Continuing Education

So… You want to paint your Old House… Where do I start?

Learn How to Prep. and Paint Your Heritage Home Like a Pro!

Thursday May 16th, 2019 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (2 ½ Hours)

A lovely painted house located in Prince Edward Island


Colour makes the world a more beautiful place. Colour can indicate whether a person is conservative, adventurous, and communicate the feeling we want our house to convey – austere, whimsical or classical.

Traditional homes are an integral part of our built heritage. It is therefore pleasing to see the growing trend in Canada towards restoring heritage buildings and the subsequent resurgence of interest in the house colours of our past. Many homeowners with older houses, especially those pre-1940 are striving for authenticity in colour repainting to enhance the true architectural heritage of their homes. Colour has a fundamental effect on how we experience the world around us.  Whether in a public building or a private home colour choice and application dictates much of what we perceive as warmth and welcome or splendour and ceremony.

  • Learn how to design a complete colour schemes to create specific aesthetic effects for an entire building, interior and exterior.
  • Understand the hierarchy of details and how they should be celebrated with colour, interior and exterior.
  • What colour should I paint my House?
  • How should I paint the windows, doors and trim?
  • Understand the language of colour, hot, cold, warm, cool or neutral.
  • Case studies, and what colour schemes work.
  • Do’s and Don’ts.
  • The right tools.

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A Streetscape Colour Consultation By Dr Cooper
The finished Streetscape

Edifice Colour Consultancy


Thursday May 16th, 2019 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (2 ½ Hours)


Located at the Edifice Atelier Oxford Campus, just 5 minutes west of Cambridge, Ontario

867395 Township Rd 10, Bright, ON N0J 1B0

Your Instructor:

Dr Christopher Cooper, Master Restoration & Preservation Expert…

What’s Included:

Coffee and a take away workbook with many resources for the Old Home owner.



Full payment is due upon booking your place, remember this course sells out very quickly. There are no reduced rates for couples. However, large groups (6 or more attendees) can be discounted at the Edifice Atelier’s discretion.

The Edifice Atelier reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.

As this workshop fills up quickly and is on a first come first serve basis our cancellation policy is to provide credit for another workshop time of same value if you cannot attend.

Pay now, payment is through a secure PayPal account

Secure Payment Edifice So you own an old home

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