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Natural Plaster Workshop

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Saturday, September 26, 2020, 09:00am - 02:00pm
     

Location: 11786 HWY 180 E. Arenas Valley, NM
Instructor: Jeff Leblanc
Cost: two days $150
Day 1: Base Coat Plaster.
Participants will learn how to source, mix and apply earthen plasters to a cobb wall. Instruction on
mix proportions, as well as troweling techniques will be covered. (Process is applicable to most
substrates.) Participants will get hands on experience mixing and plastering.
Day 2: Finish Plaster. Participants will learn mix proportions, recipes and methods for applying
finished plaster. Techniques will be demonstrated and participants will get hands on experience
plastering onto a base coat plaster. Finished plaster process will include mixing and creating a variety
of colored plasters sourced from natural colored clays and mineral pigments to create a beautiful
finished surface.
Workshop is suitable for Beginner to Advanced skill levels.
• What to Bring:
sack lunch, water, sunscreen, snacks, gloves, hat, mask
• All tools and materials will be provided. However, if you have trowels or hawks you would like to
bring, please do. Using your own tools can be beneficial. Participants are responsible for their own
transportation to and from the workshop site.
About the Instructor:
Jeff LeBlanc has a passion for natural building, loves to play in the mud, and over the course of two
decades has built multiple cobb houses, adobe and straw bale structures, as well as earthen floors,
mud ovens and fireplaces. Using earthen plasters and mostly on-site materials, the structures became
a living, breathing art form you can inhabit.
Note:
Limited numbers of slots are available for each workshop.
Covid safe practices
For more information or to sign up in advance:
https://clayfestival.com/
melaniezipin@gmail.com
575-654-4218


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