Jul 13, 2009

Straw Bale and Plaster Building Workshop

Straw Bale and Plaster Building Workshop

Event Date:
17th of July 2009 7:00pm - 9:00pm
18th of July 2009 9:00am - 12:00pm

Interested in energy-efficient, comfy, low-cost building? Project designer and AIA Associate Adam Jonas offers a two-part workshop on straw bale and cement plaster building. Many of you saw his brief slideshow at our recent Perennial Gathering, and he is back by popular demand. Sign up for either the Friday night lecture or the entire workshop (including the lecture and a Saturday morning hands-on workshop).

Straw Bale and Plaster Building Lecture and Slideshow

If only the First Little Pig had put stucco on his straw house.

Please join us Friday, July 17 to learn all about how that Little Piggy could have been saved from the Big Bad Wolf as well as many other anecdotal adventures in straw bale building. Myths will be dispelled, pros and cons will be defined, and many lessons learned as we hear the construction story of a wee bale-building that surpasses many LEED standards.

WHEN and WHERE: Friday July 17, 7-9 PM at MCAD (MN College of Art and Design) Auditorium, 2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis

Straw Bale and Plaster Building Hands-On Workshop -- Limited to 15 people

Think you can out-build the First Little Piggy? Then on Saturday July 18th, come get your hands dirty with us and put forth an effort to beautify North Minneapolis. Many of the building techniques and construction details introduced at Friday's lecture will be put to practice by sculpting, sawing, slicing and stuccoing straw bales benches…(We promise they won't blow down)

WHEN and WHERE: July 18th, 9 AM - Noon at 1203 Morgan Avenue North, Minneapolis

How to Register: Go to PRICOLDCLIMATE.ORG

Click the Straw Bale Workshop on the right and Choose Friday night only ($5 members OR $10 non-members)

or choose the Workshop Kit ($40 per person), which includes Friday's lecture and Saturday's hands-on experience.

Note: Please select the GOOGLE CHECKOUT button (below the Checkout button) when you are paying, as we will accept On-Line Credit Card payment only for this event.

Sponsored by PRI Cold Climate and Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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