Our 2021 workshop seasons opens in early April with workshops for professionals furthering their craft, for homeowners with projects and plans, for artisans and artists integrating stone as a medium, for anyone who wants to explore dry stone work as a potential career.
The season starts with two intensives, offers three types of introductions to the art and craft of dry stone walling, and a spring medley weekend where you can add multiple skills to your knowledge-base in dry stone.
We have added 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling workshops on April 24 and 25 at our newest site at The Land in Nashville, Tennessee and on May 1 and 2 at our New Hampshire site, Broad View Farm in Mont Vernon. Look for registration to open within the week.
Other workshops are scheduled for summer and fall at our Minneapolis site, hosted by Northland Landscape and Nursery and at Laurel Stoneworks in South Fork, Pennsylvania. Registrations will open for workshops at both sites very soon!
We schedule our Walling Skills Intensive early to fit professional schedules and to give aspiring Level 2 testers the opportunity to Master the Level 2 Hurdle. You may want to read the Building for Success article by Brian Post. The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA-GB) considers this the professional level at which a trades person demonstrates the skill worth paying for. Taught by Master Craftsman Michael Weitzner and Professional Member Sam Brakeley (DSWA-GB Level 2 Intermediate), this workshop runs from April 8 through 12 at The Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, VT. We have three spots left. Register now!
At the 5-Day Contractors Intensive, learn and apply the 5 basic rules of dry stone walling, understand the criteria for Level 1 Certification and practice for the test. Test on Friday and go home certified by the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA-GB). Success rate achieving Level 1 was 100% last year. Our spring workshop has sold out. Feel free to join our wait and/or to register for our November session.
People have appreciated our Medley Workshop Weekends. Over the course of four or five days, you can come to learn the basics in one of our three introductory workshop formats or in our Contractors Intro. Once you have the basics, you can select from our Fundamentals and Advanced classes, including Retaining Walls, Stone Shaping, Steps & Stairs, and Flagging.
Our first Medley Weekend happens April 16 through 19 at the Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, Vermont. A second Medley Weekend takes place from July 9 through 12, also in Dummerston. We have scheduled the year’s third Medley at our Broad View Farm site in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire from October 21 through 24. People said they want to travel less and learn more. Do come at least once. (Register here.) Come back again, if you want to!