In our 14th year here at the Belvedere School, we are beyond excited to have Scott Sidler teaching this new class. In the past, this class was limited to women only. Because so many men want this class as well, we have re-crafted it for Scott to teach anyone who signs up.
Scott has become one of the top preservation professionals in the country. His “Craftsman Blog”, www.TheCraftsmanBlog.com has become one of the best places in America to learn how to take care of your old and historic homes.
“Learning to restore a house is a task crucial to historic preservation, but often what’s overlooked in training is the important process of maintaining those same historic structures to keep them protected for decades to come. In this class, you’ll learn the tools, techniques, and more importantly the schedules for maintaining the major elements of historic buildings like windows, siding, masonry, roofs, foundations, paint and so much more to keep Mother Nature at bay and protect your building for the long term.” Scott Sidler.
You will be a part of a team of interesting and interested men & women learning a variety of old house maintenance skills at the school’s headquarters, the historic Lamb-Munger Mansion in the Central Park National Historic District in Hannibal, Missouri.
This is a tuition-based class with a limit of 8 students. You will be working side-by-side all two days with instructor Scott Sidlerob Yapp.
This will be a fun, learn-by-doing opportunity. The class is designed to give you the hands-on skills needed to properly perform many of the basic maintenance tasks any old or historic house needs. At a bare minimum you’ll know the quality standard to expect from others doing the work & what it should cost.
At the conclusion of the workshop you will know, with confidence, how do take better care of your old house. At the end of the workshop you will receive a “Certificate of Completion” & backup information.
Beginners to moderately skilled people of all ages are encouraged to enroll. Professionals, homeowners, small contractors, preservation staff, preservation commission members, students, historic building owners and stay-home-moms will all benefit from this hands-on, traditional training event.
Tuition for this two-day workshop is $495 and includes beverages and lunch. Space is limited to 8 students in each session and pre-registration is encouraged 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.
Inexpensive motels as well as bed & breakfast inns are available for out of town students. Special rates for students are available at our Belvedere Inn B & B. For more information on a room at the Belvedere Inn B & B call Pat Yapp, 217-799-6086 or email@example.com