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Homes and History Come Alive at Drew University this Fall
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - preservation, arts and crafts, classes, Madison, NJ, Archaeology, history, historic
Contributed By: Pat Tagg
Website: http://www.drew.edu/graduate/lifelong-learning/historic-preservation/fall-2013-course-offerings

Homes and History Come Alive at Drew University this Fall
DREW NEWS                                                                                                               Contact: Pat Tagg

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Caspersen School of Graduate Studies
Tel.: 973/ 408-3185
Email: ptagg@drew.edu

Homes and History Come Alive at Drew University This Fall

Madison, NJ  
Are you interested in New Jersey’s architectural history, our preservation issues and terminology to become more informed about your town’s historic district?  Would you like to learn more concerning America’s unique Arts and Crafts homes and this much appreciated reform movement?  Well, there’s no better place to learn the processes and techniques of historic preservation than Drew University!

Classes and workshops in Drew University’s Historic Preservation program begin September 10.  Our courses are open to all preservation enthusiasts who have a personal and/or professional interest in preservation and the fall 2013 offerings represent a great opportunity to begin or continue your studies.  The registration deadline for full term classes starting in September is Wednesday, September 4.

Drew offers a distinguished faculty who are experts in their fields, interactive classes, and a blending of theoretical and practical applications.  This fall’s course offerings include:

Introduction to Historic Preservation Wednesdays,
September 11-November 13, 7–9 pm 

This course provides a foundation for understanding preservation issues, terminology, and public policy. Through discussions on the history and guiding principles of historic preservation, the class explores the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards, National and State Register programs, preservation techniques, and the overall benefits of historic preservation. $475

Practicing Preservation: Advocacy to Zoning Tuesdays,
September 10-November 12, 7-9pm
This course offers an overview and detailed look at the legal, economic, and community planning aspects of historic preservation in New Jersey. Students will discuss land use and preservation law, federal and state standards, the integration of preservation with municipal planning, redevelopment and environmental goals, advocacy and community activism. Emphasis will be placed on obtaining a sound working understanding of the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law, and the other regulations promulgated by the State of New Jersey affecting land use at the municipal level.  $475

Arts and Crafts Houses: Bungalows, Stickley and Beyond Thursdays,
September 12-October 17, 7-9:30pm 

A century ago, the Arts & Crafts movement created not only a novel aesthetic for furniture and artworks, but a revolutionary vision of the American house – one ideally integrated with site, healthful science, and an early auto-age lifestyle.  Though often associated with the West Coast, the movement’s appeal was national with surprisingly strong roots in New Jersey – especially through the meteoric career of Gustav Stickley and his Craftsman furniture and house plan empire. This course will explore the history, principles, and examples behind the architecture of this early modern design reform movement and allow attendees to answer the often-confusing question “What is an Arts & Crafts house?”  We will also study the Arts & Crafts with a particular focus on the Northeast U.S., the influence of England, and the importance of Stickley and other regional exponents and designers, and give attendees a solid grounding in a movement that continues to grow in academic significance as well as popular appeal. $360 

WORKSHOPS
Historic Porches and their Care
Saturday, September 21, 9am-4pm 

No feature has contributed as much to the look and life of North American houses as the porch – a “room” that bridges the indoors and outdoors. What’s more, the finest examples of the many styles of porches appear on old houses, being an important part of residential architecture from the late 18th century through the early 20th century. The trouble is, given their delicate nature and constant exposure to the outdoor elements, porches invariably develop problems after a generation or two, which often leads to radical changes and even total removal.

This workshop will look at 150 years of American porch styles and configurations, from the columned porticos of the Georgian style to the spindle-work verandas of the Victorian eras. Attendees will also learn about typical construction methods and design details, both historic and contemporary, with a particular focus on the problem areas of columns, railings, decking, and foundations.  The hands-on afternoon session will explore actual carpentry and epoxy techniques useful for porch repair, with a possible field laboratory on the campus exploring the common conditions and appropriate treatments for historic porches. $115

Archaeology and Historic Buildings September 28, 9am-4pm 

It is increasingly realized that historic buildings are very often closely associated with significant archaeological resources.  Archaeology is increasingly illuminating the history and development of buildings, and the properties on which they lie.  Managing these resources effectively has its challenges, but there are also great opportunities for using archaeology to bring sites to life.  This workshop will be of particular interest to anyone involved in the preservation, presentation, interpretation or management of historic buildings or sites. No previous knowledge of archaeology is assumed. $115

Sears Modern Homes Catalog: Catalog Houses in New Jersey
October 26, 9am-4pm 

The Sears catalog house made a significant contribution to New Jersey’s residential suburbs between the two World Wars.  These well built homes have become newly popular with today’s homebuyers.  This course provides an overview of the history of Sear’s ready-cut houses and touches on their numerous competitors with examples from New Jersey.  It provides information on design characteristics, styles, and interior features which help to identify these houses.  $115

Space is limited in all courses so register now to avoid disappointment!   The registration deadline for full term classes starting in September is Wednesday, September 4.  Call Drew’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies at 973/408-3185 for a brochure and registration information or visit our web site at www.drew.edu/historicpreservation 


Keywords: preservation, arts and crafts, classes, Madison, NJ, Archaeology, history, historic

Posted: August 1, 2013
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