This two-part class provides an introduction to understanding the use and rationale of the classical moldings. Moldings are the basic building blocks of classical buildings, the “atomic units” at the very heart of the classical language of architecture, and a working knowledge of moldings is the starting point for a thoughtful approach to design. Students of all abilities will find interest and value in this fast-paced introduction.
In Part One, on March 16, students learn the basics of the moldings and their purpose, and they will draw the classical moldings freehand in their sketchbook. In Part Two, on March 23, students will discover techniques for the correct use of moldings in their work, and strategies for employing them for the greatest effect.
Whether your goal is to layout a correct Doric column or to design a beautifully embellished formal room, a practical understanding of the classical moldings and the rationale for their purpose and use is indispensable to the design practitioner.
Tools and Materials
Students will need a sketchbook (11” x 14” or larger recommended), drawing pencils (#2 or softer), and an eraser.
About Erik K. Evens
Erik K. Evens is Principal of Evens Architects, a KAA Design Company. He is a licensed architect in California, with over thirty years’ experience in residential, commercial, hospitality, and institutional work. He is a founding member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Southern California Chapter, and past President, and also a Fellow of the ICAA.