Artist Cottage & Apothecary

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 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.

10 AM - 4 PM daily
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 - $75, open to guests of all ages.

ARTIST COTTAGE

MANDALA STONE PAINTING | $25 EACH
CARD CRAFTING WITH HANDMADE FLOWER SEED PAPER | $30 EACH
ACRYLIC PAINTING | $35 EACH
BATH SALTS OR SUGAR SCRUBS | $35 EACH
HYDROSOL LINEN 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
PINK MOMENT PAINT-BY-NUMBERS KIT | $75

PRIVATE CLASSES

OFFER DAILY BY APPOINTMENT, PLEASE CONTACT DISCOVER OJAI AT (805) 640-3562.

ARTISAN SOAP MAKING - 60 MINUTES | $65 PER PERSON
WHIMSICAL INK DYE COASTERS - 60 MINUTES | $65 PER PERSON
HANDCRAFTED WIND CHIMES - 60-90 MINUTES | $65 PER PERSON
SEASONAL WREATH MAKING - 60 MINUTES | $75 PER PERSON
RAW HONEY TASTING - 60 MINUTES | $100 PER PERSON
LOCAL OLIVE OIL & BALSAMIC VINEGAR SAMPLING - 60 MINUTES | $100 PER PERSON

FEATURED LOCAL ARTISTS

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, PLEASE CONTACT DISCOVER OJAI AT (805) 640-3562.

MINDFUL JEWELRY MAKING

SATURDAYS 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.

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.

MODERN MACRAMÉ WITH SALLY ENGLAND

AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT | APPROXIMATELY 90-120 MINUTES | $125 PER PERSON PLUS 20% SERVICE CHARGE
Renowned local artist, Sally England, instructs how to make a beautiful macramé wall hanging or plant hanger. Enjoy the therapeutic knotting process in an idyllic setting using natural 100% cotton rope. No experience is necessary.

ART MEDITATION WORKSHOP

MONDAY, AUGUST 29 | 5 PM - 7 PM | $150 PER PERSON
A creative mindfulness workshop for those who feel stuck, anxious, or in need of mindful relaxation. Evoke your inner world with a technique that connects you to your core self through creativity.

Within each class, time is spent flowing from meditation and ritual to creative exploration. It is here where we tap into our innate artistry, free ourselves of judgment, and experience the push and pull of our mindscape. Through creativity, we connect deeper to our core selves. Art Meditation workshops are where art and wellness merge.

Each participant will walk away from the workshop with a piece of art directly pulled from the rhythmic creative energy of self. Advance reservations are required. To reserve your space, please contact the Artist Cottage at (805) 640-2049.