ExpiredWomen’s Introductory Workshop (1 Day) – August 12, 2018 (Dummerston, VT)

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  • Women's Introductory Indoor Workshop 8/12/18
    August 12, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

 Certified Instructors: Kim Coggin and Judy Rand

Up to 16 participants. Open to all Women.

Sunday, August 12, 2018.

A chance to learn from the women in North America who are DSWA Certifed Instructors! At The Stone Trust, all of our women’s only workshops are taught by women wallers. This workshop will have the 1st two women in North America who gained dry stone wall instructor certification!

This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, landscaper/gardener, artist, or hobbyist. Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq ft of wall (one side), using natural round fieldstone. You will learn all the basic rules of structural walling that can be applied to any type of stone and project.

Some women are nervous about trying out dry stone walling which is often a male dominated field. Dry stone walling is a field in which women can excel. At The Stone Trust we actively encourage women to try out dry stone walling and become professional wallers. The indoor training facility and women’s only environment make for a spectacular learning environment.

Prior to becoming and certified waller and instructor, Judy Rand attended many workshops at The Stone Trust.  This is her thoughts about the women only environment:

“I speak from my own experiences, because I have been involved in both all-women’s workshops and co-ed workshops. To some degree we are all programmed with certain behaviors in mixed company. Remove that barrier, there is an instant sense of liberation—liberation to ask questions, make mistakes, make suggestions, try ideas. This is
Confidence building.

I encourage women who have an interest in learning to build with stones, but have some doubts or insecurities, to start with an all-women’s introductory workshop. You will find camaraderie, encouragement and confidence. Even if you are independent and confident, you will find working with all women a positive experience.”

Check out this interview with Judy Rand on her workshop experiances

An amazing opportunity for women to learn from women who are professional wallers.

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 all women.

Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 7.5 LA CES credits for participating in this workshop.

Click here for more information about Level 1 workshops.

If needed, detailed directions for registering online are here.

*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email Brian Post or call (802) 490-9607, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.

About The Instructors:

Judy Rand

JUDY RAND is a certified instructor and attained her DSWA-GB Level II certification in Derbyshire, England. Judy has an artistic background…

Kim Coggin

KIM COGGIN has been building dry stone walls and structures since 2008. Kim’s journey in stone started shortly after relocating to Pennsylvania from the Southeast…

Time lapse video of a typical One Day Indoor Workshop at The Stone Trust:

Women's dry stack stone wall workshop
Women's dry stone walling workshop
Building the 1st lift

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

Images from the 2017 Women’s Introductory Workshop


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.