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Painting the Huntington
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
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Painting the Huntington
Saturdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 17
Each session 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Each session sold separately.

Artist Richard Scott conducts six classes in watercolor painting, using the gardens and architecture of The Huntington as subjects. Students can hone their watercolor skills and techniques, develop better visual perception, and enrich their visual experience. Classes are suitable for beginners as well as experienced artists. Register for individual sessions or all six.

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Oct. 13- Transforming Paint into Color
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 in the studio.

Oct. 20- The Authenticity of Color
User-friendly methods on how to capture the relationships of colors in a scene are demonstrated and practiced. Students apply the lessons to paint various outdoor areas of The Huntington.

Oct. 27- Creating Form with Color
The third session will focus on how to use color to create convincing form (architecture and landscape) in a painting. Students apply the lessons to paint various outdoor areas of The Huntington.

Nov. 3- Control & Freedom
Painting in watercolor is a balancing act of control and freedom. A methodology for embracing freedom, without giving up control, and getting the most out of the watercolor medium, is discussed and demonstrated. Students apply the lessons to paint various outdoor areas of The Huntington.

Nov. 10- Capturing Light with Color
In the fifth session, we will channel the Impressionists to learn what it means to "paint light" and how to capture lighting effects in watercolor. Students apply the lessons to paint the architecture of The Huntington.

Nov. 17- The Poetry of Watercolor
In our final session we will learn to make artworks that are not only beautiful, but express those qualities in a subject that have greatest personal meaning. Students apply the lessons to paint the gardens of The Huntington.

Class is held in Steven's Classroom of the Banta Education and Visitor Center. Visit any admission window for directions to the Banta Education and Visitor Center for check-in at 8:45 a.m.

Registration is not available day of the event. To be added to a wait list, call 626-405-3457. Refunds require 5-day cancellation notification.


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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