Over the 5 days we will cover a range of techniques for earth and lime based finishing plasters, building skills as we progress. The workshop is a mix of lectures, sampling and ample time for hands-on practice on a beautiful little building.
Make and apply interior earthen finish plaster
Make different natural paints from scratch
Learn how to extract wild pigment from rocks
Learn a variety of art techniques (scratching, inlay, relief, stencils)
Make and apply exterior lime finish plaster
Learn two traditional lime art techniques (Al Fresco painting and Sgraffito)
Lear how to apply Tadelakt, a water-proof polished lime plaster that can be used in wet rooms
Make a selection of plaster samples that you can take home
Receive a workshop hand-out with notes on everything covered
Receive a Japanese finishing trowel and a polishing stone to keep
With over 200+ completed projects since 2002 and many years of teaching experience in NZ and abroad, Solid Earth Ltd is one of the most experienced natural building companies and the longest standing Adobe Brick manufacturer in Aotearoa NZ.
Our focus is on creating beautiful, healthy living spaces that have minimal environmental footprint. We take pride in our state-of-the-art workmanship, extensive research and innovation in the field, as well as our contribution towards the NZ Earth Building Standards.
Days run 9am to 5pm with an hour lunch break (lunch provided)
You can pitch a tent for $15pn and use facilities on site
You will receive a handout covering all the techniques and theory
We supply all required tools.
Japanese trowel and
Tadelakt polishing stone to keep.
bonus online class
We will give you access to our online Tadelakt class in case you need a refresher demo for later
certificate of attendance
We can provide a certificate of attendance in case it is useful for your skills maintenance records
For registration with credit card payment, please use the online form above. We operate on a first in first served basis and will cap this workshop at 10 participants.
+64 21 036 3938
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