Fine Arts

Hope Railey


Chair of BFA Drawing + Painting

LCAD’s Fine Arts department presents entering students with an immersive artistic experience offering a robust foundation in representational drawing, painting and sculpture with an emphasis placed on academic figuration. Alongside building skills, our courses encourage experimentation with materials and exploration of individual ideas and interests to broaden students’ visual language, culminating in the development of a body of work that is authentic to each artist.

Students entering senior year are provided a private studio space to work for the entirety of their final year, where they are mentored individually and engage in critical discourse with their peers and distinguished guests. The Fine Arts department offers a BFA in Drawing and Painting, in addition to an Emphasis in Illustration, and an Emphasis in Sculpture.

LCAD’s Drawing + Painting alumni have been accepted to competitive graduate programs, excel in the gallery market, earn private and public commissions, are arts educators, and work in museum and curatorial roles.

Our 2022 BFA Fine Arts Exhibition at the LCAD Gallery will showcase work by some of this generation’s most talented emerging representational artists. I look forward to seeing you there.


LCAD Gallery, downtown Laguna Beach

MAY 5 – 26, 2022

2022 BFA Fine Arts Exhibition

For more information or further discussion regarding LCAD’s BFA programs in Drawing & Painting and/or those programs’ students, please email Hope Railey at