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Should I take the 1-Day or 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling?

People often ask about the differences between our 1-Day and 2-Day Intro workshops. In a nutshell, both courses teach the basic principles of building a structurally sound dry stone wall. The 2-day course teaches the 5 basics and also introduces basic stone shaping, shows participants how to split stones using feathers and wedges, and spends more time setting up batter frames and stringlines. Each participant builds more wall (35′ vs. 25′) at a slower pace, which allows more time for talking with instructors about the projects you have in mind.

Both courses are designed for homeowners, hobbyists, and enthusiasts who want to build walls themselves. Both courses work well, too, for landscapers, masons, and designers seeking to add dry stone walling to their skill set. Landscape Architects earn LA CES credits when they participate in professional development through The Stone Trust.

Either course provides the necessary introduction to more advanced building concepts. If you’re interested to peruse our curriculum in dry stone, you may get a sense of the progression of learning. The intro course is a prerequisite for most other courses.

2020 1-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling Workshop Schedule

At The Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, VT:
You may find the dates and locations of additional 1-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling workshops convenient and interesting:
  • September 12 and 26 in Johnstown, PA,
  • October 3 in Hiram, ME,
  • October 3 in Barre, VT.
Registration for these workshops will open soon. Please let us know if you are interested in these dates and locations.
Location to be determined:
At Stoneyard, Littleton, MA:
If you or someone you know is interested in other Stone Trust workshops, please click here to download our revised 2020 schedule.

2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling

The two day format gives more time questions about your specific projects, learning stone shaping basics, and possibly even splitting stones using feathers and wedges.

Experienced participants will work on building a wall end, also known as a cheek end.

2-Day Intro, 7/18 & 19, Minneapolis, MN

Cheek End Workshop, 7/18 & 19, Minneapolis, MN

2-Day Intro, 8/1 & 8/2, Mont Vernon, NH

Cheek End Workshop, 8/1 & 8/2, Mont Vernon, NH

2-Day Intro, 9/19 & 20, Dummerston, VT

2-Day Intro, 10/11 & 12, Barre Granite Museum, Barre, VT (Open for registration by 4/17)

See other courses in our revised schedule.