Watercolor Series: Sketching the Gardens

Taking inspiration from The Huntington’s 130 acres of gardens, join artist Robert Sherrill for an eight-part series in watercolor sketching.

This fun and approachable course, incorporating pen, ink, pencil, and watercolor, is great for students of all levels. Participants will learn fundamentals of drawing and watercolor painting while exploring the unique natural and architectural elements of The Huntington virtually.

This event will be held via Zoom. The same link will be used for all eight sessions. Recordings will be available for two weeks after the class for review.

Drawing Materials

The following items can be purchased at your local art supply store or online at dickblick.com, cheapjoes.com, jerrysartarama.com, or amazon.com.


  • You may use any brush you like
  • Sable or imitation sable brushes: #8 round, #3 round
  • Instructor will be using these brushes

Watercolor Paint
Holbein is recommended

  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Titanium White Gouache
  • Prussian Blue
  • Magenta
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Any other colors you would like to add to this basic palette


  • Watercolor paper, sheets or a block (recommended: Arches Watercolor Paper Pad, 140lb, cold press, around 9” x 12”)
  • Watercolor palette
  • Paper towels and tape
  • Permanent pen (instructor prefers 0.5, but you are welcome to use any you like such as this one
  • Water-soluble marker like this
  • 2B pencils