Architectural Rendering in Wash

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Saturday, March 30-Sunday, March 31: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
2001 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia
Room 300P

This two-day workshop, taught by architectural illustrator David Genther (www.davidgenther.com), introduces the techniques of Beaux-Arts wash rendering. Students will begin by learning the basic skills needed to produce a traditional ink wash rendering of a Doric column capital. They will then develop an understanding of the qualities and characteristics of light, shade, shadow, and reflected light, as well as a sensibility for how architectural geometries, forms, planes, and profiles modulate light and shade and subsequently render form apparent.

Registration:

$95 for Students / $115 for ICAA members / $135 for general public

To register, visit https://icaa-phila.ticketleap.com/architectural-rendering-in-wash. Advance registration required. Costs includes most materials. Individuals will be responsible for providing Kolinsky Sable Round watercolor brushes – #4 and #10

Note: You should bring any and all brushes you own, but it is imperative you get the 2 Kolinsky brushes, as they are essential to completing the drawing. Links to the required brushes below: #4 Princeton 7050

#10 Princeton 7050

Bring drafting equipment if you have it. At the very least a ruler to use as a straight edge and a pencil.

Cost/Reservations:

$95 for Students / $115 for ICAA members / $135 for general public

Framing Rittenhouse: A Walking Tour of Historic Windows and Doors

Sponsored by:

SPONSORED BY NORTH AMERICAN WINDOW & DOOR and KOLBE WINDOWS AND DOORS

Purchase tickets at: https://icaa-phila.ticketleap.com/framing-rittenhouse/

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Group meets at 10:30AM
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

SPONSORED BY NORTH AMERICAN WINDOW & DOOR and KOLBE WINDOWS AND DOORS

Group meets at 10:30 AM Meeting location: The Union League of Philadelphia

The neighborhoods surrounding Rittenhouse Square provide some of the most intriguing and diverse forms of domestic and institutional architecture in Philadelphia’s Center City. The city’s booming economy after the Civil War fostered expanding upper middle and upper classes who wanted to live around the historic square in houses designed by some of the city’s leading architects of the day such as: Frank Furness, Theophilus Parsons Chandler, Charles Barton Keen, Wilson Eyre and many others.

This tour of the neighborhood’s late 19th and early 20th century architectural legacy, with a focus on notable historic windows and doors, will provide a visual and historical introduction to the still vibrant urban neighborhood.

The tour will meet at The Union League of Philadelphia, where coffee and light refreshments will be provided. The group will then embark on a three hour walking tour.

Tour guide Jim Mundy is the Director of Education and Programming of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia. He is an alumnus of The Attingham Summer School for the Study of British Houses and Collections and the Past President of The Woodlands Cemetery Company and the Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation. Jim has also given architecture tours for the Preservation Alliance.

2 AJA LU credits will be available for this lecture. Please bring your AIA membership number in order to fill out the necessary paperwork

Cost/Reservations:

ICAA Member: $30 / General Public: $40 / Student: $25

A Sense of Harmony: Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Movement

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
6:00 PM
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

ICAA members are invited to join members of the Royal Oak Foundation and the Union League for the program A Sense of Harmony. English gardens from the Arts & Crafts era are jewels of early 20th century design. Part of the same design movement that flourished in Europe and North America between 1880 and 1920, these gardens emphasized medieval and romantic styles. Designed on an intimate scale, they blurred the distinction between indoors and outdoors and emphasized the symbiotic nature of the house and garden as a unified landscape. Many contain a series of distinct outdoor ‘rooms’ often delineated by hedges and embellished with whimsical topiary. Most had lavish plantings of perennials, ornamental shrubs, bulbs and annuals—all massed for color, textural effect and seasonal impact. Small structures, such as pergolas, arbors, sundials and other traditional ornaments produced storybook-like gardens that referenced Old English manor house surroundings of the 17th century. In this illustrated lecture, Judith Tankard will give insight into the minds of the movement’s creative giants such as William Morris and Gertrude Jekyll, as well as lesser known designers such as Avray Tipping, Thomas Mawson, and Robert Lorimer. She will illustrate gorgeous National Trust gardens such as Hidcote, Standen, Snowshill Manor, Red House and Kellie Castle, among others, and give visual tours of other stunning gardens, such as Hestercombe, Great Dixter, Gravetye Manor and Munstead Wood. Tankard will show how these English models created a lasting impact on gardens across the pond, as American designers took inspiration from their British contemporaries.

Judith B. Tankard is a landscape historian, award-winning author, and preservation consultant. She is the author or coauthor of 10 books on landscape history and has received book awards from the Garden Writers Association, Historic New England and the American Horticultural Society. She taught at the Landscape Institute of Harvard University for more than twenty years. A popular lecturer in the United States and Britain, Judith is a frequent speaker at conferences devoted to the preservation of historic landscapes.

Cost/Reservations: Please call Kayla Smith at 212-480-2889, ext. 201 or visit www.royal-oak.org/events. Please use the code 19SICAAP to receive the discounted co-sponsor price of $30 per person.

Cost/Reservations:

Please call Kayla Smith at 212-480-2889, ext. 201 or visit www.royal-oak.org/events. Please use the code 19SICAAP to receive the discounted co-sponsor price of $30 per person.

Precedents in Architectural Composition: Measured & Analytical Drawing at Lemon Hill

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Lemon Hill Mansion
Lemon Hill Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19130

With Stephen Chrisman. Co-hosted with ICAA National & Fairmount Park Conservancy.

More details and registration to be posted soon

Celebrating 300 Years of the William Trent House

Saturday, June 1, 2019

The William Trent House
15 Market Street
Trenton, NJ 08611

Celebrate 300 years of the William Trent House with ICAA Philadelphia. The evening will include house tours, talks, and cocktails on the estate’s impressive grounds.

More details and registration to be posted soon