Jan 8 – Feb 8, 2017 WINTERNSHIP !
A rich program with hands-on skills & classroom training. This is a one of the most popular courses at Strawbale Studio ! A chance to continue your learning during the winter-time. Live and learn with others who are interested in natural building & sustainability. Click the Winternship link for more details.
JANUARY WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
Full Moon Potluck Jan. 12 Thurs. Wintertime hours: 5p Tour, 6p Potluck & bonfire. Click link for details and to RSVP
THATCHING & REED COLLECTION : January 14 & 15, 2017.
Arrive 9:30a. Class 10a – 5p. Learn the basics of thatching with reed grass. Explore this beautiful, ecological & long-lasting roof system. Tour several thatched roof buildings, see a demo of thatching and try your hand at it, harvest & bundle/store reed. 12 student limit. A unique weekend. One of the few classes offered in North America on Thatching ! Group discounts. $95 one week in advance or $110 thereafter. Some scholarships. Registration
ROUND POLE Framing Jan 21 & 22, ’17
Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4p
Learn principles & hands-on basics of round pole framing for small structures. Tour thatched roofs & round pole structures on site, harvest wood, debark logs, practice making notches using hand tools ~ make a mallet to take home plus a small team project & design a small structure. Limited to 12 participants; includes overnight accommodations if needed.
Instructors: Deanne Bednar & Micah Lindquist
$89 if prepaid 2 wks in advance, or $110 thereafter, with RSVP, if there is room. Some scholarships available. Registration
FIRE ! Rocket Stove & Earth Oven Jan 28 & 29, 2017
Sat 10a-5p Sun 10-4p
Create useful heat efficiently from local materials ! Fee Includes a copy of the new edition of the Rocket Mass Heater Book. Tour buildings & Stoves on site, Hands-on: mockup of combustion unit, mixing cob & finish plaster, make a small earth oven together. Principles of construction, code+. Bring a bag lunch. Supper/breakfast provided if you stay overnight.
$125 for both days prepaid 2 wks in advance, or $150 if there is room. Saturday only $80/$90 with RSVP. Group Discounts 15%/ person. Some Worktrade Scholarships available. Instructor: Deanne Bednar Registration more info
Earth Plaster & Sculpting Feb 4 & 5, 2017
Arrive 9:30a. Class 10 – 5p Sun 10 – 4p Learn the joy of natural earthen plasters that can be used in a variety of applications to beautify and naturalize your existing dwellings or future natural strawbale home or Earth Oven project ! Learn to identify, mix & apply natural local soil to create simple or artistic expressions. Bring a bag lunch. Overnight available. $95 Early Bird Special 2 weeks in advance or $120 thereafter. Group Discount 15% . Some worktrade scholarships available. Registration more info