3.20 Flagging Workshop Overview:
Have a patio or walk way to build? This is the workshop for you!
Learn the fundamentals of patio construction in a fun, energetic, hands-on environment. While not strictly dry stone walling, flat-work is a common part of many projects. Doing a good job starts with a good foundation, and finishes with an attractive pattern of stone. This workshop will teach you how to do flat-work that stays flat and attractive for decades.
This workshop will begin with the fundamentals of site layout and foundation preparation. A variety of different materials will be shown and discussed. Participants will then finish preparing the foundation on the chosen site. Specialized tools such as laser levels and grade rakes will be introduced, as well as ways to do a great job with common place tools.
Several different flagging stone types will be introduced, along with methods of patterning and shaping to achieve an attractive layout. For much of the afternoon participants will work with natural random flagging, such as goshen stone. Participants will learn how to shape the pieces for a tight fit and how to level and pack them for a smooth even finish.
The workshop will take place in the Master Feature Park.
This workshop will follow the typical one-day format. It is suited to beginners and those with previous experience.
Certified DSWA-GB Instructors will guide participants through the process of building a dry stone wall. There will be no more than 8 students per instructor, so there is plenty of direct interaction with the instructors. Most workshops have 2 instructors with up to 16 participants.
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During lunch, participants will have the opportunity to ask the instructors questions about their own projects, and purchase a wide variety of tools, books and other supplies.
A brief guided tour of the other walls and stone features at the location where the workshop is taught is also a common part of the workshop.
At the end of the workshop participants will receive a certificate of workshop completion, t-shirt, and a packet full of walling information. There is also time to purchase tools, books and supplies, as well as ask additional questions.
- The workshop will run 9:00am-5:00pm with 1/2 hour lunch break.
- Participants should wear boots and work clothes (have plenty of layers for cool weather)
- What to bring: gloves, rain gear, safety glasses, water, and lunch. (There is no where close enough to buy lunch with in the lunch break)
- All tools needed are provided.
Detailed info will be emailed to you once you register including what to bring and directions.
Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 7.5 LA CES credits for participating in this workshop.
Workshop quick guide:
- Learn the fundamentals for long-lasting, beautiful patios and walkways!
- 1-day: 9am-5pm
- Base prep, design, stone shaping
- Multiple materials
- Offered once per year
- Typical Cost $345
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