Awaken your creativity at the Ojai Valley Inn's haven for self-discovery and expression. Join us as we learn, explore and create artful interpretations of the world we see. Walk-in activities are available for guests of all ages during
Open Studio hours. You may also reserve a featured weekly class with one of our local artists. Private or group sessions are available upon request.

open studio

We invite you to visit during Open Studio to explore your creative side in the inspiring Artist Cottage. Please stop by during your visit to let your inner artist emerge and allow the meditative properties of art making work their magic!

Sunday | 10am-4pm
Monday | 10am-4pm
Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday | CLOSED
Thursday | 10am-4pm
Friday | 10am-4pm
Saturday | 10am-3pm
Hours are subject to change

The following activities will be available to walk-in guests during Open Studio hours. No reservation needed, activities range from 20-30 minutes, $25-$45, open to guests of all ages.

Icicle ornaments | $35 per person

Potpourri Wall Hanging | $55 Per Person

Mandala Spirit Stone Painting | $25 per person

Seasonal Aroma Blends | $45 per person

Pottery Painting | Starting at $35 per person

Candle Making | $45 Per Person

Succulent & Terrarium Bar | Starting at $45 Per Person

Acrylic Boards | $35 Per Person


Weekly Group Classes featuring local artists

Schedule subject to change

To reserve the following classes, please contact the Artist Cottage at 805.640.2049.

Class With a Glass: Winterscapes

Fridays at 2 pm | 90 minutes | $75 per person

Learn to paint with passion and find your inner artist. Regardless of skill level, learn the step-by-step methods to create your own masterpiece. Enjoy the wonders of wine, and hear why local artists love to call Ojai their home anytime of the year. Using favorite local destinations as inspiration, you will paint the beauty of this special valley and be able to leave with your own finished canvas creation. Paint, drink, and be merry!

Mindful journal writing

BY Appointment only | 60-75 minutes | $125 per person | CALL (805)640-2049 TO RESERVE

Join Joanne Mennon, Ojai's Spiritual Psychologist and Life Coach in the inspirational morning hours at the Artist Cottage to access and inspire your creative consciousness. In a sacred and nurturing space, Joanne will guide you to explore your current life's path and will customize a journal writing program to help you directly access the wisdom of your soul. The enchanting setting will elevate your senses and awaken your inherent writing capabilities. Beautiful journal and pen are provided.

Ornament Painting

Thursdays and Saturdays at 1 Pm | 60 minutes | $45 per person

Personalize your holiday decor or create the perfect gift with hand-painted ornaments. In this class, artist Georgia Deutsch will teach different styles and techniques to paint a trio of ornaments.

Holiday Wreath Making

Saturdays at 10 Am | 90 minutes | $75 per person

Get your home in the holiday spirit by creating your own beautiful seasonal wreath. A festive and timeless piece of decor that establishes an inviting entrance to any home! Lead by seasoned artist Georgia Deutsch, all supplies are provided to make a hanging arrangement for yourself, or a perfect one-of-a-kind handmade gift.