Expired1.20 Two-Day Introductory Workshop (Outdoor) – Sept. 28 & 29, 2019 (Tear Cap Workshops, Hiram, ME)

  • 1.20 Two-Day Introductory Workshop (Outdoor) - Sep. 28 & 29, 2019 (Tear Cap Workshops, Hiram, ME)
    2-day workshop, Hiram, ME
    September 28, 2019 - September 29, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Certified Instructors

Open to everyone. $495

Sat & Sun, September 28 & 29, 2019

Registration for this workshop is at Tear Cap Workshops Website

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.

Over the course of the two days each participant will build about 35 sq. ft. of wall (one side), using primarily round field stone. 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.

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 $495. 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 Brian Post or call (802) 952-8600, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.

About The Instructors:

Karl Gifford

KARL GIFFORD (Maine) spent 11 years doing trail work with several organizations in New England.

See a time-lapse video of last year’s workshop:

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


Venue Phone: (207) 625 - 3396

Venue Website:

22 Hampshire St., Hiram, Maine, 04041, United States


Tear Cap Workshops is 501(3)(c) non-profit organization with the mission to unleash creativity through hands-on learning. Our facility is a former sawmill in Hiram, Maine that we are re-purposing into an artisan collective and craft school. The name “Tear Cap” comes from the  mountain peak that rises to the north above our campus; “Workshops”  refers both to the workshop space available to rent and to hands-on  workshops for educational skill building.

Last  fall, TCW purchased the 19-acre campus, and we’re slowing transforming  the 11 buildings into usable workshop space. We have 4 creative tenants  currently: a timberframer, a cabinetmaker, a mosaic glass artisan, and a  builder of small homes and campers. We have an emerging hands-on  workshop schedule: we held a stonewall building class this summer, thanks to a partnership with the Stone Trust; and woodworking classes and opportunities are coming as soon as the the Community Woodworking Shop is completed!