Old School courses teach homeowners, building owners 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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Opportunity for students! Are you currently enrolled in an educational program and 16-30 years of age? Sponsored seats for students are now available for the spring Old School sessions. Learn more about the program here or email us if you are interested in attending.
Planning a Heritage Garden
Thursday, May 2nd, 6pm – 9pm
University Women’s Club at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave
$45 (includes light refreshments)
Please note that this event is at capacity. If you would like to be added to the wait list please email or phone 604-264-9642.
The beauty of a heritage home is enhanced by well-planned gardens. Christine Allen, Author of ‘Gardens of Vancouver’, will show you how to design a heritage garden including an overview of traditional garden styles and how they were interpreted in early Vancouver. Christine will share recent examples of heritage houses complemented by their gardens, and discuss the plants used to create various effects. Working collaboratively in groups, there will be time to work on ideas for your own project using a provided plant list, as well as a few templates of typical Vancouver lots and house footprints. Please bring photographs or sketches of your garden, and drawing materials. This course will be relevant for anyone planning or developing a garden for a heritage or character home. While at Hycroft Manor there will be an opportunity to peruse the grounds and visit a new exhibition about the gardens.
Thank you to event partner University Women’s Club at Hycroft
This course earns 3 Non-core LUs from AIBC.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS
All workshops can qualify for Professional Development Credits: most qualify for Core Learning Units with 1 Credit 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 and Workshops won a 2009 City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Merit. Sign up and see why!