THI skills and training

  • Stone Carving Taster Session - Vintage by the Sea
    Stone Carving Taster Session - Vintage by the Sea
  • Stone Carving Taster Session - Vintage by the Sea 2017
    Stone Carving Taster Session - Vintage by the Sea 2017
  • Stone Carving Workshop March 2017
    Stone Carving Workshop March 2017
  • Decorative Plaster Workshop March 2017
    Decorative Plaster Workshop March 2017
  • Vintage by the Sea Stone Carving 2
    Vintage by the Sea Stone Carving 2
  • Stone Carving Workshop March 2017
    Stone Carving Workshop March 2017
  • Stained Glass Workshop - October 2014
    Stained Glass Workshop - October 2014

Heritage Skills Training

The city council, through the Morecambe THI2: A View for Eric project, is offering some free introductory-level hands-on training to help people gain a practical understanding of some of these traditional skills and methods.  So far this year we have held workshops in stone craving, stained glass and lime plastering and pointing.  Details for upcoming workshops are listed below.

Introduction to Rolled Lead Sheet

Date: Wednesday 11th  and Thursday 12th July 2018 (two-one day workshops)

Location: Lancaster and Morecambe College

Traditional leadwork forms a key weathering component of roofing on historic properties. Its correct use and detailing are vital to ensuring the robustness and weather-tightness of roofs which is particularly important for a coastal town in the north-west!

Who should attend: This one-day introduction to leadwork is designed for those specifying or managing / undertaking the installation or replacement of leadwork. It’s particularly relevant to architects, surveyors, contractors, heritage professionals and anyone else involved in looking after historic buildings and wishing to improve their understanding of leadwork detailing.

Workshop synopsis: The morning session will be classroom-style in order to understand the basics of using lead in construction including detailing for flashings, gutters, roofs and dormers. The afternoon session will be workshop-based where the traditional leadwork skills of bossing and welding will first be demonstrated by the tutor with participants then able to try these techniques for themselves.

Apply for a place: Complete the training application form.

Introduction to Traditional Signwriting and Gilding

Date: Thursday 9th and Friday 10th August 2018 (2 day course)

Location: Lancaster and Morecambe College

Course led by: Local artist Shane Johnstone

Course overview: This two-day taster course will introduce participants to hand painted and gold leaf lettering techniques. Using traditional materials and brushes participants will be able to make their own small sign to take home with them.

Who should attend: Traditional signwriting skills can take years to master but this workshop will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience of all stages of sign-making as well as gain insight into the history and language of the craft. It’s therefore ideal for those interested in architecture and design, heritage professionals and anyone else involved in looking after historic buildings and wishing to learn more about this traditional craft

Workshop synopsis: The workshop will begin with instruction in how to make and hold a signwriters most essential tool after brushes, the traditional mahl stick. The workshop will include guidance on typeface selection, layout, basic lettering, gilding to outlining, highlighting and shadow effects.

Apply for a place: Complete the training application form.

Watch this space for further workshop announcements in the coming weeks including Sash window repair and maintenance and Stone carving

 


Last updated: 09 July 2018