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Introduction to Wash Rendering

This class has been postponed.
New date to be determined.

The Catholic University of America
Crough Center for Architectural Studies
620 Michigan Ave. NE,
Washington, DC 20064

Join the Washington Mid Atlantic ICAA as the Education Committee presents a workshop focused on watercolor rendering.

This course will provide an introduction to the practice of architectural rendering in wash.  The instructors will demonstrate some basic techniques of wash rendering by guiding participants step-by-step through rendering an 8” X 8” plate using watercolors in warm and cool tones.  The subject will be a Grecian Doric column capital; participants will render their own capital to take home.  The instructors will also provide information on the history of the Grecian Doric order, how it differs from the Roman Doric order, and where examples of the Grecian Doric can be found throughout Washington, D.C.

Lunch, as well as rendering materials, will be provided.

$20 L’Enfants/$30 Members/$50 Non-members                                                             FREE for CUA Architecture Students with Student ID


Tour the Studio of Netflix’s House of Cards

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Joppa, Maryland

Netflix’s show, House of Cards is known not just for its lurid portrayal of life inside the beltway, nor for compelling performances from Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.  It’s also remarkable for the beautiful, richly-detailed sets depicting public and private Washington.

ICAA members are exclusively invited to tour these sets, which in seasons past have featured the White House’s private and public spaces (the residences, oval office, press room, etc.), Air Force One and various homes and offices of the show’s key power players.

The tour will be led by a member of the stage design/set decoration team. The tour will address the rigor with which the design team has recreated some of Washington DC’s most iconic classical spaces; as well as address how lighting, proportion,, and depth are used to create the visual interest on the small screen.

The studios are in Joppa, Maryland, which is approximately 90-100 minutes’ drive from the DC area.

Spaces are limited.  This tour is for members only.  Cost: $125

To reserve your spot, email Jennifer Horn .  Tickets will be granted in the order they are received.

Reservation confirmation upon receipt of check mailed to:

Jennifer Horn
2221 S. Clark Street, 11th Floor
Arlington VA 22202