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.
2020 1-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling Workshop Schedule
- September 12 and 26 in Johnstown, PA,
- October 3 in Hiram, ME,
- October 3 in Barre, VT.
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, 10/11 & 12, Barre Granite Museum, Barre, VT (Open for registration by 4/17)
See other courses in our revised schedule.