Shades and Shadows

Shades and Shadows

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ICAA Education Series
Sponsored by
The Wiseman Group Interior Design

Shades and Shadows
Erik K. Evens, Instructor

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

Thursday, March 14, 2024
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Fort Mason Center
Building C, Room C205
San Francisco

Members: $40
Non-Members: $60


Join instructor Erik Evens for a course in drawing shades and shadows, focusing on repeatable techniques for the design practitioner. Students will learn to apply a set of basic rules to achieve accurate, believable shade and shadow effects for use in freehand sketches, plan, elevation, and perspective drawings. Basic theory of light, how it falls on surfaces, and general rules for the visualization and construction of shade and shadow in orthographic projection and perspective will be covered, with an emphasis on a quick, practical technique useful in a studio environment.

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

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

Thank You To Our Generous Education Series Sponsor!

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Date And Time

March 14, 2024 ~ 06:00 PM

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