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 artist. Courses are moderately priced and are available on Saturdays during the spring, summer and fall.


**College credit is not given for classes conducted *


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.

Fall Watercolor


DATES: Every Saturday, September 28 - December 7, 2019 (No Class Saturday 11/30/ 2019)

TIME: 1-4 PM


COST: $85 - Due on or before Wednesday, September 25th

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 



Portrait Sculpture

5 Week Course

DATES: Every Saturday, October 5th - November 2nd, 2019

TIME: 12-5 PM


COST: $250 - Due on or before Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Ages 16 and above, all levels

Minimum: 10 / Maximum: 15


Fall Portrait Sculpture

Portrait Sculpture Workshop: The introduction to this classical portrait sculpture course will be made by Brittany Ryan, instructor at Laguna College of Art and Design. Marie Bryant will guide students through the study of the portrait as a sculptural form with emphasis on anatomy and construction by direct observation of the model. Students examine problems of visual conceptualization of the figure while developing clay modeling skills and techniques. Students receive individualized instruction and are encouraged to work at their own pace. In-class demonstrations are also included as part of the class. Cost of clay and armature is included in the course fee; students will take their materials and their work home at the conclusion of the class. Students will be working at 3/4 life size scale with Chavant NSP clay. Duration: 5 meetings for 4-5 hours per meeting, same model for entire workshop Materials fee: 75.00

Students will furnish their own sculpture tools that are listed in the Suggested Materials List (below).Instructor: Marie Bryant



Laguna College of Art and Design

2222 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Studio 11


Suggested Materials List

Students will furnish the sculpture tools listed below.


Sculpture Tools*:

-Exacto blade

-Kemper wire loop tool #D6

*these can be found at Laguna Art Supply (please include hyperlink: or be purchased online through various websites.


Suggested suppliers of sculpting tools:

Compleat Sculptor (please include hyperlink

Anatomy Tools (please include hyperlink:


Painting Explorations

10 WEEKS: Every Saturday, October 5 – December 14, 2019 (No class Saturday November 30) 9:00-12:00 PM, October 2, 2019

TUITION: $170 – Due by Wednesday, October2, 2019

AGES: 16 and above, all levels

MINIMUM: 7 / Maximum: 16

INSTRUCTOR: Agostino Vaccaro



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: 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:




-Linseed oil or Solvent free gel



-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


Questions? Contact: Community Education at





1ST WEEK: T, W, TH: June 11th, 12th, 13th,

2ND WEEK: T, W, TH: June 18th, 19th, 20th

TIME: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

STUDIO: MC2 (1st day introduction in studio, remainder of classes outdoors on location)

COST: $120 – Due by Monday, June 10, 2019  [Registration is now closed] 

AGES: 16 and above, all levels

MINIMUM: 6 / Maximum: 14


Basics of Plein Air Landscape Painting

The workshop will cover the steps used to create a plein air landscape painting. Demonstrations will be performed and personalized instruction will be offered. We will begin with a discussion of materials and equipment, followed by a layout of the palette. It will not be the goal of the class to produce finished works of art, but rather to be involved together in the process of solving problems during the creative process: from the viewing and selection of the subject through to the application of the paint to the canvas. We will discuss the importance of composition and design, stressing simplification in the massing of values and shapes, as well as the mixing of harmonious colors and the use of textural application of paint.My preference is always to work from life if possible. 

Suggested materials List (below)


Instructor: Jim Lamb

Born in Hamilton, Montana, Jim Lamb studied at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and has 45 years’ experience as a professional artist. During his 15 years as a professional freelance illustrator, Lamb’s work was commissioned by the Smithsonian Museums, the National Football League, the White House, the United States Postal Service, as well as numerous leading motion picture studios and national corporations. His landscape paintings can be found in private and corporate collections around the country, including the Governor’s Mansion gallery in Olympia, WA.

Mr. Lamb has been sharing his painting knowledge in workshops for 25 years. He is currently a member of the prestigious Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists, the California Art Club, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and the Plein Air Painters of Washington. His landscape paintings are represented by the Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA.



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


Supply List

-Sturdy portable palette - - Try to find a gray or toned palette, or make one. White palettes are more difficult to work from.

-Brushes: 5-6 of various sizes Oil Bristle Brushes/flats & or Filberts # 2, 4, 6, 8 One or two small round acrylic brushes for detail work. I also use soft, low-priced watercolor mops 1/2">

-Odorless Thinner - Gamsol or similar

-Sealable unbreakable thinner container for brush washing

-Nitrile gloves – not latex. Latex deteriorates with thinner.

-Paper Towels/Blue shop towels (Costco) are the best

-Plastic bags for trash (grocery bags work well)

-Palette knives - 2 or 3 different shapes

-5 - 8 (more if you are a fast painter) small canvases/stretched or panels/8x10 inches up to 12x16 Inches (our goal is to accomplish small, simple studies, not large finished works). If you are new to painting I recommend paintings no larger than 9x12 inches. If you are more experienced, bring along a larger canvas or two if you want to work on a larger     piece from a study you create. Please, nothing larger than 16x20 inches.

-At least 10 good reference photographs to use in developing landscape studies, since our painting will be indoors. Bring a variety of landscape images that appeal to you to paint from. SUGGESTIONS When painting on location, outdoors: TIP: If you can manage to get all you need into one backpack or bag, it will greatly simplify your hassles while out     painting. The following colors are suggested to accomplish our painting goals. The colors marked with bold type are the minimum required. Other colors are welcome, but not required. Everyone eventually develops his/her own preferences. SUGGESTED OIL COLORS: Titanium White/large tube* Ultramarine Blue* Viridian Sap Green* Naphthol or       Permanent Red, Alizarin Crimson and/or Transparent Red Oxide or Cadmium Orange Hansa, Azo, or Lemon Yellow