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2014 Workshop Schedule

Lime Fresco, Mexican traditions (pre and post hispanic
artforms), modern applications
September 19-21 / Point Arena, CA. / $260

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.

Rocket Stoves and heating water with them safely, October 3-5 / Point Arena, CA. / $260
Rocket stoves revolutionize wood burning by separating combustion from the functions of providing heat. These stoves burn wood COMPLETELY, producing little to NO smoke with extremely high efficiency. Heating water with wood is usually a smokey, inefficient and dangerous activity. In this workshop, you will learn how to do this in a safe and clean manner with recognized Rocket Stove authorities, Kirk Mobert and Leslie Jackson

Complete Cob: Greenhouse and Cottage in Yosemite!
Location: Yosemite, CA Instructors: David Gonzales & Pedro Cenzontle
Start Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
End Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014
Cost: $880
Accommodations: Includes all meals, camping is available free of charge

Calling all building enthusiasts! Join us this fall at Raw Roots Farm to gain the full experience of building a Cob Structure.
With the help of David Gonzales and Pedro Cenzontle all participants will work together for 9 days to construct a functional cob Greenhouse
that will allow the farm to grow warm season vegetables into the Winter. We will also be putting the finishing touches on the Cob House
that was built last year!
The total cob course will give every participant hands on experience with building foundations, drain systems walls, doors, windows,
green roofs, water resistant finishes, earthen floors, plaster, frescos, and more! The goal is for help each participant to feel confident
and ready to build their own cob structure. Accommodations: The workshop will be held at Raw Roots Farm just outside Yosemite National Park in the sierra foothills.
During this time of year temperatures are in the 80F range and very dry, please bring several water bottles.
The nights can drop into the 40’s this time of year in the hill so please bring a warm jacket or shirt just in case.
There are plenty of locations to put a tent, RV/trailer, hammock, and/or just camp out under the stars.
Each participant will have access to a flushing and/or composting toilet, indoor and/or outdoor redwood enclosed shower, and
the recently built cob structure to hang out in. We will serve 3 meals a day that meet dietary preferences.
Workshop details:Please arrive on Friday September 26th, 2014 between 3pm and 5pm. Departure is any time after Lunch on Sunday October 5th, 2014. Enrollment: Registration fee for the workshop is $880 (including meals), due 30 days prior to the workshop start-date (June 11th).
Save 10% and pay 90 days in advance or another 10% and book with a friend, for your "group" discount!
Payment can be made via check or postal money order, payable to “Andrew & Lauren Glikin” and can be sent to:
4944 Owens Creek Rd Catheys Valley CA, 95306

2015 Workshop Schedule

Complete Cob Cottage in 9 Days, July 17-26 / Point Arena, CA. / $880

Complete Cob Cottage in 9 Days, August 14-23 / Point Arena, CA. / $880

Earthen Plasters weekend workshop, August 28-30 / Point Arena, CA. / $260

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 price!

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.

Our weekend 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.




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