Duffy Hoffman, third generation craftsman and owner of P and R Inc., will instruct a workshop on preserving wood windows, July 15-20, 2012. Participants will follow the sash restoration process from removal of the window, to paint removal, repair, use of epoxies, Dutchman repair, glazing and re-installation. The pros and cons of window weatherization, including the energy savings of storm windows will also be discussed. Cost of the workshop is $750, which includes tuition, meals, lodging, student materials and safety glasses. For more information, visit http://www.pinemountainsettlementschool.com/workshops.php?view=details&id=118
Since 2002, Pine Mountain Settlement School has offered hands-on field schools that emphasize practical preservation techniques that anyone should be able to master. Founded in 1913 as a boarding school for mountain children and as a settlement serving the community through economic, health and cultural initiatives, the school continues to provide instruction in environmental education and traditional arts and culture. More than 3,000 students visit its National Historic Landmark campus each year to participate in day programs or week-long programs. Pine Mountain Settlement School is a non-profit institution.