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Natural Plasters & Paints Workshop

LEARN HANDS-ON HOW TO FINISH WALLS
WITH NATURAL MATERIALS!

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In this informative course you will learn how to source, prepare and apply natural ingredients to make many beautiful finishes. These techniques can be applied to a variety of surfaces including cob and straw-bale buildings, cement, brick, wood, even drywall and latex paint! Homeowners, interior decorators and artists enjoy being able to make and apply these healthy finishes successfully to both interior and exterior walls.

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WORKSHOP INFORMATION

You will make and go home with sample boards and a booklet with recipes of all the techniques. We will also be applying a durable clay paint onto a room of interior walls which are made of drywall and currently coated with conventional latex paint. Learn how to make and apply the following techniques in a myriad of colors:

  • Aliz (A clay paint.)
  • Clay Plaster
  • Lime Plaster and Lime Wash
  • Milk Paint and Glue Paint
  • Egg Tempera
  • Oil Paint & Oil Glaze

DATES & FEES: (Includes an organic lunch)
February 20 — Cost $200
March 12 & 13 — Cost $300 (This two-day class will include learning a sculptural Bas Relief technique, and methods for renovating and insulating with natural materials.)
May 7 — Cost $200
May 29 — Cost $200

TIME:  9-4
LOCATION: Eugene, OR
INSTRUCTOR:  Eva Edleson (click here for Eva’s bio and testimonials)

YOU CAN PAY BY PAY PAL HERE  -or-
Registration checks (with name and class date) can be made out to “Firespeaking” and mailed to:
Eva Edleson
89242 Fir Butte Rd
Eugene, OR 97402

Work trade positions available. Please contact Eva for more information!

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Cabin Stove Workshop – Dec. 5-6 – Harlan, OR

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HOW TO BUILD A COMPACT, WOOD-FIRED MASONRY HEATER

Learn to build a compact wood-fired masonry heater designed to maximize heat gain from minimal amounts of fuel. In this intensive two-day workshop, we will show you, brick by brick, how we build a small, efficient stove that combines space heating with cooking capabilities. We will also cover basic theory of combustion and retained heat, stove designs, hardware, permitting, theoretical and some hands-on masonry (including sourcing and mixing mortar and other materials, cutting brick w/out a saw, keeping things plumb and level, basic brick-laying, etc.)

The masons leading the workshop are Max Edleson, a professional heater mason (see his portfolio here), and Kiko Denzer, a DIY mason, teacher, artist, and author (handprintpress.com/kiko). The heater will be installed in a small cob cottage on a family ranch.

Like much larger (and more expensive) masonry heaters, the Cabin Stove burns so clean you won’t see any smoke coming out of the chimney (except at startup). As it burns, heat travels through yards of masonry channels, heating up many hundreds of pounds of brick. All that brick works like a battery — once charged, it will keep you warm and comfortable for many hours. In the cold season, one or two small fires per day is all you need to heat a small building (the design can be adapted to heat up to about 1,000 square feet of an open plan building). More information about the “Cabin Stove” is available here….

The workshop takes place on December 5th and 6th, in a beautiful valley on a salmon creek, about 45 minutes west of Corvallis, OR, with primitive facilities. Enrollment for this two-day course is limited to 5 people at $150 each, pre-paid; if you’re serious about building your own stove please get in touch. Some scholarship funding may be available.

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Firespeaking - 89242 Fir Butte Rd, Eugene, OR 97402 - info (at) firespeaking.com - (541) 688-0948 - OR CCB# 200122