Free Heritage Skills Courses

Written on Thursday 20th August 2015

Free Heritage Skills Courses at St Peter and St Paul Algarkirk

St Peter and St Paul’s in Algarkirk is a beautiful medieval church.

 

Containing nationally significant Victorian stained glass and decorations, it is a remarkable and important building.Today, however, the church is in desperate need of repair and restoration. The church has been awarded a £175,000 grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a project which will restore the building and re-establish it as a significant and relevant asset to Algarkirk. As part of this work, a series of courses in conservation skills have been funded to raise awareness of how we look after buildings like St Peter and St Paul’s and to determine what kinds of training could be run in the building after work has completed as part of a partnership between the church and the Heritage Skills Centre.

 

Introduction to lime mortars

Wednesday 9th September, 10am to 3pm

On this one day course you’ll gain an understanding of why we use lime in historic buildings, how lime works and have a go at some practical application. A largely theoretical course with supporting practical activities,this is aimed at introducing how historic buildings function, demonstrating why lime is a key material because of this and introducing the range of ways in which we use lime in historic buildings. 


Lookingafter historic paint finishes

Tuesday 15th September,10am to 4pm

This one day course is aimed at those who are looking afterbuildings which have painted decoration. It will introduce the principles ofconserving paint and familiarise learners with the work which professionalconservators undertake when working with paint finishes. The course will alsoaddress day to day care for paint finishes and look at how to preventdeterioration and safely maintain your building’s surface finishes.

 

Looking after stainedglass

Saturday 26th September, 10am to 3pm

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

 

Introductionto Stone Masonry (Carving)

Saturday 10th October,10am to 4pm

Have a go at decorative stone masonry on this one day coursewhich will introduce the principles of working stone by taking learners throughthe carving of a simple design commonly found on churches of the period. You’llmake a piece to take away with you.

 

How to book 

To book on one of these free courses please email heritageskillscentre@lincolnshire.gov.uk with details of thecourses you would like to attend and the following information for each participant: name, phone number, home postcode, date of birth. Courses have limited capacity and spaces are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

 


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