As many of you know, I spent last winter attending class once a week with the Preservation Society, to become a Master Preservationist through their very first pilot program. We explored, we learned, I blogged and took photos – and am all the better for it. It was an incredible experience then, so it can only be even better the second time around.
For those of you who expressed an interest in going through the program yourself, the next class will be held in the Fall of 2012. The good news is that there are courses you can take well before then that are prerequisites, so you can start your Charleston exploration sooner – on March 7. Details are below and if you’d like to refresh yourself on what the Master Preservationist class was all about, I’ve provided links to each one of my posts. You’ll see that I never wrote a post about our Final Project, but I am hoping to have some news on that soon!
Students will learn to identify and name different architectural styles, building typologies and building elements in Charleston. Residential, commercial, institutional and ecclesiastical buildings will be studied, and students will be able to confidently explore the city with an understanding that most buildings reflect many layers of change, and how those changes can be “read” to interpret their history. Four Sessions. This course is a prerequisite for the Charleston Master Preservationist Program.
- Morning Class Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 – 9:00AM-11:00AM
- Evening Class Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 – 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Posts from the my Winter 2011 class:
- Introduction: What We’ll Be Learning
- Day One. Charting Charleston’s Past
- Day Two. Unearthing A Civilization
- Day Three. Getting in the Guts
- Day Four. Analyzing the Architecture
- Day Five. Illuminating the Interiors
- Day Six. Preservation Law, Upper King St, and a Challenge for Local Architects
- Day Seven. Asphalt and Infill. Just how Smart are We?
- Day Nine. The Glory of Charleston’s Gardens.
- Day Ten. Rethinking Sustainability and the Meaning of “Green”
- Day Twelve. What’s in a Name?