2014 Workshop Schedule
Earthen Oven Workshop, May 3-4 /
Laytonville, CA. / $125 (description below sign
up at Solar Living Institute)
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Complete Cob Cottage in 9 Days, June 6-15 / Point
Arena, CA. / $880
Complete Cob Cottage in 9 Days, July 11-20 /
Point Arena, CA. / $880
Earthen Plasters weekend workshop, July 25-27 / Point
Arena, CA. / $240
Lime Fresco, Mexican traditions
(pre and post hispanic
artforms), modern applications
September 19-21 / Point Arena, CA. /
Join Pedro Cenzontle
and Dave Gonzales In this hands-on lime fresco workshop.
Topics covered include:
Mexican prehispanic mural painting, Frescos from XVI
century monasteries and the revolutionary Mexican
muralist movement from the XX century. Theory: The lime
cycle, Light color and perception, pattern design.
Practical: Extraction of pigments from clay and other
minerals, preparing the surface and lots of painting.
20% off for full payment
90 days in advance; 10% off for over 30 days in
advance; 10% off for family and friends coming
together. Maximum total discount 25%.
Food and tent camping space are included in the
Workshop: Cob ovens combine the utility of a
wood-fired, retained-heat oven with the ease and timeless
beauty of earthen construction. Building one will appeal
to bakers, builders, and beginners of all kinds. Learn the
ancient pattern with a modern twist. Kirk Mobert teaches
how to build an earthen oven with new features that reduce
smoke by a significant amount.
The SunDog 9-day workshop
is designed to teach ordinary people the skills to build
their own cob cottages, from the foundation to the roof.
Our projects are small, mostly under 200 square feet,
geared towards attaining a high level of completion in a
short amount of time.
We'll take you through an intensive, step by step,
instructional course on how to: site/design, excavate,
build a foundation, build the walls, AND get the roof
assembled on a small cob cottage.
This course, created by Bryan and Kirk, is the result of
several years of experience teaching the "$1000 House"
course at Cob Cottage Co. We've taken 3 weeks of
instruction and condensed it into 9 days.
workshops are for adding to your natural
building skill-set in an inexpensive, time convenient way.
Low cost, low risk, get your chops up or just test the
Natural Building waters. During these courses we teach
practical skills that can be taken home Sunday night, put
into practice Monday morning.
Got questions? email@example.com
/ 707.884.3831 / P.O. Box 791 Point Arena, CA 95468