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Sat, Jun 04


Golden Rocks Permaculture Farm

Earthen Plasters & Paints

Earth Healing through Artistic Expression

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Earthen Plasters & Paints
Earthen Plasters & Paints

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Jun 04, 2022, 10:00 AM – Jun 05, 2022, 6:00 PM

Golden Rocks Permaculture Farm, 21144 Jerusalem Grde, Lower Lake, CA 95457, USA


About the event

YOU are invited to a fun-filled 2-day 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.  

This will be a "crash course" on Sculpted Cob ~ learning what and how to harvest our "ingredients" to mix cob and learn to sculpt with it.  We will be putting our finishing touches and getting plenty of hands-on practice in mixing, coloring, and applying plasters, both lime and clay mixes. This is an opportunity for artistic impression while we learn how to mix paints with lime and earth base, about using natural pigments to create awesome colors!  Installing semi-precious stones and other objects from nature directly into the plaster, permanently fixing designs to exterior and interior walls, and also sculpting an altar and painting an image of "Guadelupe" (the Mexican rendition of the Virgin Mary) onto our outdoor alter space are just some of the juicy details.  We will be utilizing lime paint on wet lime plaster ~ a Fresco style of painting!  

Our Workshop leaders will be guiding us through the basic building concepts for temporary and permanent applications of a sculpted cob  structure. Our aim is to impart knowledge about utilizing materials from the waste stream and to promote building with natural, toxin-free materials to create a warm, cozy and functional shelters.  

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 2-day workshop is $295 and includes lunch daily and onsite camping at beautiful Golden Rocks Permaculture Farm located in Middletown, Lake County, CA. 

The workshop participants will enjoy a shared community kitchen space, access to outdoor shower and bath tub, nightly camp fires and plenty of song, fellowship and story-telling. Meals are always made with love and care, with many ingredients grown right hear on the farm! Upgrade to dorm room 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, our email is


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    2-day workshop with camping & lunches.

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