9 AIA LUs and 9 Credits Toward the Certificate in Classical Architecture
This course introduces the techniques of Beaux-Arts wash rendering. Students will begin by learning the basic skills needed to produce a traditional ink wash rendering of a classical elevation. They will then develop an understanding of the qualities and characteristics of light, shade, shadow, and reflected light, as well as a sensibility for how architectural geometries, forms, planes, and profiles modulate light and shade and subsequently render form apparent. This course is designed to increase students’ command of the formal possibilities of space, mass, form, and profile.
Required Materials: Roll of drafting tape (3M 230 or equivalent, must be white or beige drafting tape, not masking tape), Kolinsky Sable round watercolor brushes – #4 and #8 (Note: bring any and all brushes you own, but it is imperative you get the 2 Kolinsky brushes, as they are essential to completing the drawing), one 5ml tube of each color: Windsor Newton Windsor Blue red shade, Windsor Newton Alizarin Crimson, Windsor Newton New Gamboge, Windsor Newton Light Red, Windsor Newton Cobalt Blue, Windsor Newton Burnt Sienna
To register for a continuing education course hosted by the ICAA National Office, you can use the registration link noted on the program page, email [email protected], or call 212-730-9646 x111.
ICAA Chapters manage course registration for their own events. While Chapter programs may be listed on classicist.org, you should check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, pricing, and information on how to register.
The ICAA National Office does not offer recurring continuing education classes on a regular basis, but aims to offer future sessions of classes whose demand exceeded capacity. Core classes are generally offered annually or semi-annually.
The frequency of ICAA Chapter courses varies by region.
You can find a list of the ICAA's core curriculum subject areas along with more details about the ICAA Certificate in Classical Architecture program here. For questions about specific courses that aren’t on this list, please contact [email protected]
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.
While Chapter courses may be listed on classicist.org, you should check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, pricing, and pre-requisites.
In order to receive AIA credit, you will need to sign an AIA attendance sheet that is circulated with the ICAA’s own attendance sheet at the beginning of each class. You’ll provide your AIA number, if applicable, email address, and full name as it will appear on your certificate of completion, should you indicate that you would like to receive one. If you neglect to provide any of this information, or if you have questions regarding your credits, please contact [email protected]
For questions related to a regional Chapter's continuing education course, please contact that Chapter directly.
Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) in architecture includes topics that relate to the structural integrity and soundness of a building or a building site. Course content must focus on these topics in order to provide HSW credits. For more information on ICAA classes that have been endorsed by the AIA for HSW credit, please contact [email protected]