|Where:||Ravenhill Herb Farm: 1330 Mount Newton X Rd, Saanichton, BC www.ravenhillherbfarm.ca|
|When:||August 12 - 13, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
Course Information 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. For a more complete learning experience, participants are encouraged to take Natural Building Finishes: Base Coats on July 22-23. Course Instructor Bryce Ehrecke comes from a line of weavers, builders, and explorers. His ancestors created textiles in Ireland, farmed in Normandie, and constructed in Germany, before coming to Canada to lead a different life. From his mother’s side he has gained creativity and ingenuity, and from his father’s side, he has gained craftsmanship and skill. He now weaves his heritage with place, and natural buildings with natural landscapes, honouring the relationship between human beings and all other beings. His education in natural building began by connecting and paying attention to the world around him, and expanded while apprenticing with Pat Hennebery of CobWorks. He has spent the past nine years working, living, learning, teaching and exploring with many different natural builders and natural structures. He now runs a Natural Building and renovation company based out of Victoria through Dreamweavers Collective. He specializes in rock work, earthen and lime plasters, roundwood, and using whatever design and materials best suit the environment and whom the structure is for.
Contact: Alissa Woods