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Watercolor at The Huntington
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
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Watercolor at The Huntington
Saturdays, April 22 - May 20, 2017
9 a.m. -1 p.m

Artist, illustrator, and author Richard E. Scott will conduct five classes, painting the gardens and architecture 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 skills in color, design and technique, develop better visual perception, and enrich their visual experience. Space is limited. Members: $50 per session. Non-members: $60 per session.

Class is held in Rogers Classroom. Please check in with Huntington staff in the Banta Education Center.

Course Descriptions:

The Logic of Watercolor
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The first session will focus on unlocking the mysteries of color, using logic, and a simple palette of paints, to produce any color desired. The first session will be conducted entirely in the studio.

The Craft of Watercolor
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Methods on mixing and painting authentic colors are demonstrated and practiced. Students apply the lessons to paint various parts of the gardens of The Huntington.

The Sculpture of Watercolor
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Using color to create the illusion of form and space is demonstrated and practiced. Students apply the lessons to paint the architecture of The Huntington.

The Poetry of Watercolor
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
How an artist uniquely sees, interprets and expresses a subject matter is demonstrated and practiced. Students apply the lessons to paint the gardens and architecture of The Huntington.

The Symphony of Watercolor
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
How to think like a conductor and musician to create uncommonly beautiful and harmonious works of art is demonstrated and practiced. Students apply the lessons to paint the gardens and architecture of The Huntington.

Materials List

Watercolors: you're welcome to use any brand or colors you have or like. Here are the colors the instructor uses (all are Winsor Newton): Winsor Lemon, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Light, Permanent Rose, Winsor Violet, Cobalt Blue, French Ultramarine, Winsor Green Yellow Shade, Titanium White

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

Brushes: 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.

Paper: 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

Other items: small water container, sponge or small towel, small spray bottle, painting tripod or easel.

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



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


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