Hosted by the Louisiana Chapter | 6 HSW LUs and 6 Credits toward the Certificate in Classical Architecture
This fast-paced 6 hour intensive provides an introduction to understanding and laying out classical architecture through a study of the proportions and ornament of the Ionic Order. Students of all abilities will learn to free-hand draw the classical moldings, while learning why the moldings work, and how to employ them for greatest effect. You'll learn the proportions, details and essential parts of classical architecture by laying out a column, entablature, and pediment (don't worry, you'll know those terms before the course is done). The intensive will end with a sketch problem combining these elements to create a classical door aedicula and a typical façade (don't worry...).
Most importantly, you will learn why the study of the classical orders is an essential foundation in the study and practice of architecture whether traditional or contemporary.