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Introduction to Drystone Walling (two-day course)

August 24 @ 9:00 am - August 25 @ 5:00 pm

This course focuses on technique and aesthetic and the idea that the two often go hand in hand. It is not to complete an exact project in a set amount of time, but rather to have fun working hard and learn skills that can be carried forward into your own life in whatever capacity you choose.

You will learn the general rules of stone bonding, bonding patterns, breaking the rules to create interest and originality, techniques and layout of a structurally sound drystone wall, terminology, safety, and tools of the trade. The bulk of the course will be spent outside learning the fundamentals of cutting stone and building wall. You will also get a lesson in arch geometry, layout, common arch shapes and how to make forms for them.


August 24 @ 9:00 am
August 25 @ 5:00 pm