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Concrete Plans

October 27, 2024 - November 1, 2024

Mark Melonas  ·  website

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, students will be immersed in the skills and materials involved with designing and making high-performance concrete. Students will make multiple samples and tests and then embark on an individual object using the techniques gained.


  • Mold-making with hard and soft materials
  • Designing for and with concrete
  • Batching, mixing, and pouring concrete
  • Finishing concrete


  • High performance concrete
  • Hard and soft mold making materials


  • An individual molded and cast piece of concrete



Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

Artist Bio

Mark Melonas is a designer and artisan focused on creating furniture and objects with concrete. Mark started working in the building trades at age 14 and studied Architecture, Art and Design at the University of Maryland. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Furniture Department of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. While in graduate school Mark began experimenting with forming and concrete. After returning to Maryland in 2000 he created LUKE WORKS, a design and build studio that has created furniture, sinks, counters and other installations in concrete wood and steel. For over 20 years LUKE WORKS has delivered unique pieces for residential and commercial spaces across the US and throughout the Baltimore Region. Mark’s specialty concrete mold fixtures are in use by concrete artisans around the world. Over the last several years Mark has created time to teach high performance concrete across the country at schools of craft.

  • Mark Melonas
  • Mark Melonas


In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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