Decorative Techniques with Concrete

A course by Las Marías de La María Living
Interior Design Studio. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined April 2020
, Interior Design Studio

Learn how to create and decorate objects with concrete by applying spectacular effects like dripping and marbled finishes

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (130)
  • 3009 students
Decorative Techniques with Concrete

Learn how to create and decorate objects with concrete by applying spectacular effects like dripping and marbled finishes


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (130)
  • 3009 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 Lessons (1h 39m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Although it’s more commonly associated with construction sites, concrete is the star of the show when it comes to raw materials at the La María Living interior design studio. Here, mother-daughter duo María Alexandra and María Camila experiment with this material and bring objects to life giving them a highly pleasing esthetic without forgoing functionality and everyday uses.

In this course, learn techniques for creating decorative objects with concrete and how to put a spectacular finish on them by playing with color, textures and all their characteristics. When you’ve finished, you’ll be able to pluck ideas from your imagination and turn them into real-life concrete objects with your hands, including everything from pitchers to unique centerpieces.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Let's Do It! Our Cement Universe
  • U3
    U3. Blog of Decorative Techniques with Concrete
  • U4
    U4. Additional Finishes and Decoration Tips
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know your instructors and learning how both of them turned their passion into a unique way to transform interior spaces. They show you different types of influences that they draw from and give you an overview of everything included in the course.

Jump into the theory by learning about the history of concrete, the different types of cement that exist, and which ones you can find on the market. Then, see how to properly set up your workspace and go over the tools and materials used in the course.

Follow the La María Living process to create your own decorative objects starting with the idea phase. The Marías show you different types of molds and where to find them, as well as how to mix concrete and the steps involved in the casting process.

In the world of decoration, your imagination is the only limit. In the last unit, your instructors invite you to take some risks and experiment with different techniques. They also share some advice on how to care for the objects you create and put them to good use.

What is this course's project?

Create a table centerpiece out of concrete with space for a succulent plant by applying the techniques you learn during the course. For the course project, your teachers will be using the marbled finish technique.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

For anyone who wants to learn how to work with concrete to make small decorative objects. People who already know a bit about working with concrete, but who want to discover new techniques and finishes are also more than welcome!

What you need

The only requirement for this course is that you enjoy creating things with your hands.

The materials needed for this course are concrete, a bowl, a spatula, different molds, enamels, vinyl, and some items you can easily find in your home.


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Mother-daughter duo María Alexandra and María Camila–professional interior designers with a passion for handicrafts–are the founders of their own design studio and decorative objects brand La María Living. The two generations join forces and feed off each other’s creativity to bring objects to life, giving them a highly pleasing esthetic without forgoing functionality and everyday uses.

Inspired by macrotrends, they play with color, textures and artisan techniques to carefully craft their concrete products. Through this process they create their own worldview and express it through unique, timeless designs where concrete, thanks to its characteristics, is often the primary material used.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
  • U2

    Let's Do It! Our Cement Universe

    • History of Concrete and Types of Cement
    • Ideation
    • Tools and Materials
    • Molds
  • U3

    Blog of Decorative Techniques with Concrete

    • Casting (Concrete Mixing)
    • Embossing and Dripping Technique on the Concrete Base MIX
    • Technique of Staining and Marbleizing on the Concrete Base MIX
    • Demoulding and Finishing the Parts
    • Marbled Centerpiece with Succulent
  • U4

    Additional Finishes and Decoration Tips

    • Additional Tips: Use and Care of the Pieces
    • Tips for Decoration and Use
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Decorative Techniques with Concrete

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Decorative Techniques with Concrete. A Craft course by Las Marías de La María Living

Decorative Techniques with Concrete

A course by Las Marías de La María Living
Interior Design Studio. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined April 2020
  • 99% Positive reviews (130)
  • 3009 students