Ortiz-Slade Liber Lyceum
Help us reach our 60-day funding goal!
For 2019, all of our fundraising efforts, work party energy, and student campus work days will be focused on finishing the Ortiz-Slade Liber Lyceum. We need your help to reach our 60-day funding goal of $26,000.
Workers plastering first layer onto substrate
The Lyceum is our 6,000 sqft. central academic building; it houses our restroom facilities, our campus kitchen, a classroom and offices, a 20-loaf bread oven, a full sized walk-in cooler/freezer and a large tool and storage shed, the 2,250 sqft. Grand Hall, and temporary student housing.
The funding drive begins March 15 and ends May 15.
Adding second layer plaster on top of the first layer
Shaker style that we will use in the finish work of the lyceum
We will be sheet rocking and taping the ceiling, and plastering the walls with traditional plaster and traditional techniques.
A few of the volunteers will be working on the exterior with natural stone and traditional techniques that have for the most part been lost to modern construction.
Using a sheetrock lift
There are some awesome skills that will be learned and perfected by the volunteers during this week including: installing sheetrock, using a sheetrock lift, taping and feathering joints, learning how to mix and maintain mud consistency.
Making and working with plaster and learning how to plaster in the Shaker tradition. And finally working with natural stone as siding for a building.
Natural stone work is beautiful, protective and georgic
We have a no-debt policy on our campus, so to complete this building, we need your help.
When this building is completed, we will mount a large plaque to the building with the names of all our volunteers.
Shaker style grand hall
List of Materials Expenses
- $2,500 – electrical wire, junction boxes, outlets, cover plates, light fixtures, staples/screws, etc.
- $2,000 – expanded metal, plastering wire, plaster, materials to prep. walls, tools, etc.
- $7,000 – windows and doors
- $4,000 – dry wall, screws, mud, tape, lift jack, tools, etc.
- $3,000 – ceiling insulation
- $2,000 – concrete dyes, molding, paint, etc.
- $3,000 – exterior natural stone tools, mortar, etc.
- $2,500 – miscellaneous
- TOTAL - $26,000
DONOR GIFTS FOR THE MONTICELLO COLLEGE
2019 CAMPUS CAMPAIGN
- $85 – For a gift of $85 each donor will receive a student crafted, compressed earth block paperweight (4-6oz).
- $150 – Donors gifting $150 will receive an autographed copy of AMERICAN: Killing the American Dream, the latest book published by Monticello College.
- $250 – Both a CEB paperweight and a copy of AMERICAN will go to each donor of $250.
- $385 – For each gift of $385, a donor receives the CEB paperweight (student crafted compressed earth block), an autographed copy of AMERICAN: Killing the American Dream, and an mp4 copy of the AMERICAN Lecture tour video.
- $585 – The donors of our first large donation are thanked with all of the above gifts, plus admittance for one person to “Introduction to Permaculture” 2-day seminar, or 1 month of “Slow But Steady Great Books” distance-studies mentoring class for one student.
- $885 – To show our appreciation for this size of gift, each $885 donor will receive a gift package of 3 paperweights and 3 copies of AMERICAN, an mp4 copy of the AMERICAN Lecture tour video, plus admittance for one person to “Introduction to Permaculture” 2-day seminar, or 1 month of “Slow But Steady Great Books” distance-studies mentoring class for one student.
- $1,500 – To show our appreciation for a gift of this size, each $1,500 donor will receive a package of 3 paperweights, 3 copies of AMERICAN, an mp4 copy of the AMERICAN Lecture tour video, and a set of CEB book ends, plus admittance for two people to “Introduction to Permaculture” 2-day seminar, or 2 months of “Slow But Steady Great Books” distance-studies mentoring class.
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