Drawing The Huntington
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Artist Richard E. Scott conducts seven drawing classes focusing on the art, architecture, and gardens of The Huntington. Sessions are suitable for beginners as well as experienced artists, architects, and designers who want to hone their skills. Students may enroll in individual classes, or attend all seven. For repeat students, lesson plans will be customized to suit current skill level.
Feb. 9 – How to Accurately Draw Anything
In the first session, students learn how to see with the eyes of an artist, and learn a methodology to confidently draw anything with excellent accuracy. Students apply the lessons to draw artworks in the art galleries.
Feb. 16 – How to Transform Shapes into Living Forms
In this session, students learn a thinking process and technique to produce drawings that clearly express three-dimensional form. Students apply the lessons to draw various elements in the gardens.
Feb. 23 – Seeing the Light How to Draw Energy
The most fleeting effect in a subject is light. In this session, students learn how light impacts a subject matter, and how to capture the effects of light in their artworks. Students apply the lessons to draw various elements in the gardens.
March 2 – Mental Secrets to Unlocking the Mystery of Perspective
Many artists see perspective as the Holy Grail of drawing. In this session, students learn how to think differently: how to use different parts of the mind, to see, understand, and produce convincing perspective drawings. Students apply the lessons to draw the architecture of The Huntington.
March 9 – The Three Kinds of Perspective
In this session, students learn the three different kinds of perspective, and how to combine all three to create well-drawn, distinctive artworks. Students apply the lessons to draw the architecture of The Huntington.
March 16 – Haiku of Drawing
In this session, students learn a thinking process and technique for simplifying a subject matter down to those elements with the most expressive meaning. Students apply the lesson to draw the gardens of The Huntington.
March 23 – Orchestrating with a Pencil
In the final session, students learn how to uncover key visual relationships in a subject, and how to focus on those relationships to orchestrate a beautiful artwork. Advanced rendering techniques will also be discussed and demonstrated. Students apply this thinking process and techniques to draw the gardens of The Huntington.