• Earthen PaintsNovember 8, 2014
• Earthbag EcovillageApril 20 - 30, 2015
• The Regenerative HomeMay 16 - 23, 2015
• Earthen Paints - distance learningNow
To Register, or get more information, Email us at: email@example.com
Get a 10% discount for each additional friend you bring, AND get 10% off on your second course.
Our courses are designed to be accessible to all skill levels. Students will learn cumulatively if they attend several workshops.
Take a look at the Earthen Hand You Tube Channel and our Facebookpage
Below is our most up to date workshop schedule. Also, please join our mailing list via the home page.
This class explores the infinite artistic possibilities of unfired clay/sand/fiber mixtures. We will use pigments, and a wide variety of techniques to create innumerable effects. Learn how to make earthen plasters, paints, pigments, constructing an armature to support the sculpture. Great fun for all skill levels, ages 12 and up.
Class size is limited to 6 people. Bring a lunch, snacks provided.
Whether you are just curious, or you want to paint the inside of your whole house, or just want to make your own paints for art, this is a great topic to learn about. Earthen paints come in a huge variety of colors, are non-toxic, durable, inexpensive, and easy to apply! Join us for this one day tutorial on how to make, apply, and store your own earth paints.
Class size is limited to 10 people. Bring a lunch, snacks provided.
$1000 by March 15th, $1500 after (Sept 1 deadline).
Vegetarian food provided. Camping on site. Kitchen and shower on site. Class size is limited to 15 people.
This is a special workshop that will give you an inside view into the making of this futuristic home from it's inception. We will focus on systems primarily, such as grey/blackwater usage, indoor and vertical food gardening, masonry heaters, off grid electrical and plumbing, rainwater catchment, and more. We will also cover other topics like how to build with earthen materials, designing woodless architecture, passive annual heat storage, passive solar construction, off grid construction, and permaculture site planning. Shared meals and camping by a beautiful stream. Stay tuned for our indiegogo fundraiser that will help complete the prototype!
$800 before March 15, $1000 after
Class size limited to 10 people. Bring food and water, Shared meals and Camping by a stream.
Includes email support. Registration is anytime and ongoing. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin.
Photos of a few workshops
A growing number of people are interested in natural building, earthen building, and permaculture techniques. Our workshops seek to empower people with information and hands-on instruction for a self-reliant, ecological lifestyle.
We are dedicated to educating people about ecological building, and simple alternative technologies. Workshops offered focus on skills and intuition that allow a builder to create within a natural harmony. Each day of a workshop includes hands-on training, discussion, and lecture. We hope that anyone who attends our workshops will continue to learn and teach technologies of global self-empowerment.
Potential workshop hosts can contact us by email at: email@example.com. Our ideal workshop is cooperatively organized, delivering quality education while completing a useful structure at an affordable price for everyone.
Our local workshops provide:
- Hands-on learning in earthen building techniques
- Useful and beautiful structures that cooperate with their surrounding landscape
- Opportunities to learn skills for free—Public workshops offered annually through Portland's Village Building Convergence event
Our international workshops:
- Create a positive cross-cultural exchange
- Train participants in earthen building techniques
- Provide international communities with needed structures that cooperate with their surroundings
- Draw funds and human energy to places where the resources are more needed
"Your workshop was better than I could have hoped for. This introduction to natural building harmonized with me on every level: from the excellent and well-organized instruction, to the relaxed approach to teaching, to each facet of the hands-on learning. Hats off to your methods and approach. Thanks. I couldn't have asked for better!"
"The program more than exceeded my expectations! As a beginner to natural building, the workshop provided a helpful introduction to the different natural building materials and techniques which are available and how to determine which would be appropriate to any given environment or project.
Your real-world experience with natural building, combined with your
technical knowledge and friendly manner resulted in a workshop that was both highly informative, comprehensible and fun. I have often found that the ability to communicate complex ideas with numerous variables in a clear, concise and understandable way is the sign of true mastery of the material being taught. Your personalized attention to each workshop participant and their building designs is a reflection of your passion for the work, for the people involved and the creation of an environment which is inclusive, enriching and empowering.
The handout materials, books available for review, website links and
references provided at the workshop have formed the foundation of my natural building library and are invaluable. I highly recommend this workshop for those interested in the nuts and bolts of how to design, plan and actually create a natural building."
"Great class Scott. It was fantastic to get an idea on how to really get the ball rolling on natural building. I am looking forward to working with you again!"
"Scott was an excellent teacher, and super patient with all of us newbies. Totally worth the flight from Charlotte, and I recommend this style of learning very highly!"
"I loved creating a structure by hand with our class. It was fun to get dirty and work hard with our amazing crew and teachers.
We learned a specific method of natural building, but were also introduced to many ways of sculpting earthen materials and living in harmony with nature."
"Thanks for the great cob workshop! It was great to meet other people who are into cob and take the first step towards making my own cob house a reality."