Making Concrete Forms for Mosaic

Location

330 N. 10th Street
Grover Beach, California

Dates 2022

Feb 11-13, 2022
May 13-15, 2022
Aug 5-7, 2022
Nov 11-13, 2022

Timing

Sat 9 AM – 5 PM & Sun 9 AM -1 PM (Fri 9AM-4PM)

Styrofoam / Concrete Sculptures & More

  • $395 – 3 Days – (Friday) Hypertufa and other concrete techniques (Sat & Sun) Styrofoam concrete sculpture –all materials included

  • $295 – 2 Days – (Sat & Sun) Styrofoam concrete sculpture – all materials include

Are you ready to expand your mosaic and sculptural abilities? This technique-learning workshop is a great intro to making 3-dimensional concrete forms for mosaic.

The workshop begins on Friday with “Intro to Working with Concrete”. Through a series of discussions and demonstrations, you will learn about the benefits of using concrete as a building material. You will also be taught a few commonly used concrete mixes and how each apply to various forming techniques that will include rebar and wire mesh, sand casting, and more. You will then make a bowl out of a hypertufa mix as well as other small concrete objects, as time allows.

On Saturday and Sunday you will learn the basic process used to create light weight, weatherproof, mosaic-ready forms out of polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) and concrete. You will learn basic sculpting techniques using hotwire foam tools and how to mix and apply a durable concrete system. There will also be time to discuss any dream projects that you would like to see realized. You will leave with a mosaic ready sculpture along with informative handouts that will enable you to pursue your concrete sculpting goals.

Note: No mosaic will be applied at this workshop. However, after taking this workshop, many have added the mosaic at our mosaic workshop at Passiflora Studio or at the 4-day Camp Ocean Pines retreat.

CANCELLATION POLICY: NO REFUNDS. A ONE TIME RE-SCHEDULE FOR WORKSHOP CREDIT ONLY. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE CLASSES.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:  All participants will be required to show proof of (a) a completed vaccination more than two weeks prior to visit OR (b) a negative COVID-19 diagnostic lab test with results within 72 hours prior to workshop. Masks will also be required.