Since the ICAA Florida Chapter’s founding, educational programs have been an integral part of our mission to advance the contemporary practice and appreciation of the classical tradition. From drawing the classical orders, to ink wash rendering and watercolor, and proportions courses, education is a vital component of the Chapter’s programming each year.

The educational programs are created with the intention of making them accessible for classical enthusiasts of all backgrounds. Additionally, many of our courses also qualify as continuing education for architects who are registered with the AIA. Many of the classes also apply towards the 100 credit hours one needs to earn the Certificate in Classical Architecture from the Institute.  More information on the certificate program can be found here. Whether you are an architect, a design professional, an artist, or an individual with a passion for classical architecture and the allied arts, we hope you will find a course that inspires you here.

Beginning in the summer of 2015 the Summer Studio in Classical Architecture, an immersive program in the study of classical architectural design,  will be offered in New York City.  Additional information and an application may be found here.


Plein Air Sketch: Architecture

Small group outdoor sketching class with instruction in the architectural styles of the area of focus.  We will meet at the San Marco Preservation Hall and start with a brief architectural history of the area and/or Building(s) we will be looking at.  We will also discuss selecting the composition(s).  Students will then be given approx. 45 minutes to sketch the first composition.  The group will move to a second location, receive relevant architectural information, and commence on a second sketch.  Afterward we will take the sketches back to a central location and have a group discussion with question and answer period.



RSVP: director@flclassicist.org



Matthew M. Swaim

Studio-Swaim, Inc.

e: matt@studioswaim.com


Cliff Duch

Cronk Duch Architects

e: cliff@cronkduch.com