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October 2016
$300

Drystone Walling Introduction

October 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 2, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
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This two-day hands-on course is open to masons, landscapers and enthusiasts of all abilities and includes 15 hours of instruction and a Willowbank certificate upon completion. We will cover safety, basic terminology, structure and styles of dry stone walling. Students will be able to identify proper walling techniques and construct their own walls with an understanding of structure. The two-day format allows time for students to ask questions regarding their own projects. This is a rain or…

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$350

Blacksmithing

October 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 2, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
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Join 5th generation blacksmith Lloyd Johnston and blacksmith and metalwork artisan Lisa Langdon for a two day blacksmithing workshop. This course is suitable for beginners and will run rain or shine. We ask that you wear heavy protective work clothes and bring eye protection and steel toe boots. Cost $350, includes lunch. Instructors: [staff_member id="138" show_name="1"…

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$350

Mortars Workshop

October 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 2, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Why Give to Willowbank?

MORTARS FOR CANADA'S HISTORIC BUILDINGS Their Characteristics, Selection and Use TIME: 9 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday October 1 and Sunday October 2 PLACE: Willowbank Estate, Lower Campus, 5 Walnut Street COST: $350, includes lunch Canada’s historic buildings span the period where a dramatic evolution in building technology and material characteristics occurred. Evidence of the use of lime as the principle binder in mortars and plasters can be dated to the 6th millennium BC…

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