5 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Measured & Analytical Drawing) | 5 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective
The ICAA’s core curriculum series in field drawing is focused around the study of classical and traditional design through on-site drawing in sketchbook. The tradition of field drawing is one of the oldest and most effective means for building a compendium of resources for reference in the design of new buildings, spaces and places.Direct study of historic examples through the techniques of observational, analytical, perspectival and measured drawing provides access to a wealth of historic solutions which can inform similar problems of composition in contemporary design. Each course in this series begins with an introduction to one or more of these techniques and then puts them into practice, in the field, through on-site study of historic buildings and places that exemplify the continuity and vitality of the classical tradition.The funerary monuments at Woodlawn Cemetery include examples by McKim, Mead and White, Carrère and Hastings, James Gamble Rogers, and John Russell Pope. The design approach to many of the major monuments was heavily influenced by the École des Beaux-Arts, so that the cemetery’s collection displays historical styles from Flamboyant Gothic to Egyptian Revival to Italian Baroque, represented accurately and constructed beautifully. These works provide insight into the use of design to integrate and anchor a specific patron into a greater landscape.Perhaps due to the extraordinary number of mausolea at the Cemetery, there are many tombs which also have highly designed and crafted interiors. By integrating interior, exterior and landscape, their designers formed complete environments on their individual lots, connecting monuments to the larger surrounding plot and helping to compose the Landscape Lawn concept of the Cemetery as a whole.
Participants will be given the opportunity to enter important mausolea during the on-site part of the course.
Anthony Pellino is a NY State Certified Interior Designer, Professional member of ASID, NCIDQ Certified, practicing interior designer and faculty member at NYSID and Pratt Institute. His expertise on the subject of Woodlawn Cemetery derives from intense study of the monuments in situ in conjunction with Cemetery files housed at Avery Archive. Degrees held are BFA, Parsons School of Design and M. Arch., Columbia University.Martin Burns graduated from Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Architecture. He works at Ferguson & Shamamian Architects in New York. As an ICAA instructor, Martin’s focus is on the development of coursework in analytical and measured drawing. Martin is a painter as well as draftsman, and works as an artist outside of the office.
There are no required prerequisites for this course. Course content is suitable for those with limited exposure to the classical language, as well as for those seeking to refresh their literacy in varied historical styles. It is suggested that participants familiarize themselves with the ICAA videos on “The Foundations of Classical Architecture,” Roman and Greek Classicism.
Presented as part of the Bunny Mellon Curricula at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. The ICAA is very grateful to the Gerard B. Lambert Foundation for its generous support of this program, along with the Curricula's Lead Co-Sponsor Hollander Design Landscape Architects and Continuing Education and Public Programs Co-Sponsor Charlotte Moss.
Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: September 7, 2025
Provider Number: G193
Provider Statement: The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number G193. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ([email protected] or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).
This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
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Most ICAA continuing education courses are suited to all artistic and academic backgrounds. Seasoned artists and novices alike have enjoyed and improved on their skills in ICAA classes. If a class has any pre-requisites or is recommended for a certain experience level, this will appear on the class listing on the ICAA website.
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