Painting Exploration Community Education Course

A painting of a man’s profile on a deep blue background. The man has a black beard and a black tophat.

In this six-week course, our academically trained faculty introduce painting techniques and compositions.


Saturday, June 22nd – August 3rd, 2024 (No class July 6th)
$275 – Due on or before June 18th, 2024
16 and above, all levels
Minimum: 7 / Maximum: 16

Laguna College of Art + Design
Main Campus, Studio 9
2222 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA. 92651


Our academically trained faculty introduce 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.

Students of all skill levels are welcome. For an idea of what supplies might be useful, see the Suggested Materials list (below).

Instructor: Agostino Vaccaro

For questions please contact: Community Education at

Suggested Materials


  • Gamsol odorless paint thinner
  • Paper towels
  • A variety of natural and synthetic paint brushes
  • A variety of gessoed canvases or panels
  • Glass or paper palette
  • Palette knife

Oil Paint Colors

  • Cadmium Red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Umber
  • Ivory Black or Mars Black
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Phthalo Green
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Transparent Iron Oxide
  • Titanium White
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Burnt Sienna