Great news! Brown Paper Tickets is being acquired by Events.com. Click here to learn more.
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
Watercolor at the Huntington
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
Share this event:
Registration Options
There are no active dates for this event.
Thank you for your interest! This event is now sold out!


Watercolor at the Huntington
Each session 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Each session sold separately.

Artist, architectural illustrator and author Richard E. Scott will conduct five classes, painting the 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 their artistic skills, develop better visual perception, and enrich their visual experience. Students may choose to enroll in individual classes, or attend all five.

Space is limited to 15 students per session.

The Logic of Color
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00am  1:00pm
The first session will focus on unlocking the mysteries of color, using logic, and a limited palette of colors, to produce any color desired. The first session will be conducted entirely in the classroom.

Capturing the Colors of Nature
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9:00am  1:00pm
Methods on how to properly see and mix colors is explored. Students apply the lessons to paint various parts of the gardens of the Huntington.

Creating Form & Space with Color
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:00am  1:00pm
Creating the illusion of three-dimensional space and form on a two-dimensional sheet of paper is demonstrated and discussed. Students apply the lessons to paint the architecture of the Huntington.

How to Think Like an Artist
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00am  1:00pm
How an artist sees and interprets a subject matter is demonstrated and discussed. Students apply the lessons to paint the gardens and architecture of the Huntington.

Advanced Technique  Painting Like a Conductor
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9:00am  1:00pm
Advanced techniques for applying paint to paper are demonstrated and discussed. Students apply the lessons to paint the gardens and architecture of the Huntington.

Supply list is below. Please bring to each class.

The materials listed below are what Richard Scott uses. If you have painted in the past and have your own materials that are slightly different than whats listed here, fine. Bring what you have. Most of these items can be found at Blicks in Pasadena or Swains in Glendale.

Go with artist quality paints, not student grade. Below are the colors and brands that the instructor uses. Youre welcome to use any brand or colors you have or like:
     Winsor Lemon (Winsor Newton)
     Cadmium Yellow Medium (Winsor Newton)
     Cadmium Orange (Winsor Newton)
     Cadmium Red Light (Winsor Newton)
     Permanent Rose or Permanent Alizarin Crimson (Winsor Newton)
     Winsor Violet (Winsor Newton) or Imperial Purple (Daniel Smith)
     Cobalt Blue (Winsor Newton)
     Ultramarine or French Ultramarine (Winsor Newton)
     Winsor Green, Yellow Shade (Winsor Newton)  in other brands this color is called Pthalo Green
     Raw Sienna (Daniel Smith)
     Raw Umber (Daniel Smith)
     Titanium White (Any brand)

 Bring an inexpensive palette that has paint wells to hold the paints, and several mixing areas

 Bring a  flat brush, a #8 round, and a small fine brush. Or, if you have brushes that are similar in size to these, bring what you have. Just make sure the round brushes have a sharp point on them.

Papers vary widely in their texture and absorption (and therefore the appearance of your watercolors). This is one material where the instructor strongly suggests bringing the brand listed below:
  Arches Cold Press (or Rough) 140 lb. paper (for this class, stay away from hot press papers)  you can buy this paper in blocks, or pads, in 10 x 14 or similar size

Colored Pencils
Colored pencils, for a watercolor class? Yes. There are only ten pencils the instructor is asking you to bring, and theyre inexpensive. Get Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils (not the Verithin line)  available at Blicks, Swains, and Aaron Bros.
     Canary Yellow (PC 916)
     Yellow Chartreuse (PC 1004)
     Apple Green (PC 912)
     Chartreuse (PC 989)
     Non Photo Blue (PC 919)
     Parma Violet (PC 1008)
     Poppy Red (PC 922)
     Process Red (PC 994)
     Orange (PC 918)
     White (PC 938)
     Bring a small hand-held sharpener for the pencils and a kneaded eraser (both are inexpensive)

Other items
     Small water container
     Sponge or small towel
     Small spray bottle
     Painting tripod or easel (you wont need this the first day of class  the instructor will share with you what I use for an easel during the first class)

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!


Contact us
1-800-838-3006 (Temporarily Unavailable)
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2022 Mobile EN ES FR