Tadelakt Plaster Workshop Join us at Higher Elevation Permaculture to learn the traditional Moroccan technique of Tadelakt plastering!
June 27-30, 2015
Limited to 12 participants
Tadelakt is an ancient technique from Morocco that utilizes lime plaster to create waterproof, durable, marbled looking surfaces. This is a great opportunity to experience and learn, in a hands-on environment, this rare finishing technique. We will be plastering from start to finish a shower, and some other areas, possibly including a bathroom backsplash and counter.
tadelakt handsThe course will include:
Materials and preparations for Tadelakt
Application and troweling
Finishing steps, including using olive oil soaps, polishing with special stones, and waxes. lime and trowel
The workshop will be held in an earthship and we will be doing some of the work to finish off this beautiful structure. In addition to the plastering, you will have the opportuntiy to be introduced to the concepts of earthships and passive solar homes.
We are very fortunate to have Ryan Chivers, from Boulder, CO teaching this course. Please read more about Ryan and his work below.
Lunch and camping are also included in the course fee. Lunches will be organic, and mostly vegetarian, with much of the produce coming from the on-site gardens.
If you are camping for this workshop, you will have the use of an outdoor kitchen to cook your breakfasts and dinners. We have and outdoor shower, and a composting sawdust toilet. Outside of the workshop, you will be living in an "outside" environment, so please prepare accordingly. There are hiking and biking trails very near for evening excursions. The town of Driggs is a few miles away with restaurants, stores, and everything you may need.
REGISTER NOW! – We expect this course to fill.
includes the four day course plus lunches each day.
You are welcome to camp on our land and make use of the outdoor kitchen (with fridge and stove and solaroven) as well as our shower and compost toilet facilities for course participants and volunteers. Alternatively you can stay locally and commute to the course each day.
REGISTER NOW! by clicking here.
The registration fees are required to cover the costs of the course as well as the teacher. Our motivation for this course is not to make money, but to have one of the experts in the US come to teach us about tadelakt. Your participation in the course helps us bring Ryan up here to share these great skills, so thanks for participating!
Come learn with us!
About the Course Instructor:
Tadelakt artist Ryan Chivers founder Artesano Plaster in Boulder, COWe are very fortunate to have Ryan Chivers of Artesano Plasters coming to lead this course.
Ryan is a renowned natural builder and is highly skilled in the art of natural plasters. He is widely recognized as one of the leading practioners of tadelakt in the U.S.
He travelled to Morocco to study the incredibly beautful plastering art of tadelakt. Ryan is the owner of Artesano Plaster, in Boulder CO.
About Higher Elevation Permaculture:
P1050282Higher Elevation Permaculture is a homestead / small scale diverse farm / education center in it's 2nd year of growth. We have many exciting things happening on the land, including the completion of our earthship style home. It is in this earthship that we will be doing the tadelakt plastering. We have extensive gardens, and a young food forest. We have animals included into our systems, and a space for volunteers and workshops to be hosted.
All the windows are now in on the !!! We need a few doors and all the finish work and then we're done!
We live at 6500 feet elevation, right at the base of the Teton Mountains. Usually, the end of June is beautiful weather, but there is always a chance for a frosty night or even snow! This is a beautiful area to get out into the mountains and explore.
The closest airport is Jackson Hole Wyoming. That is 1 hour from our property. This is a small airport, so sometimes it is a bit more expensive to fly into. Salt Lake City is the nearest International airport, and Southwest Airlines flies there. It is 5 hours away. If flying into Jackson, you can take a cab or bus from the airport into the town of Jackson. Once there, you can hop on a 5pm (approximate) bus to Driggs (the summer schedule starts in April, once that is out, more exact times will be posted). Once in Driggs, we can pick you up.
If you are coming from afar, please plan on arriving Friday, June 26th.
Our address is:
1899 S. 1750 E. , Driggs, Idaho, 83422
We're looking forward to plastering with you!
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