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.

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!

Tuesday - Sunday | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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Ornament painting | $25 each
Simmering Potpourri Bar | $25 each
Mandala Spirit Stone Painting | $25 each

Bath Salts or Sugar Scrubs | $35 Each
hydrosols | $35 each
aromatherapy rollerball blends | $45 each

weekly group classes

Beginning December 6 for three weeks, weekly group classes at the Artist Cottage have been temporarily paused. We look forward to welcoming you for Open Studio hours during this time.

Reservations required, please contact the Artist Cottage at 805.640.2049.
Guests must wear masks throughout duration of classes.

Mindful Jewelry Making

Thursdays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | $120 per person + 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.

Introduction to Floral Design

Fridays 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (beginning in November) | $75 per person + 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.

Seasonal Wreath Making

Saturdays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | $75 per person + 20% service charge

Create your own 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.