Doing more with less, is a crucial principle to learn; especially if you’re going to be in business in this rapidly changing world.
— Robert Kiyosaki

Join Jon Schuler to learn his tried and true Upright Casting Techniques (UCT) as utilized for Cast-In-Place (CIP) projects. Casting concrete countertops, sinks, benches, and bench tops in situ makes a lot of sense for a multitude of reasons, including:

  • Casting in place allows you to create large seamless pieces that would be overly difficult to cast off-site, transport and install. 

  • By casting in place you cut out a substantial amount of added time and expense by eliminating transport and installation.

  • Casting a project on-site allows you to cast around existing columns or other obstructions that would require complex and fussy seams if cast off-site.

Jon will walk you through the steps required to form a countertop with drop faces, with an undermount sink, on a cabinet in our studio. Once forming is covered Jon will continue with proper concrete mix design, how to mix, place, finish, and cure. Sealing technologies, products, and application is also a key takeaway of this workshop.

Workshop Topics will include:

  • Form building from an Upright Casting point of view

  • Kodiak Pro QUANTUM Reactive Sealer application

  • Acid washing concrete

  • Use of orbital sanding techniques to achieve and finesse final finishes

  • Proper methods of grinding and sanding utilizing dry diamonds

This is a hands-on class, expect to get dirty and truly gain an understanding of how to cast-in-place from an industry leader that has owned and operated a thriving concrete business doing what he is teaching for more than a decade. Experience matters, and at Concrete Design School all of our instructors first and foremost business are operating successful concrete businesses. We put our names and reputations on the line with every piece we send out the door, it’s how we support our families, so you can rest assured that the information we teach is the most current and professional approach. 

Workshop Dates

  • October 10 - 11, 2019

Session Time and Capacity

  • 2 full days of training in the Concrete Design School Headquarters located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

  • These sessions are limited to 20 participants to ensure hands-on learning and class participation


You may be asking yourself, which ticket type should I purchase? If this is your first time attending a Concrete Design School Workshop you should choose the 'First Time Student' ticket. If you have previously taken part in a Concrete Design School class you should choose the 'Alumni' ticket, as we offer special reduced pricing to returning attendees as way of saying thank you for your continued support.


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Concrete Design School is located at:

45 Bear Ridge Rd., Eureka Springs, AR 72631

GPS Coordinates: 36.421726, -93.789226



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.