January 21, 2017

Sketching Social

Union League of Philadelphia

The Union League of Philadelphia
1450 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Free and open to the public

Join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art—Philadelphia for an opportunity to sketch the interior of the historic Union League of Philadelphia, followed by discussion and lunch at a nearby restaurant.

We will focus on the Neo-Classical interiors of the 1910 addition, designed by Horace Trumbauer. Trumbauer’s 1910 Beaux Arts addition to the Union League clubhouse was a radical departure from the four brick and brownstone Second Empire buildings erected between 1865 and 1893 that made up “the League House.” The five story limestone-clad building dwarfed the existing brownstone buildings, and present one of the most incongruous architectural sights in Philadelphia. The interiors were equally new and different. The neo-classical elegance of the hallways and rooms would captivate the imagination of the members. The “Fifteenth Street” building of the League house is practically unchanged since it opened in 1910. Take advantage of this opportunity to experience the visual sensations of Philadelphia’s greatest architect.

We’ll start sketching at 10AM and enjoy lunch together by noon at a local restaurant. Sketching socials are free and open to all; however, those who decide to go out for lunch afterwards pay their own way. Attendees are also responsible for bringing their own supplies. You may bring whatever media you prefer, but suggested materials are pencils and a pad of paper.

There are 2 AIA LU credits available for interested attendees to this sketching session.

Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. Please note that visitors to the Union League must adhere to the business casual dress code (collared shirt and slacks for men and something comparable for women). Jeans and sneakers are not permitted.

Please email icaaphila@gmail.com to register and receive additional details.