Course Catalog

All workshops are taught by instructors that are certified by the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA

Introductory Workshops

Flagging / Patios / Walkways

Have a patio or walk way to build? This is the workshop for you! Learn the fundamentals of patio construction in a fun, energetic, hands-on environment.

Historic Rebuild Walling Workshop (2-Days)

This workshop is suitable for everyone. No experience is required and there are no prerequisites. Introductory participants will be working on a straight section of wall. Experienced stone workers or those that have taken one or more workshops will work at a section that includes building a wall end (cheek end).

Introductory Workshop (1-day)

This 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.

Introductory Workshop (2-Days)

Introductory participants will learn all the basics of structural walling, plus so much more, while building a straight section of free standing dry stone wall. Experienced participants will work on building a wall end, also known as a cheek end.

Site Prep for Walling

Here we can teach dry stone walling while working to rebuild old walls surrounding fields. Learn the art and craft of Dry Stone Walling on Historic Vermont Field Walls.

Slate Lettering and Relief Carving

This workshop will introduce raised letter carving. This slate carving workshop will emphasize play and hands on learning.

Tours

Learn about the amazing dry stone bridges (and perhaps a few mortared ones) of Southern New Hampshire.

Walling Days – Fun Practice

Come practice walling!
Already been to workshop?
Want to build more but don’t have a wall to work on?

Women’s Introductory Workshop

A chance to learn from the women in North America who are DSWA Certifed Instructors! At The Stone Trust, all of our women’s only workshops are taught by women wallers.

Specialty Workshops

Dry Stone Steps & Stairs

This workshop will teach everything you need to know in order to build strong and long lasting dry stone steps.

Feature Build Workshop

If you have ever wanted to try your hand at an artistic dry stone wall, or improve your skills, this is the workshop for you.

Flagging / Patios / Walkways

Have a patio or walk way to build? This is the workshop for you! Learn the fundamentals of patio construction in a fun, energetic, hands-on environment.

Galloway & Single Stack Workshop (2 Day)

This specialized two day workshop will teach two building techniques traditionally used to build field walls when large stone was the readily available building material.

Retaining Walls

Here in the Northeast, many of the walls people are building are retaining walls. The focus needs to be on a sound structure that will last for generations.

Stone Shaping

This workshop will spend the day learning about how to shape stones for use in dry stone walls. Participants will be introduced to a variety of stone types, and how to work with them.

String Lines & Batter Frames

This workshop is all about how to build and use guides for dry stone walling. We will show you different methods and materials to build batter frames for a variety of situations.

Tours

Learn about the amazing dry stone bridges (and perhaps a few mortared ones) of Southern New Hampshire.

Walling Days – Fun Practice

Come practice walling!
Already been to workshop?
Want to build more but don’t have a wall to work on?

Stone Arch Bridge Workshops

2-day Bridge Build Workshop Timelapse Video

Brian Post narrates the 2-day process of bringing our bridge to life.

Bridge Building

This workshop will teach you how to assemble a bridge or arched structure. You will install voussoirs while learning techniques…

Bridge Site Prep

This workshop will spend the day getting ready for the bridge building. Read more…

Bridge Stone Shaping Workshop

This workshop will spend the day learning how to shape stones for use in an arched bridge. Specifically making the voussoirs (tapered stones forming the arch). This workshop is intended for those wallers looking to take their stone work to the next level.

Small Arch Workshop

Everyone loves Arches! This course teaches the fundamentals of dry stone arch building.

Tours

Learn about the amazing dry stone bridges (and perhaps a few mortared ones) of Southern New Hampshire.

Testing

Certification Tests

Become a CERTIFIED Dry Stone Waller, or increase your level of certification! Dry Stone Wall Certification is a must have for the professional waller or landscaper, and the best way for a homeowner and hobbyist to quickly increase in skill.

Test Preparation Workshops

Prepare for your certification test! Learn tips and techniques to help you pass your test, all while practicing on some of the stone walls used for the tests.