What You Will Learn

  • Increase the participants' knowledge of the architecture, urban spaces, and landscapes of Rome as a font of precedent and inspiration for contemporary practice.
  • Develop illustrative and analytical skills through the use of different drawing types, media, and techniques to better understand the compositional structure, formal organization, character, and detail of transcendent buildings and urban ensembles. 
  • Study the rigorous planning principles and rich creative variations of the classical language that animate the Eternal City, through investigation of exemplary architectural and urban typologies created by architects working in a tradition that spans over two thousand years. 
  • Hone the participants' ability to generate visual notes as a means to effectively record a variety of urban and architectural works, thereby facilitating the assimilation of these on-site studies into their process of design and invention.


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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 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.” 

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 

All materials are due April 2, 2018. 

2017 Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour Student Update

Student Work


Is travel and accommodation included in the list price?

The price is only for the course instruction. Participants 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 ICAA has 12 spots available in total, and typically between four and six places are funded by scholarships.

Will there be time for me to explore on my own?

Yes, absolutely. Most evenings can be spent exploring on your own or with fellow participants.

Are meals included in the list price and are we all expected to eat together at every meal?

Some meals are included, which will be spent together as a group. Otherwise you are free to eat where and with whom you please.