- Flagging Workshop
April 7, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 1 day workshop attendance
Up to 16 participants with lead instructor Brian Post. Open to all.
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.
This workshop will begin with the fundamentals of site layout and foundation preparation. A variety of different materials will be shown and discussed. Participants will then finish preparing the foundation on the chosen site. Specialized tools such as laser levels and grade rakes will be introduced, as well as ways to do a great job with common place tools.
Several different flagging stone types will be introduced, along with methods of patterning and shaping to achieve an attractive layout. For much of the afternoon participants will work with natural random flagging, such as goshen stone. Participants will learn how to shape the pieces for a tight fit and how to level and pack them for a smooth even finish.
The workshop will take place in the Master Feature Park.
This workshop will follow the typical one-day format. It is suited to beginners and those with previous experience. The workshop will run 9:00am-5:00pm with 1/2 hour lunch break. This workshop is open to everyone.
All tools needed are provided. Wear work clothes and boots, bring gloves, safety glasses, water, and lunch. Detailed info will be emailed to you once you register including what to bring and directions.
Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 7.5 LA CES credits for participating in this workshop.
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Learn the fundamentals for long-lasting, beautiful patios and walkways!
Pair this workshop with the Steps and Stairs Workshop for 2 days of fantastic stonework education and fun!
Photos of flagging, patios, walkways and flat-work from certified wallers across North America. Click Here for More
Check out all the other walls and features at The Stone Trust’s Master feature park!
Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
About The Instructors:
BRIAN POST owns and operates Standing Stone Landscape Architecture, a design build firm specializing in dry stone construction, in Springfield VT. Brian is the only certified waller who is also a Licensed Landscape Architect. Having knowledge from both the design world and the walling world gives Brian unique insights when teaching. Brian is one of six DSWA-GB certified Master Craftsmen (Level IV) in the USA, and is also a Certified instructor. Brian is also the Executive Director of The Stone Trust.
Venue: The Stone Trust Center
Venue Phone: (802) 490-9607
Venue Website: thestonetrust.comAddress:
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.