The seminar will be broken into three sessions, comprising instruction, touring & design application:
Saturday, April 12th
Morning: 10am – 1pm, Instructional Session
Attendees will learn the appropriate use and configuration of columns, cornices, wainscoting, windows and doors / time-tested methods of designing baseboards, wainscoting, chair rails, door and window casings / the Elements, proportional systems and composition of spaces / review measured drawings of exemplary traditional interiors. Handouts of rare references used by craftsmen to aid in the creation of timeless interiors will be furnished to each participant.
***Lunch will be provided along with a presentation on fine traditional plasterwork by seminar sponsors Hyde Park Mouldings***
Afternoon: 2pm-5pm, Touring
William Tyre, Executive Director of the Glessner House Museum will host a tour of three relevant buildings in the vicinity: attendees will visit and discuss the interiors of Howard Van Doren Shaw’s Second Presbyterian Church, the Greek Revival Henry B. Clarke House, and the seminar venue, itself, H.H. Richardson’s Glessner House.
Sunday, April 13th
Morning: 9am – 1pm, Implementation
With the instructor’s guidance, attendees will design and hand-draft a Classical interior, generating plans and elevations for their designs. The information presented in the previous sessions will be referenced, and will include the handouts, measured drawings and class discussion. These documents will then make a useful addition to the attendees’ reference materials for their future designs.