American Clay Workshop Schedule

 

Find a workshop to learn how to apply American Clay for your next project. Can't find a workshop in your area, try putting clay on the wall yourself with our helpful application tutorials. Visit our Online Workshop now! Scroll below or click on a training to learn more about each event.

 

 

American Clay Sponsored Trainings:

 

1-Day Basic Workshop

  • Date: Next series of workshops will take place in late-Spring 2020

  • Location: American Clay - Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

 

2-Day Advanced Workshop

  • Date: Next series of workshops will take place in late-Spring 2020

  • Location: American Clay - Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

 

Train the Trainer 2-Day Workshop

  • Date: Next series of workshops will take place based on demand

  • Location: American Clay - Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

 

Lime Putty 2-Day Workshop

  • Date: Next series of workshops will take place based on demand

  • Location: American Clay - Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

 

Artistic 1-Day Workshop

  • Date: Next series of workshops will take place based on demand

  • Location: American Clay - Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

 

Trainings from American Clay Dealers:

 

American Clay Full Day Workshop

  • Date: Schedule TBD - Training will be scheduled once 6 participants have registered

  • Location: Sea Cliff, New York


 

American Clay Full Day Workshop

  • Date: Friday: TBD

  • Location: Hood River, Oregon

 

 

American Clay Full Day Workshop

  • Date: Saturday: TBD

  • Location: Asheville, North Carolina

 

 

American Clay 2-Hour Workshop

  • Date: Saturday: TBD

  • Location: Asheville, North Carolina

American Clay Fundamentals Full Day Workshop

  • Date: Schedule TBD

  • Location: San Francisco, California

1-Day Basic Workshop

Next series of workshops will take place in late-Spring 2020

Albuquerque, NM

 

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with breakfast and lunch provided*

 

Cost: $50.00

  • Full payment is required at the time of registration. Register early as space is limited!

  • Space is limited to 8 participants per workshop and a minimum of five is needed to hold the class.

 

Workshop Instructor: Croft Elsaesser, American Clay founder and CEO

 

Workshop Description: This is a hands-on, single day workshop for homeowners, contractors, and anyone who would like to learn the basics of installing American Clay Earth Plaster. We will cover:

  • Basic overview of American Clay products, substrate preparation and application systems

  • Mixing of plaster, pigments and binders

  • Base coat application

  • Finish coat application

  • Compression techniques

  • Tips for working up against various edges and corners

 

This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to proceed with a project of their own. The single day workshop focuses on the most crucial steps of application, with finish coat application and compression techniques as the emphasis.

 

Discount for Participants: Workshop participants are entitled to a one-time 15% discount on orders through our manufacturing facility only.

 

*Refreshments: A light breakfast will be provided including: coffee, tea, donuts, bagels, and fruit.  A full lunch will also be provided.

 

 Cancellation Policy:

  • Class sizes are small with a maximum of 8 participants so we encourage you to keep your commitment.

  • We need a minimum of five participants to hold the class. If this minimum is not met we will re-schedule the class or refund your payment in full.

  • If you must cancel or need to re-schedule we will work to re-schedule your training to another workshop date.

  • Cancellations the week of the workshop or "no shows" will not be refunded.

 

To register for this class: Please call 1-866-404-1634 or email info@americanclay.com. Please note - the 1-Day Basic Workshop is scheduled based on demand.

 

Workshop Location:

 

American Clay Enterprises, LLC

 

*American Clay Showroom & Manufacturing Facility

 

2418 2nd Street SW

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Phone: 505-243-5300
Secondary Phone: 866-404-1634

 

 

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2-Day Advanced Workshop

Next series of workshops will take place in late-Spring 2020

Albuquerque, NM

 

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day with breakfast and lunch provided

 

Cost: $100.00

  • Full payment is required at the time of registration. Register early as space is limited!
  • Space is limited to 10 participants per workshop and a minimum of five is needed to hold the class.

 

Workshop Instructor: Croft Elsaesser, American Clay founder and CEO

 

Workshop Description: This is a hands-on, intense 2-Day workshop for homeowners, contractors, and anyone who would like to learn the techniques of installing American Clay Earth Plaster. We will cover:

  • In depth review of American Clay products and application systems
  • Wall surface (substrate) preparation
  • Binder selections (Up & EZ!/PlasterPlus vs. Forte' vs. using no binder)
  • Mixing of plaster, pigments and binders
  • Base coat application
  • Finish coat application
  • Compression techniques
  • Repair techniques
  • Tips for working up against various edges and corners

 

This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to proceed with a project of their own.

 

Discount for Participants: Workshop participants are entitled to a one-time 15% discount on orders through our manufacturing facility only.

 

Refreshments: A light breakfast will be provided including: coffee, tea, donuts, bagels, and fruit.  A full lunch will also be provided daily.

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Class sizes are small with a maximum of 10 participants so we encourage you to keep your commitment.
  • We need a minimum of five participants to hold the class. If this minimum is not met we will re-schedule the class or refund your payment in full.
  • If you must cancel or need to re-schedule we will work to re-schedule your training to another workshop date.
  • Cancellations the week of the workshop or "no shows" will not be refunded.

 

To register for this class: Please call 1-866-404-1634 or email info@americanclay.com.

 

Workshop Location:

 

American Clay Enterprises, LLC

 

*American Clay Showroom & Manufacturing Facility

 

2418 2nd Street SW

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Phone: 505-243-5300
Secondary Phone: 866-404-1634

 

 

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Train the Trainer 2-Day Workshop

Next series of workshops will take place based on demand

Albuquerque, NM

 

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day with breakfast and lunch provided*

 

Cost: $100.00

  • Full payment is required at the time of registration.

  • Space is limited to 8 participants per workshop and a minimum of four is needed to hold the class.

 

Workshop Instructor: Croft Elsaesser, American Clay founder and CEO

 

Workshop Description: American Clay Earth Plaster is a beautiful, practical and environmentally friendly alternative to cement, gypsum, acrylic, and lime plasters that will cover most wall surfaces. Because of American Clay’s unique properties, proper training and technical support is critical to successful application. The in-depth training provided by American Clay will enable you to teach contractors and homeowners the necessary techniques, greatly reducing your need to troubleshoot. Each participant will take turns leading the "training" of the workshop while receiving feedback from the instructor as well as other participants.

 

Successful completion of the Train the Trainer workshop will qualify the participant to be listed as a certified American Clay Teacher on the American Clay Applicator/Artisan website. The instructor will be proficient to teach 1-Day Basic workshops as well as 2- or 3-Day Advanced workshops. An American Clay Teacher certificate and Training Manual are provided with the workshop.

 

Prerequisites: Hands-on, practical experience with American Clay is a requirement for the workshop. There will be no time allotted for reviewing the basics of application techniques. Participants must have a prior working knowledge of plastering techniques. This workshop focuses on the proper "training" aspect of American Clay, not application.

 

*Refreshments: A light breakfast will be provided including: coffee, tea, donuts, bagels, and fruit.  A full lunch will also be provided daily.

 

 Cancellation Policy:

  • Class sizes are small with a maximum of 8 participants so we encourage you to keep your commitment.

  • We need a minimum of four participants to hold the class. If this minimum is not met we will re-schedule the class or refund your payment in full.

  • If you must cancel or need to re-schedule we will work to re-schedule your training to another workshop date.

  • Cancellations the week of the workshop or "no shows" will not be refunded.

 

To register for this class: Please call 1-866-404-1634 or email info@americanclay.com. Please note - the Train the Trainer 2-Day Workshop is scheduled based on demand.

 

Workshop Location:

 

American Clay Enterprises, LLC

 

*American Clay Showroom & Manufacturing Facility

 

2418 2nd Street SW

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Phone: 505-243-5300
Secondary Phone: 866-404-1634

 

 

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Lime Putty 2-Day Workshop

Next series of workshops will take place based on demand

Albuquerque, NM

 

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day with breakfast and lunch provided*

 

Cost: $100.00

  • Full payment is required at the time of registration.

  • Space is limited to 8 participants per workshop and a minimum of five is needed to hold the class.

 

Workshop Instructor: Croft Elsaesser, American Clay founder and CEO

 

Workshop Description: Using American Clay Earth Plasters with Lime Putty was developed for professional use only. It can be used by trained homeowners, however, because of the issues with color, repairability and the natural properties of lime, we recommend only trained installers work with Lime Putty. This workshop will cover both Lime Gauging (mixing Lime Putty directly into plaster) and Lime Washing (brushing Lime Putty over the top of plaster), and application techniques, including basic artistic effects achieved with Lime Putty.

 

Prerequisites: Hands-on, practical experience with American Clay is a requirement for the workshop. There will be no time allotted for reviewing the basics of application techniques. Participants must have a prior working knowledge of plastering techniques. This workshop focuses on advanced Lime Putty applications.

 

*Refreshments: A light breakfast will be provided including: coffee, tea, donuts, bagels, and fruit.  A full lunch will also be provided daily.

 

 Cancellation Policy:

  • Class sizes are small with a maximum of 8 participants so we encourage you to keep your commitment.

  • We need a minimum of five participants to hold the class. If this minimum is not met we will re-schedule the class or refund your payment in full.

  • If you must cancel or need to re-schedule we will work to re-schedule your training to another workshop date.

  • Cancellations the week of the workshop or "no shows" will not be refunded.

 

To register for this class: Please call 1-866-404-1634 or email info@americanclay.com. Please note - the Lime Putty 2-Day Workshop is scheduled based on demand.

 

Workshop Location:

 

American Clay Enterprises, LLC

 

*American Clay Showroom & Manufacturing Facility

 

2418 2nd Street SW

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Phone: 505-243-5300
Secondary Phone: 866-404-1634

 

 

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Artistic 1-Day Workshop

Next series of workshops will take place based on demand

Albuquerque, NM

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with breakfast and lunch provided*

 

Cost: $50.00

  • Full payment is required at the time of registration.
  • Space is limited to 8 participants per workshop and a minimum of five is needed to hold the class.

 

Workshop Instructor: Croft Elsaesser, American Clay founder and CEO

 

Workshop Description: A class on the finishing techniques possible using American Clay plaster and associated products. Learn proper product mixes, techniques, and surface treatments to achieve artistic effects. Color blends, textural surfaces, imprints, stencils, and basic "color theory". In addition, we will talk about and use additives, wax, pigment washes, and lime wash for specific looks. Push the limits with this new knowledge to increase your offering with clay plasters.

 

Prerequisites: Hands-on, practical experience with American Clay is a requirement for the workshop. Participants without previous American Clay training will not be permitted to attend. There will be no time allotted for reviewing the basics of application techniques. Participants must have a prior working knowledge of plastering techniques. This workshop focuses on advanced artistic applications only.

 

*Refreshments: A light breakfast will be provided including: coffee, tea, donuts, bagels, and fruit.  A full lunch will also be provided daily.

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Class sizes are small with a maximum of 8 participants so we encourage you to keep your commitment.
  • We need a minimum of five participants to hold the class. If this minimum is not met we will re-schedule the class or refund your payment in full.
  • If you must cancel or need to re-schedule we will work to re-schedule your training to another workshop date.
  • Cancellations the week of the workshop or "no shows" will not be refunded.

 

To register for this class: Please call 1-866-404-1634 or email info@americanclay.com.

 

Workshop Location:

 

American Clay Enterprises, LLC

 

*American Clay Showroom & Manufacturing Facility

 

2418 2nd Street SW

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Phone: 505-243-5300
Secondary Phone: 866-404-1634

 

 

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American Clay Full Day Workshop

Schedule TBD - Training will be scheduled once 6 participants have registered

Sea Cliff, NY

 

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with breakfast and lunch provided*
 
Cost: $150.00

  • Full payment is required at the time of registration.

  • Space is limited to 6 participants per workshop.

  • Training will be scheduled once 6 participants have registered.

 
Workshop Instructor: Omar Rivera, certified American Clay artisan
 
Workshop Description: This is a hands-on, single day workshop for homeowners, contractors, and anyone who would like to learn the basics of installing American Clay Earth Plaster. We will cover:

  • Basic overview of American Clay products, substrate preparation and application systems

  • Mixing of plaster, pigments and binders

  • Base coat application

  • Finish coat application

  • Compression techniques

  • Tips for working up against various edges and corners

 
This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to proceed with a project of their own. The single day workshop focuses on the most crucial steps of application, with finish coat application and compression techniques as the emphasis.
 
Discount for Participants: Workshop participants are entitled to a one-time 15% discount on orders.
 
*Refreshments: A light breakfast will be provided including: coffee, tea, donuts, bagels, and fruit.  A full lunch will also be provided.
 
Cancellation Policy:

  • Class sizes are small with a maximum of 6 participants so we encourage you to keep your commitment.

  • If you must cancel or need to re-schedule we will work to re-schedule your training to another workshop date.

  • Cancellations the week of the workshop or "no shows" will not be refunded.

 
To register for this class: Please call 516-200-6447 or email info@restorationoak.com.

Workshop Location:

 

Restoration Oak, Inc.
227 Glen Cove Ave.
Sea Cliff, New York 11579
Phone: 516-200-6447
info@restorationoak.com

 http://www.restorationoak.com/ 

 

 

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American Clay Full Day Workshop

Friday: TBD

Hood River, OR

 

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with a lunch break around noon (Please bring your own lunch and arrive fifteen minutes early)

 

Cost: $150.00

  • Full payment is required at the time of registration. Register early as space is limited!

  • Space is limited to 6 participants per workshop and a minimum of two is needed to hold the class.

 

Workshop Instructor: Heith England, an American Clay trained and certified applicator and instructor

 

Workshop Description: This is a hands-on full day workshop for homeowners, contractors, and anyone who would like to learn the basics of installing American Clay Earth Plaster. We will cover:

  • Substrates

  • Binders

  • Mixing clay and pigment

  • Loma™, Porcelina™, and Enjarre™ clay application

  • Finishes

  • Compression

  • Repairs

 

This workshop will provide participants with the basic skills and confidence to proceed with a project of their own.

 

Discount for Participants: Workshop participants are entitled to a 10% discount on American Clay materials. Discount is good for up to 30 days from the date of the workshop. No returns, so measure carefully.

 

Refreshments: Coffee, tea, and light refreshments are provided.

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Class sizes are small with a maximum of 6 participants so we encourage you to keep your commitment.

  • We need a minimum of two participants to hold the class. If we can not meet this minimum we will re-schedule or refund your payment in full.

 

To register for this class: Please call Sustain Interiors at 541-386-2778 or email lorin@sustaininteriors.com.

 

Other inquiries: We offer group sessions, consultations, on-site training and other special arrangements. Please contact us for more information.

 

Workshop Location:

 

Sustain Interiors + Design

206 State Street

Hood River, Oregon 97031

Showroom Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 541-386-2778

www.sustaininteriors.com

 

 

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American Clay Full Day Workshop

Saturday: TBD

Asheville, NC

 

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with a lunch break at noon (Please bring your own lunch and arrive fifteen minutes early)

 

Cost: $175.00

  • Full payment is required at the time of registration. Register early as space is limited!
  • Space is limited to three participants and a minimum of two is needed to hold the class.

 

Workshop Instructor: Jim Erskine, an American Clay trained applicator

 

Workshop Description: This is a hands-on full day workshop for homeowners, contractors, and anyone who would like to learn the basics of installing American Clay Earth Plaster. We will cover:

  • Substrates 
  • Binders 
  • Mixing clay and pigment
  • Loma, Porcelina, Marittimo, and Enjarre clay application 
  • Finishes 
  • Compression 
  • Finishing bull nose and square corners
  • Repairs
  • New: Forte’ clay may be substituted for one of the above clays as time allows or if planned in advance

 

This workshop will provide participants with the basic skills and confidence to proceed with a project of their own.

 

Refreshments: Coffee, tea, and fruit are provided.

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Class sizes are small with a maximum of three participants so we encourage you to keep your commitment.
  • We need a minimum of two participants to hold the class. If we can not meet this minimum we will re-schedule or refund your payment in full.
  • If you must cancel or need to re-schedule with less than 10 days prior to the workshop date The ARCH will refund $150.00 of your fee.
  • Cancellations within 1-3 days of the class The ARCH will refund $100.00.
  • Cancellations the day of the class or "no shows" - no refund provided.
  • In the event of inclement weather we will work together to reschedule the class or refund your payment.

 

To register for this class: Please call The Arch at 828-253-5455 or email us at cmsilver@thearchnc.com. Alternate contact: Jim Erskine’s (cell phone) 828-768-4438.

 

Other inquiries: We offer group sessions, consultations, on-site training and other special arrangements. Please contact us for more information. The ARCH also schedules two hour workshops. Please check the calendar or give us a call!

 

Workshop Location:

 

The ARCH Architectural Finishes, Flooring & More
The Mill at Riverside, 2000 Riverside Drive, Unit 10
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
Contact Person: Catherine Silver or Jim Erskine
Phone: 828-253-5455
Secondary Phone: 828-768-4438

Showroom Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

cmsilver@thearchnc.com

http://www.thearchnc.com/

 

 

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American Clay 2-Hour Workshop

Saturday: TBD

Asheville, NC

 

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Please arrive fifteen minutes early)

 

Cost: $50.00

  • Full payment is required at the time of registration. Pre-registration is required. Register early as space is limited!
  • Space is limited to three participants and a minimum of two is needed to hold the class.
  • An afternoon session is held depending on the interest. 

 

Workshop Instructor: Jim Erskine, an American Clay trained applicator

 

Workshop Description: This is a hands-on two hour workshop for homeowners, contractors, and anyone who would like to learn the basics of installing American Clay Earth Plaster. We will cover:

  • Overall review of American Clay products
  • Wall surface preparation and substrates
  • Binders
  • Short demo of mixing clay with pigments
  • Application of a first coat hands-on
  • Application of a second coat hands-on
  • Compressing the second coat hands-on
  • Repair and general tips

 

This workshop will provide participants with the basic skills and confidence to proceed with a project of their own.

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations ten or more days in advance of the class date: we can re-schedule or provide a full refund.
  • Cancellations within 4-10 days of the class date: we can re-schedule or refund 50% of your payment.
  • Cancellations within 1-3 days of the class date: 25% refund
  • No refund for cancellations the day of the workshop or “no shows”. 

 

To register for this class: Please call The Arch at 828-253-5455 or email us at cmsilver@thearchnc.com.

 

Other inquiries: We offer group sessions, consultations, on-site training and other special arrangements. Please contact us for more information. The ARCH also schedules full day workshops. Please check the calendar or give us a call!

 

Workshop Location:

 

The ARCH Architectural Finishes, Flooring & More
The Mill at Riverside, 2000 Riverside Drive, Unit 10
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
Contact Person: Catherine Silver or Jim Erskine
Phone: 828-253-5455
Secondary Phone: 828-768-4438

Showroom Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

cmsilver@thearchnc.com

http://www.thearchnc.com/

 

 

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American Clay Fundamentals Full Day Workshop

Schedule TBD

San Francisco, CA

 

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Workshop Instructor: Orit Yanai, an American Clay trained applicator

 

Workshop Description: This workshop is suitable for homeowners, professionals, and anyone who wants to learn how to apply this wonderful natural plaster. You will learn how to mix and apply the base coat, mix color and apply the finish coat in a few artistic techniques, as well as some theory material which will allow you you understand how this whole system works.

 

To register for this class: Please call Orit Yanai Studio for registration and all other details at 415-264-5577.

Workshop Location:

 

Orit Yanai Studio
San Francisco, California 94110
Phone: 415-264-5577
Showroom Hours: Monday - Saturday, by appointment. Special early contractor hours and evening appointments available.
Complete showroom displays of all American Clay plasters and finishes.
orit@orityanai.com

http://orityanai.com/

 

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