Endorsed by Curators:
adobeisnotsoftware is pleased to offer a condensed introduction to adobe brick. This half day hands-on class will introduce the basics of how to make an adobe brick, making adobe forms, techniques for improving water resistance, and basic brick laying techniques.
Soil Selection and Testing
Making Adobe Bricks
Water Resistance and Stabilization
Brick Laying Techniques
Gravel garden wall foundations
This is a hands-on class. Attendees will have the opportunity to get dirty and use tools and equipment typical of adobe construction. Due to the course format, enrollment will be limited to 8 individuals. Children under the age of 14 unfortunately cannot be accommodated except by prior arrangement. In the unlikely event of inclement weather, instruction will occur indoors.
The class will be conducted in Pioneertown, California, about 12 miles outside of Joshua Tree National Park and some 40 miles from Palm Springs. Joshua Tree and the surrounding area have a wealth of great hiking, climbing, lodging and food options, including Pioneertown's world famous Pappy and Harriet's just down the street. Precise directions will be sent to participants prior to the class.
The cost for the class is $30/person. Please inquire for discounts for groups of more than four.
Please do not hesitate to contact Ben by email at mud[at]adobeisnotsoftware.org or by phone at (760) 278-1134.
Construction is inherently dangerous, and participants are expected to be partners in ensuring their own safety. You may be asked to sign an acknowledgement of this in advance of class participation.
Classes may not be held in the event of sufficient registrations to cover operating costs - adobeisnotsoftware reserves the right to cancel undersubscribed classes and events with at least 7 days prior notice.
For individuals who find they may not be able to attend a class or event for which they are registered, adobeisnotsoftware will offer a full refund if notified at least one week in advance. Cancellations within 7 days of the event are non-refundable.