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Looking for something to fit your schedule?

Visiting La Quinta for a short amount of time? Not interested in a 4-week class? Looking to try something new? Try a one-day workshop or private lesson! Be sure to keep in mind that some projects take time to be fired and may not be ready for pick up until 2 weeks out. Read on to learn more!

What is the difference between a class and a workshop, you ask? Great question! Both are fee-based, scheduled opportunities open to the public and can be found on our website. Classes take place in 4-week sessions, meeting once a week for 4 weeks, and can be found here. Workshops only take place on one day for 2-3 hours, depending on the medium, and can be found below. But wait–there is another option! Private lessons are customized opportunities for you and your group. Please call or email to schedule a private lesson.


Workshops take place for 2-3 hours on one day. Upcoming workshops can be found below. Not seeing what you’re looking for? Contact and we can help you arrange a private workshop! Workshops are offered in ceramics, fused glass, acrylic pour, silk scarves, printmaking, and more!

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for individuals or small groups in the areas of pottery, ceramic handbuilding, fused glass, and more!


Handprints in Clay

Capture this moment in time with Handprints in Clay!

A sweet remembrance of who they are today to cherish for tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.

In this 1-hour workshop, you will help create a ceramic plaque made of raw clay and then make your imprint with your choice of hands, feet, or paws! Plaques can be customized with name, age, and date. As for the design? Choose between a more rustic finish with a bisque firing, and a smooth glaze finish with your choice of color!

Each plaque is $30, and up to 4 plaques may be made in one session. All materials are non-toxic and child-friendly. This project is designed for ages 1 – 5, and a parent or adult must be present throughout the session. Please allow up to 3 weeks for pieces to be completed. We will notify you as soon as they are ready for pick-up. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (760) 777-1444.



Mission & Vision

We are dedicated to ensuring that art remains a vibrant part of the creative fabric of the Coachella Valley – from art in schools to lifelong learning.


The individuals we touch through art include families in need, kids in after-school programs, individuals with special needs, seniors and veterans.

Why We Serve

Art is both medicine and food for the soul. Our commitment is to making art available and accessible to all members of our community.

Board of Directors

Meet our dedicated board members that bring Old Town Artisan Studios and its mission to our beloved community.


Our 4-week classes allow students of all ages and levels to dive into the areas of Ceramics, Painting, Fused Glass, and more.


Try a one-day workshop to learn a new skill, test out a medium you are curious about, or simply have a good time!


Paint Your Own Pottery is a fun experience for all!  Choose from several ceramic items and paint to your heart's delight.

 Art Camp

Looking for a fun way to beat the heat? Join us for Summer Art Camp! A week-long camp for young artists, ages 7-15.

All Upcoming Events at Old Town Artisan Studios.

All Upcoming Events

A listing of all free and fee-based happenings at OTAS!

Gingerbread Lane at Old Town Artisan Studios

Gingerbread Lane

A fantastic community event for all to take part in holiday fun!

Color the World Gala 2023.

Color the World Gala

Join us for a spectacular evening of music, festivity & celebration

Miniature Masterpieces 2021

Mini Masterpiece

Art all 10x10x10 in. or smaller featured in our annual raffle.

Art of Music at Old Town Artisan Studios.

Art of Music

A monthly series featuring musicians from near and far.

Eggstravaganza at Old Town Artisan Studiosl.


An annual auction highlighting ceramic eggs by various artists.

Upcoming Events at Old Town Artisan Studios

Open Mic Night

A chance for all levels and ages to perform.

Upcoming Events at Old Town Artisan Studios

Gallery Shows

Visit the Leland Gallery featuring local artists.


With your valued support we are able bring art to our friends who need it most.


We need Ambassadors to help us spread the word about our work and mission.


Your time and skills are an incredibly important part of the work we do.  Come lend a hand!


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