Author Archives: Richard McGovern

Drawing Classical Archways from Rome through the Renaissance

The design of archways is complex, requiring a great attention to detail and understanding of geometric form to create a stable and elegant structure. In classical architecture, the difficulty of construction is heightened—as is the end product—by the combination of … Read more »

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Taking Moldings from Profiles to Practice

Following a foundational study of molding forms, classical architecture requires an understanding of how moldings fit into a full architectural work. In order to translate an academic knowledge of moldings into a masterful composition, one must comprehend how moldings are … Read more »

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Watch Now: “Formality & Informality,” a Lecture with Landscape Designer Arne Maynard

Watch Landscape Designer Arne Maynard’s recent lecture focusing on the balance between formal and informal elements in his landscapes and gardens. The discussion, which was filmed in its entirety, was co-hosted by the ICAA and Architectural Digest in New York … Read more »

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Building Craft: Ornamental & Architectural Metal Design

On Saturday, September 23, a group of students gathered at Covax Atelier in Clifton, New Jersey, excited to learn about the process of traditional metalworking and how it is put into practice today. Covax Atelier and the Institute of Classical … Read more »

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Endurance of Pencil Rendering

In a two-part studio course, ICAA instructor Joseph Zvejnieks shared his expertise on the minimalistic art of pencil rendering. The studio classes incorporated brief lectures and video viewing in addition to hands-on instruction. Several students expressed that pencil renderings had … Read more »

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Jon Brogie Selected as ICAA Alma Schapiro Prize Winner

The ICAA is pleased to announce Jon Brogie as the winner of the 2017 Alma Schapiro Award. Jon received his Bachelor’s degree in Painting from Arizona State University in 2011. Inspired by the rigorous training of the growing atelier movement, grounded … Read more »

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