Hosted by the New England Chapter | 7.25 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective and 7.25 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Analytical Drawing)
The Stockbridge Sketching Tour provides participants with practical knowledge of tradition as manifest in the architecture, urbanism and landscapes of this quaint Berkshire town. Participants follow in the great tradition of architects and artists who have learned from drawing in situ. One may take a thousand photos of a subject and may not know it...but if one spends some time drawing the same object ...you will have it in your mind forever. To draw is to see.
The program focuses study on the enduring vitality and continuity of the classical tradition through the means of observational and analytical drawing. The day will be spent drawing, in situ, at sites that underscore the relationship between buildings, the human figure, and their built and natural environment.
A variety of subjects will be sketched to examine the village and its environs as a work of civic art at all scales –from urban ensemble to individual buildings and architectural detail.
David Pearson, Senior Designer at Hendricks Churchill in Sharon, Connecticut
David believes that all the Fine Arts are to be engaged when designing architecture. Thus, his skills as an artist are particularly important to his design methodology. Prior to joining Hendricks Churchill David was Senior Designer at Fairfax and Sammons Architects and an Associate with Robert A. M. Stern Architects in New York.
David is a graduate of Rollins College (B.A., Theatre Design and Studio Art), and the Georgia Institute of Technology (M.S.in Classical Design,2008, Architecture; M. Arch., 2011), where he was an Arthur Ross Scholar. He was a Visiting Artist to the American Academy in Rome in 2008 and 2011. David is a member of the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. He received a Bulfinch Award for sketching.
COURSE FORMAT: Course instruction combines brief lectures and plein air drawing. The majority of class time will involve sketching the architecture and landscape of The Mount and Stockbridge. The class will begin with a brief introduction to the history of The Mount and will talk about various drawing techniques for in situ drawing. Guidance will be provided by the instructor.
COURSE PREREQUISITES: None required. Course content is suitable for those with limited exposure to drawing in situ or for the more seasoned artist.
MATERIALS: Drawing tools of choice (instructor suggests a small sketch book (either white or toned pages), pencils, pens, erasers and a sharpener. Colored pencils in white, sepia, yellow ochre, and burnt siena Blue is suggested if you are drawing on toned paper). A folding portable chair or stool is recommended.
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Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: May 23, 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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By the end of the course, participants will
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