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Hands-On Workshops in Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - education, workshops, restoration
Contributed By: Patricia Warren
Website: http://www.clatsopcc.edu

Hands-On Workshops in Historic Preservation
Clatsop Community College offers hands-on workshops in a range of historic preservation techniques. The college’s award-winning historic preservation program provides practical training and experience that benefits those in renovation trades as well as home-owners seeking to improve do-it-yourself skills. Enrollment in specialized workshops is open to the public, and registration is ongoing at www.clatsopcc.edu/register or call 503-338-7670.

For more information about these workshops, call 503-338-2301 or email hp@clatsopcc.edu.

 Through Clatsop Community College Historic Preservation workshops you can - -
  • Learn or improve your preservation skills
  • Work on an historic building
  • Receive continuing education credit in your specialized field
  • Increase your ability to enhance your own historic home or building
Currently scheduled Winter Term workshops include:

Faux Finish Techniques (BLD 228) – January 25-26; 10:30am – 5:30pm
Participants will learn about methods, tools and techniques for wood graining and marbleizing. They will repaint the marble finish on plaster columns in the meeting room of the 1923 Astoria Elks Building.

Ornamental Plaster Repair I (BLD 233) – February 1-2; 9am – 4pm
Decorative plastering is a character defining feature used to create borders and trim on historic walls and ceilings. Participants will learn basic techniques for restoration of decorative plastering. They will construct a template to mold plaster and use appropriate materials and methods to repair and create plaster moldings. This workshop will be conducted at the CCC Art Center and at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria.

Ornamental Plaster Repair II (BLD 233) – February 8-9; 9am – 4pm
This course is a continuation of Ornamental Plaster Repair I and covers more advanced techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to apply basic techniques learned in Plaster Repair I to actual projects. This workshop will be conducted at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria.

Blacksmithing I (BLD 135) – February 21; 5 - 7pm and February 22-23; 9am - 3pm 
Students learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing and study the history of techniques and materials used in the Victorian and Craftsman periods. This workshop will be conducted at the CCC Art Center and The Solstice Forge Blacksmith Shop, Naselle, WA.

Blacksmithing II (BLD 235) - February 28; 5 - 7pm and March 1-2; 9am - 3pm
Students learn additional techniques of blacksmithing, including punching, drifting holes, scrolls, and forge welding. They design and create objects using iron, forge, hammer and anvil. This workshop will be conducted at the CCC Art Center and The Solstice Forge Blacksmith Shop, Naselle, WA.

Please direct inquiries to:  Lucien Swerdloff, 503-338-2301; lswerdloff@clatsopcc.edu.


Keywords: education, workshops, restoration

Posted: December 20, 2013
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