Community Education Classes

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

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Due to the increase in positive cases within Orange County, LCAD it is strongly recommended that all workshop attendees be vaccinated and wear a mask to protect against COVID-19. All are encouraged to wear an N95, KN95, KF94, or double masking of surgical masks while in indoor public settings. The College will continue to monitor the situation and revise policies as needed. Please refer to the California Department of Public Health’s guidance for more information:

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PAINTING EXPLORATION

10 WEEK COURSE

DATES: Every Saturday, September 24th - December 3rd (No class Saturday November 26th )

TIME: 9:00-12:00 PM

STUDIO: MC9

TUITION: $170 – Due on or before Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

AGES: 16 and above, all levels

MINIMUM: 7 / Maximum: 16

COLLEGE CREDIT: 0

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

Instructor: Agostino Vaccaro

Agostino Vaccaro grew up in Southern California and had an interest in drawing and creating art at an early age. In 2015, Agostino was accepted into Laguna College of Art and Design where he is currently finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Drawing and Painting. After graduation, he plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Painting. With a Master’s degree, he aims to teach at a college level while being able to exhibit and sell his work in galleries.

Suggested Materials List:

Solvent/Medium:

-Gamsol

-Linseed oil or Solvent free gel

Brushes:

-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

 

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WATERCOLOR  

6 WEEK COURSE

DATES: Every Saturday, October 1st -November 5th (No Class Saturday November 26th)

TIME: 1-4 PM

STUDIO: MC9

TUITION: $85 - Due on or before Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

AGES: 16 and above, all levels

MINIMUM: 7 / Maximum: 15

COLLEGE CREDIT: 0

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: Ryanne Phillips

Ryanne Phillips was born in North Orange County, California.

Works and studies in Orange County

Ryanne Phillips has always been interested in art since a very young age. Her interest in drawing and painting figures led her down the path of representational figure drawing and painting at Laguna College of Art +Design(LCAD). She studied under and with skilled instructors and peers at LCAD. Ryanne graduated from LCAD with Magna Cum Laude.

Ryanne's style is greatly influenced by artists Mucha, John Singer Sargent, and Giovanni Boldini. Because of their compositions, technique, color palette, rendering of the figure, utilization of negative space, and subject matter.

 Her body of work is about the human condition from the female point of view. She is very interested in books and podcasts on subjects from history, mythology, art history, psychology, and feminism. Her research and passion for these subjects fuel the inspiration for her images. Ryanne's large figure drawings are often highly rendered with high contrast that leads the viewer's eye to the portrait. Her portraits depict emotions and themes that make a human connection to her audience.

Suggested Materials List:

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

Pigments:

Aureolin or Cadmium Yellow

Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Red

Alizarin Crimson

Sap Green

Burnt Umber

Raw Umber

Ultramarine Blue

Ivory Black

Optional:

Dioxazine Purple

Yellow Ochre

Burnt Sienna

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

Pigments:

Permanent White

Brushes:

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

Rounds: size 5, size 4, size 1

 

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CANCELLATION POLICY: You may cancel a Course Booking and be given a full refund at any time on or before the tuition deadline. After which tuition will be forfeited.

All Workshops are in person and are located on Main Campus:

Laguna College of Art and Design

2222 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

For questions please contact: Community Education at communityed@lcad.edu