Don’t you want to take a leap of faith? Or become an old man, filled with regret, waiting to die alone!
— Saito, from the movie 'Inception'

I started my business in 2004 in a little industrial space next to a milk factory in Tempe, AZ because it was cheap and what I could afford. I stayed in that space for nearly 13 years and progressively improved it over that time, but it never reflected me or my aesthetic. 3 years ago my wife and I purchased land in the Ozark Mountains of NW Arkansas and I have spent the last year handcrafting my new space piece by piece, so I could hold this workshop for you. I am proud to announce that the first ever classes to be held in the new location have been scheduled, and we are naming this inaugural occasion the ‘Inception Training Event.’ ’Inception’ is defined as the establishment or starting point of an institution or activity, a most fitting epithet for this affair.

Attending this special training event gives you access to the following three workshops, being held in succession, November 5-11, 2017:

2.5 Day Fabric-Forming + GFRC Workshop

Sunday, November 5th - Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Instructor: Brandon Gore

This class is the gold standard for learning how to craft the worlds finest fabric-formed molds, and subsequently cast and finish GFRC. I taught the first class on GFRC more than a decade ago, I taught the first workshop and developed many of the techniques for Fabric-Forming. I feel that if you want the best you go to the source, the originators, the experts. I teach what I do for a living, I don’t teach for a living, and that is an important distinction. 

This workshop will be a full day on Sunday and Monday, and will conclude on Tuesday around noon. Jon Schuler will begin his ‘Upright Casting Workshop for Sinks’ early afternoon on Tuesday. 

2.5 Day Upright Casting TECHNIQUE (UCT) Workshop for Sinks

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 - Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Instructor: Jon Schuler

Hand-tooled finishes are becoming all the rage with designers these days, just flip through any interior design magazine on a newsstand and you'll see countless articles and inspiration photos of beautifully imperfect surfaces. Jon Schuler, the genius behind the mix designs and sealers we employ, is a master of the complex art that is ‘upright casting.’ Jon will walk you through the process of making two high-end sinks by hand, devoid of conventional sink molds, resulting in one-of-a-kind sinks that are at home in a countryside villa in France, or a minimalistic mansion in the Hamptons. An added benefit of this style of casting is the ability to efficiently work in a small space without the need for a water-polishing area.

1.5 Day Furniture Design Workshop

Friday, November 10th, 2017 - Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Instructor: Brandon Gore

It will have been exactly 1 year since the last time we held this well-received workshop. Furniture design is a topic of interest to many makers and craftspeople. This is a fast-paced exploratory class that condenses years of lessons learned through trial and error into one and a half days. Consider this a Master Class in the thought processes and considerations of designing and manufacturing furniture. There will be success and there will be failure, but in the end all of the experiences will contain lessons that are worth far more than the price of admission.

These workshops are scheduled to make it as easy as possible for you to travel and take time off. Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11th, which means there is a good chance you will already have Friday the 10th off. This only requires four days of vacation time for 7 days of training, with travel on the weekends. Efficiency at its finest. 

The best value from all angles is to attend all three workshops, aka the ‘Inception Training Event.’ We are offering special discounted pricing for the workshop package, and when you factor in the savings on travel expenses vs. attending multiple workshops on different dates, well, math doesn't lie.

Session Time and Capacity

  • 6.5 days of training in the Concrete Design School Headquarters located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  • These sessions are limited to 15 participants to ensure hands-on learning and class participation

Workshop Dates

  • November 5th, 2017 - November 11th, 2017

this package includes access tO THESE classes


There are two options, one is for students of past workshops (aka "Alumni") and the other is for a person or persons that are taking a workshop for the first time. Both groups will receive better pricing than purchasing the classes individually, making this deal a sure bet.

  • First-time Students: $3980
  • Alumni: $3635


Eventbrite - Concrete Design School: INCEPTION TRAINING EVENT November 5-11, 2017


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Concrete Design School is located at:

45 Bear Ridge Rd., Eureka Springs, AR 72631

GPS Coordinates: 36.421726, -93.789226



Brandon Gore

Jon Schuler

The Fine Print

If you need to cancel, the course fee will not be refunded but the amount can be used towards a future Concrete Design School workshop. 

All participants will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement with penalties for unauthorized disclosure of material. The methods and formulas taught during the class may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form. 

Concrete Design School reserves the right to change, modify or cancel the class schedule at any time.