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Clay Finishes Workshop

Come learn how to make an array of creamy, colorful paints and finish plasters from clay!  You’ll be adding the decorative features to a whimsical strawbale and cob playhouse in the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden.


Saturday, May 5Begin with an overview of clay finishes, followed by learning to test soil, simple mixing, and plenty of hands-on experience

Sunday, May 6: Hone your painting and plastering skills with one-on-one guidance


Understanding the ingredients in clay paints and plaster, plus the function that each one serves

How to test site soil for clay content plus other resources for clay

Recipes for various clay paints & plasters

Low tech mixing techniques

How to apply clay plaster and paints, including tips for smoothing surfaces

Lots of hands-on experience