Institute of Classical Architecture & Art



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The Elements of Classical Architecture: The Corinthian OrderRegister Now!

Saturday, January 28; 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Acting as a base to the wider canon of classical architecture, the five classical orders have been used since antiquity as a means of proportioning buildings in a harmonious way, while simultaneously giving tectonic logic and associated meaning. The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth study of the Corinthian Order, including its history and proportioning. The history will cover the evolution of this order, from its roots in Ancient Hellenic Cultures through its rediscovery in the modern-day movement of New Classicism. The study of Corinthian proportions will include a hand-drawn tutorial in which participants will compose the order on paper according to The Temple of Vespasian in the Roman Forum, widely held to be one of the most refined versions from antiquity.

Instructor: Mason Roberts
Meeting Location: 20 West 44th Street, Suite 310, New York, NY
Pre-Requisites: None
Cost: $90 for members, $110 for non-members
Credits: 5 AIA LUs

Drawing the Tuscan Order After GibbsRegister Now!

Tuesday, February 7; 6:30 - 8:30 PM

James Gibbs, the 18th century British architect, presented an elegant and easy to use system for drawing the classical orders in his seminal book Rules for Drawing the Several Parts of Architecture. Based largely on ancient Roman architecture, this book had a major influence on the creation of classical architecture here and abroad. This course will cover Gibb’s Rules for Drawing and compare it to other notable treatises on the classical orders. Students will also learn to draw the full Tuscan order based on the Gibbs’s method. The class will conclude with a sketch problem which will allow students to apply the Tuscan order to composition employing a center arch.

Instructor: Martin Brandwein
Meeting Location: 20 West 44th Street, Suite 310, New York, NY
Pre-Requisites: None
Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members
Credits: 2 AIA LUs
Materials: Large format unlined paper, an 11” x 14” spiral bound sketchbook that can be opened and laid flat, soft lead drawing pencils, a pencil sharpener, an architectural scale, and an eraser

Introduction to Architectural Rendering in Pencil Register Now!

Saturday, February 25th & Saturday, March 4th; 9 AM - 3:30 PM

Pencil rendering is a timeless technique that allows any artist the ability to create beautiful drawings with the most minimal supplies; pencil and paper. This course will look at historical precedent to analyze, critique and incorporate drawing techniques into individual architectural drawings. With an emphasis on form, light and composition, students will learn the guiding principles to creating effective pencil architectural renderings.

Instructors: Joseph Zvejnieks
Pre-Requisites: None
Cost: $245 for ICAA members, $270 for non-members,
Meeting Location: 20 West 44th Street, Suite 310, New York, NY
Credits: 11 AIA LUs
Materials: Pencils – 4H, 3H, 2H, H, F, B, HB, 2B, 3B, Mars Eraser, Kneaded Eraser, Drawing Paper, Sketch Book, Small Board (illustration board) to tape working drawings onto