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.
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, Monday, Thursday, Friday | 10am-4pm
Tuesday, Wednesday | CLOSED
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.
Ornament painting | $25 each
Icicle ornaments | $35 each
Mandala Spirit Stone Painting | $25 each
PAPER MARBLING | $25 EACH
ACRYLIC BOARDS | $35 EACH
POTTERY PAINTING | STARTING AT $35 EACH
CANDLE MAKING | $45 EACH
SUCCULENT TERRARIUM BAR | STARTING AT $45 EACH
BODY BLENDS | STARTING AT $25 EACH
ESSENTIAL OIL CONSULTATION | STARTING AT $25 EACH
APOTHECARY ROLLERBALL BLENDS | $45 EACH
Weekly Group Classes featuring local artists
Schedule subject to change
Reservations are required for the following classes, please contact the Artist Cottage at 805.640.2049 to finalize your booking. Group Classes are recommended for adults. A 20% service charge will be added to the cost of each experience. Please provide a minimum of 6 hours of notice to cancel a reservations without penalty.
vibrational aromatherapy by ixchel
THursdays & Saturdays AT 11 AM | 45 MINUTES | $75 PER PERSON
Meet prominent aromatherapist Ixchel Leigh who will share information about the body's ancient system of energy: chakras and auras. Through Ixchel's guidance, allow your inner-self to direct you to your perfect Chakra Synergy. Take away expert knowledge and a 10ml Elixir of your selected blend of therapeutic essential oils.
seasonal Wellness with essential oils
THursdays & saturdays AT Noon | 45 MINUTES | $95 PER PERSON
Experience the blending of essential oils to renew the body, mind, and emotional state. Using aromatherapy and the healing properties of essential oils, aromatherapist Ixchel Leigh will focus on your specific concerns of the season, while you create a customized body oil that will soothe and rebuild your energy for the year ahead.
Fundamentals of fragrance, blending with intention
thursdays & saturdays AT 1 PM | 60 MINUTES | $120 PER PERSON
Compose your own natural perfume from the Apothecary's custom selection of pure essential oils. Acclaimed aromatherapist, Ixchel Leigh, shares the basic principles of a balanced scent, as well as her professional secrets. Focus your desired intentions in creating your own personalized multi-layered fragrance.
holiday SOAP MAKING
Mondays & FRIDAYS AT 11 AM | 60 MINUTES | $65 PER PERSON
Create a duo of bath bars with Apothecary Specialist, Sara Ocenasek. Learn the step by step process of soap making and customize your soap by using natural fragrances, dyes, and plant materials.
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!
holiday wreath making
Saturdays at 10 Am | 90 minutes | $75 per person
Create your own seasonal wreath to establish a festive entrance to your home. All supplies are provided to make a hanging arrangements for yourself, or a perfect one-of-a-kind handmade gift. Reservations required.