Click the link below for an online course about natural finishes that we created with Pacific Rim College. The course includes video tutorials, and an online guidebook. You can also keep an eye out here for hands on courses in your area. (mailing list coming soon).
NATURAL FINIShes: Base coats
Learn how to create and apply non-toxic finishes to a variety of surfaces using local, natural materials. We will spend this weekend focusing on base coats for Light Clay, Cob, and conventional wall surfaces. There will be a lot of hands-on application, and the weekend will provide a good base of understanding of how to get a variety of wall systems ready for final plasters such as earthen plaster, lime plaster, clay paints (alis), milk paints, and more.
Natural finishes: Finish Coats
Natural finishes provide an alternative to conventional paints and manufactured finishes. Learn how to create and apply breathable, non-toxic finishes to a variety of surfaces using natural and often local materials. Participants will spend the weekend focusing on finish coats for Light Clay, Cob, and other natural and conventional wall systems. An additional emphasis will be placed on earthen plasters, cover lime plaster, alis (clay paint), milk paints, and more. Participants will also become familiar with plaster tools and techniques to achieve a variety of textures and finishes.