Classical Orders: The Doric Order

Classical Orders: The Doric Order
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Image credit: Domiane Forte

Studio Class

Domiane Forte, Instructor

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Classical Moldings

This fast-paced intensive provides an introduction to understanding and laying out classical architecture through a study of the Doric Order. Students of all abilities will learn the proportions, details and essential parts of classical architecture by laying out a column, entablature, and pediment (don’t worry, you’ll know those terms before the course is done). The intensive will end with a sketch problem combining these elements to create a classical door aedicula and a typical façade.

Most importantly, you will learn why the study of the classical orders is an essential foundation in the study and practice of architecture whether traditional or contemporary.

Domiane Forte earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, focusing in classical philosophy and mathematics, from Thomas Aquinas College, CA, and a Master of Architecture, focusing in classical architecture, from the University of Notre Dame, IN.  He is a certified instructor of classical architecture with the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, where he has been teaching for the last 12 years, and currently sits on the National Curriculum Committee ICAA.  He is an accomplished oil and watercolor painter, and is a master draftsman, dedicated to teaching and maintaining the craft of manual drafting and traditional watercolor illustration in an era of computer aided design and CGI rendering.  He is a member of the California Art Club, and his art is shown at various galleries around Southern California and beyond.

KAA Design Group - 4201 Redwood Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Tuition for each session: $40 ICAA Members; $60 General Public; 4 AIA credits per session


This class is made possible by the generous support from our 2019 Education Sponsors:
Bruder Construction
Kitchell Custom Homes
Richard Holz, Inc.
Shawn Nelson Builders

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