As part of the Real Places 2024 Conference, the French Legation is partnering with Edison's Coatings to offer this pre-conference masonry workshop. This workshop will include interactive demonstrations and exercises that give participants an opportunity to see and feel various repair and refinishing systems used in terra-cotta and stone restoration, and to try their hands at basic composite repair. It will emphasize how to create different textures and profiles, how to blend repairs with adjacent elements, and how to control color variations. Attendees will learn the basics of color science, how those concepts are applied to masonry restoration work, and techniques for maximizing aesthetic success, including various approaches to tooling, texturing, forming/pouring, and exposure of aggregates. Approaches to repairs of different sizes and depths, replication of complex terra-cotta glaze finishes, and the special issues involved with wet terra-cotta buildings will also be detailed.