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Laguna College of Art + Design



2222 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, California, United States

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Drawing and Painting Major

LCAD program's philosophies are grounded in and distinguished by classical artistic traditions, the driving forces behind our students’ great success. Our undergraduate and graduate curricula are designed to give fine arts students the skills required to accurately portray still life, figure, portrait, landscape, and group figures and to address concepts and ideas of contemporary narrative storytelling. In addition to mastering techniques, our students also develop acumen for best professional, business, and marketing practices and graduate prepared for the challenges of a demanding and competitive art world.

Figurative Sculpture Emphasis 

Our undergraduate Sculpture Emphasis gives students the skills to produce ¼ life-size to monumental sculptures that convey contemporary narrative themes. Our Sculpture curriculum is based in classical techniques and prepares students to enter the competitive field of sculpture by gaining commissions, exhibiting as gallery artists, obtaining public grants, and/or branching out into the entertainment and special effects industries.


                      Atelier Scholarship 

LCAD is where high value is placed on timeless skills.  All LCAD Approved Atelier students admitted to LCAD's BFA programs in Drawing & Painting are guaranteed at least $30,000 in scholarships. *Amount based on 4-year degree track, a minimum 2.0 GPA and enrolled in at least 9 units each semester. 12 units of transfers are accepted of atelier training based on contact hours. 


Drawing + Painting 

Drawing + Painting w/ Sculpture Emphasis 

Drawing + Painting w/ Illustration Emphasis




Post Baccalaureate

Drawing + Painting


Drawing + Painting 

Drawing + Painting w/ Sculpture Emphasis 


Study Abroad Program / Aicad Mobility Program / Florence Academy of Art Summer Full Scholarship Program 


Founded 1961
Course languages English
Accreditation BA, MA
Post Bacc, Certificate, WASC/NASAD
Part-Time Instructors 12
Full-Time Instructors 4
Students 80
Accommodation Yes

Full time: USD 14750 / semester

Laguna College of Art + Design

2222 Laguna Canyon Rd

Laguna Beach, California, United States

Carl Dobsky

11th Annual ARC Salon Award Winner 

Richard Morris

Drawing + Painting Faculty

Hope Railey

Chair of Fine Arts

Chair of Fine Arts

Joseph Todorovitch

Painting + Drawing Faculty

Kenny Harris

Drawing + Painting Faculty

Brittany Ryan

Sculpture Faculty

Sculpture Faculty

F. Scott Hess

Faculty Drawing + Painting


Betty Shelton

Faculty Drawing + Painting 

Waking Dream by Richard Morris

Salvador Villagran

Kenny Harris

Portrait by Richard Morris

Student Painting by William Zwick

Student Drawing by James Bertucci

Student Sculpture by Julio Reyes

Student Sculpture by James Bertucci

Wayfare by Nina Ulett

Floral by Miguel Gonzalez

Self Portrait by Miguel Gonzalez

Painting level 2 student

Group Figure Composition by Alex Wagg

Portrait of Morris by Aidan Barker-Hill

3/4 Life Sculpture by LinHui Ding

Figure Drawing by Aidan Barker-Hill

Portrait by Brianna Lee

Portrait by Miguel Gonzalez

Life Painting by Nina Ulett

Charlie Goering - Senior Studio Shot

Sculpture Students with monumental sculpture project

2017 Study Abroad / Prague, Vienna, Dresden

F. Scott Hess working in studio

Senior at work in studio

Brittany Ryan chasing a sculpture

Visiting Artist Vincent Desiderio with F. Scott Hess


Musee d'Orsay Study Abroad

Senior Exhibition

Chapman Hamborg painting plein air

07 October 2021 to 21 November 2021

The Art of Nellie Gail Moulton a retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings created by Nellie Gail Moulton (1878-1972).

374 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Laguna College of Art + Design’s BFA program in Drawing + Painting is proud to present THE ART OF NELLIE GAIL MOULTON, a retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings created by Nellie Gail Moulton (1878-1972).