Where Creativity is Nurtured, Skills are Acquired, and Art is Made

Fallbrook School of the Arts is dedicated to enhancing the cultural life of the picturesque Village of Fallbrook by providing arts education to every age, skill level and socio-economic group. We offer classes and workshops in ceramics, printmaking, jewelry making, classical drawing, fiber arts, oil/acrylic/watermedia/pastel painting, and paper arts. In addition, sculpture and welding classes are offered at the California Sculpture Academy located on the campus.

Fallbrook School of the Arts is a non-profit arts education facility serving culturally diverse individuals of all skill levels, children to adults. It is our mission to offer classes, workshops, seminars, exhibitions, studio space and additional activities that are designed to increase the cultural and educational life within the community. We strive to make Fallbrook School of the Arts an arts destination dedicated to creating harmony through arts education.

We are located in the historic downtown district in the Village of Fallbrook within walking distance of shops, restaurants, the Fallbrook Art Center, the Brandon Gallery, and other galleries.

Instructor Spotlight


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Dale Laitinen, NWS, WW

Dale Laitinen has been roaming, hiking and painting the Sierra Nevada and the rest of the West for much of his life. His work extends from wilderness subjects of mountains, deserts, and canyons. His “Engineered Landscape” series, depicting dams, bridges, and roadways, reveal the aesthetic contrast between the man-made and natural.
Laitinen is a Fine Art graduate with a concentration in painting from San Jose State University. His depth of knowledge of the landscape is a result of many years as an independent long- haul trucker traveling the country. Having survived the trucking life, in 1985 he turned to full-time painting and teaching and has pursued this line of work up to the present day.  His popular workshops are held throughout the United States.    He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West.
Dale is represented in several galleries in California, and continues to be published in numerous art periodicals and books. He is the author of Blue Shadow Country, a self-published book featuring his paintings, currently available from and   The Language of Landscape and Landscape Essentials are his teaching videos currently available through and  Dale Laitinen lives and paints upcountry in the western Sierra Nevada.