Stories in Stone Courses
Living with your Old Building
This course is aimed at owners and those living in or looking after historic buildings and will cover conservation philosophy, understanding the history and development of your old building, traditional building construction, damp and timber decay and historic building controls.
James Innerdale is an experienced Conservation Architect and trainer, specialising in the repair, conservation and adaptation of historic buildings. He has worked with a number of organisations including the National Trust, Historic England and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Popular Yorkshire artist John Harrison will be teaching his distinctive line and wash style, to capture iconic Dales landscape and buildings, in this one day workshop.
Have a look at John's own website here - drawninyorkshire.com
The day will cover outdoor sketching, ink drawing and the application of light watercolour washes to create a lively painting style.
All reference material, exercise handouts, the watercolour paper and pens are included. You just need your own paints, brushes and sketch book.
Tutor Steve Tomlin has over 10 years of mowing experience and has been teaching for the past 6 years.
There is a link to his own website here - stevetomlincrafts.wordpress.com
Courses are very popular with those who wish to learn this satisfying skill as a peaceful alternative to the noisy strimmer. The scythe will cut weeds, brambles, rushes, small scrub and grass and works in small spaces, around trees and on slopes. Mowing is a gentle non-impact exercise suitable for all ages.
The Tuesday course is aimed at beginners. You will learn how to set a scythe to your body, how to use a scythe, how to sharpen it and maintain the scythe.
The course for improvers on Wednesday will enable you to take your newly learned skills to new heights.
Our scything course in 2015 was made more interesting by the airlift of stone slabs from the adjacent field up on to the slopes of Whernside for path repairs
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