Brush up on your drawing skills and learn about local history at the unique setting of The Woodlands with the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, for a morning of illuminating some fundamentals of composition in the classical tradition as well as some hints on setting up a convincing perspective. Drawing instruction will be led by veteran classicist, Alvin Holm, who will focus on the ample classical elements on the grounds.
James Mundy, Board President of The Woodlands, will discuss the historic 54 acre plot and the impressive neoclassical home of William Hamilton, built in 1786. Now a National Historic Landmark District, The Woodlands currently houses two 18th century buildings, elaborate funerary monuments, and impressive greenery. Mundy will also provide information about exciting preservation work recently completed and currently underway, including the unveiling of a cryptoporticus originally added by Hamilton.
The Woodlands welcomes attendees with open arms and doors, and purchase of the class will include admission to the mansion interior.
An 8 ½ x 11 inch bound sketchbook is recommended along with a black pencil with 2B lead.
Artists and architects with some freehand skill are encouraged to attend, although beginners will not be bored. 4 AIA LU credits are available for this class to those interested.
Alvin Holm is a devotee of the Classical tradition, and an early board member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. His past projects include institutional designs such as the European painting and sculpture galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as numerous historic buildings and residences in greater Philadelphia. An experienced teacher, Alvin Holm has previously instructed at the National Academy of Design in New York, Moore College of Art and Design, Temple University, Drexel University, the Art Institute of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts). Alvin Holm received his BA from Yale College in 1958, and his M.Arch. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962.
Advance registration is required.