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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.
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
4944 Owens Creek Rd Catheys Valley CA, 95306
2015 Workshop Schedule
Cob Cottage in 9 Days, July 17-26 / Point Arena,
CA. / $880
Cob Cottage in 9 Days, August 14-23 / Point Arena,
CA. / $880
Earthen Plasters weekend
workshop, August 28-30 / Point Arena, CA. /
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
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
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? firstname.lastname@example.org
/ 707.884.3831 / P.O. Box 791 Point Arena, CA 95468