth conservatory program for kids interested in honing their talents.

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