Open Studio

During hours when we do not have scheduled classes or events, you are welcome to come in and paint or work on your own pottery or clay project. If you haven’t yet learned the ceramic arts or just want a quick project, choose from our wide selection of pre-fired clay pieces to paint. We’ll do the rest!

Independent work with your own clay: $10/hour*
Paint your own Pottery: Prices vary by project. We charge for the price of the piece. Painting time is included.

Clay Price: $17 per 25lb bag
Kiln Firing: .03 cents per cubic inch. Includes one bisque firing, in-studio glazes, and one glaze firing.

Please Note: The studio is not available for drop-ins or individual work outside of designated open hours. Please call ahead or refer to our class calendar for all current open studio times. The online calendar is updated daily with any and all changes.

Bisque Painting DBAny person wanting to use Open Studio hours to create their own work, must have taken a class or private lesson before being eligible to work independantly in the studio. Any child or youth student under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

*Students who are currently enrolled in a studio course will receive a 20% discount on Open Studio time for the duration of their enrollment. You must take a course or private lesson at lease once at Old Town Artisan Studio before you are eligible to utilize our Open Studio.


Click here for the full calendar of classes.

Refer to our Studio Policies for further information.

To register for a class, please download the Registration Form and Liability Waiver and either mail it or email to the studio. You may also call our to register over the phone or register in person.

Our art classes serve all the communities of Coachella Valley: Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Thermal & Mecca.