Educating in the field; a summer school for students
Length: three weeks
Each year, through a series of lectures, workshops, drawing and building exercises and field trips, Summer School participants develop an in-depth knowledge of traditional building and repair techniques and how these can be applied in the 21st century.
What does the course Involve?
The next Summer School will be held in London and Scotland. It will run from 15th July – 3rd August.
After an initial week introducing drawing, geometry and structure exercises, as well as architectural drawing tours, students will travel into the field to study architectural development and history. They will be able to work together with local expert craft teams to learn craft and conservation skills in the fields, amongst others, of timber, thatching, cob and dry stone walling and lime plastering.
The programme will end with a weeklong design workshop. This will include public consultations, design modeling and technical drawing. Local Residents and a panel of experts are drawn together to choose the winning design, which will then be built by building craft apprentices.