January 9, 2016

Brownstones & Beers

Sketching the Philadelphia Churches of John Notman

Saint Mark's Church

Saint Mark’s Church
1625 Locust Street
Sketching begins at 9:45am, Beers and lunch at noon

Free and open to the public (attendees responsible for purchasing their own beers and lunch).
Advance registration recommended, but not required.

Saint Mark’s Church was built in the Gothic Revival Style between 1847 and 1849. Notman based his design on an original design by English Architect Richard Cromwell Carpenter. The tower, designed by Notman, was completed in 1865 by architect George W. Hewitt. The last addition, The Lady Chapel, was designed by Cope & Stewardson and completed in 1900. Suggested location for beer/lunch: Black Sheep 247 S 17th Street.

As the sketching social is casual in nature and open to all abilities and interest, participants may bring any media they choose to sketch. Suggested supplies are a pad of paper and pencils.

Join Scott O’Barr and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art—Philadelphia for three delightful Saturday sessions of sketching the mastery of three spectacular John Notman churches, followed by discussion and beers at nearby pubs.

We’ll start sketching at 9:45AM and enjoy lunch together by noon at a local restaurant. Sketching socials are free to members and non-members alike; however, everyone pays their own way once we arrive at the pubs!

J. Scott O’Barr is a Senior Associate at John Milner Architects, the firm that recently completed renovation work for Saint Mark’s Church. Scott holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee, and has continued his education through the ICAA, where he received the Edward Vason Jones Prize for the Rome Drawing and Painting Tour.