101 North Peabody Avenue
Mountain View, Arkansas, 72560
The Arkansas Craft School and The Stone County Master Gardeners invite you to participate in a Hypertufa and Concrete Cloth Workshop. Hypertufa is a mixture with combines peat moss, pearlite, and Portland cement. When molded or pressed into forms makes a long lasting indoor or outdoor decorative planter or figure. Concrete Cloth objects are created by saturating various cloth materials with Portland cement and draping, molding, or forming into various shapes and objects. Cost includes lunch and basic materials – peat-moss, pearlite, portland cement, plastic sheeting and bags, latex gloves. Additional supplies for Hypertufa will be the responsibility of the student, including forms or molds, sturdy bowls to be filled (inside) or covered (outside), spring form baking pans, various plastic storage tubs, etc; assembled wooden boxes or kitty litter tubs to be filled and pressed to form planter boxes, along with a supporting board if the object is to be taken home that day. For the concrete cloth workshop, students will need to bring terry cloth, cotton duck, lace, burlap, fringe, etc. and a supporting form which might consist of stacked and taped coffee cans or a wooden assemblage from which to drape the saturated cloth. Safety glasses and waterproof gloves are suggested. Finished objects may be taken home with students to cure or left to dry at Tomahawk Creek Farm to be retrieved on the Square at the ACS two weeks later. Saturday, May 4, 2019 Hypertufa workshop 9a – 11:30a Lunch (provided) 11:30a-12:30p Concrete Cloth workshop 12:30p – 3:30p This workshop will be held at Tomahawk Creek Farm, located 10 miles south of Mountain View. Map provided to those who register. Tuition: $60 per person or $100 for two Class will be offered again October 5 for a chance to perfect your technique or attempt a larger project using either process.