Historic Masonry Preservation is a fun and intense, two-day, hands-on learning experience. The stone, brick and mortar being preserved will be done in accordance with The Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation. You will be part of a team of students performing the foundation preservation on the circa-1859 Lamb-Munger Mansion in the Central Park National Historic District in Hannibal, Missouri.
John Speweik and his son Alex are back teaching for their third workshop here at the school. You will be working side-by-side with John & Alex for the two days.
John is a 5th generation mason and is internationally recognized as one of the top experts in hand-on historic masonry preservation training. He is an author and conference speaker on historic stone, brick and lime mortar preservation techniques.
This will be an intense, learn-by-doing opportunity. You will learn: stone repair; brick repair; mortar repair; removal of deterred mortar; mixing lime mortar; matching historic mortar; preparing mortar joints; mortar joint profiling; proper tool selection for repointing; repointing do’s and don’ts. John also teaches the science and the why-to.
At the end of the two days you will know from beginning to end how to remove, match and repoint mortar joints in historic stone and brickwork. At the completion of the class each student will receive a “Certificate of Completion.”
Homeowners, small contractors, preservation staff, architects, specifiers, preservation commission members, hp students and historic building owners will all benefit from this hands-on, traditional training event. All skill levels are encouraged to enroll.
This is a hands-on workshop so you will be getting dirty. Bring work gloves and eye protection.
This is a tuition-based class with a limit of 12 students. Tuition for this two-day workshop is $725 and includes fresh ground morning coffee, snacks, beverages and a home cooked lunch. Space is limited to 14 students in this session and pre-registration is required to retain a spot in the class.
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 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.
Affordable hotels as well as bed & breakfast inns are available for out of town students. Our inn, The Belvedere Inn, may have rooms for early registrations at a student discount. For more class information, lodging information or to pre-register call Bob Yapp, 217-474-6052 or email@example.com