Off-Site Cal-Earth Workshops
Cal-Earth is launching an off-site workshop program for people who live in other parts of the United States and cannot travel to California. The workshop curriculum is based off of our standard week-long workshops at Cal-Earth but modified in some ways since there are no pre-existing buildings to work and learn with. Participants will have the opportunity to build a dome from beginning to end and learn each part of the process. The workshop is organized by Cal-Earth and taught by a Cal-Earth instructor. Students are also provided with the same study materials included in the Cal-Earth workshop program.
JULY 23-28, 2012: IOWA CITY, IOWA
Location: This workshop will be held in West Branch, Iowa, just 10 miles outside of Iowa City.
Length of Program: 6 days
Topics Covered: Through the course of this workshop, participants will learn all the important aspects of basic Superadobe earth building while creating a 10-12 feet dome with two windows and a doorway.
The course will introduce the principle of the arch, superadobe bag laying and waterproofing and plastering techniques, students will build their own window and door forms, which will immediately be used in the building process. We'll learn about how to use compass and what wall corbelling is. By the end of the week you will not just be able to build a dome but also will have built your first one!
Accomodations: Camping accomodations are available on the site or there are plenty of hotels and motels in the area to chose from. For those who register early we'll try to arrange for a group discount in one of those hotels.
Tuition: $950(Included in the tuition is a full set of educational books and DVDs from Cal-Earth. Additionally, breakfast is provided each morning of the workshop.
If you are interested, please submit an application for a workshop and the required $200 deposit. Once you have registered, you will be contacted by the Cal-Earth instructor with all the additional information regarding the workshop (travel details, what to bring, etc.)
This workshop will only be possible if we have 10 or more participants, so please register as soon as possible.
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we live on earth
yet so ignorant of earth
and all the treasures it holds- Rumi
"Anybody in this world
should be able
to build a shelter
for his or her family
with the simplest
earth, water, air, and fire."