Upcoming1.10 Introductory Workshop: (1-Day): ) October 22, 2022 (Tear Cap, Hiram, Maine)

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  • 1.10 Introductory Workshop: (1-Day): ) October 22, 2022 (Tear Cap, Hiram, Maine)
    October 22, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop registration closes October 9, 2022. 

Introductory workshop with certified instructor Karl Gifford

Up to 8 participants.  Open to everyone.

Take a Stone Trust course in dry stone walling at Tear Cap Workshops in Hiram, Maine! This is the perfect workshop for anyone to start learning about how to build dry stone walls. Participants will learn all the basic rules of structural walling that can be applied to any type of stone and project. This workshop is suited to both beginners and those with previous experience; all that is required is enthusiasm for stone walls.

This workshop will follow the typical one-day format. It is suited to both beginners and those with some previous experience. Class will be held rain or shine; tents will cover the workspace to protect from sun or rain, but we remind participants to dress appropriately for the weather. Class is limited to 8 participants.

This workshop will be led by Karl Gifford, Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) Level II Waller. Over the course of the day, each participant will build about 25 square feet of wall on one side, using round field stone. Participants will learn all the basic rules of structural walling that can be applied to any type of stone and project. The wall we’re building at Tear Cap Workshops is a freestanding wall, like those traditionally used as livestock fences and property boundaries. The information learned is directly applicable to all types of dry stone walls, including retaining walls, seat walls, and more. Whether you’re a homeowner or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls, this is the workshop for you.

 

All tools needed are provided. Please wear work clothes and boots, bring gloves, safety glasses, water, and lunch. The workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch break. There is a lunchroom facility on site with a sink, refrigerator, stove top and microwave. All students are welcome to use this shared space.

1-Day Stone Wall Building Class

Saturday, October 22nd
9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. (with a 30 minute break for lunch)
Instructor: Karl Gifford, DSWA-GB Level II
Cost: $375
Class limit: 8 participants
We need at least 4 participants to continue with the class
Ages: 18+ to register

We are asking all participants to be vaccinated for covid-19 if they would like to attend this workshop. We may also still be wearing masks, depending on state guidelines.

Click here for more information about level 1 workshops.

If you have ever wanted to learn about building dry stone walls, this is the place to start.

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If needed, detailed directions 
for registering online are here.

*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: Karl Gifford

 

Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (207) 625 - 3396

Venue Website:

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

Description:

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!

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