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Heritage Skills Centre Courses

Heritage Skills Centre Courses

The Heritage Skills Centre is a focus for heritage crafts and skills development in Lincolnshire. It provides hands on experience and training through taster days, short courses and demonstrations in craft, conservation and traditional building skills.

Blacksmithing Taster Day

Blacksmithing Taster Day This one day taster course will teach students basic forgework techniques. You will make items such as letter openers in the morning and develop your skills in the afternoon...

Tickets include:

  • Blacksmithing Taster Day £100.00

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Introduction to Blacksmithing (2 day course)

Introduction to Blacksmithing (2 day course) On this two day introduction you will get to grips with a wide variety of Blacksmithing techniques such as tapering, splitting, upsetting, punching, scrolling and even fire...

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  • Introduction to Blacksmithing (2 day course) £175.00

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Conservation Taster Workshop: Restoring Family History

Conservation Taster Workshop: Restoring Family History Conservators from WHConservation will introduce you to how precious photographs and documents can be harmed by the passing of years, and show you some simple methods for caring for...

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  • Conservation Taster Workshop: Restoring Family History £15.00

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Conservation Taster Workshop: Reconstructing Damaged Ceramics

Conservation Taster Workshop: Reconstructing Damaged Ceramics Conservators from WHConservation will introduce you to the basics for repairing damaged ceramics focusing on two of the most common ceramic materials - earthenware and...

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  • Conservation Taster Workshop: Reconstructing Damaged Ceramics £15.00

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Conservation Taster Workshops: Treasured Textiles

Conservation Taster Workshops: Treasured Textiles Conservators from WHConservation will introduce you to how to care for and display your treasured textiles at home while creating a padded hanger suitable for larger items.

Tickets include:

  • Conservation Taster Workshops: Treasured Textiles £15.00

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Extracting pigments from rocks and plants

Extracting pigments from rocks and plants This workshop will introduce you to this traditional skill, transforming rocks (a local stone and a semi-precious rock such as Chrysocolla) and plants (Persian berry or Madder)...

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  • Extracting Pigments from Rocks and Plants £45.00

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Furniture Painting: Traditional Gustavian Finishes morning session

Furniture Painting: Traditional Gustavian Finishes morning session This workshop will enable you to identify a Gustavian Pallet bespoke to your own interior, before developing skills in layering and distress, crackle techniques, liming techniques...

Tickets include:

  • Furn Paint: Traditional Gust Finish (day w shop) £45.00

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Give it a go Gilding

Give it a go Gilding Gilding has been used for centuries to add a touch of sparkle to all maner of things. Come give it a go and leave with your own small gilded item.

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  • Give it a go Gilding £15.00

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Advanced Illuminated Manuscripts

Advanced Illuminated Manuscripts This illumination workshop focus solely on the use of manuscript gesso and loose leaf gold. Raising the gold on gesso means that it can be burnished to a high shine producing...

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  • Advanced Illuminated Manuscripts £75.00

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Introduction to Leaded Stained Glass (2 day course)

Introduction to Leaded Stained Glass (2 day course) On this two day workshop you will use cold cutting techniques and lead came to produce weatherproof panels that can be used for both decorative and practical purposes to make a...

Tickets include:

  • Introduction to Leaded Stained Glass (2 day course) £185.00

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Introduction to Leatherwork

Introduction to Leatherwork Skills covered on the course include pattern construction, sewing, cutting, and simple decoration. Participants will then use these skills to complete a...

Tickets include:

  • Introduction to Leatherwork £70.00

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Leather Tool Covers

Leather Tool Covers Why not create your own tool covers this autumn on our new leatherwork course.

Tickets include:

  • Leather Tool Covers £80.00

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Intermediate Lime Plastering

Intermediate Lime Plastering On this two day course you’ll learn why lime based plasters are essential in historic buildings and get hands-on experience of applying lime  and hair plaster, leaving...

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  • Intermediate Lime Plastering £216.00

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Pyrography on Paper

Pyrography on Paper This new one day course will see you learn the specific techniques and requirments to burn designs onto paper.

Tickets include:

  • Pyrography on Paper £80.00

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Pyrography: Timbergram

Pyrography: Timbergram Timbergam - like Instagram but on wood!

Tickets include:

  • Pyrography: Timbergram £80.00

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Introduction to Spinning Wool

Introduction to Spinning Wool During the course of the day this course will introduce you to the preparation of fleece and the basics of spinning.

Tickets include:

  • Introduction to Spinning Wool £45.00

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Introduction to Stone Carving

Introduction to Stone Carving On this two day course you'll not only cover everything from the 'taster' day course, but you'll have the opportunity to design your own carving.  

Tickets include:

  • Introduction to Stone Carving £170.00

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Memories & Memorials: Felted Poppies for Young People

Tickets include:

  • Felting for Young People £5.00

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Memories & Memorials: Stained Glass for Young People

Tickets include:

  • Stained Glass for Young People £5.00

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Memories & Memorials: Stone Carving for Young People

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  • Stone Carving for Young People £5.00

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Halloween Pottery

Halloween Pottery Join us in one of our new family friendly pottery sessions.

Tickets include:

  • Halloween Pottery- adult £35.00
  • Halloween Pottery- Child 5-15yrs old Free

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Rock to Roof

Rock to Roof Gain a greater understanding of Slate and how it is used in traditional roofing on this one day course. Over the day you will gain an understanding of the history and...

Tickets include:

  • Rock to Roof £120.00

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Silversmithing Taster Day

Silversmithing Taster Day On this one day taster course you will learn the techniques to produce your own piece of jewellery from a range of metals.

Tickets include:

  • Silversmithing Taster Day £70.00

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Stone Carving Taster Day

Stone Carving Taster Day The course offers a simple introduction to low relief stone carving. There will be different designs avaliable on different sessions.

Tickets include:

  • Stone Carving Taster Day £85.00

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Tool Sharpening

Tool Sharpening You'll spend all day grinding, filing, sanding and sharpening all types of tools. We’ll have plenty of our tools to sharpen but we’d love you to bring your own tools...

Tickets include:

  • Tool Sharpening £70.00

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Traditional Hand Embroidery: Ribbon work

Traditional Hand Embroidery: Ribbon work Using the beautiful art of 17th Century silk ribbon embroidery, we will create a seasonal winter wreath including ribbon roses, ribbon stitch leaves and ribbon holly leaves,...

Tickets include:

  • Traditional Hand Embroidery: Ribbon Work £65.00

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All Bound Up: Christmas Stars and Boxes

All Bound Up: Christmas Stars and Boxes Create your own special Christmas gift boxes and twinkling decorative stars on this one day course. Come and create beautiful paper star lanterns with tiny led lights to glow...

Tickets include:

  • All Bound Up: Christmas Stars and Boxes £60.00

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Alternative Decorated Christmas Tree

Alternative Decorated Christmas Tree On this day long course you'll spend the morning creating your willow Christmas tree and time permitting a willow star for the top. The afternoon is then spent putting on the...

Tickets include:

  • Alternative Decorated Christmas Tree £80.00

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Glass Christmas Decorations

Glass Christmas Decorations This practical workshop is a perfect introduction to stained glass work.  You will learn the traditional skills of cutting glass, copper foiling and soldering in a relaxed...

Tickets include:

  • Glass Christmas Decorations £100.00

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Make your own Gilded Christmas Decoration

Make your own Gilded Christmas Decoration Working with both 'false' metals and real gold leaf you will learn how to prepare, gild and tone various surfaces, taking your creations away to ‘deck your halls’...

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  • Make your own Gilded Christmas Decoration £55.00

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Make and Decorate Ceramic Christmas

Make and Decorate Ceramic Christmas On this workshop you'll get to decorate premade ceramic items and then create your own. Items will be hand molded and then fired ready for you to collect before Christmas.

Tickets include:

  • Make and Decorate Ceramic Christmas £60.00

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Christmas Papercraft

Christmas Papercraft Create beautiful bespoke items for Christmas in this half day workshop suitable for complete beginners. You'll go home with a host of items that you have made, and even more ideas...

Tickets include:

  • Christmas Papercraft £35.00

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Christmas Pottery

Christmas Pottery Spend the day making your own bowls, coasters and other ceramic items such as flowers ready to gift this Christmas. You'll also spend time decorating premade items exploring...

Tickets include:

  • Christmas Pottery- adult £35.00
  • Christmas Pottery - Child 5-15yrs old Free

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Christmas Needle Felting

Christmas Needle Felting On this one day Christmas course you will make some charming needle felted seasonal items to take home and enjoy yourself or give as gifts. From snow men to sweet little robins...

Tickets include:

  • Christmas Needle Felting £50.00

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Christmas Wet Felting

Christmas Wet Felting Discover the joys of 3D wet felting and create a charming stocking just in time for Christmas.

Tickets include:

  • Christmas Wet Felted Stocking £45.00

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Christmas Willow Wreaths

Christmas Willow Wreaths Learn the core techniques required for willow working as well as the specific skills needed to create a willow wreaths, in circular, heart and...

Tickets include:

  • Christmas Willow Wreaths £60.00

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Christmas Woodcarving

Christmas Woodcarving You'll start with a low relief stylistic nativity design, which will then be mounted on a small pre-prepared piece of hardboard for a stunning effect. It may be hung on a wall or...

Tickets include:

  • Christmas Woodcarving £60.00

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Christmas Weaving

Get to grips with the traditional techniques of weaving on this new course. You'll use fleece and wool as you develop your skills to create Christmas decorations on an animal...

Tickets include:

  • Christmas Weaving £45.00

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