Earth Plasters & Natural Paint Finishes: Workshop

  • 22 Jun 2012
  • 24 Jun 2012
  • Udora & Uxbridge area
Natural Building Finishes + Earth Plasters
WEEKEND WORKSHOP    June 22-24, 2012     Cost $350 (2 lunches included)

$300 Early Bird Registration by June 1, 2012

Location: Udora & Uxbridge area (Details provided upon Registration)

Conducted By:    soma earth ARCHITECT

Evening seminars are included in the workshop or can be attended separately in Udora ON

soma earth TEACHINGS offers evening, weekend and week-long teachings integrating holistic principles of design, building and living sustainably with Nature. All week/end courses have a consistent format of Circle Form Principles, Energy Balancing techniques, various meditation methods, holistic & healthy gourmet food.

There are plenty of natural and sustainable options available to finish your home or building project. This weekend workshop will teach you the qualities and benefits of earth plasters & natural finishes as well as getting experience working with them by applying different types to our straw bale and straw clay experiment buildings!

The major emphasis of the weekend is learning how to work with earth plasters.  You will learn how to determine if there is enough clay in the earth you are using, what are the basics of a typical recipe mix, different types of binders, how to sift and how to apply different layers with trowel techniques.

We will also demonstrate, teach and practice with a variety of sustainable paint finishes for wood as well as plasters. 

Evening Seminars:
  • Natural Earth Plasters (Friday 7 - 9 pm)
  • Selecting Natural Materials & Paint Finishes (Saturday 7 - 9 pm)
Included are two evening seminars, 2 lunches and two full work days. Accommodation is not included. There are various options of camping, billeting and bed & breakfasts nearby.

We welcome designers who have little building experience or people with some building experience but little knowledge of sustainable, self-sufficient living and building practices to take this training. We also encourage, women, elders, youth and children to take this workshop and empower themselves to self-sufficient with low impact building & sustainable living awareness! Discounts are available for groups or family registration. Max. is 15, so please register early to assure your place.

Be prepared for great fun, amazing gourmet food, fast paced learning and an inspiring community building experience!

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