My Schedule of Events for Spring 2018

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It’s Spring! Well, sort of. In any case it’s time to start thinking of this year’s projects, whether that means doing some work around your heritage home or beginning the task of decluttering – or both. Here’s a short schedule of the classes I will teaching over the next 6 weeks:

Millwork and Floors (This Old Edmonton House Seminars) Learn how to revive tired woodwork without stripping, and how to repair, restore and replace if necessary. Find out about the kinds of flooring that are appropriate for old house restoration plus more.  Monday, April 9, 2018, 7 – 9 PM $25.00 – Course Code: 619533 John Walter Museum, 9180 Walterdale Hill

Don’t Throw Away the Van Gogh Ready to start decluttering? Have you inherited objects from family members that you don’t have any idea of value? Will you take the chance of throwing away treasure with that trash? Tuesday April 10, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the St. Albert Library on Anne Street. Attendance is free of charge but you must register by calling the library at 780-459-1532.

John W 3d

John Walters’ third house had a proper place to dine but it served other uses as well.

China 101: What exactly do you know about the china that belonged to your grandmother or your mother? In this class you will find out what china marks mean and learn how to do research to find out the history and value of the objects you bring to class. (max. 3 pieces per person). We will also debunk those myths about how to take care of china and discuss the best methods for storing and moving china. Friday, April 20th from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at North Edmonton Lions Seniors. 7524 139 avenue. $10 for members, $40 for non members. Register by calling 780-496 6969.

Historic Interiors & Tour of Rutherford House: (This Old Edmonton House Seminars) Tour Rutherford House on the University of Alberta campus to view first-hand how the former Premier’s residence was laid out. The focus of this tour will be on layout, materials, lighting and furniture (now antique) that was prevalent at the time. A great workshop if you are restoring your old house or just interested in history.  Monday, April 23, 2018, 7 – 9 PM $25.00 – Course Code: 619535 Rutherford House, University of Alberta North Campus, 11153 Saskatchewan Drive NW

Wall Treatments: (This Old Edmonton House Seminars) In this workshop, you will learn about the importance of using historic colour in your home and how to use embossed papers and wall paper treatments to create a great look while camouflaging less than perfect walls.  Monday, April 30, 2018, 7 – 9 PM $25.00 – Course Code: 619536 Location: TBA

Edmonton Lifelong Learning Association: This is the third time I will be teaching at this fantastic event that is open to anyone 55 years and older. Check this event out online to find out about all the fantastic courses you can take over a period of 3 weeks. My course is titled: “Time Travel – the Victorian Era.”

I hope to see some of you at these events. Please introduce yourselves to me – I’d love to meet you!


4 responses to “My Schedule of Events for Spring 2018

  1. I agree with Jane, I would love to take some of these courses. Do you happen to know anyone in Calgary who does something similar?

    • No I don’t – the heritage community is aware, for example, of the courses the City of Edmonton puts on so perhaps speak to them. (Speak to Darryl Carriou if he’s still the heritage planner). As for the others, I have done the odd talk in Calgary myself, but the rest of the courses are courses that I’ve pitched to different organizations – or I’ve been invited to speak through word of mouth. Metro Continuing Ed is another avenue for more of my courses but they tend to be more design oriented.)

  2. I so wish that I lived anywhere close to Edmonton… I could sure use these classes!! I really enjoy reading your posts, though. Thank you!

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