Painting The Huntington
Saturdays, June 1-July 6
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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June 1- Chasing the Swell
In the first session, students learn the technique of watercolor painting: how to use brush, paint, water, and paper, for satisfying results. Students also learn how to apply the mindset of a surfer to get the most fun and beauty out of this exhilarating and unpredictable medium. This session will be conducted in the studio classroom.
June 8- Unleashing the Energy of Color
To paint confidently in color, one must understand how color really works. In the second session, students learn how to gain the upper hand with this commonly misunderstood and fascinating area of study. This session will be conducted in the studio classroom.
June 15- Seeing Through the Eyes of an Artist
In the third session, students learn a method of seeing and interpreting color that can transform how they perceive and paint. Students apply the lesson to explore and paint the gardens of The Huntington.
June 22- Building Form with Color
In the fourth session, students learn how to sculpt solid form in their artworks through the use of two specific components of color. Relevant painting techniques are also demonstrated and discussed. Students apply the lesson to explore and paint the architecture of The Huntington.
June 29- Evoking Space with Color
In the fifth session, students learn how to create the illusion of depth and space in their watercolors. Ideas on visual perception and how to use color knowledge to pull a viewer into a painting are demonstrated and discussed. Students apply the lesson to explore and paint the gardens of The Huntington.
July 6- Composing Music with Color
In the final session, students learn how to paint watercolors that arouse the emotional response of music. Similarities between musical and visual harmonies are studied, and a thinking process to create color harmony is demonstrated and discussed. Students apply the lesson to explore and paint the architecture and gardens of The Huntington.
Class is held in Roger'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
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|