Looking for a unique and creative way to spend a morning? Book a spot in one of our workshops!
You'll learn about hand-casting concrete, and then use your new skills to create your own beautifully hand-cast pieces. Workshops are held in the "learning loft" of our restored 100-year-old barn. The space has a stillness that makes you pause, exhale, and totally relax. Groups will be small with a limit of 10.
Steve and I (Kim), the husband and wife team behind Studio50 have over 12 years of concrete experience and will be leading you through the 3 hours of hands-on learning.
We are excited to share our love of concrete with you!
After you've successfully cast your pieces, we will take you on a little tour of our workshop which is located on our rural 2 acre property, and then we'll celebrate your first concrete casting with some refreshments and treats baked fresh in our studio kitchen!
Enjoy a little break from your everyday and experience concrete with us.
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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.
If you purchase this option we will ship your pieces directly to you!
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.
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 a max of 10 work stations for each workshop. One spot 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.
How many pieces will I be making in the workshop?
Repetition of the process is key when hand-casting concrete. In our Mid-Mod Vase you will be casting 3 of the same pieces. In our Tic Tac Toe workshop you cast a set of concrete cubes, and set of concrete spheres. Each mold will have you repeat the process of prepping, mixing and pouring. Having to commit to one cast at a time also keeps things nice and relaxed.
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.
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