past Continuing Education courses
Interested in joining one of our Continuing Education Courses? Below is a sampling of topics courses have focused on in the past.
Architectural Drawing: How to Sketch Like an Architect
Learn how to rapidly document buildings in your own graphic vocabulary. This class stresses a formulaic approach to developing compositions using thumbnail diagrams and basic, non-technical perspective. Emphasis will be placed on loose, free hand drawing techniques in lieu of technical drawing. This class is appropriate for beginners with no experience.
CLASS MATERIALS: (please purchase before start of class) Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards; pencils – 4h/h/hb/b/2b/4b; pencil sharpener; pens; white eraser; 9x12” spiral or loose bound sketch pad
INSTRUCTOR: Joel Berman, ALA, President, Joel Berman Architecture & Design, Ltd.
History of Chicago Architecture: Daring Design on the Prairie
This course traces the growth of Chicago’s unique architectural legacy, and considers the built environment in which we live every day. Participants will learn about the development of the skyscraper, as well as the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and other Prairie School architects.
INSTRUCTOR: Tim Wittman is one of Chicago’s leading architectural historians and currently teaches at Columbia College Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He holds a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Chicago.
Hunting for Your Home's History
Learn how to use primary sources, online resources and local libraries to research Chicago homes built before World War II. In addition to classroom lectures, the course includes three off-site visits to explore research methods (Newberry Library, Daley Library at UIC and the case study neighborhood).
Please dress for the weather and be prepared to do some walking. Each session includes a short lunch break—please bring lunch or visit a local eatery.
INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Masengarb is Education Specialist at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. She is the author of CAF’s new publication, The Architecture Handbook: A Student Guide to Understanding Buildings