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Demystify Plaster Wall Repair!

Learn how to repair, retain, and maintain the beauty and elegance of original plaster walls using TAKCOAT and TOPCOAT lime plasters from LimeWorks.us.

April 26th, 2019; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Register online here or call 215-536-1776.

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Make an Impression!

Understand the steps required to copy missing details and produce new ceiling medallions or plaster enrichments and practice creating your own mold and producing an ornamental plaster cast.

June 6-7, 2019; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

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Historic Preservation Boot Camp

Basic training in masonry restoration starts here. We'll help you become a lean, mean, repointing machine . . . and more!

August 14-16, 2019; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

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Dig In!

Learn how to use Lithomex to replicate the texture, color, shading, veining, and mottling of original masonry and achieve durable and convincing simulations.

May 3rd, 2019; 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

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Historic Masonry Product Overview

Gain an enhanced understanding of the built environment, greater appreciation of historic sites, and recognize inappropriate, incompatible, and uncomplimentary repairs to historic masonry.

April 12th, 2019; 8:30 am to 2:30 pm (professionals)
Register online here or call 215-536-1776.

May 17th, 2019; 8:30 am to 2:30 pm (general public)
Register online here or call 215-536-1776.

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Ride the Hempcrete wave into sustainable green building!

Hempcrete is an ideal infill for additions, remodels, retrofits, and new construction. Join us for a 2-day workshop to learn the basics of building with hempcrete. The difference is in the walls.

October 24th-25th, 2019; 8:00 to 3:00 pm

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TLC for Historic Wood Windows

Preserve your architectural heritage, and put your pieces of history back to work. Join us for a 1-day or 2-day workshop to restore vintage wood windows with our preservation specialist.

November 20th, 2019; 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
OR
November 21st-22nd, 2019; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Register online here or call 215-536-1776.

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Lime Mortar - It's more than meets the eye!

Breathe new life into deteriorating mortar joints. Learn the art of repointing using lime mortar to repair, retain, and maintain the beauty and elegance of your architectural heritage.

April 19th, 2019; 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

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Repointing vintage masonry with attitude!

Elevate the level of your craftsmanship by learning the techniques needed to simulate distinctive joint profiles such as ribbon, weathered ridge, beaded, and/or grapevine repointing.

April 19th, 2019; 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

Register online here or call 215-536-1776.

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Rest In Peace--Not in Pieces!

Learn preservation practices to keep gravestones and monuments from deteriorating further; understand the significance of original materials and details; and recognize how to stabilize, repair, and retain features wherever possible to ensure their safekeeping for future generations.

August 2nd, 2019; 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

Register online here or call 215-536-1776.

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Beauty that endures and is built on tradition.

Picture your favorite historic building, then imagine it returned to full glory. Join us for a 2-day workshop to learn the skills you need bring new life to old stone and brick using Lithomex surface repair mortar.

November 7th-8th, 2019; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Register online here or call 215-536-1776.

The Mission


The Craftwork Training Center exists to allow mentors to teach participants various vocational crafts and by doing this elevate the concept that "The ARTS" are a worthwhile Objective to pursue in life. This mission encourages both the experienced and the aspiring artisans of the future to practice and perfect their skills at this center in order to increase their individual marketability and to gain personal enrichment through the experience.


The Means


What makes Craftwork Training Center unique over all other craft schools is that we foremost acknowledge that being able to make a livable wage from a trade is crucial to the future success of the trades. We maintain a “NO STARVING ARTIST” motto to keep the hands-on trade work honorable and envied among peers. Our goal therefore is not only to foster and grow a new generation of tradespersons but to network with building owners and professionals across the USA to link job leads and people who can potentially service the lead. If someone has a contracting business and they want to add more value by training themselves or their employees with new skills they can begin to network with us for training and finding potential new forms of work. If someone wants to start their own new business or desires to just obtain gainful employment with an existing firm we are all about promoting jobs through craftworker.net


Our Unique Trademark, Method and Planned Outcome


ARTisAn Objective® is the Trademark symbol of the Craftwork Training Center. It is branded into all of the workshop program titles to emphasize both the Art and the Artisan. Hands-on workshops are taught by devoted craftspeople that are willing to transfer their skills to a new generation with the hope of producing the juried-quality artisans of the future. A highly trained generation of artisans will then be prepared to build, repair and beautify the future. This we believe is a noble and worthy goal in moving forward the ongoing legacy of "The Trades."


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