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. Private or group sessions are available upon request.

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We invite you to visit during Open Studio hours to explore your visionary side in the inspiring Artist Cottage. Walk-in activities are available for guests of all ages. You may also reserve a group class led by one of our featured local artists.

Tuesday - Sunday | 10 AM - 3 PM
Closed Monday. 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.

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Mandala Stone Painting | $25 each
PAPER MARBLING | $25 EACH
ornament painting | $25 each
icicle ornament making | $35 EACH

ACRYLIC painting | $35 EACH
Bath Salts or Sugar Scrubs | $35 Each
hydrosol facial mist | $35 each
POTTERY PAINTING | STARTING AT $35 EACH
aromatherapy rollerball blends | $45 each
CANDLE MAKING | $45 EACH
SUCCULENT TERRARIUM BAR | STARTING AT $45 EACH


WEEKLY GROUP CLASSES

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, PLEASE CONTACT THE ARTIST COTTAGE AT (805) 640-2049.

ARTISAN SOAP MAKING

WEDNESDAYS 11 AM - 12:00 PM | $65 PER PERSON PLUS 20% SERVICE CHARGE

Create a duo of bath bars with our resident artist, Tina Chavez. Learn the step-by-step process of soap making and customize your shea butter bars by using natural fragrances, dyes, and plant materials.

MINDFUL JEWELRY MAKING

THURSDAYS 11 AM - 12:30 PM | $120 PER PERSON plus 20% SERVICE CHARGE

Enter the relaxing, creative flow of metalsmithing in this session led by Alix Camp, a mindful craftsperson with jewelry making as her specialty. In this class, Alix will teach you how to utilize simple tools to make two beautiful pairs of earrings, while guiding you back to the present through working with your hands.

SEASONAL WREATH MAKING

THURSDAYS 1 PM - 2:30 PM | $75 PER PERSON PLUS 20% SERVICE CHARGE

Create a seasonal wreath to establish a festive entrance to your home. All supplies are provided to make a hanging arrangement for yourself, or a perfect one-of-a-kind handmade gift.

INTRODUCTION TO FLORAL DESIGN

FRIDAYS 11 AM - 12 PM | $75 PER PERSON plus 20% SERVICE CHARGE

Join our resident florist, Sarah McDaniel, to learn the basics of floral design and arranging. Sarah will share tips and tricks of the trade to assist you in making your own floral arrangement. Not only will you walk away with a beautiful bouquet, but you'll also take home the skills and knowledge to be able to create professional level arrangements to adorn your home.

Class with a Glass

Fridays 1 PM - 2:30 PM | $75 per person plus 20% service charge

Artist Jeff Sojka's color-drenched paintings capture the magic of nature and the beautiful landscapes that surround us. In this class led by Jeff, learn the step-by-step methods to create your own masterpiece while enjoying a glass of wine. All skill levels are welcome. Guests must be at least 21 years old.

BEADED JEWELRY MAKING

SATURDAYS 1 PM - 2:30 PM | $120 PER PERSON PLUS 20% SERVICE CHARGE

Design and make your own beaded necklace or bracelet with the help of professional craftsperson Alix Camp. Alix will teach a crimping technique to craft your own one-of-a-kind accessory, complete with Japanese glass seed beads and gold fill clasp. This class welcomes guests at all levels and ages 8 and up.