Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours
The Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours expand practical and theoretical knowledge of the classical tradition as manifest in the architecture, urbanism, and landscapes of Paris and Rome through the means of observational and analytical drawing.
Each day is spent in the field examining great works of composition, proportion, materiality, and architectural language as benchmarks of scholarship and invention. A variety of media and drawing techniques are introduced and deployed to study design at all scales, from the city as a comprehensive work of art, to individual buildings and localized urban ensembles, to specific building details.
The Christopher H. Browne Paris Drawing Tour focuses on French architecture, interiors, landscapes, and the artisan traditions still in practice today through centuries-old guilds for the crafts of building. The program includes visits to the Louvre, Place des Vosges, Hôtel de Sully, the Petit Trianon, the Panthéon, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, and the Fondation de Coubertin.
Participants of the Christopher H. Browne Paris Drawing Tour are eligible to receive 45 AIA LUs and 45 credits towards the ICAA Certificate in Classical Architecture.
The Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour provides participants with practical knowledge of the classical tradition as manifest in the architecture, urbanism and landscapes of the Eternal City. Participants follow in the great tradition of architects and artists who have learned from Rome and propagated its lessons across Europe and America.
The program focuses study on the enduring vitality and continuity of the classical tradition through the means of observational and analytical drawing. Each day is spent drawing, in situ, at sites that underscore the relationship between buildings, the human figure, and their built and natural environment.
A variety of media and drawing techniques are introduced to examine the city and its environs as a work of civic art at all scales –from urban ensemble to individual buildings and architectural detail.
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.”
Scholarships for the Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours are available thanks to the Southern California Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
A 2018 Suzanne Kasler ICAA Southeast Scholarship for the Christopher H. Browne Paris Drawing Tour is available thanks to the generosity of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Southeast Chapter Board Member Suzanne Kasler, President, Suzanne Kasler Interiors. Learn more here.
The ICAA has been given a scholarship from John LaPolla and LaPolla Designs for the Christopher H. Browne Paris Drawing Tour. This scholarship is offered in honor of John's late mother Dorothy LaPolla-Czarnecki for her unwavering encouragement and promotion of education. John, his family, and company continue this legacy of support and mentorship of aspiring students and craft persons in education and the arts. For further information, please contact [email protected].
To find out more about the Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours, email [email protected] or call 212-730-9646 ext. 111.