April 9, 2016

Brownstones & Beers

Sketching the Philadelphia Churches of John Notman

Saint Clement's Church

Saint Clement’s Church
2013 Appletree 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 Clement’s Church is the third Episcopal Church to be designed by John Notman. Built between 1856 and 1859 in the Romanesque Revival Style and constructed entirely of brownstone, the main façade on 20th Street is dominated by the bell tower and a semi-circular apse. The apse features a blind arcade of simple columns and Romanesque arches. During the widening of 20th Street in 1929, the church was raised onto steel beams and moved forty feet to its current foundation. Suggested location for beer/lunch: Kite and Key 1836 Callowhill 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. 1 AIA LU credit is available for those interested.

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.