Spring 2016 Certificate in Adobe Courses

Winter and early spring are great times for designing and planning an adobe structure. The first 2 classes offered below take you through the steps of designing a passive solar adobe structure and familiarizing yourself with the New Mexico Earthen Building Materials Code as well as the standard permitting and inspection process. In class three of the spring semester sequence - History & Basics of Adobe Construction - we'll get out into the field and learn the basics of building with adobe by focusing on soil testing and the entire adobe brickmaking process. Finally, as the weather warms later in the spring, we'll show you how to install foundation types which work well for adobe structures. We look forward to working with you this spring!

Class: Passive Solar Adobe Design (6-Week Online Class)
Dates: January 11 to February 21, 2016
Credits: 3
Location: Online Instruction via Canvas
Instructor: Kurt Gardella
Fee: $300
Registration: Click here to register!

Class: New Mexico Adobe Building Permit Process (6-Week Online Class)
Dates: February 22 to April 3, 2016
Credits: 3
Location: Online Instruction via Canvas
Instructor: Kurt Gardella
Fee: $300
Registration: Click here to register!

Class: History & Basics of Adobe Construction (6-Week Online Class)
Dates: April 4 to May 15, 2016
Credits: 3
Location: Online Instruction via Canvas
Instructor: Kurt Gardella
Fee: $300
Registration: Click here to register!

Class: Foundations for Adobe Structures (6-Week Online Class)
Dates: May 16 to June 26, 2016
Credits: 3
Location: Online Instruction via Canvas
Instructor: Kurt Gardella
Fee: $300
Registration: Click here to register!

Summer 2016 Certificate in Adobe Courses

Late spring and early summer are great times for getting the walls of an adobe structure built. After the walls are up, it is usually a good idea to continue right away with a roof to protect the walls while they continue to dry out over the summer. The two classes listed below will take you through this entire process step-by-step. By early fall your walls will be finished and protected by a basic roof and you will be ready to move on to interior and exterior plastering and installing an earthen floor to finish our standard adobe house construction sequence.

Class: Adobe Wall Construction (6-Week Online Class)
Dates: July 11 to August 21, 2016
Credits: 3
Location: Online Instruction via Canvas
Instructor: Kurt Gardella
Fee: $300
Registration: Registration opening soon.

Class: Roofs for Adobe Structures (6-Week Online Class)
Dates: August 22 to October 2, 2016
Credits: 3
Location: Online Instruction via Canvas
Instructor: Kurt Gardella
Fee: $300
Registration: Registration opening soon.

Fall 2016 Certificate in Adobe Courses

By early fall your adobe walls should be finished and protected by a roof so that you are ready to move on to plastering and installing an appropriate floor to finish your home before winter sets in. The two fall classes listed below - Interior and Exterior Plastering and Floors for Adobe Structures - will take you through this entire process step-by-step. By the end of the year you will have completed the last two steps in our adobe house construction sequence.

Class: Interior and Exterior Plastering (6-Week Online Class)
Dates: October 3 to November 13, 2016
Credits: 3
Location: Online Instruction via Canvas
Instructor: Kurt Gardella
Fee: $300
Registration: Registration opening soon.

Class: Floors for Adobe Structures (6-Week Online Class)
Dates: November 14 to December 25, 2016
Credits: 3
Location: Online Instruction via Canvas
Instructor: Kurt Gardella
Fee: $300
Registration: Registration opening soon.

 

Please note: Students not wishing to use the above online checkout system can also send a check or money order for the total class fees to:

ADOBE IN ACTION
PO Box 8717
Santa Fe, NM 87504

For more information or questions please contact our Director of Education (Kurt Gardella) at:

kurt@adobeinaction.org