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Ride the Hempcrete wave into sustainable green building!

Hempcrete is an ideal infill for additions, remodels, retrofits, and new construction. Join us for a 2-day workshop to learn the basics of building with hempcrete. The difference is in the walls.

October 24th-25th, 2019; 8:00 to 3:00 pm.
Call 215-536-1776 for more information.

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TLC for Historic Wood Windows

Preserve your architectural heritage, and put your pieces of history back to work. Join us for a 1-day or 2-day workshop to restore vintage wood windows with our preservation specialist.

November 20th, 2019; 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
November 21st-22nd, 2019; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Call 215-536-1776 for more information.

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Beauty that endures and is built on tradition.

Picture your favorite historic building, then imagine it returned to full glory. Join us for a 2-day workshop to learn the skills you need bring new life to old stone and brick using Lithomex surface repair mortar.

February 14th-15th, 2019; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Call 215-536-1776 for more information.

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Lime Mortar - It's more than meets the eye!

Breathe new life into deteriorating mortar joints. Learn the art of repointing using lime mortar to repair, retain, and maintain the beauty and elegance of your architectural heritage.

March 15th, 2019.
Call 215-536-1776 for more information.

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Repointing vintage masonry with attitude!

Elevate the level of your craftsmanship by learning the techniques needed to simulate distinctive joint profiles such as ribbon, weathered ridge, beaded, and/or grapevine repointing.

March 15th, 2019.
Call 215-536-1776 for more information.

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Rest In Peace--Not in Pieces!

Learn preservation practices to keep gravestones and monuments from deteriorating further; understand the significance of original materials and details; and recognize how to stabilize, repair, and retain features wherever possible to ensure their safekeeping for future generations.

August 2nd, 2019.
Call 215-536-1776 for more information.

The Mission

The Craftwork Training Center exists to allow mentors to teach participants various vocational crafts and by doing this elevate the concept that "The ARTS" are a worthwhile Objective to pursue in life. This mission encourages both the experienced and the aspiring artisans of the future to practice and perfect their skills at this center in order to increase their individual marketability and to gain personal enrichment through the experience.

The Means

What makes Craftwork Training Center unique over all other craft schools is that we foremost acknowledge that being able to make a livable wage from a trade is crucial to the future success of the trades. We maintain a “NO STARVING ARTIST” motto to keep the hands-on trade work honorable and envied among peers. Our goal therefore is not only to foster and grow a new generation of tradespersons but to network with building owners and professionals across the USA to link job leads and people who can potentially service the lead. If someone has a contracting business and they want to add more value by training themselves or their employees with new skills they can begin to network with us for training and finding potential new forms of work. If someone wants to start their own new business or desires to just obtain gainful employment with an existing firm we are all about promoting jobs through craftworker.net

Our Unique Trademark, Method and Planned Outcome

ARTisAn Objective® is the Trademark symbol of the Craftwork Training Center. It is branded into all of the workshop program titles to emphasize both the Art and the Artisan. Hands-on workshops are taught by devoted craftspeople that are willing to transfer their skills to a new generation with the hope of producing the juried-quality artisans of the future. A highly trained generation of artisans will then be prepared to build, repair and beautify the future. This we believe is a noble and worthy goal in moving forward the ongoing legacy of "The Trades."

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