Fall 2014 Classes

Intro to the Fall 2014 Schedule

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.

The third class listed below - Adobe Conservation and Preservation - is a special supplementary training class we are offering together with Pat Taylor. This class is geared towards professional builders, engineers and architects wanting to add adobe preservation to their services as well as non-professional owner/builders wishing to learn more about restoring an existing adobe structure. This is a blended format class which means that it is a mix of live and online instruction. The 5-day live instruction portion of the class will be held in La Mesa and Las Cruces, New Mexico at two ongoing adobe preservation projects. Pat will be covering a wide variety of adobe preservation topics via hands-on work and demos. The 4-week online component takes place directly before the 5-day live class and provides you with a thorough introduction to the most important theoretical topics of adobe conservation and preservation.

We look forward to working with you this fall!

AiA Certificate in Adobe Construction Courses 

Class: Interior and Exterior Plastering (8-Week Online Class)
Dates: September 1 to October 26, 2014
Credits: 4
Location: Online Instruction via Minigroup
Instructor: Kurt Gardella
Fee: $500
Registration: Click here to Register!

Class: Floors for Adobe Structures (8-Week Online Class)
Dates: October 27 to December 21, 2014
Credits: 4
Location: Online Instruction via Minigroup
Instructor: Kurt Gardella
Fee: $500
Registration: Click here to Register!

AiA Supplementary Training Course

Class: Adobe Conservation and Preservation (Blended Format: 4 Weeks Online + 5 Days Live Instruction)
Dates: Online Instruction October 6 to November 2, 2014, Live Instruction from November 3 to November 7 (M - F, 8am to 4pm)
Credits: 4
Format: Live Instruction in La Mesa/Las Cruces, New Mexico, Online Instruction via Minigroup
Instructors: Pat Taylor (Live), Kurt Gardella (Online)
Fee: $500
Registration: Click here to Register!

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