(Based on Track 4—Traditional Building Practice in the 21st Century: Preservation Renewal and a Future Based on Past Experience)
Many of our significant architectural buildings are glazed with leaded and decorative stained glass, from historic homes to monumental cathedrals. Stained and decorative glass windows are unique in that they are part of the exterior and interior of the buildings in which they are installed. These windows are often subjected to the forces of climate, time, inherent vice and vandalism. It is imperative that we preserve these fragile great works and of art for cultural, artistic and historical reasons.
This two-day workshop will define what leaded and decorative stained glass are, as well as develop your understanding of what can go wrong with them and the most appropriate means and methods to employ for their conservation and preservation. In addition to hands-on work, participants will perform a conditional assessment on the windows of a local historic church. This workshop is sponsored by the APT Technical Committee on Preservation Engineering.
Wednesday, October 3
8:00–10:00 Bus from Charleston to Savannah
10:30–5:00 In the classroom and in the field in Savannah
6:00–8:00 In the classroom
Overnight in Savannah:
Accommodations are available for APT participants at:
Residence Inn by Marriott
Savannah Downtown/Historic District
500 West Charlton Street, Savannah, GA, 31401
You are responsible for own reservation by calling 912-233-9996; mention you are with APT to secure the $129 rate.
Thursday, October 4
8:00–5:00 In the classroom and in the field in Savannah
5:00 Adjourn; depart from Savannah
Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Fee: $495 Includes: Breakfasts, Lunches, Materials, Transportation to Savannah, Wed Night Reception
Location: Depart from Francis Marion Hotel for workshop at Savannah (GA) Technical College; bus does not return to Charleston*
Dress Code: Casual/Jeans, Work Boots
Recommended Equipment: notebook, camera
Maximum Attendance: 30
Handicapped Accessible? Limited
Continuing Education Credits: Yes
Workshop Coordinator: Stephen Hartley, Savannah Technical College, email@example.com or 912-443-5864
Mr. Hartley received a B.A. in History from Coastal Carolina University and his M.F.A. in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). He has 17 years experience in building restoration working on over forty historic properties and sites in Georgia, South Carolina and his native Philadelphia, winning awards from Historic Savannah Foundation for his work. He is formerly an adjunct Historic Preservation Professor at both the Savannah College of Art and Design and Armstrong Atlantic State University, teaching Introduction to Historic Preservation, Building Assessment Strategies, and Conservation Science. He is the founder and Department Head of Savannah Technical College’s Historic Preservation and Restoration Program, the first in the state of Georgia offering Diplomas and Associate Degrees in hands on historic preservation skills. His specialties include stained glass, lime mortar, as well as decorative ironwork. He currently serves on the Advisory Boards for Historic Savannah Foundation’s Education Committee, the Savannah-Chatham School District's Early College Historic Preservation Program.
*Participants should plan to depart from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport late on October 4 or early on October 5.
When a participant leaves this workshop, he/she will be able to: