Tour the Campus

The Fallbrook School of the Arts Campus sits in the historic downtown section of Fallbrook. The 3,500 square foot campus features two main buildings with defined usage plus other areas dedicated to specific art disciplines. 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. The Fallbrook School of the Arts offers classes and workshops to the public in ceramics, printmaking, jewelry making, classical drawing, fiber arts, oil/acrylic/watermedia/pastel painting, paper arts, life drawing . In addition, sculpture, welding, and stone carving are offered at the California Sculpture Academy located on the campus.

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

Ceramics Studio

In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ceramics Studio

We provide classes for all levels of experience for both youth and adults. Along with on-going classes offered in both day and evening, we offer visiting artists workshops as well as specialized workshops including Raku and glaze applications.

Our fully equipped Ceramics Studio features, 12 electric wheels, 5 kilns (2 electric, 2 gas firing to Cone 10, 1 Raku), 2 slab rollers, spray booth, clay extruder, and large work surfaces for hand-building. Clay is available for purchase and firing and glazes are included in class fees.

Due to the high volume of classes, we are unable to offer independent studio rental or firing services for works created outside our classes.

Printmaking Studio

There are as many different ways of making prints as there are Artist's making them
Tim Mara, Printmaker

Printmaking Studio

Our printmaking studio offers a well-equipped studio and diverse schedule of classes and workshops for both youth and adults to foster the development of printmaking as a vibrant and progressive art form. Professional artists and students can work in a variety of traditional and alternative processes including intaglio, monoprint, relief, lithography, screenprint, letterpress, book arts, and paper making.

The studio is comprised of three connected spaces totaling 1,850 square feet: Press Room with 4 presses and large drying racks; Work Space with tables & chairs, magnetic hanging system, light table, a NuArc large exposure unit; and covered outside Deck Space with hot plate, deep sink, and a large inking table.

Press Room (650 sq ft)

  • Presses:
    • Wright 36" x 72" bed (electric)
    • Wright 24" x 48" bed (electric)
    • Griffin 32" x 50" bed (electric)
    • Ettan 24" x 48" bed (manual)
  • 2 dry racks for storage of prints (1 large/1 small)
  • Soaking tub – Large
  • 24" metal shear (for cutting plates)
  • Etching blankets
  • 2 oversized inking rollers
  • Brayers, palette knives, roll-out pallets, newsprint
  • Magnetic hanging system

Deck Workspace (400 sq ft covered)

  • Hot plate – 28" x 36"
  • Large stainless steel sink
  • 2 glass top work surfaces

Work Space (805 sq ft)

  • NuArc Large flip-top exposure unit
  • Small portable UV Exposure Unit
  • Large Tabletop guillotine (paper cutter)
  • Large Light Table with cutting surfaceFSAprint4
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Magnetic hanging system
  • White Board

Access to restrooms and sink

Press Room and Work Space A/C & Heat


I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
Georgia O'Keeffe


To accommodate our many classes and workshops, we have 2 classrooms. Both are equipped with magnetic hanging systems, demo mirrors, tables & chairs, and whiteboards. The larger classroom has a sink. A multitude of windows allow for natural light along with a color-corrected lighting system. Dark-out shades in both studios allow for light control as needed.

Stone Carving Pavilion

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.

Stone Carving Pavilion

The covered outdoor Stone Carving Pavilion features ten individual work stations with air compressor hookups and the capacity for large-scale works. The Pavilion is used by members of the California Sculpture Academy.

Independent Artist Studios

The Campus has two studio spaces rented by individual artists to create their own work.

The Phil Burns Reference Art Library

Phil Burns loved everything about art. It was Phil's wish that his book collection remain as a reference library for other artists.

The Phil Burns Reference Art Library

Phil Burns loved everything about art. Throughout his career as a designer he collected books that he used as both an inspiration and reference for his work. It was Phil's wish that the collection remain as a reference library for other artists. Several years before his death in 2014 he gifted the entire book collection to the Fallbrook Arts Inc. with the understanding that the Art Library be housed at the Fallbrook School of the Arts.