Introduction to Classical Moldings
Hosted by the Southern California Chapter | 3 AIA LUs
This three-hour evening intensive provides an introduction to understanding the use and rationale of the classical moldings. Moldings are the basic building blocks of classical buildings, the “atomic units” at the very heart of the classical language of architecture, and a working knowledge of moldings is the starting point for a thoughtful approach to design. Students of all abilities will find interest and value in this fast-paced introduction. You will learn to draw the classical moldings freehand, gain an understanding of their purpose and correct use, as well as how to employ them for greatest effect.
Whether your goal is to lay out a correct Doric column, or to design a beautifully embellished formal room, a practical understanding of the classical moldings and the rationale for their purpose and use is indispensable to the design practitioner.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is a pre-requisite to The Ionic Order (March 13) and The Corinthian Order (March 27).
This event is hosted by an ICAA Chapter. Please check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, and pricing.
What You Will Learn
- Understand the rationale of the moldings as the foundational building blocks of the classical orders
- How to categorize the classical moldings by geometry and by function
- How to draw the essential classical moldings freehand
- Be introduced to advanced refinements and decorative embellishments of the moldings