CASBA

Upcoming events are listed below.

Upcoming events

    • 29 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 30 Oct 2022
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 16 Depew St, Providence Rhode Island
    • 15
    Register

    CASBA's rhode island WorkshopS 2022

    Plaster Workshop Series

    Base Coat Plastering October 29-30 with instructor Allison Arnold

    Brown Coat Plastering November 5-6 with instructor Allison Arnold

    Join us to learn how to apply clay plaster. We will be plastering a pre-fabricated panelized straw bale house in Providence's South Side neighborhood. Each two day workshop will focus on a different stage in the plastering process. 

    In the first weekend we will apply the base coat onto the surface of the straw bales. During the second weekend we will apply the brown coat over the first coat of plaster. A mix of instruction time and hands-on experience will provide you with the basic knowledge of clay plasters and how to apply them over straw bales and other surfaces. Each weekend will include basic instruction regarding different plaster substrates, the benefits of clay plasters, clay plaster recipes, materials selection, application instruction, and troweling techniques. The brown coat weekend will include additional instruction in finish coat techniques and decoration. You may sign up to attend either of the weekends. There is no requirement to attend both. The goal of the workshop is to accommodate every participant’s interest and skill level. Each participant can expect to participate in the various aspects of the plastering process to ensure the broadest possible hands-on experience. Lunch time will allow for presentations and additional question-answer time.

    Our host for the workshop is Jenna Yu, the designer/homeowner of this straw bale house. Plaster instructor, Allison Arnold, is a plasterer and builder as well as the current CASBA workshop coordinator.  

    Cost:  $100 each weekend . *Limited scholarships available upon request. 

    Accommodations:  Pack a lunch for yourself each day. (Additional snacks and beverages will be provided.) The workshops will begin at 10 am and end each day at 4pm. There are bathrooms located on site. Site location, driving instruction and other information are provided with confirmation of registration.

    Registration: https://www.strawbuilding.org/Calendar

    For additional workshop info contact Allison Arnold at allisonannearnold@gmail.com or 301-357-0582. Or Jenna Yu at 510-541-7753 jenna.yunmeijohns.yu@gmail.com.


    • 05 Nov 2022
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 06 Nov 2022
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • 16 Depew St, Providence Rhode Island
    • 12
    Register

    CASBA's rhode island WorkshopS 2022

    Plaster Workshop Series

    Brown Coat Plastering November 5-6 with instructor Allison Arnold

    Join us to learn how to apply clay plaster. We will be plastering a pre-fabricated panelized straw bale house in Providence's South Side neighborhood. This two day workshop will focus on the brown coat layer of plastering and touch on the finish coat as well. 

    During this weekend we will apply the brown coat over the base coat of plaster.  We will also touch on the finish coat of plaster and some decorative techniques. A mix of instruction time and hands-on experience will provide you with the basic knowledge of clay plasters and how to apply them on straw bales walls and other surfaces. The goal of the workshop is to accommodate every participant’s interest and skill level. Each participant can expect to participate in the various aspects of the plastering process to ensure the broadest possible hands-on experience. Lunch time will allow for presentations and additional question-answer time.

    Our host for the workshop is Jenna Yu, the designer/homeowner of this straw bale house. Plaster instructor, Allison Arnold, is a plasterer and builder as well as the current CASBA workshop coordinator.  

    Cost:  $100 each weekend . *Limited scholarships available upon request. 

    Accommodations:  Pack a lunch for yourself each day. (Additional snacks and beverages will be provided.) The workshops will begin at 10 am and end each day at 4pm. There are bathrooms located on site. Site location, driving instruction and other information are provided with confirmation of registration.

    Registration: https://www.strawbuilding.org/Calendar

    For additional workshop info contact Allison Arnold at allisonannearnold@gmail.com or 301-357-0582. Or Jenna Yu at 510-541-7753 jenna.yunmeijohns.yu@gmail.com.


Past events

15 Jul 2022 Workparty: Intro to Light Straw Clay
21 May 2022 Workshop: Making Biochar and Milling Dimensional Lumber
22 Apr 2022 West Coast Natural Building Conference 2022
26 Mar 2022 Clay Plaster Finish Coat Workshop - March 26-27, 2022
12 Mar 2022 Clay Plaster Brown Coat Workshop - March 12-13, 2022
26 Feb 2022 Clay Plaster Base Coat Workshop - February 26-27, 2022
18 Dec 2021 Finish Plaster Work Party
17 Apr 2020 West Coast Natural Building Conference
14 Dec 2019 Finish Plaster Workshop - December 14-15
23 Nov 2019 Plastering Straw Bales with Lime Cement - A 2 Day Workshop
05 Oct 2019 Building with Straw Bales Workshop
28 Sep 2019 Workshop: Clay Plaster Workshop - September 2019
05 Apr 2019 West Coast Natural Building Conference
14 Sep 2018 Workshop: Clay Plaster Workshop - September 2018
07 Sep 2018 Green Building and Straw Bale Basics
05 May 2018 Straw Bale Home Tour: Grass Valley, Nevada City & Penryn
13 Apr 2018 CASBA's Spring Conference - April 2018
21 Oct 2017 Workshop: Clay Plaster on Hybrid Wall System - October 2017
03 Jun 2017 Workshop: Remodeling a Home with Straw Bales - June 2017
05 May 2017 Spring Conference - 2017
22 Apr 2017 CASBA at Grass Valley Home & Garden Show, April 22-23
04 Nov 2016 2016 Straw Bale Building Basics Workshop
23 Sep 2016 2016 Plastering a Strawbale House Workshop
08 Jul 2016 2016 Straw Bale Building Basics Workshop
21 Apr 2016 20th Anniversary Conference - 2016
16 Oct 2015 San Diego Sustainable Design Symposium
04 Oct 2015 2015 Green Home Tour: Visit four straw bale buildings at Deer Park Buddhist Monastery
22 Sep 2015 Building Zen - A Presentation by two CASBA members at the San Diego Green Building Conference
20 Sep 2015 Strawbale Home Tour of Nye-Schaffroth Residence
31 May 2015 Tour de Bale: straw bale home tour in San Diego County
10 Apr 2015 Spring Conference 2015
09 Nov 2014 Straw Bale Home on the San Diego USGBC Green Home Tour
07 Nov 2014 Natural Plaster on Straw Bale Basics
17 Oct 2014 Fall 2014 Member Retreat
19 Sep 2014 Straw Bale Building Basics
18 May 2014 Straw Bale Open House San Diego

CASBA is fiscally sponsored by the Tides Center, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

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