Black and brown partial drawing of man's head looking into distance

Drawing Series: 100 Great British Drawings

Sat., Aug. 6, 2022
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Roger’s Classroom and Boone Gallery
Event Notes: 
Members: $240 | Public: $260
Add to Calendar 08/06/2022 09:00 AM 08/06/2022 01:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Drawing Series: 100 Great British Drawings Visit page - The Huntington - Roger’s Classroom and Boone Gallery

Saturdays, July 23-Aug. 27 | 9 a.m.– 1 p.m.

Join artist and author Richard E. Scott as he leads an in-person, six-part drawing series exploring the exhibition, 100 Great British Drawings. Using the exhibition as inspiration and reference, participants will deepen their understanding of what constitutes a drawing by focusing on technique and material, learning how to see with the eyes of an artist, improving confidence in various techniques, and enriching their museum-going experience. Each class begins in the classroom and concludes in the gallery. 

Registration includes all six sessions and admission to The Huntington. All levels welcome. Class size is limited.
A list of supplies and materials will be emailed to you after registering for the class.

Session 1: Awakening the Eye
Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m.1 p.m.
Explore how to “see with the eyes of an artist,” improving your ability to draw anything with accuracy, focusing on various works in the exhibition.

Session 2: Drawing to Express Light
Saturday, July 30, 9 a.m.–1 p.m
Learn how to capture the effect of light in a subject, adding form, radiance, and nuance to your drawings, then apply the lesson drawing works in the exhibition.

Session 3: Calligraphy of Drawing
Saturday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m.–1 p.m
Explore the beauty of line, and how to skillfully apply a variety of techniques to add greater expression to your drawings, focusing on works in the exhibition.

Session 4: Drawing Portraits
Saturday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m.–1 p.m
Using examples from the exhibition, you'll learn a methodology for simplifying features of the human head and face so you can be more easily and accurately draw portraits.

Session 5: A Most Interesting Illusion
Saturday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Using works in the exhibition for inspiration, you'll learn how to use different parts of the mind to see, understand, and produce convincing perspective drawings, often referred to as the “Holy Grail” of drawing.

Session 6: Composition
Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m.–1 p.m
Learn methods to unveil the underlying design of masterworks through the making of compositional sketches, then apply this lesson while drawing works in the exhibition.

For questions please contact Joy Yamahata, Coordinator of Public Programs by phone (626) 405-3457 or via email [email protected]