Old School courses teach homeowners and professionals skills and knowledge for the care and maintenance of older buildings. Courses can include topics such as best practices for researching the history of a building, how to manage a heritage project from start to finish, a thorough introduction to heritage conservation, and wood windows repair and maintenance.
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Fall 2017 Old School courses
Neighbourhood Zoning Walk: Kitsilano
Saturday November 25th, 1pm – 3pm
Register here, $30
Join John Atkin to learn how Kitsilano’s strong heritage character is being preserved using zoning bylaws. Gain insight into regulations and other initiatives that support retention of heritage character, and have helped shape one of Vancouver’s most popular neighbourhoods. Please note the meeting point will be provided to registrants.
This walk earns 2 Core LUs AIBC
Paint Stripping and Prepping Interior Wood Surfaces
Tuesday November 28th, 6pm – 8pm
Pemberton Paint Centre (Benjamin Moore), 105 – 610 SE Marine Drive
Register here, $25
Original interior wood features are part of the beautiful character of some older homes, but removing years of paint can be intimidating. Join us to learn from Master Painter, Colin Griffinson, on how to reveal the original luster of painted wood trim, restore functionality to painted doors and windows and remove generations of paint from interior wood such as panelling and railings. You’ll gain practical advice in the most effective methods to remove paint and prepare older wood for restoration.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS
All workshops qualify for Professional Development Credits: most qualify for Core Learning Units. 1 Credit is assigned for each hour of instructor time. Our courses are recognized by AIBC, PIBC, BCAAIC, BCSLA, IDIBC and BOABC. Shorter courses like Researching qualify for 2 Core LUs. All Professional Development Credits except AIBC are self reporting – talk to your professional body to inquire how to register your attendance.
Earn a Certificate in Heritage Conservation by taking 18 units worth of courses. Download more information about requirements for the Certificate here.
Old School Courses for Building Conservation won a 2009 City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Merit. Sign up and see why!