Learning Objectives

  • Gain an appreciation for and knowledge of the architecture, urban patterns, building arts, and landscapes of Newport, RI as a font of precedent and inspiration for contemporary practice.
  • Develop drawing skills through the use of different techniques to better understand the form, character, and detail of transcendent buildings and their contexts.
  • Understand the relationship of architecture, the allied arts, and their urban and natural contexts, though observation and documentation.
  • Understand how to use traditional media and techniques to capture the qualities of an architectural subject through perspectival delineation with light and shade, hue and value; and measured and analytical drawing to examine the materiality, form and scale of detail and composition.
  • Gain an increased appreciation for the malleability of the classical language, its capacity for regional adaptation, and the diversity of its expression in exemplary works by recognized masters of the tradition.


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The Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours honor the generosity, leadership, and legacy of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s late Trustee, Mr. Christopher H. Browne. The ICAA is pleased to award four scholarships to drawing tour students or emerging professionals annually in the name of Mr. Browne, a long-time supporter and champion of classicism. Scholarship recipients will receive the moniker “Christopher H. Browne Scholars.”

Additional scholarships for the Christopher H. Browne Newport Drawing Tour are available thanks to the Southeast Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

The following materials are required for consideration for a scholarship:

  • Completed Scholarship Application Form
  • A brief letter describing why you are interested in, and how you will benefit from the program
  • Examples of your work: suggested 3-4 images submitted as PDFs
  • Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • A brief biography of yourself

The deadline for all scholarship applications is Monday, March 6, 2023.

Examples of Work from Past Drawing Tours


Is travel and accommodation included in the list price?

The price is only for the course instruction. You will need to make and pay for your own flights and accommodation.

Who usually attends Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours?

Typically a combination of students and professionals attend. The tour has 16 spots available in total.

Are materials provided or do we need to purchase them ourselves?

The ICAA does not provide materials, but will provide a full materials list at least one month before the course. Typically, the cost of materials is between $100 and $200.

Would I be able to sign up to attend only part of the program at a reduced rate?

No. Programs are designed to introduce a broad range of skills and experiences which is only possible through full participation.

How can I contact the ICAA regarding a course?

Questions regarding the ICAA's courses may be directed via email to [email protected]; via phone to 212-730-9646 ext. 112; or via mail to our National Office at 20 West 44th Street, Suite 310, New York, NY 10036.

Which courses count towards the ICAA Certificate in Classical Architecture?

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 by clicking [here]. For questions about specific courses that aren’t on this list, please contact [email protected].

What is the ICAA's cancellation policy for the program?

You may find the ICAA's cancellation policy by clicking [here].