On October 9th the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Louisiana Chapter held the first workshop of the four-part drawing series at the LSU College of Art + Design Building . This series is based on drawing the Classical Orders with this specific event focused on the Tuscan Order.
The instructor of the event was Michael Mesko, an ICAA Fellow, member of its Board of Trustees, and chairman of the Institute’s Education Committee. The event focused on teaching attendees about the elements of classical architecture and exploring the variations of the Tuscan Order. Attendees also had the opportunity to draw Tuscan columns and facades and receive feedback.
Other than having a great turn out from local professionals, seven LSU architectural students attended the event. Many of the students were from the SHiPS
(Students for Historical Preservation) program within the College of Art + Design. The dean of the college, Alkis P. Tsolakis, also made an appearance at the workshop.
“I absolutely loved the workshop,” student Samuel Methvin said. “I wished it was longer because I wanted to go over more things about the drawings. I am deeply interested in classical architecture and had been wanting something like this for a long time. It was extremely enlightening and has only furthered my conviction that classical architecture is timeless and that is why I want my career as an architect to be geared towards exploring and producing new, beautiful classical architecture for the future.”
The President of ICAA LA, Kevin Harris, FAIA, was overwhelmed with pride after seeing the success of the event.
“This workshop was an amazing experience and I was honored to put it on,” said Harris. “I was especially astounded by the students at the workshop. They were drawing just as well as the professionals next to them. The College of Art + Design is really doing a fantastic job with their students.”
If you are interested in attending the next workshop, it will be on Oct. 28, 2017, at the Tulane School of Architecture from 9 to 4. To register, click here.