Awaken your creativity, at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa's haven for self-discovery and expression. Join us as we learn, explore and create artful interpretations of the world we see. Our Artist in Residence will offer assistance in translating your vision into your work of art. Our creative offerings are available on a rotating schedule and designed for all skill levels. Private or group sessions are available upon request.

Art for All Ages

Tile Painting

Create a keepsake to remember your Ojai Valley Inn escape. Our Artist in Residence will inspire you to create a tile in spirit of the Inn or your personal residence.
Appx. 60 minutes | $40 per person | Appropriate for all ages (under 6 must be accompanied by an adult)

Spirit Stones

Class begins by selecting the Ojai River rock that calls to you. Then using an array of tools including acrylic paint, markers, and stencils, create your own design (be it a word, animal, pattern or mandala), that is meaningful to you. Spirit stones can be used to inspire and empower you and are a decorative addition to your home patio or garden.
Appx. 45 minutes | $25 per person | Appropriate for all ages (under 6 must be accompanied by an adult)

Ojai Pixie Painting

Its Pixie season year-round at the Artist Cottage! Design a personalized and unique Ojai Pixie ornament using paint, markers, glitter and your own creative inspiration. Take home a wonderful memory of your visit to Ojai.
Appx. 45 minutes | $25 per person | Appropriate for all ages (under 6 must be accompanied by an adult)

Pottery Painting

Let your inner artist shine as you design a one of a kind terracotta pot using acrylic paints. Then select from an assortment of local succulents to create the perfect gift for Mom.
Appx. 45 minutes | $30 per person | Appropriate for all ages (under 6 must be accompanied by an adult)

Children’s Treasure Jars

Create a special container for all your personal treasures. Fill your vacation creation with pockets full of memories from your time at Ojai V alley Inn & Spa.
Appx. 45 minutes | $30 per person | Designed for ages 6-12 years old

Children’s Playful Scents

From playful to fruity, the bath time scent your child creates will truly be their own. Unique bath time bubbles will certainly encourage sweet dreams of time spent in our beautiful valley.
Appx. 45 minutes | $30 per person | Designed for ages 6-12 years old


Artistic Expressions

Glass Painting

Make a memory-inspired glass treasure. Paint a wine glass, champagne flute, vase or glass container for yourself or for a gift. It’s the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or for a themed group activity. Cheers!
Appx. 90 minutes | $50 per person | Designed for guests over 12 years old

Mixed Media

Let your imagination run free by combining the artistic presence of acrylics, found objects, paper images, glitter, feathers, beads, etc.! You will create a unique collage that represents you in the here and now.
Appx. 90 minutes | $50 per person | Designed for guests over 12 years old

Silk Scarf Painting

Gliding a brush over the silk, you will create a brilliant design on a silk scarf that can be treasured around your neck or used to embellish your favorite hat or bag.
Appx. 90 minutes | $75 per person | Designed for guests over 12 years old

Beginning Watercolors

An experience in color, your watercolor class will teach you basic techniques that can be used to create an abstract, still life or landscape image. Our favorite way to spend the class is inspired by the beauty of the Ojai Valley.
Appx. 90 minutes | $60 per person | Designed for guests over 12 years old (Drawing skills recommended)

Beginning Acrylic Class

Explore this versatile artist’s medium using a variety of painting techniques. Have fun with a vivid color palette and quick drying time as you allow your creative energies to flow.
Appx. 90 minutes | $60 per person | Designed for guests over 12 years old

Basic Drawing

Learn basic techniques in pencil that will allow you to truly see what you are drawing.
Appx. 60 minutes | $40 per person | Designed for guests over 12 years old


Apothecary

Home Mist Mixology

Mix and blend botanical oils to create a unique, natural environmental fragrance. Your personalized spritz will uplift your spirit and can be used as an aromatic room spray, light body mist or and linen refresher. A personalized label is the finishing touch to your 4 oz. mist.
Appx. 45 minutes | $45 per person | Appropriate for all guests over 12 years old

Body Blends

Our expert Aromatherapist will guide you on a journey of scent-ful self-discovery. From a palate of essential oils, you will select your favorite aromatic notes to create your signature fragrance. Next you will artfully incorporate your signature blend into two custom body products; an organic sugar body scrub and nutrient rich body butter. You will finish by crafting personal labels to complete your set.
Appx. 60 minutes | $65 per person | Appropriate for all guests over 12 years old

Aroma Custom Blending

An experience that will awaken your senses, our custom blending class will rely on your unconscious to create your own uniquely personal scent. Enjoy your signature scent as a classic perfume or have our apothecary specialist blend it into a customized product line. Formulas are kept on file for future replication.
Appx. 90 minutes | $120 per person | Appropriate for all guests over 12 years old

Seasonally Inspired Collection
Fall 2016

Paint by the Glass: The Wishing Tree
Saturdays 8:30-10:30 am

Join us at the Artist Cottage to create a unique masterpiece on wooden canvas. Our art instructors will guide you step-by-step to design a beautiful replication of a featured seasonal painting. Enjoy mimosas and continental breakfast refreshments as you design a work of art that becomes uniquely yours.
$65 per person with 20% service charge. Maximum 12 guests per class; adults only please. Advance reservations are required.

Seasonal Wreaths

Celebrate the bounty of the season inspired by the variety and splendor of the Inn ’s herbal gardens. We will create wreaths wrapped with the fragrance of the Inn and made of the herbs and botanicals grown on property.
Appx. 90 minutes | $50 per person | Designed for guests over 12 years old


Seasonally Inspired Collection
Winter 2016

Paint by the Glass: The Matilija Poppy

Saturdays 8:30-10:30 am
Join us at the Artist Cottage to create a unique masterpiece on wooden canvas. Our art instructors will guide you step-by-step to design a beautiful replication of a featured seasonal painting. Enjoy mimosas and continental breakfast refreshments as you design a work of art that becomes uniquely yours. $65 per person with 20% service charge. Maximum 12 guests per class; adults only please. Advance reservations are required.

Seasonal Wreaths

Celebrate the bounty of the season inspired by the variety and splendor of the Inn ’s herbal gardens. We will create wreaths wrapped with the fragrance of the Inn and made of the herbs and botanicals grown on property.
Appx. 90 minutes | $50 per person | Designed for guests over 12 years old

Holiday Ornament Painting

Create a keepsake to hang on your holiday tree and remember your season of serenity in Ojai.
Appx. 45 minutes | $25 per person | Appropriate for all ages (under 6 must be accompanied by an adult)