ExpiredPostponed: 1.20 Two-Day Introductory Workshop (10th Anniv. Part 4)

  • 1.20 Two-Day Introductory Workshop (Outdoor) - May 23 & 24, 2020 (Dummerston, VT)
    2-day workshop attendance
    April 1, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course is being rescheduled.


Certified Instructors Jamie Masefield and Dario Coletta

Open to everyone.  $495 (Early Bird $475)

Sat & Sun, May. 23 & 24, 2020

Join us for this workshop and other segments of our 10th anniversary celebrations happening May 20 – May 25.  The most exciting time to come to The Stone Trust all year!

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This workshop is perfect for the homeowner, landscaper, mason, or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls, or to improve your skills.  Be part of our amazing 10th anniversary celebrations with this workshop and evening presentations and other events and workshops.  Details below, sign up for each section separately.

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.

This workshop will be rebuilding sections of wall in the Stone Wall park. The site is prepared for an ideal learning environment. The two day format gives more time questions about your specific projects, learning stone shaping basics, and even splitting stones using feathers and wedges.

This workshop will follow the typical two-day format. It is suited to beginners and those with previous experience. The cost is $475. The workshop will run 9:00 am-5:00 pm each day 1/2 hour lunch break. This workshop is open to everyone.

If you have ever wanted to learn about building dry stone walls, or improve your skills, this is the workshop for you.

*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email info@thestonetrust.org or call (802) 952-8600, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.

About The Instructors:

Dario Coletta

Dario Coletta runs D.C. Stoneworks out of Plainfield MA. Dario is DSWA-GB Level II certified and a certified instructor.

Jamie Masefield

JAMIE MASEFIELD is inspired by the ancient craft of dry stone masonry and feels passionate that it has an important role to play in a modern society.

See what a two day workshop is all about:

Landscape Architects receive 15 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.

For a list of accommodations and local places to eat, check out Where to Stay and Eat.


Click here to read an overview of all the celebration events

(Register for each part separately using the links below)


May 20 – 22:  Curved Wall and Cheek End Feature Build Workshop.   Wed – Fri, 9am-5pm each day.  Run as a combined 5.20 Feature Build Workshop and 4.70 advanced walling day for certified wallers.  Team up and learn loads! Some course requirements required.

May 23 & 24:   Slate Sphere Feature Build.  Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm each day.  Run as a combined 5.20 Feature Build Workshop and 4.70 advanced walling day for certified wallers.  Team up and learn loads! Some course requirements required.

May 23 & 24:  1.20 Two-day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling Course.  Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm each day.   Learn how to build dry stone walls and be part of the excitement of the 10th anniversary events.  No experience needed.

May 25:  Tour of local stone features.  Sunday, anytime.  Take a self guided tour of local dry stone walls, features, and more!  Take a map with you and enjoy the day.


Friday, May 22, 7 – 9pm. 10 Years of The Stone Trust Celebration Evening.  Join us at the Scott Farm Apple Barn to celebrate 10 years!  Mingle with wallers, supporters and volunteers. Hors d’oeuvres and camaraderie in a casual setting.

Saturday, May 23, 6 – 9pm. Rock Your 10!  Sixteen 10 minute presentations of work by professional and amateur wallers and stone workers.  Take to the stage yourself, or just come and watch.  While you watch, enjoy TJ Mora’s Paella and more!

Sunday, May 24, 7 – 9pm.  A Conversation with Dan Snow and Whitney Brown. Join us for a delightful evening presentation in the form of slide shows and back and forth dialog with two dry stone wallers, artisans, and authors. This event is a joint fundraiser between the Latchis Arts and The Stone Trust.


Venue Phone: (802) 952-8600

Venue Website:

707 Kipling Rd, Dummerston, Vermont, 05301, United States


Located on Scott Farm, The Stone Trust Center is home to North America’s only indoor dry stone walling training and certification facility.  Outside is the Master Feature Park with all the features that can be used in the Advanced and Master Craftsman tests.  There is also a mini walling park where visitors can practice stacking small stones at table height.

Click for Directions and Transportation information.

The Landmark Trust USA has 3 restored historic homes available as places to stay. The Sugarhouse sleeps 2, the Kipling Carriage House sleeps 4, and the Dutton Farm House sleeps 8 people. All of these places to stay are with in a mile and a half of the The Stone Trust Center.  If coming with a group please check for availability.