Course Level: Advanced Waller

Advanced Waller Courses

#CourseDaysPrerequisite Description
4.10Dry Stone Walling Instruction33.90Learn 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.
4.50Business Fundamentals for the Waller23.30 or 3.90Level 2 certified wallers can gain experience working a variety of challenging walls and features
4.70Advanced Walling Day4NoneThis 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.
4.90Level 3 Certification Test3 - 4 Weeks3.50The 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

Artistry

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)

More About Advanced Waller Courses

4.10 Dry Stone Waller Instructors Course

This 1-day workshop is perfect for the homeowner or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls. It’s also a great introduction for landscapers who are looking to get into dry stone walling. Typical cost is $275.

4.50 Business Fundamentals for the Waller

This 1-day workshop is perfect for the homeowner or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls. It’s also a great introduction for landscapers who are looking to get into dry stone walling. Typical cost is $275.

4.70 Advanced Walling Day Workshop

A time for wallers who are already certified Level II or high to come together and learn by building features or complex walls.

4.90 Level 3 Certification Test

This 1-day workshop is perfect for the homeowner or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls. It’s also a great introduction for landscapers who are looking to get into dry stone walling. Typical cost is $275.

Upcoming Advanced Waller Courses

(By date, soonest first)


  • 10 year Anniversery Events
    May 20, 2020 - May 25, 2020
    8:55 am - 5:00 pm

We rang in the new year with a great sense of accomplishment because 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of The Stone Trust.  Check out he presintations, feature builds, and much more in our 6-day 7-part 10th anniversary celebration!


  • 4.70/5.20 Curved wall & Cheek End Feature Build (10th Aniv. Part 1)
    May 20, 2020 - May 22, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9am to 5pm each day.

Learn and build curves, cheek ends, and retaining walls! Come and join us for completing the Dutton Farm wall of which 900ft has been rebuilt over the past 10 years through Stone Trust Workshops.  This will be run as a combined 5.20 Feature build course for those with less experience (just 1 prior workshop needed), and a 4.70 Walling Day for those who are already Level II or higher DSWA-GB Certified.


  • 4.70/5.20 Slate Sphere Build (10th Aniv. Part 1) May 23 &24, 2020
    May 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm each day.

Building a dry stone sphere is challenging task, much appreciated by people of all skill levels. To celebrate 10 years of service for the preservation of the craft of dry stone walling we are paying our respect to the artistic side of the craft. Participants will get to learn about and gain experience splitting and trimming slate, as well as how to approach stacking for complex features, and setting up guides for keeping the geometry true.


  • Fall Certification Test: Friday (9/25/2020) Dummerston
    September 25, 2020
    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 has been exended till, August 14th! NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.