Wow, 2014’s vertical decorative concrete course was a huge success. We had some of the greatest concrete artists here in Oregon a few weeks ago at the West Coast Training Center including Nathan Giffin (VerticalArtisans.com) Earl Senchuk (EearlSenchuk.com), David Seils (WallSculpture.net) and Steve Kornher (FlyingConcrete.com). These trainers each demonstrated their unique style and building skills throughout the week. The week flew by and by the final day we had 5 new completed rooms and projects.

Students flew in from around the US and even one came from Taiwan. Nathan setup this year’s training to work a little differently, each trainer worked on their project throughout the day allowing the students to move from room to room learning the skills of each project. This allowed for each student to learn a much broader set of techniques and skills for various applications.

Checkout this selection of photos or click here to see the full album.

Spraying Moon Gate

Vertical Artisans Decorative Concrete Training 2014

Installing rebar dome

Vertical Artisans Decorative Concrete Training 2014

Steve Kornher spraying arched roof

Vertical Artisans Decorative Concrete Training 2014

Vertical Artisans Decorative Concrete Training 2014

Earl Senchuk Preparing base for Living Tree

Vertical Artisans Decorative Concrete Training 2014

Applying first layer to Living Tree

Vertical Artisans Decorative Concrete Training 2014

David Seils wall mural

Vertical Artisans Decorative Concrete Training 2014

Practicing vertical rock formations

Vertical Artisans Decorative Concrete Training 2014

The whole team 2014

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Finished Moon Gate, Rock Wall & Living Tree

Vertical Artisans Decorative Concrete Training 2014

Vertical Artisans Decorative Concrete Training 2014

Vertical Artisans Decorative Concrete Training 2014