Imagine your favorite historic building, then imagine it returned to full glory. Join us for a full-day workshop and learn how to bring new life to old stone and brick with our Lithomex patch repair material.
July 13th, 2018; 8:00 am to 2:30 pm - $275
Book Workshop MAS-06 online here or call 215-536-1776 to register by phone.
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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.
July 20, 2018; 8:00 am to 2:30 pm - $500
Book Workshop MAS-02 online here or call 215-536-1776 to register by phone.
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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.
July 20, 2018, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm - $275
Book Workshop MAS-01 online here or call 215-536-1776 to register by phone.
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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 3rd, 2018; 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Book Workshop MAS-03 online here or call 215-536-1776 to register by phone.
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Stepping Out at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion!
During an interactive walk around the Mansion exterior, lead by LimeWorks.us, learn about the potential causes of brick and stone deterioration, the properties of lime mortars, and how to recognize inappropriate masonry repairs.
August 10th, 2018; 4:30 am to 7:30 pm.
Call 215-438-1861 to register.
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If these walls could talk...
Repair, retain, and maintain the beauty and elegance of original plaster walls. Join us for a 2-day workshop and learn our basic 3-step method to repair plaster walls using TAKCOAT™ and TOPCOAT™ from LimeWorks.us.
September 17-18, 2018; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm - $700
Book Workshop MAS-04 online here or call 215-536-1776 to register by phone.
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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 3-day workshop to learn the basics of building with hempcrete. The difference is in the walls.
October 25th-27th, 2018; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Book Workshop MAS-09 online here or call 215-536-1776 to register by phone.
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.
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."