Look to the Past and it shall teach thee: Class of '13 student Abigail Tulis sketches an ancient Roman sarcophagi at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Look to the Past and it shall teach thee: Class of '13 student Abigail Tulis sketches an ancient Roman sarcophagi at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

ABOUT THE ATELIER

The Beaux-Arts Atelier was a year-long intensive program in the study of design, architecture, and art following the method of the École des Beaux-Arts.  The program ran from 2011-2014 at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA). Students received in-depth instruction in an atelier setting while pursuing coursework in observational drawing, architectural drafting, systematic design methodology, the classical orders, geometry and proportion, traditional methods of architectural wash rendering and drawing, the history and theory of classical architecture, and modeling and sculpting. Students also conducted detailed studies of New York City’s architectural masterpieces through on-site observation and field drawing. In addition, field trips were conducted to leading architecture, decorating, and craftsman studios throughout the program.  Though the program is no longer offered at the ICAA, its website remains online for archival purposes.  


The ICAA’s Rome curriculum harks back to a roughly 500-year tradition of painters, sculptors, and architects coming to the Eternal City to learn the lessons of the past.
— Patrick Connors, American Artist Magazine, November 2012