SPRING 2012 REGISTRATION OPEN: DREW UNIVERSITY OFFERS CLASSES/WORKSHOPS ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Drew University’s Certificate in Historic Preservation Program invites community members to explore preservation in New Jersey by participating in courses being offered this spring! This program is designed to appeal to anyone interested in learning about preservation including owners of historic buildings, town planners, architects, real estate professionals, developers and many more. Various ten-week courses and one day workshops are offered throughout the year and are designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of historic preservation. Students may register for courses individually or may work towards a certificate. Spring term classes begin the week of March 27, 2012 and meet on Drew University’s campus.
Practicing Preservation: Advocacy to Zoning
This course provides an overview and detailed look at the legal, economic, and community planning aspects of historic preservation in New Jersey. Students will discuss land use and preservation law, federal and state standards, the integration of preservation with municipal planning, redevelopment and environmental goals, advocacy and community activism. Emphasis will be placed on obtaining a sound working understanding of the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law, and the other regulations promulgated by the State of New Jersey affecting land use at the municipal level.
Required for the certificate. Instructor: Wayne T. McCabe, P.P.; Date: Tuesdays, March 27 – May 29; Time: 7– 9 pm
Cost: $465; Materials Fee: $10
Historic Building Analysis: Historic Structure Reports & Preservation Plans (formerly Restoration & Preservation of Historic Structures)
This course provides an in depth discussion and hands on experience in the development of a Historic Structures Report. Topics include historic research and evaluation of existing buildings including analysis of conditions and materials that may provide clues of the construction chronology. Drawing conclusions from the information gathered, participants will develop a period of interpretation, determine the preservation needs of the resource and construct a use-plan to guide future rehabilitation work. Instructor: Margaret Newman; Date: Wednesday, March 28-May 30; Times: 7– 9 pm; Cost: $465; Materials Fee: $10
SPRING ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS
Heritage Tourism Workshop in Collaboration with the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Discover the steps necessary to attract the multitude of tourists regularly visiting NJ to your historical institution. But first consider if your site visitor ready. Are you providing a quality experience that will ensure return visits and good word-of-mouth advertising? Tourism is NJ’s third largest industry, yet history and historic sites are still realizing a very small percentage of this return. This one-day workshop will acquaint participants with New Jersey’s newly unveiled Heritage Tourism Master Plan and explore how historic sites and tourism providers can benefit by its implementation.
Using the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms as a laboratory, participants will gain invaluable assessment tools and techniques to critically evaluate how visitors may perceive a historic site on their initial contact. Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012, Time: 9 am-4 pm Cost: $115 Location The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, 2353 Rt. 10 West, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
History of American Finishes
Our perception of architecture is colored, literally, by the finishes and decorative treatments we see on and within buildings. How did the materials of paint change over time? How did changes in architectural fashion manifest themselves in the choice and placement of colors on a building? And how can we understand what paints were used in a particular building at a particular time? A broad survey of the interior and exterior finishes (paint, varnish, gilding) typically used on American architecture from the 18th to the mid-20th centuries will provide a context for the closer examination of the historic finishes on a building on the Drew campus. Students will be introduced to basic techniques of paint analysis, and have an opportunity to try some out on their own.
Instructor: Janet Foster; Date: Saturday, April 21; Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm; Cost: $115
Historic Kitchens and Pantries
The kitchen, the most important room in any house, is an even greater concern for anyone who owns a historic property. This seminar, which is designed for both museum property stewards and old-house owners, will explore the evolution of the modern kitchen from the 1860s to the 1940s as a source for historically appropriate concepts, design details, and materials and products that can be used today to restore or recreate a historical kitchen appropriate for a particular era. Attendees will explore specific examples of the changing design and purpose of elements such as cabinetry and woodwork, cook stoves and ranges, sinks and countertops, walls treatments and flooring, plus lighting and appliances, along with insights about obtaining them today.
Instructor: Gordon Bock; Date: Saturday, April 28; Time: 9 am-4 pm; Cost: $115
SUMMER TERM CLASS
Teaching with Historic Places
This workshop is designed for teachers, museum and historic site volunteers, educators, and anyone else interested in learning how place can be used to teach history and social studies to children, ages 8 – 13. The Teaching with Historic Places program, developed by the National Park Service, is explored as a model and resource for workshop participants to develop their own customized lessons for specific site. Observation, field study and hands-on activities are examined as instructional strategies. Instructor: Janice Armstrong; Date/Time: Mon-Wed, July 23-25, 9am-4pm; Cost: $465
NEW! Historic Landscape Preservation: Propagating Historic Plants
Finding period-appropriate plants for a historic garden restoration can be problematic. Nurseries, even mail order suppliers, cannot always supply plants grown during the period of significance. During this class, students will learn a variety of methods for how to “make more plants” from seed, cuttings and division. Students will take home a tray of seeds and flat of cuttings.
By the end of the workshop, each student will be able to: To sow seeds from heirloom biennials; take hardwood and softwood cuttings from some of the 1930s original shrubs at the Cross Estate gardens; divide a selection of the original perennials from the Cross Estate gardens; try a variety of other propagation techniques: scaling lily bulbs, scooping hyacinth bulbs and layering. Instructor: Marta McDowell Date/Time: Saturday, July 14, 9:30am-3:30pm Location: Cross Estate, Bernardsville, NJ
Space is limited in all courses so register now to avoid disappointment! Call Drew’s Caspersen School of Graduate Study at 973/408-3118 for a brochure and registration information or visit our web site at http://www.drew.edu/historicpreservation
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