|4.10||Dry Stone Walling Instruction||3||3.90||Learn how to teach dry stone walling. This course teaches the needed skills to be a successful instructor and group leader. Understand learning styles, communication methods and much more.|
|4.50||Business Fundamentals for the Waller||2||3.30 or 3.90||Level 2 certified wallers can gain experience working a variety of challenging walls and features|
|4.70||Advanced Walling Day||4||None||This course will cover multiple aspects of creating and operating a dry stone wall business. The student will learn what goes into a business plan and how to use it. They will learn marketing strategies. They will learn how to plan at a level appropriate to job scale. We will teach the basics of contracts and other legal aspects. Students will be exposed to a variety of community resources for the small business. We will discuss material sourcing and negotiation. This is a classroom course taught by a team of instructors versed in business creation, growth, and operations.|
|4.90||Level 3 Certification Test||3 - 4 Weeks||3.50||The successful tester will have built at more than 200’ of high quality wall on their own. Their work will have incorporated a variety of features, including features they select for their certification. They will also likely have taught at least 10 workshops.|
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. ~ Anton Chekhov
A core part of our progression to Advanced Walling is instruction. The Instructor Certification course provides you with interpersonal and leadership skills. These skills are equally applicable to teaching workshops and to leading crews on a project.
The walling skills needed to achieve Level 3 certification are primarily developed on either personal or professional projects. Expect to build hundreds of feet of wall on your progression.
Business Fundamentals for the Waller will provide you with tools to win more business, and execute your projects more profitably.
Advanced Walling Days are an opportunity to build features with other wallers at one of the Stone Trust sites. This is a great way to learn while broadening your connections in the walling community. It also is a great way to give back to The Stone Trust.
All workshops are taught by instructors that are certified by the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA-GB)
Upcoming Advanced Waller Courses
(By date, soonest first)
- Spring Certification Test: Friday, 5/3/2019
May 3, 2019
8:15 am - 6:30 pm
- 1 Day attendance
Testing Levels Initial, Intermediate and Advanced (Part B). Friday, May 3, 2019. NOTE: You must hold the previous level certification to sign up for any test above level 1. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, March 20th! NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
- 3.70 Walling Day: May 4 and/or May 5
May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come join some skilled DSWA-GB wallers and Certified Master Craftsmen, building a new section of wall at The Stone Trust Center on Scott Farm. We have a retaining wall site all prepped out, and stone to use up. Maybe we can even work in some fun details or walling styles. This is a great time to work on practicing your walling, learning some new tricks and networking with fellow wallers. Level 1 or higher DSWA-GB Certification required to attend. Pro member attend free, basic members just $20.
- Fall Certification Test: Friday, 9/20/2019, Dummerston
September 20, 2019
8:15 am - 6:30 pm
- 1 Day attendance
Testing Levels Initial, Intermediate and Advanced (Part B). Friday, May 3, 2019. NOTE: You must hold the previous level certification to sign up for any test above level 1. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, August 5th! NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.