Earthen Finish Plasters
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Northern Susitna Institute
Class Fee: $60
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Experience the vibrant qualities of an earthen finish plaster in the making. Mixing earthen finish plasters is a lot like cooking, and applying them is a lot like massaging the walls. Your senses come alive as you apply a final, protective and beautiful layer to walls. Design and patterning with texture and color are easy means of highlighting architectural features or simply letting creativity flow.
In this one day class we will learn about the basic recipe for earthen plasters as well as how to add pigments and other natural additives. We will discuss sources, qualities, and quantities requisite for a given project. Other topics for practice and discussion will include substrate preparation for receiving earthen plasters in natural and conventional buildings, planning and implementing design elements, trowel application, and plaster care. Those interested in more hands-on experience can join in the following day as we complete the finishing plasters on the NSI workshop building’s earthen base coat walls.
Anna Wolfson is a Chicago native residing in Homer. She began her natural wall finishing company, Anna Wolfson Studios over ten years ago after working for and training with many of the Natural Building movement’s pioneers world-wide. Anna’s work can be found in both naturally-built and conventional homes, restaurants, spas, yoga studios, offices, and yards all across America. Anna specializes in accent walls and textural veneers, highlighting the simple sophistication of natural materials in the built environment. To see some of her work, please check out her business’ Facebook page, Anna Wolfson Studios.
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