Drawing the Ionic Order with Domiane Forte

Ionic Order 2019

January 12, 2019

This course was a fast-paced 6 hour intensive that provided an introduction to understanding and laying out classical architecture through a study of the proportions and ornament of the Ionic Order. Students of all abilities learned to free-hand draw the classical moldings, while learning why the moldings work, and how to employ them for greatest effect. They learned the proportions, details and essential parts of classical architecture by laying out a column, entablature, and pediment. The intensive ended with a sketch problem combining these elements to create a classical door aedicula and a typical façade.

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