Core Curriculum Workshop "B" - Plasters & Finishes

$100 off Early Bird Discount (2 weeks in advance)

Beginner   |   8:30am - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday   |   Hesperia, California

So you are building a dome...learn to complete your structure with plasters, advanced finishing techniques and basic design strategies that will empower you to make your Superadobe structure into a home! This weekend workshop can be taken before the "A" workshop but please note, we will be focusing entirely on finishes, and NOT on building. Come play in the mud!


  • Elements of Design 
  • Soils Practicum and Discussion (Testing your own Soil for Building)
  • Rough and Finish Plaster, Options for Stabilization
  • Water Management
  • Installing Windows and Doors


March 18-19, 2017
May 20-21, 2017
July 22-23, 2017
November 18-19, 2017

It was a refreshing and inspiring opportunity. Cal-Earth breathes its vision and values of conscious and sustainable living. The program inspires mindfulness of our personal journey to ourselves, others and the earth.
— Workshop Participant

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  • Workshop check-in and orientation is at 8:30am, please arrive promptly. 
  • Please plan to stay through Sunday evening at about 8pm. We recommend making travel plans to return home Monday, you are welcome to stay on-site Sunday night so you don't have to rush out. You may also arrive the afternoon/evening before the workshop (after 3pm) if needed for your travel plans. Please confirm this with us if you plan on extended stay.  
  • Breakfast is provided both mornings of the workshop, you will be responsible for your own lunches/dinners. We have plenty of restaurants and grocery stores nearby and a kitchen on-site for storage and cooking.
  • We will provide each person a small folder with paper and a pen, but feel free to bring a notepad if you prefer. 
  • Please wear work clothes including a hat and proper closed toed shoes (sandals not permitted). Please bring your own work gloves as well as a pair of plastic/rubber gloves for wet work. 
  • The weather in the high desert can fluctuate significantly, so we recommend checking the weather online prior to your arrival, and bringing layers to ensure you are prepared. You'll receive an additional email after you apply with more information on what to bring, especially if you will be staying on-site.
  • Participants ages 15+ allowed to attend with a parent or guardian. 
  • You are welcome to take photos but video and audio recording are not permitted.   
  • There is limited wifi access on site 


If for some reason you are unable to attend the workshop you registered for, your deposit may also be applied to another course that same year if you notify Cal-Earth at least two weeks before the start of a course.

If you wish to withdraw completely and cannot reschedule, a $50 registration fee will be deducted and your remaining balance refunded if you notify Cal-Earth two weeks prior to the start of the workshop. Any cancellations within two weeks of the workshop will not be refunded, only transfered.

If Cal-Earth cancels the workshop due to low enrollment your tuition will be fully refunded or transferred.