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Earthen Plasters

& finishes

Turning Mud into Murals

March 9 & 10, 2024

Lime & Clay plasters
recipes techniques

EArthen plasters & Finishes

Get your hands muddy in some lime & clay plaster! We will be working with different types of plasters to create a lasting art piece at our Mojave Center. We will cover the best application uses for those plasters and learn to work with different trowels! We will even try your hands at sculpting!

Friday March 8th

7:00 pm - Arrival & Camp set up

8pm - Fire Hang / Optional Hot Springs

Saturday March 9th

 9:00am Start!

Types of Clay & Lime Plasters

Application Locations Lecture

Sculpting & Design Prep

Intro to types of trowels & applications

Lime & Clay Base Coats (Mix & Apply)

12:00 am- Lunch

Lime & Clay Mid Coats 

4:00 - Wrap up day

Sunday March 10th 

Clay & Lime Final Coats (Mix & Apply)

12:00 am- Lunch

Polishes, Carvings, Details!

4:00 - Wrap up day & Departure




We have 5 domes available for rent. Each dome can sleep 1 - 2 people (if you like to cuddle) Please book domes on the sign up page.

BYO Lodging 

Please bring your own tent/van/rv for lodging. We can see extreme winds out in the desert, please make sure your tent is wind resistant. No large "family style tents", these will not hold. Ex. no coleman tents. If you need to rent a tent, please let us know in you sign up form.


Space Pod for rent


Off- site Lodging

Neighbors Air BNB's:

Tecopa 25 Miles away:




Our Mojave Center!

Charleston View, CA

1 Hour West of Las Vegas

Exact Address will be send upon Sign up!


What to Bring

-Food! Our communal kitchen is open to you! 

-Work gloves, boots & attire!

-Swim suit for hot springs!

Current Infrastructure

Communal Kitchen Space

Indoor Classroom Space

Shower Dome

Composting Toilets

Solar Electricity

Cell Service at Property (no wifi)

Potable Water

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Nearby Sites

There's much to explore in our neighborhood. Be sure to plan plenty of time to experience the Mojave Desert.

Just to name a few...

x Tecopa Hot Springs

x China Ranch Date Farm

x BLM behind China Ranch

x Death Valley

x Ash Meadows Nature Preserve

x Red Rocks Conservation Area

x Dumont Dunes

x Mojave Preserve

x Valley of Fire

x Lower Colorado

x Lake Mead

x Arizona Hot Springs

x Gold Strike Hot Springs


Earthen Plasters & Finishes Workshop

8 spots available


  • Full payment required upon arrival

  • Alumni enjoy 25% off 

  • Bring a friend & enjoy 15% off - (one friend only, discount goes to you!)

  • Discounts for returning students & bring a friend discounts are by cash payments only

  • Cancellation policy: if you need to cancel last minute we will refund 50% of the deposit made

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