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Hi All,
My name is Lola, I am a resident artist and natural builder living on a 75 acre farm in North West Thailand. In April I will be running a week long natural building and earth art course on the farm. Im not sure if I am putting this info in the correct place but would really appreciate any help in getting the word out there about the course and our farm.
Here is the course info - if anyone would like more information feel free to email me at visitors@raktamachat.org and our farm website is www.raktamachat.org
Thanks for reading!

Earth Art – one week intensive natural building and beautification course - April 22nd - 28th

This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands on experience in natural building techniques with the added bonus of letting your creativity and imagination run wild as you create art from the earth. This one week unique course will cover a variety of building methods including cob, wattle and daub, adobe bricks, lime plaster and render, earthen plasters, natural pigments and sculpting. After learning what makes a good building material and covering the history, traditions and techniques in the classroom the majority of your time will be spent working outside putting theory into practice. Using all of your senses you will come to understand what an amazing material earth is to work with, you will create, build and explore different natural building techniques adding you own artistic flair. The goal of the course is not only passing on the skills to make you a confident natural builder but to also collaborate together in designing and creating a piece of art made from the earth and all of the goodies in our recycling center too. This could take on many forms, from standing sculptures, to functional objects, murals to mosaics the possibilities are endless. You will be inspired and amazed at what beautiful things can be created from earth and so called waste.

The course will be held in the beautiful surroundings of our 75 acre farm only 3 hours from Bangkok in Issan, Thailand and taught by our resident artist and natural builder Lola Byron. The farm is in the process of conversion from a traditional Thai rice and corn farm to a farm that implements the principles of permaculture. We strive to grow our own food, manage our waste effectively and mimic the systems that are already present in nature so as to leave less of a negative impact on the planet. Whilst living on the farm you will become a part of our international community, living, sharing and working together we balance work and fun to maintain a happy functioning farm life.

Working with earth is a liberating and humbling experience whilst re-discovering age-old traditions and techniques we can add modern flair and creativity.

For any further information please email visitors@raktamachat.org
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