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The Elements of Classical Architecture: Introduction to Moldings

30 September 10:00am - 3:00pm
Organized by: The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art
Venue: ICAA Classroom
20 West 44th Street
Suite 310
New York

A good place to begin study of the classical language of architecture is with an overview of the geometry and terminology of classical moldings, the smallest classical parts. Moldings may be thought of as the ‘a, b, c’s’ of classical architecture. The classical orders and related forms are composed of a combination of these smaller elements and are therefore better understood when one is versed in the grammar of the individual parts. Moldings also represent, in minute form, some of the ideas that define classicism itself. Participants will learn how to distinguish major profile types and explore some of the guiding principles and theory involved in their design and application.

Instructors: Patrick Alles and Michael MeskoPre-Requisites: NoneCost: $75 for members, $110 for non-membersRequired Materials: Sketchbook or drawing pad, drawing pencils, mechanical pencils or lead holder with drawing leads (medium and soft leads: F, HB, B, and 2B recommended), eraser, pencil sharpener or lead sharpener, drawing compass, and architect’s scaleCredits: 4 AIA LUs