- 1.20 Two-Day Introductory Workshop (Outdoor) - Oct-12 & 13, 2019 (Barre, VT)
October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 2-day workshop attendance
Certified Instructors Jordan Keyes and Alex Hoffmeier
Open to everyone. $475
Oct, 12 & 13, 2019
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 flat ledge 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 can work on building a wall end, also known as a cheek end. The knowledge taught in this workshop can be applied to nearly any type of stone and dry stone walling project.
This workshop will be rebuilding a section wall in the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre VT. The site is prepared for an ideal learning environment. The workshop will be building on the grounds of the museum where a permanent training site is being created. The two day format gives more time questions about your specific projects, learning stone shaping basics, and even splitting stones using feathers and wedges. While your there be sure to check out the museum too!
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 Brian Post or call (802) 952-8600, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.
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Landscape Architects receive 15 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
Venue: Vermont Granite Museum
Venue Phone: 802.476.4605
Venue Website: http://www.vtgranitemuseum.orgAddress:
The Vermont Granite Museum was founded by a coalition of over 300 Central Vermont citizens in 1994 as way to preserve the story and memories of our community’s granite industry. Since that time we have worked relentlessly to salvage the historic Jones Brothers Manufacturing plant and turn it into a museum. Our building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Construction started in 1998, and capital improvements are made every year. We are still under development which means that we are working hard to complete the construction of the museum while also hosting guests and giving tours, designing exhibits, presenting events, and teaching workshops. Our wonderful Ex. Director, Scott McLaughlins works with a team of volunteers to keep us open to tourists and visiting organizations during the summer. We have a number of great events this year so please visit our events page to discover what you might attend. We especially welcome the opportunity to host group visits or rent our facility for special events and conferences. Please call Scott McLaughlin at 802-476-4605, to arrange a special museum visit or to arrange an event.