Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 5:30pm
LOCATION: Zoom Webinar

Introduction to Classical Moldings I & II

Erik K. Evens, Guest Instructor

Part I: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Part II: Wednesday, September 2,2020
5:30 - 7:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

3 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective for full attendance

This free webinar two-part course 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. You will learn to draw the classical moldings freehand, and will gain an understanding of their purpose and correct use, and how to employ them for greatest effect.

Whether your goal is to lay out 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.

Material needed: Students should have a sturdy, large-format sketchbook (8-1/2” x 11” minimum size), soft drawing pencils, and erasers.

Advanced registration required! Registration will close 30 minutes prior to start of Part I of webinar.


Erik K. Evens is Principal of Evens Architects, a boutiques studio of the KAA Design Group. 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.

Photo credit: Karyn Millet