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Social Sketching: Columns & Coffee at The Folger Shakespeare Library

Saturday, April 14th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Folger Shakespeare Library
201 E Capitol St NE
We will meet at Le Bon Cafe at 2nd and Pennsylvania Ave SE at 10:00am

Columns & Coffee is a monthly social sketching excursion led by the L’Enfants, the emerging architects branch of the ICAA Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter.

Anyone with an interest in sketching and/or connecting with other artists and architects is encouraged to attend.

This month, we will be sketching at the Folger Shakespeare Library. This library is among the earliest “stripped classical” designs of Paul Cret, developed as a compromise to appease both the classically-minded Commission of Fine Arts and the classicism-averse client, Henry Clay Folger. He would go on to use a distinctive mix of Beaux-Arts, early Art Deco, and early Modernism to great success in other buildings and monuments.

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

Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials.

Cost: Free. RSVP is required

RSVP to Stephen Howard

Image courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library