Introduction to Classical Moldings

Introduction to Classical Moldings

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ICAA Education Series
Sponsored by
The Wiseman Group Interior Design

Introduction to Classical Moldings
Erik K. Evens, Instructor

3 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective &
3 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture

Thursday, February 15, 2024
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Fort Mason Center
Building C, Room C205
San Francisco

Members: $40
Non-Members: $60


This three hour intensive 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 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. 

Students will learn the basics of the moldings and their purpose. Drawing the classical moldings freehand in their sketchbook, students will discover techniques for the correct use of moldings in their work, and strategies for employing 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.

Materials needed: A sturdy, large-format sketchbook (8-1/2” x 11” minimum size), soft drawing pencils, and erasers.

Erik Evens is a lifelong resident of California, born and raised in Los Angeles, and educated at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, where he earned his degree in architecture. His profound appreciation of traditional architecture was nurtured during extensive travels throughout the United States and Europe. In the early years of his career, he worked for several design firms with varying specialties, but it was his tenure in the Los Angeles office of Marc Appleton that sealed his passion for historical styles attuned to the classical principles of harmony, proportion, order, and, above all, beauty.
Image: Erik Evens

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February 15, 2024 ~ 06:00 PM

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