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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 Richard E. Scott will conduct six drawing classes focused on the art, architecture, and gardens of The Huntington. The classes are appropriate for beginners as well as more advanced students, including architects, designers, urban sketchers, and studio painters. Participants may enroll in individual classes or attend all six sessions.

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August 12- How to Accurately Draw Anything
The first session begins with simple techniques for drawing any subject with greater accuracy. Students apply the lessons to draw artworks in the art galleries.

August 19- Drawing Form
Students explore how to create the illusion of three-dimensional form on a two-dimensional sheet of paper. Students apply the lessons to draw various parts of the gardens.

August 26- Nuance in Drawing  
Attention shifts to adding nuance to drawings with expressive lines and a greater range of tonal values. Students apply the lessons to draw various parts of the gardens.

September 2- Perspective
Creating the illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional sheet of paper is discussed and demonstrated. Students apply the lessons to draw the architecture and gardens of the Huntington.

September 9- Design
Students learn a quick and simple way to see beyond details and uncover beautiful and expressive compositions. Students apply the lessons to draw the architecture of the Huntington.

September 16- 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 (Please bring to each day of class.)
Note: the tools below are NOT required. All you need is a pencil, eraser, and sketchbook. The list below reflects the Instructor's own drawing kit.

Pencil - Pentel Graphgear 500 / 0.9 size graphite - filled with 0.9  2B graphite refills

Small blending stump - any brand

Thin retractable eraser - Tombow Mono Zero

Kneaded eraser - any brand

Battery operated eraser - Sakura (or any other brand is fine)

Sketchbook  9 x 12 Strathmore Drawing Pad

If you would like to be put on a wait list please email publicprograms@huntington.org with your name, the name of the program, and your contact information. You will receive a response 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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