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Workshop FAQs

Workshop FAQs

What should I bring?

We supply everything you will need. You just need to bring yourself!
We provide aprons, safety glasses, dust masks, and nitrile gloves to help keep most of the dust/debris from getting onto your clothes.
Like any activity where you have the potential to get materials on your clothing, please wear clothing that you are OK with getting a little concrete on.

Does it matter if I come late to the workshop?

We ask all participates to plan on making sure they are here and ready to begin on time. We will be sharing and demonstrating to you the process first which will be super helpful when it's your turn to start mixing and pouring your casts.

Where is the workshop held?

Studio50 Living is located at 772 Governors Road East, Paris Ontario. Our workshops are held in the 2nd floor loft area of our studio space in the 100 year old barn that we've restored and converted to our studio shop and learning loft. There will also be a little behind the scenes tour of our workshop space which is an old army base hanger, located on the back of our 2 acre property.

What's for lunch?!

  • A seasonal vegetarian soup from the Raw Carrot | peeling for change. A social enterprise in town that is doing amazing work. "offering meaningful employment for amazingly talented individuals living with disabilities and mental illness."
  • Baked Bread or gluten free crackers with plant-based herbed butter
  • Refreshments, glass of non-alcoholic wine, lemon/herb infused water, coffee and tea
  • Dessert!
    • A selection of fresh fruit
    • Better Butter Tarts - an assortment of these gluten and dairy friendly bites of bliss. Locally made!

If you have a dietary needs outside this menu the studio kitchen has a fridge that you can store a lunch you've brought with you to enjoy.

Is there parking close by?

We have a large gravel parking area for all our participates right in front of the studio on our property.

What is the group size of the workshops?

We have an absolute max of 8 work stations for each workshop. We keep the workshops size at 6 participants which allows us to spend time assisting with each person when needed. One ticket is for one participant.

What is your refund policy?

Given the climate were are still in we will be looking at this case by case.

Can I use a Studio50 Gift Card?

YES! If you still have the code for it, you can enter it in during the checkout process.

I love your style of concrete, can you teach me how to make my concrete look exactly like yours?

We're thrilled that you love Studio50 concrete furniture and homewares, thank you! The textured gaia grey and textured almost-white is our signature personal style that we have created over several years. We will not be demonstrating or discussing this artistic process. The focus of the workshops are for you to experience the basics of hand-casting, the importance of a mold, and learning what qualities you should be looking for in a "sound" and sealed concrete piece.

Is this workshop suitable for children?

Our workshops are not suitable for children. Participants must be 15 years or older.

When do I get to take home my concrete pieces?

The pieces you cast will need to cure for 24 hours before they are removed from the mold. Someone from the Studio50 team (Kim, Steve or Julie) will de-mold your casts, give them a light sand and give them one coat of sealer. Once they are ready, we will email you for the pickup at our studio. If you would prefer us to ship them, you can add that option from our workshop page.