- ViRTUAL Classes in August 2019 -

WORKSHOPS, CONVERSATIONS & LECTURES (VIA ZOOM)

 
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VIRTUAL WORKSHOP #1

“The World Needs More Moongates: Design & Build One”


1 workshop / 2 dates / choose 1:

  • Option 1: Saturday August 3 at 9am PST/USA (GMT -07:00)

  • Option 2: Sunday August 11 at 5pm PST/USA (GMT -07:00)

90-120 minutes (see “content” below Pay links)

Maximum OF 6 PERSONS

FEE = $110.00 USD

(if you build one I’ll follow up with you via email/phone to ensure you succeed!)

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or

PAY BY CASHAPP to “$MASTERSTONESMITH”

August 3rd Class:

AUGUST 11th Class:

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After you pay, Please check your email for a confirmation & the Zoom link for the workshop!


CONTENT:

  • Why do we love moongates?

  • The Dry Stone method

  • The moongate’s dance with gravity

  • Stone type & size drives the design

  • Tight or loose joinery?

  • The all-important threshold stone

  • How to make and texture the threshold stone

  • Buttress wall and forces

  • The wood form

  • The KEYSTONE

  • Pulling the form - the great reveal!

  • Build a moongate and add to the global moongate project





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CONVERSATION #1

“Collaboration WIth Other Craftsmen: how to make it a GREAT experience & how to avoid A Disaster”


Thursay august 15th at 5pm PST/uSA (GMT -07:00)

approx. 25 minutes followed by 20-30 minutes of group discussion (see “Content” below)

Maximum of 9 persons

Fee = Free

(EMAIL ME VIA my “CONTACT” page TO REGISTER!)


CONTENT

  • I’ll stoke the embers of a conversation by briefly discussing my last 3 major projects. You all will keep the “flames burning” with your input.

  • all of us (and men, especially) need and thrive in collaborative environments. Its a heritage of our specie’s evolution.

  • What are the positive forces that create the conditions for a great collaborative experience?

  • What are the toxic ones that foment a disaster?

  • Despite a specific disaster on my last very large project I will continue to always seek collaboration because it’s fun. more importantly it feeds my soul.

  • (I encourage you to read the book “Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb.)



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LECTURE #1

“Circles & Fire: My Thoughts On This Perfect Design Principle for Human Connection”


Sunday august 25 at 5pm pst/usa (gmt -07:00)

approx. 25 minutes followed by 20-30 minutes of Q&A (see “Content” below pay links)

minimum 0f 7 persons / no maximum

Fee = $35.00 USD

CLICK “Buy NOW” Button TO PAY via paypal

or

PAY BY CASHAPP to “$MASTERSTONESMITH”

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After you pay, Please check your email for a confirmation & the Zoom link for the workshop!


CONTENT:

  • A perfect design is like the wheel: Don’t re-invent it!

  • Why circles? Answered by 2 of my design principles

    #1- Design Drives Behavior

    #2- Design creates Neuro-associations

  • humans’ evolution alongside fire

  • Our species evolved because of connection

  • What is oxytocin and why this perfect design creates it in our bodies?

  • We live in a disconnected world

  • Design & build to promote connection

  • Q & A

  • (I encourage you to read the book “Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human” by Richard Wrangham)