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Natural Plasters & Paints 
3-Day Intensive w/Sculpted Cob Crash-course and Camping
Oct 14 - 16, 2022


Fun-filled 3-day Natural Building workshop in beautiful Lake County! Come learn and play with us as we explore using earthen materials  to create  dwellings with beautiful and vibrant colors on interior and exterior walls.


THE PROJECT: Our Shoe House is a cute little student learning platform. The "toe" of the shoe is what we will be working on, and will function as an outdoor "glamping"  (fancy camping) spot for visitors to the farm.  We will be putting our finishing touches on the "Shoe House" and providing a "crash-course" in all elements of putting a small structure together from harvestable materials.


Our Workshop leader will be guiding us through the basic building concepts for temporary and permanent applications of a sculpted cob structure, and explain how this particular structure will come together and  function as our Natural Building Student Learning Center. Our aim is to impart knowledge about utilizing materials from Mother Nature, and from the waste stream, and to promote building with natural, toxin-free materials to create a warm, cozy, BEAUTIFUL and functional shelters.

You will all have the opportunity for artistic impression while we learn how to mix and apply COB, how to make and apply plasters, and how to mix paints with lime and earth-based natural materials.  We will explore the many options available for natural pigments, and practice making  colorful paints and art!  We will also be installing semi-precious stones and other things from nature directly into the plaster, permanently fixing designs to exterior and interior walls.  You will learn how to sculpt as well!   Our plans are to create an interior altar and paint an image of "Guadelupe", the Mexican rendition of the Virgin Mary, onto our outdoor altar space.

Resident teacher Brenda Quintero has over ten years of experience in Natural Building and leading workshops.  Brenda is the owner and founder of Golden Rocks Permaculture Farm, a woman and minority-owned business in Lake County.


Cost for the full 3 day workshop is $350 and includes lunch daily and onsite camping at beautiful Golden Rocks Permaculture Farm located in Middletown, Lake County, CA.   FOR TICKETS CLICK HERE.


The workshop participants will enjoy shared community kitchen space, access to outdoor shower and bath tub, evening gatherings and plenty of fellowship and story-telling. Lunches are always made with love and care, with many ingredients grown right hear on the farm! Upgrade to queen room, dorm room, art studio or camper is limited, so register early if you'd like an indoor spot! Families welcome! Attendees under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Group, family and senior discounts available. Inquire within for further information. Want to attend but don't have any dough? Work Traders NEEDED!! Hit us up if you are interested, email

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