- Women's Introductory Indoor Workshop 4/14/18
April 14, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 1-day workshop attendance
Workshop Level: 1. Up to 16 participants. Certified Instructors: Kim Coggin and Jo Hodgson. Open to all Women.
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.
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.
Time lapse video of a typical One Day Indoor Workshop at The Stone Trust:
Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
About The Instructors:
KIM COGGIN, together with her husband Jerry, owns and operates Laurel Stoneworks which is located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands are of South central PA. Laurel Stoneworks specializes in the art and craft of dry laid stonework. Kim has been working with dry stone for over eight years. Both Kim and Jerry currently hold Level Two Certificates from the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain, and both are also certified instructors. Kim and Jerry are also both members of the Board of Directors for The Stone Trust.
JO HODGSON (Ontario) is a professional dry stone waller from the UK who moved to Ottawa, Canada in 2003. Jo runs her own business specializing in dry stone construction and restoration for private gardens and public spaces. She is a DSWA-GB Certified Waller and Instructor, and also holds a Master’s degree in Education (Univ. of Manchester). Jo teaches walling in Canada, UK and the U.S. and is committed to passing on her craft. http://www.drystonewaller.ca
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.