Past Events

Columns & Coffee at the Carnegie Library

Social Sketching

Saturday, July 15, 2017
10:45 am - 2:15 pm

Old Carnegie Library
Mount Vernon Square
801 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Columns & Coffee is a monthly social sketching excursion led by the L’Enfants, the emerging architects branch of the WMA ICAA.  Anyone with an interest in sketching and/or connecting with other artists and architects is encouraged to attend.

This month, we will be sketching the historic Carnegie Library in Mt. Vernon Square.  The building’s current occupant, the Historical Society of Washington DC, will be hosting a tour that our participants my wish to attend before sketching (please register in advance at Eventbrite).  Participants should bring their own materials.

We will meet at the West Wing Cafe located at 920 Massachusetts Ave. NW at 10:45 am.  We will be touring/sketching for about 2.5 – 3 hours, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.  Please not the start time is different than usual, to accommodate those who wish to join the tour.

RSVP to Anthony Dimanno

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress/Historic American Building Survey

Private lunchtime Architectural Tour of Paul Cret’s Folger Shakespeare Library

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC. 20003

Join the ICAA for an exclusive inside lunchtime tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library on Wednesday, June 21. The building was completed in 1930 by architect Paul Philippe Cret utilizing his own brand of Classicism and Art Deco.  The interiors are a mélange of Tudor recreations and strict classicism and hold many literary treasures.  Architect Alexander Trowbridge was a consulting architect and helped Cret with many of the details including decorative reliefs with scenes from Shakespeare’s works.

$15 members/$10 L’enfants / $25 non-members

Reserve your ticket on Eventbrite here.

 

Social Sketching: Afternoon Columns & Coffee at Dumbarton Oaks

Saturday, June 3, 2017

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown
1703 32nd St NW
Washington, DC 20007

Columns & Coffee is a monthly social sketching excursion led by the L’Enfants, the emerging architects branch of the ICAA-WMA.

Please note: most of our Columns & Coffee events occur in the morning; This month we will be meeting in the afternoon. 

This month, we will be sketching in the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks. Designed in 1921 by the only female founder of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Beatrix Farrand, the garden is an elegant oasis in Georgetown.

This will be one of the last opportunities to view the gardens before they undergo renovations for the remainder of the year. Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials.

We will meet at the Starbucks at 1810 Wisconsin Ave NW at 1:30pm. Note that this is different than the typical time, as the gardens are only open during the afternoon. We will be sketching for about 2.5-3 hours, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.

In the event of rain, we will relocate to the museum interior.

Cost: $10 

RSVP required to: Anthony DiManno, Anthony.DiManno@DMSAS.com

 

RESCHEDULED: Columns & Coffee at the Washington Masonic Memorial

NEW DATE/TIME

Saturday May 13, 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Washington Masonic Memorial
Alexandria, Virginia

Columns & Coffee is a monthly social sketching excursion led by the L’Enfants, the emerging architects branch of the ICAA-WMA. Anyone with an interest in sketching and/or connecting with other artists and architects are encouraged to attend. In May, we will be sketching at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

Modeled on the Lighthouse of Alexandria and dedicated to one of the Freemasons’ most famous members, this memorial was originally intended to be a Masonic temple that would house the local lodge’s collection of Washington memorabilia. It eventually developed into a national memorial and was under construction for nearly 50 years, with its interiors finally finished in 1970.

Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials.

We will meet at the Uptowner Café at 1609 King St, Alexandria, at 10:00am.

We will be sketching for about 2.5-3 hours, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.

Cost: $15

RSVP to Anthony Dimanno

L’Enfants Game Night

April 5, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Board Room DC
1737 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Indulge in the social side of Classicism with other emerging professionals and students for a game night! Architecture and DC themed games will be on hand, including the popular Cards against Urbanity! But feel free to bring a favorite to share or grab one off the shelf at the bar.

Attendees should know that the Board Room only serves drinks, but upon arrival we’ll coordinate delivery from one of the many restaurants nearby.

The L’Enfants is a group of Young Classicists from the Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. The L’Enfants are young architects, artists, historians and others with interests ranging from drawing and sketching, to learning about the rich classical architecture of Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The objective of the L’Enfants is to connect developing professionals who share these interests along with a common focus of Classical architecture, building, and design.

All are welcome to join The L’Enfants upcoming events, whether to learn, teach or simply enjoy good company. Annual membership to the L’Enfants is $10, and you can join here.

RSVP required to Stephen Howard, at stephenwmhoward@gmail.com.

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