Upcoming Events

  • Instructor Certification Course
    March 6, 2018 - March 8, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Learn to teach dry stone walling and become a certified instructor! After taking this course you will know the fundamendtals of teaching walling. A very informative and fun learning experience. For level 2 or certified wallers only.

  • Contractors Workshop
    March 30, 2018
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm

This workshop is perfect for the landscape contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work. In addition to the hands on building of a wall, there will be discussions of good work practices, pricing walls, proper foundations, etc.

  • Flagging Workshop
    April 7, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1 day workshop attendance

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.

  • Stairs Workshop 4/8/18
    April 8, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

This workshop is all about building dry stone steps. You will learn tips and techniques to build several types of stone steps. Layout, design, stone shaping, tool use, and methods for handling large stones will all be part of this workshop.

  • Women's Introductory Indoor Workshop 4/14/18
    April 14, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

A chance to learn from the women in North America who are DSWA Certifed Instructors! This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, landscaper/gardener, artist, 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.

  • Batter Frames Workshop 4/22/18
    April 22, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Proper set up and use of batter frames and string lines is a real challenge for many wallers. We continually hear from examiners that poor use of string lines is one of the biggest reasons that wallers fail certification tests. You will learn multiple ways to build frames and use string lines to improve the efficiency of your building process and quality of the walls you build.

  • Retaining wall workshop 4/28/18
    April 28, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Here in the North East, many of the walls people are building are retaining walls. While all the principals of a free standing wall apply there are additional rules and methods to follow when building retaining walls. The focus needs to be on a sound structure that will last for generations. Local round field stone will be used for this wall. The rules and principals learned here can be applied to all retaining walls whether hand-built or those built with equipment.

  • Stone Shaping 4/29/18
    April 29, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop will spend the day learning about how to shape stones for use in dry stone walls. Participants will be introduced to a variety of stone types, and how to work with them. Both hand and power tools will be demonstrated and used. The stone shaping portion will focus on efficient practices, learning how to look at a stone and judge how to shape it, as well as proper use and care of tools.

  • Test Preparation Workshop (5/5/18)
    May 5, 2018
    7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Test Preparation Workshop (5/6/18)
    May 6, 2018
    7:30 am - 3:30 pm

This workshop is intended for those planning to take a certification test. Learning tips and tricks to help you pass, while you practice build for your test.

  • Two Day Workshop: Feature Build (5/5 & 5/6/18)
    May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is perfect for the artist, homeowner, landscaper, mason, or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls, or to improve your skills. We will be building a permanent wall on Scott Farm or in the Masters Park that will incorporate some artistic features. The design has yet to be finalized, but it will be fun! This workshop will follow the typical two-day format. It is suited to beginners and those with previous experience. The workshop will run 9:00am-5:00pm each day with a 1/2 hour lunch break. This workshop is open to everyone.

  • Slate Lettering & Relief Carving (5/5/18)
    May 5, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop

Learn to carve slate! In this workshop participants will learn techniques for carving slate, and then apply those techniques to create permanent signs for The Stone Trusts Master Feature park.

  • Monday, 5/7/18: Certification Test
    May 7, 2018
    7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Testing Levels Initial, Intermediate & Advanced. Monday, May 7, 2018. NOTE: You must hold the previous level certification to sign up for any test above level 1. Click here to return to test day information page. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Monday, March 26th! NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.