Exterior Paint Colors for Historic Properties is a fun and interactive workshop for novices to conservators. For early American houses and buildings there were few colors to choose from. As time went on, color started to emerge.
For this workshop you will learn: How original paint is analyzed to determine what was original. You will be taught how to gather proper samples, to send to testing labs, from a historic house in the Central Park National Historic District in Hannibal, Missouri. Students will also learn color theory, design, period paint schemes, lime wash, the Munsell Standards (the standard by which all paint colors derive) and pick colors for a local historic house.
We are excited to have Carrie Smith IIDA, partner at “Yellow Wood Studio” in New Orleans, as your instructor. Carrie has a Masters in Preservation Studies from the Tulane School of Architecture and is a licensed Interior Designer. She has been doing historic color consultations for 25 years. A major emphasis in her graduate studies was paint technology and paint history. Working with other students, Carrie researched and consulted on the renovation of the Beauregard-Keyes House, a flagship historic property in the French Quarter that completed a significant exterior renovation last year.
At the end of the two days, you and your classmates will have a thorough understanding of how to pick either original or period paint colors. Every student completing the workshop receives a “Certificate of Completion” and backup materials.
Museum house conservators, homeowners, small contractors, preservation staff, preservation commission members, preservation students, architects and historic building owners all benefit from this hands-on, traditional training event. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up.
Now for the COVID part of this workshop. It is nearly impossible to keep 6 feet separation during class. We can keep separation at lunch and on the huge porch in the evenings. As such, I am requiring every student to provide proof of vaccination in advance of the class and to bring their personal COVID mask and wear it during class. I know it’s a pain, but there is no reason for us to put each other at risk. Sort of the new reality in the world. We were spotless before, but now we have serious COVID cleaning protocols for the Inn and the School, also for your safety. And of course, if you’re not feeling well, please do not come.
Tuition for this three-day workshop is $595 and includes fresh ground morning coffee, beverages and a home cooked lunch. Space is limited to eight students in each session and pre-registration is required
Affordable hotels and bed & breakfast inns are available for out-of-town students. For students registering early, we may have discounted rooms here at our inn, The Belvedere Inn. For more information on The Belvedere Inn contact Pat Yapp, 217-799-6086 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information on the class, contact Bob Yapp, 217-474-6052 or email him, email@example.com