In this one-day workshop, students will explore classical architecture through free-hand drawings, focusing on details, proportions, and the use of perspective.  The workshop will begin with a brief tour of the museum, using the collections and the building itself to illustrate essential aspects of classical architecture and its relationship to the other arts.  Drawings, paintings, sculpture, furniture, and architectural fragments throughout the Museum will serve as study subjects, enabling students to experience and understand the rules and principles of classicism.

Supplies will be provided.


Ticket Information

Before registering for classes, please review Program Information and Policies.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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About the Instructor

Aaron Helfand, AIA, is an architect with the Mitchell Studio in New Haven. He is a board member of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and has taught courses on the history, theory, and practice of classical architecture for the ICAA at the Boston Architectural College's Department of Continuing Education. He holds a BA from Williams College, an MArch and MADU from the University of Notre Dame, and an MPhil in the history of architecture from the University of Cambridge.