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Drawing the Huntington
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
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Drawing the Huntington
Each session 9 a.m.-noon.

Each session sold separately.

Artist, architectural illustrator and author Richard E. Scott will conduct six classes, drawing the art, architecture, and gardens of the Huntington. These classes are perfect for artists (plein air and studio painters), architects, designers, urban sketchers, students, hobbyists, and beginners. Students will improve drawing skills, develop better visual perception, and enrich their visual experience. Students may choose to enroll in individual classes, or attend all six.
Space is limited.

July 23- How to Draw with Greater Accuracy
The first session begins with simple techniques for drawing any subject with greater accuracy. Students apply the lessons to draw artworks in art galleries.

July 30- Making a Drawing Come to Life--Drawings that Come to Life
Creating the illusion of three-dimensional form in drawing is explored, along with calligraphic lines. Students apply the lessons to draw various parts of the gardens.

August 6- Depth and Space  The Fundamentals of Perspective--Depth and Space  
Creating the illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional sheet of paper is demonstrated and discussed. Students apply the lessons to draw the architecture of the Huntington.

August 13- Intermediate Perspective
Subjects of greater complexity (two-point perspective) are explored, demonstrated, and drawn. Students apply the lessons to draw the architecture of the Huntington.

August 20- Advanced Perspective
Subjects of even greater complexity (three-point perspective and curved shapes) are explored, demonstrated, and drawn. Students apply the lessons to draw the architecture of the Huntington.

August 27- Finding Your Own Voice
In the final session, students learn how to interact with a subject and uncover those elements that have greatest personal meaning. Students apply this thinking process to draw the gardens and architecture of the Huntington.

Supply List for All Dates.

Most of the items listed below can be purchased at your local art supply store, or from online sources such as www.dickblick.com, www.cheapjoes.com, or other online art supply stores.

**Drawing Pad or Sketchbook
The Instructor uses the Strathmore Series 400 in the 9 x 12 size. You are welcome to use any brand or size drawing pad you prefer.

**Drawing Pens
The Instructor uses a Pentel Stylo (a brown-barrel pen with black ink), and Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens (black ink) in sizes XS and S. You are welcome to use any brand you prefer.

**Drawing Pencils
The Instructor uses a Prismacolor Turquoise Lead Holder, filled with a soft graphite (such as 4B). You are welcome to use any pencil brand you prefer. It is suggested that regardless of the brand, you bring a pencil made of softer graphite (such as 2B, 4B, 6B, or 8B).

**Pencil Sharpener
If you use a lead holder, you wont need this item. If you use a typical pencil, bring a small pencil sharpener that fits in your pocket and has a casing around the blade to prevent litter.

The Instructor uses two kinds: a kneaded eraser (to lighten or erase larger areas), and a pencil eraser (the kind you find at the end of a pencil) for erasing smaller, detailed areas. The Instructor also occasionally uses a small battery-powered eraser to lift out small highlights in sketches. You are welcome to use any kind of eraser that you prefer.

WAIT LIST POLICY: Occasionally a space may become available, so please visit this event page again at any time. If you would like to be put on a wait list please call 626-405-2128. You will receive a call back ONLY if there is an opening.

Refunds will be issued only if cancellation is made at least 5 days prior to the event.  Cancellations made within 5 days of the event will not be refunded.


The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (View)
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
United States


Arts > Visual
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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