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2022 ICAA Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours Announced

The ICAA’s drawing and study courses are built around the tradition of field drawing in sketchbook using methods that have been deployed by practitioners of architecture and allied disciplines since the Renaissance. Then, as now, the objective is to expand one’s compendium of precedents as resources for reference in contemporary design.

The Christopher H. Browne Washington, DC Drawing Tour

May 12 - May 15, 2022

The Christopher H. Browne Washington DC Drawing Tour is a four-day program to intensely study, through measured and analytical field drawing, the rich diversity of architecture and urbanism of the Federal City of Washington, DC. The course will feature daily visits and studies of historically-significant and key examples of monumental classical architecture, nineteenth-century houses, and the neighborhood of Georgetown to study the details of one of America's most beautiful gardens.

The program provides credit towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture.

Lead Instructor: Stephen Chrisman (Partner, Ferguson & Shamamian Architects)

Cost: $895 for ICAA members, $995 for non-members (travel & accommodation not included); scholarship opportunities available.

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The Christopher H. Browne Edinburgh Drawing Tour

May 28 - June 4, 2022

Photograph: View over Edinburgh, with the Dugald Stewart Monument in the foreground. By Ajay Suresh | CC BY 2.0 | recolored from original

Photograph: View over Edinburgh, with the Dugald Stewart Monument in the foreground.
By Ajay Suresh | CC BY 2.0 | recolored from original

The Christopher H. Browne Edinburgh Drawing Tour provides participants with practical and theoretical knowledge of the classical tradition as manifest in the architecture, urbanism and landscapes of Scotland’s capital city.

The program focuses study on the enduring vitality and continuity of the classical tradition through the means of observational and analytical drawing, and wash and watercolor. Each day is spent drawing, in situ, at sites that underscore the relationship between buildings, the human figure, and their built and natural environment. The course has been structured thematically to examine the classical tradition from a range of viewpoints, encompassing not only the study of antique precedents but also an awareness of the picturesque and romantic traditions.

The program provides credit towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture.

Lead Instructor: George Saumarez Smith (Director, ADAM Architecture)

Cost: $2,500 for ICAA members, $2,600 for non-members (travel & accommodation not included); scholarship opportunities available.

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