Introductory Workshop: 2-Day Outdoor

Registration Eligibility
Certified Instructors. Open To Everyone. $475.
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This workshop is well suited for beginners, as well as those with previous experience, wanting to learn about how to build dry stone walls, or to improve your skills.

Over the course of the two days each participant will build about 35 sq. ft. of wall (one side), using either round field stone, flat ledge stone, or a mixture. Introductory participants will learn all the basics of structural walling, plus so much more, while building a straight section of free standing dry stone wall. Experienced participants will work on building a wall end, also known as a cheek end. The knowledge taught in this workshop can be applied to any type of stone and dry stone walling project.

The workshop begins with a brief verbal and visual introduction covering safety, basic terminology, and methods.

Goals for the workshop include:
Safe construction practices
Understanding walling terminology
Basic knowledge of correct building methods and techniques
Ability to identify properly built walls.
After attending a workshop, participants will have the knowledge to build their own dry stone walls in a safe and structurally sound manner. The workshop also helps train participants to identify correct walling methods and techniques in all dry stone walls.
Dummerston, VT
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Historic Preservation
Residential Design
Rural Landscape
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
-Learn safe construction practices
-Understand walling terminology
-Gain a basic knowledge of correct building methods and techniques
-Gain the ability to identify properly built walls
- Knowledge to build their own dry stone walls in a safe and structurally sound manner.
Chris Tanguay (DSWA Certified Instructor) and TJ Mora (DSWA Certified Instructor)
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Course Codes
The Stone Trust

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