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[Cob] Natural Building in the MidWestECOARTDB at aol.com ECOARTDB at aol.com
Tue Jan 11 12:07:56 PST 2005
Hi there Cobbin'Friends! Here is a calendar of events at the Strawbale Studio Natural Building Project in Michigan. Sure would be great to connect. I am up for some other projects, too. See the ideas at the bottom. Join in as you can. Scholarships and Work/trade available. Warmly, Deanne > Little Pigs Tour &Natural Building Video - Wednesday, January 19, 6:30 - 9 > pm. > Join illustrator &co-builder of the Strawbale Studio, Deanne Bednar, for a > tour of this enchanting thatched-roof structure with strawbale walls &earthen > plasters! Evening includes an excellent strawbale construction video. $20 / > $15(early bird), or 2 for $25 prepaid. > > Earth Sculpture and Model-making, Sunday, January 23, 2005. 2-5 pm (not > inNatural Awakenings?) Learn to identify, mix and sculpt with an earthen medium > called "Cob" which can be use to build walls, benches, ovens and sculptures! > $25/ $20(early-bird discount), or bring a friend ~ 2 for $35 prepaid. > > 3 Little Pigs Tour, Strawbale Video &Supper, Wed, January 26, 6:30-9 pm. > Curious about natural building and the Strawbale Studio? Visit this enchanting > thatched-roof structure with earth-covered strawbale walls…and learn more > about the natural building movement! Includes a vegetarian supper. $25/ > $20(early-bird discount), or bring a friend ~ 2 for $35 prepaid. > > > Thatching a Roof: demo and reed collection -- Saturday, January 29, 2005. 9 > - 5. Tour the Strawbale Studio, see a thatching demonstration… introducing > the basic principles of creating a small roof, and learn to collect the reed! > Beautiful rural setting. $45/ $35(early-bird discount!) or bring a friend ~ 2 > for $60 prepaid. > > Natural Plasters &Paints -- Sunday, February 5, 2-5 pm. Curious about > natural, non-toxic materials that can be used in any home? Learn about a number of > options, make a sample board to take home, and tour the Strawbale Studio…an > enchanting natural building with interior sculptures, earthen plaster &more. > $45/ $35(early-bird) or bring-a-friend: 2/$60 prepaid. > > Presenter: Deanne Bednar is the co-designer/builder of the Strawbale Studio, > a sculptural, thatched roof structure with strawbale walls and earthen > plasters. She has illustrated 3 books on Natural Building (The Cobber's Companion > , The Hand-Sculpted House, & The Natural Plaster Book, and has a background > in teaching art and sustainability. > > Setting: 50 acres of beautiful rural, wooded land 1 hour north of Detroit. > Main house, workshop, Strawbale Studio, plus outbuildings and gardens. > > The following are some upcoming workshops and opportunities: > " Earthen Floor Workshop > " Start-to-Finish "Kid's Cottage" > " Roof Thatching demonstration > " Treehouse construction with an expert. > " Presentations: Set up a natural building slideshow or video for your group > on or off site. $10 per person or $75 per group. Inquire about > scholarships. > " Internship/apprenticeships > " Workshops: Set up an activity for your group on or off site. A variety of > programs available. Prices vary, and some scholarships are available. > > > For more information: > Deanne Bednar > 248 628 1887 > ecoartdb at aol.com > PO Box 733, Oxford, MI 48371 > > *Strawbale Studio Natural Building Project. > Case Study: www.michigan.gov/doncuments/CIS_EO_Inside_case13_41027_.html. > Old website: www.geocities.com/rainforest/vines/7729 > Current Calendar: www.uheac.org/links.html > > * Detroit Green Map: www.detroitgreenmap.org > * O Beautiful Gaia music CD: > http://www.gis.net/~surtsey/mcdade/gaia-index.html > > >
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