West Coast Training Center teaches decorative concrete in Oregon

Nathan Giffin and his company Vertical Artisans have founded a West Coast Training Center to coincide with the creation of the Underground Concrete House, in Lorane, Ore. Over the next two years, the aging house will be restored using various decorative concrete techniques, including vertical applications, overlays and countertops.

Nolan Scheid, owner of the Underground Concrete House, will team up with Giffin to bring artisans from around the country to train, learn and socialize. The work done by individuals attending classes at the West Coast Training Center will be part of a permanent and long-term showcase at the House.

The inaugural training sessions will take place Sept. 27 through Oct. 5 and be taught by Giffin and Mike Vernelson of Vertical Artisans.

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