Community Education

Provides short-term, not–for-credit classes and workshops designed for personal development. Classes and workshops reflect community interest for enrichment and creativity as artist. Courses are moderately priced and are available on Saturdays during the spring, summer and fall.


**College credit is not given for classes conducted *

Watercolor Summer


DATES: Every Saturday, June 22 – July 27, 2018

(No Class Saturday, July 6)

TIME: 1-4 PM


COST: $85 - Due on or before Wednesday, June 19th

AGES: 16 and above, all levels

MINIMUM: 7 / Maximum: 15


Summer Watercolor

This course aims to familiarize students with the mediums of gouache and watercolor. By the end of the course, students should be able to create paintings that demonstrate an understanding of composition, line, value, form, color and edge in these mediums, as well as be able to incorporate specific exercises, techniques and terminology into their own work. Experimentation with types of surfaces and paint application will be encouraged.

Students who prefer to work in gouache may use the pigments listed for watercolor – see Suggested Materials List (below).


Instructor: Sureya Davis

Sureya Davis was born in Staten Island New York and now resides in Southern California, where she is a senior at the Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD). While attending LCAD, Sureya developed a consistent subject matter, ranging from a variety of areas: portraits, still life’s, and figures included. Her focus within that subject matter deals with the simplicities of life, taking objects that aren’t normally formalized and treating them with as much care and importance as the faces she portrays. 

While attending LCAD, Sureya received multiple awards and scholarships, including the Festival of the Arts Scholarship, The Plotkin Memorial Foundation, Excellence in Art award, and the First Thursday Art Walk Scholarship.



Laguna College of Art and Design

2222 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Studio 2

For questions please contact: Community Education at


Suggested Materials List


Watercolor (Winsor & Newton, Gamblin, Holbein or brands of similar quality):


Aureolin or Cadmium Yellow

Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Red

Alizarin Crimson

Sap Green

Burnt Umber

Raw Umber

Ulltramarine Blue

Ivory Black


Dioxazine Purple

Yellow Ochre

Burnt Sienna


Gouache (Winsor & Newton, Gamblin, Holbein or brands of similar quality):


Permanent White



Flats: 1.5 inch, ¾ inch, size 4 or size ⅜

Rounds: size 5, size 4, size 1 






Painting Explorations

Registration opens April 17th for Summer:

5 WEEKS: Every Saturday, June 22 – July 27, 2019 (No class Saturday, July 6th)

Saturday – 9:00-12:00 PM - MC2

TUITION: $170 – Due by Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Ages 16 and above, all levels

MINIMUM: 7 / Maximum: 16




Laguna College of Art and Design

2222 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Studio 2


Our classically trained faculty teaches painting techniques and compositions, placing emphasis on developing foundational skills and on pursuing a personal approach to painting from still life and from photographic references. Students receive individualized instruction and are encouraged to work at their own pace. In-class demonstrations will be shown using oil paints, but students may use the painting medium of their choice. Students furnish their own supplies and may bring what they typically use to class. For an idea of what supplies might be useful, see Suggested Materials List below.


Instructor: Nina Ulett

Nina Ulett, a graduate from Laguna College of Art and Design, studied in Italy as well as California. Throughout the course of her career, Nina participated in multiple exhibitions and received numerous awards and honors for her work.


Suggested Materials List:

(you are welcome to bring and work with what you have)



– Gamsol

– Linseed Oil or Stand Oil



– Natural Filbert Bristles: #2, #4, #6, #8, #10

Oil Paint List 

– Titanium or Cremnitz White

– Ivory Black

– Cadmium Yellow

– Yellow Ochre

– Cadmium Red

– Burnt Sienna

– Burnt Umber

– Venetian Red

– Permanent Alizarin Crimson

– Ultramarine Blue

Acrylic Paint Canvas Primer (students will be shown how to correctly prime a canvas on first day of class) – 8 oz. jar of either:

– Toned Grey;

– Burnt Sienna; or

– Manufacturer Golden makes a neutral Grey N5 that is perfect


Canvas – 1 per class

– Canvas Panel or Stretched Primed Canvas sizes 11” × 14” or 12” × 16”



– Palette (paper palette, wood palette or Glass palette w/ mid tone beneath)

– Palette knife

– Soft paper towels (Viva)

– Containers for solvent, oils & mediums (must have leak-proof lids)

– Paint keeper or box




Questions? Contact: Community Education at