Another series of Concrete Design School workshops has come and gone. It was a great week of training where we covered ECC, GFRC, SCC, UHPC, DustyCrete, Fabric-Forming, Concrete Sinks, and Concrete Countertops. We made a lot of awesome pieces, awesome friends, and even tested the strength of a sink with 8 rounds of 45-70 (spoiler, it held up great)! It’s time to rest for a minute and take a look at the production schedule for the next few months to see where we can work in another class. Keep an eye on the website, we’ll announce the dates shortly.
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It’s so great to walk into the studio to see the Concrete Design School family working hard prepping to ensure a successful workshop. That reminds me, yesterday we officially SOLD-OUT of the Dusty-Crete, Fabric-Forming, and All-In Workshops. There are a couple of seats left in the Post-Tensioned Concrete Workshop if you want to get into that!
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Great news! The next workshops have been scheduled and will be held February 4-8, 2019! We are going to teach our three most popular workshops - they sold out last time, and we anticipate they will again for this event, so if you want to attend register today.
The favored workshop for the majority of attendees is to attend all three workshops over the one week period, this is called the All-In Workshop. This route saves you money on travel expenses, time away from work and the family, and we offer a special reduced rate if you register for the All-In Workshop. We look forward to meeting you in February!
We just finished conducting the September 2018 Concrete Design School Workshops and we had a great time getting to know an amazing group of people! We had several repeat attendees, which is always an honor, as well as new faces from all over the world, including India, Mexico, Finland, and Canada.
Several emails have come in asking when the next workshops will be scheduled, and we are working on setting the dates now. If you haven’t yet done so, sign up for email updates at the bottom of the homepage and you’ll be notified first. Now, without further ado, we present photos from the DustyCrete, Fabric-Forming + GFRC, and Post-Tensioned Concrete Workshops:
As anticipated the September 2018 'All-In Workshop' and 'Fabric-Forming Workshop' are officially SOLD-OUT! As of 8:00am this morning there is 1 seat available in the 'Dusty-Crete Workshop' and 'Post-Tensioning Workshop'. They won't last long so NOW is the time to register and book your travel arrangements, the class is in 1 week! See you in Eureka Springs.
Well, we went and did it - we scheduled our THREE MOST POPULAR CLASSES IN A ONE WEEK PERIOD! Do you know what this means?! You can fly out to the beautiful Ozark Mountains and in one trip learn our best practices, techniques, and hard lessons gleaned from over 70,000 hours of success and failure. This is unprecedented, we've never offered these three workshops back-to-back, so if you want to get in, get to getting, it's time to register! You can register for the Dusty-Crete Workshop here, or you can register for the All-In Workshop here. We look forward to seeing you in September.
The May 2018 concrete training classes wrapped up a few weeks ago, and WOW, what an amazing group of talented folks! We had a great time getting to know everyone and the pieces they made in the workshops were top notch. Now that the May classes are in the books we are getting emails asking about the next class dates. Unfortunately we have a lot of projects in the queue at the GDCo./Hard Goods Studio, so the soonest dates we could lock in are:
or, take ALL THREE in ONE WEEK:
All three of these classes are extremely popular, and based on the number of emails we've received the training events will fill-up quickly. If you want to get in you need to register TODAY, not tomorrow!
Since 2005 more than 1,000 Artisans have chosen to attend training workshops with Concrete Design School! There is a reason why so many have placed their trust in us when it comes to learning the Art of High-End Concrete. The Difference is Experience, Experience the Difference, register for a hands-on workshop today!
We just wrapped training of the March Fabric-Forming + GFRC Workshop and the Post-Tensioned + Current Techniques Workshop. What an amazing group of people - we had attendees from all over the world including Venezuela, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kuwait, India, Dominican Republic, Canada, and from all around the United States! It is always an honor to have international attendees in our workshops, an investment we are humbled by. We conduct serious training events for folks that are serious about being the best in the concrete industry! Above are a few photos from the March classes.
We are currently slated to hold the following 3 workshops in May:
The classes are starting to fill-up, so if you're thinking about attending you should purchase tickets soon, our last classes sold-out!
The March Dusty-Crete Workshop and Fabric-Forming + GFRC Workshop are officially SOLD-OUT! There are a few spots remaining in the March Post-Tensioned Concrete + Current Techniques Workshop, and tickets are on sale for the May Workshops!
The March Workshops are nearly sold-out and we have been receiving inquiries as to the next workshop dates. We just scheduled the following two workshops this May at the Concrete Design School Headquarters in Eureka Springs, AR:
As of the evening of Wednesday, February 14th, the following is the availability of the March Workshops:
DUSTYCRETE, March 8-10, Hurricane Mills, TN: 2 SEATS LEFT
FABRIC-FORMING + GFRC WORKSHOP, March 12-14, Eureka Springs, AR: 3 SEATS LEFT
POST-TENSION + CURRENT TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP, March 15-16, Eureka Springs, AR: 8 SEATS LEFT
Both Dusty and I have spoke with many folks that have said they are going to sign-up - the seats are on a first come, first served basis, so when they sell-out that is it until the next class. Don't miss your chance to get into the March classes, register today!
Are you the adventurous type that would prefer to sit by a campfire and sleep under the stars than stay in a motel? Great! There is a KOA Campground directly next door to Concrete Design School - you can literally walk through the woods to come to the workshop each day. They have tent sites, full hook-up RV sites, showers, laundry, and a swimming pool. You can bring your own camping gear, travel trailer, or RV, or you can rent basic camping gear from Concrete Design School.
- $25 CDS Camping Gear Package No. 1: (x1) 2-Person Camping Tent, (x1) Freshly laundered Sleeping Bag and Pillow, (x1) Camp Chair*
- $45 CDS Camping Gear Package No. 2: (x1) 2-Person Camping Tent, (x2) Freshly laundered Sleeping Bags and Pillows, (x2) Camp Chairs*
* The above pricing does not include the daily camping fee charged by the KOA, it is strictly gear rental. The Eureka Springs KOA offers special reduced rates for attendees of Concrete Design School workshops.
Eureka Springs KOA, 15020 Highway 187 South, Eureka Springs, AR 72631 / (479) 253-8036
The INCEPTION Training Event was an overwhelming success! We had attendees from all over the world - South Africa, Pakistan, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, and of course the United States. It was truly a pleasure having this diverse, talented, and enthusiastic group in our studio for a week.
Now that INCEPTION has passed we have been receiving emails asking when our next workshops will be HELD. We have scheduled the following two classes at our Eureka Springs, AR headquarters:
We will be scheduling a Dusty-Crete Workshop in Burns, TN and a workshop with Jon Schuler in Angels Camp, CA for the first quarter of 2018. Keep an eye on the website for the announcement of the dates.
We are 5 weeks out from the last three concrete workshops we will offer in 2017! This is the perfect time to register and book your travel accommodations to receive the best rates. Our November workshops have historically sold-out over the last decade, so if you're interested in attending one, two, or all three classes NOW is the time to enroll! Learn more and sign-up via the following links:
- 2.5 Day Fabric-Forming + GFRC Concrete Sink Workshop, November 5-7
- 2.5 Day Upright Casting Technique (UCT) for Sinks Workshop with Jon Schuler, November 7-9
- 1.5 Day Furniture Design Workshop, November 10-11
Or attend all three to receive special discounted pricing:
Dusty Baker is a great man. I've known Dusty for well over a decade and over that time he has not only become a trainer for Concrete Design School but a friend as well. Dusty was working on setting up his new shop when he slipped off of a 16' ladder and broke both of his heels. This is one of the worst injuries you can sustain, it happened to my father and it is a long road to recovery. Dusty is a salt-of-the-earth kind of guy; he's a loving husband, a doting father, and a proud veteran. He'd never ask for any help which is precisely why he deserves it more than most. CDS is sponsoring a GoFundMe Fundraiser for Dusty with a reward for donations of $100 or more, a Special Edition 'Concrete Is Hard' Dusty Baker Fundraiser T-Shirt. Please help however you can, no donation is too small, and please share, thank you!
Perhaps you've been waiting for the perfect moment to come along to attend a Concrete Design School hands-on workshop? There are no perfect moments, the only moment is now, the best opportunity is the one at hand. The good news is we are holding 3 amazing concrete workshops in November (aka "The Inception Training Event"). The bad news is they are already halfway filled! Don't let the sun set on your dreams of getting into the high-end decorative concrete trade, or expanding your current business, there is still time!
Follow the links below to learn more and to register for your perfect workshop(s):
or attend ALL THREE: