Women’s Introductory Workshop: One Day Indoor

Workshop Level: 1. Up to 16 participants.  Certified Instructors: Kim Coggin, Jo Hodgson, and Hilary Dees. Open to all Women. $248

Saturday May 6th 2017

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A chance to learn from the women in North America who are DSWA Certifed Instructors!  At The Stone Trust, all of our women’s only workshops are taught by women wallers.  This workshop will have the only 3 women in North America who are certified dry stone wall instructors teaching!

This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, landscaper/gardener, or hobbyist. Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq ft of wall (one side), using natural round fieldstone. You will learn all the basic rules of structural walling that can be applied to any type of stone and project.

Some women are nervous about trying out dry stone walling which is often a male dominated field. Dry stone walling is a field in which women can excel.  At The Stone Trust we actively encourage women to try out dry stone walling and become professional wallers. The indoor training facility and women’s only environment make for a spectacular learning environment.

An amazing opportunity for women to learn from women who are professional wallers.

This workshop will follow the typical one-day format.  It is suited to beginners and those with previous experience.  The workshop will run 8:30am-4:30pm with 1/2 hour lunch break.  This workshop is open to all women.

Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 7.5 LA CES credits for participating in this workshop.

Click here for more information about Level 1 workshops.

Click here for more information about level 1 workshops.

*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email Brian Post or call (802) 490-9607, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.

Time lapse video of a typical One Day Indoor Workshop at The Stone Trust:

Women's dry stack stone wall workshop
Women's dry stone walling workshop
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Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.

About The Instructors:

KIM COGGIN, together with her husband Jerry, owns and operates Laurel Stoneworks which is located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands are of South central PA. Laurel Stoneworks specializes in the art and craft of dry laid stonework. Kim has been working with dry stone for over eight years. Both Kim and Jerry currently hold Level Two Certificates from the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain, and both are also certified instructors. Kim and Jerry are also both members of the Board of Directors for The Stone Trust.

JO HODGSON (Ontario) is a professional dry stone waller from the UK who moved to Ottawa, Canada in 2003. Jo runs her own business specializing in dry stone construction and restoration for private gardens and public spaces. She is a DSWA-GB Certified Waller and Instructor, and also holds a Master’s degree in Education (Univ. of Manchester). Jo teaches walling in Canada, UK and the U.S. and is committed to passing on her craft. http://www.drystonewaller.ca

HILARY DEES runs her own business specializing in drystone and trail construction based in New England.  Hilary holds a Basic Drystone Mason certificate with the Dry Stone Conservancy in Kentucky as well as an Intermediate Certificate, and an Instructors Certificate from the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain.  From working to improve public lands and trails, to building quality dry stone features for private parties, Hilary strives make quality stonework accessible to all.

Images from the 2016 Women’s Introductory Workshop