Free Heritage Skills Workshops!

The Lincoln Maintenance Co-op has teamed up with the Heritage Skills Centre to run a number of free workshops for those who help to look after, or are interested in, historic buildings.

Introduction to Stone Carving

Date: Saturday 21st November, 10am to 4pm

Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle

Details: Have a go at decorative stone masonry on this one day course which will introduce the principles of working stone by taking learners through the carving of a simple design commonly found on churches of the period. You’ll find out about the development of carving and changes in style over time as stone sculpture and conservator Alan Micklethwaite takes you through examples of his work and you’ll make a small piece to take away with you.

Looking after historic paint finishes

Date: Wednesday 25th November, 10am to 4pm

Venue: St Peter in Eastgate, Lincoln

Details: This one day course is aimed at those who are looking after buildings which have painted decoration. It will introduce the principles of conserving paint and familiarise learners with the work which professional conservators undertake when working with paint finishes. The course will also address day to day care for paint finishes and look at how to prevent deterioration and safely maintain your building’s surface finishes.

Looking after stained glass

Date: Wednesday 9th December, 10am to 3pm

Venue: St Peter-at-Gowts, High Street, Lincoln

Details: This one day course is aimed at those who are looking after historic stained glass. It will introduce the principles of conserving stained glass and familiarise learners with the work which professional conservators undertake when working with historic windows. The course will also address day to day care for windows, including safe cleaning and look at how to prevent deterioration and maintain stained glass to manage the need for large, costly, repair projects.

Booking: To book a place, please contact the Skills Centre (heritageskillscentre@lincolnshire.gov.uk) with the course name and the following information for each learner: name, email address, phone number, home postcode, and date of birth.

For further information, please contact Stella Jackson (stella.jackson@spab.org.uk, 07776 156274)

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