The New England Chapter of the ICAA continues its new Continuing Education Program in Classical Architecture, in collaboration with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). The Summer quarter of 2017 is offering short single workshops, each two and a half hours in length in a variety of subjects.
Tuition is listed below and 2.5 AIA CES LUs are available per course; these credits also apply toward the ICAA Certificate in Classical Architecture. For additional information, contact Sarah Macdonald at 617-913-2277 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer 2017 Curriculum
Paris in Boston Sketching Tour: French Influence on Back Bay Architecture and Landscape, a course by Kahlil Hamady
This Plein Air sketching tour, offered jointly by the ICAA and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, explores the origins of the design of Commonwealth Avenue and the Public Gardens, their roots in the landscape of Versailles and Paris, and the adaptation of French Classical architectural, landscape and urban design into Boston and the American Classical Landscape. Attendees will learn simple yet effective methods of studying and drawing in situ. The focus will be on studying and examining through free hand sketches and drawings the relationships between the natural and urban landscapes and the Classical and Picturesque approaches to design. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies
Time: 10:15 am – 3:15 pm
Co-Instructor: Kahlil Hamady and Leslie-Jon Vickory
Classroom: Class meets on the stairs of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square
Classical Architecture and Art: Gallery Tour and Sketching Workshop
In this one-day workshop, offered jointly by the ICAA and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, students will explore classical architecture through free-hand drawings, focusing on details, proportions, and the use of perspective. The workshop will begin with a brief tour of the museum, using the collections and the building itself to illustrate essential aspects of classical architecture and its relationship to the other arts. Drawings, paintings, sculpture, furniture, and architectural fragments throughout the Museum will serve as study subjects, enabling students to experience and understand the rules and principles of classicism. Supplies will be provided.
Time: 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Instructor: Aaron Helfand
Classroom: Sharf Information Center/ 130
Curated Style-Gallery Sketching the Classical Interior
This gallery sketching workshop offered jointly by the ICAA and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, explores the museum’s exquisite collections of Classical architectural interiors, furniture, and objets d’art. Attendees will learn simple yet effective methods of studying and drawing in situ. Period details will be examined, discussed and recorded in 2 and 3 dimension pencil sketches. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.
Date: TBD Winter term