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Saturday Subjects: USG Gypsum & Plaster

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Chelsea, Manhattan
110 West 19th Street Lower Level
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10011
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this crafts class:

Topics

Introduction

  • Introduce the USG Rep. Give a brief overview of USG, and specifically Industrial Products. 
  • Explain that questions are always allowed.
Gypsum

  • Pass around different gypsum rocks to class. 
  • Talk about how gypsum is mined or quarried. 
  • Briefly explain the process of gypsum from quarry to bagging

Materials Explanation

  • Give an overview of the USG products available.
  • Explain the different kinds of materials weakest to strongest. 
  • Explain consistency as it pertains to strength and water usage.

Mixing Demonstrations

  • Show different mixing vessels for mixing plaster.
  • Show the preferred mixer.

Moulding Plaster or another beta plaster

  • Hand out premeasured plaster and water to class in Dixie cups. 
  • Demonstrate the proper hand mix technique and let class participate. 
  • Class pours the mixed product into the empty cup. 
  • Demonstrate the proper machine mix technique and have a member of the class assist.

Hydro-Stone or another alpha plaster

  • Hand out premeasured plaster and water to class in Dixie cups. 
  • Demonstrate the proper hand mix technique and let class participate. 
  • Class pours the mixed product into the empty cup. 
  • Demonstrate the proper machine mix technique and have a member of the class assist.

Ultracal 30 or another alpha plaster

  • Hand out premeasured plaster and water to class in Dixie cups. 
  • Demonstrate the proper hand mix technique and let class patriciate. 
  • Class pours the mixed product into the empty cup. 
  • Demonstrate the proper machine mix technique and have a member of the class assist.

Questions 

Conclusion 

  • Draw names for USG t-shirt and/or aprons.

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Refund Policy
Classes are non-refundable but may be transferred to another date if you notify us 2 weeks prior to the start of class. Reschedule requests that are within five days of the class will incur a 10% cancellation fee. 

No refund will be given for 1 week or less notice.

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