Upcoming Courses 2019

Our 2019 Schedule of Workshops Is Continuing to Develop.

Courses starting before June 2 are now open for registration!

We are also still working on more workshops in other locations including possible workshops in ME, MN, RI, PA, and more.  Join our email list to get updates as they get finalized.

Scroll down to view details about upcoming workshops.  Clicking ‘view details’ will provide additional information, and bring you to where you can register.  The events are arranged by date with the earliest at the top.

Not sure what workshop to take?  Be sure to go to our all new Course Catalog:

2019 Course Schedule

(Additional courses still to be added)

View a Table Arranged by Date

2019 Course Schedule

(Additional courses still to be added)


  • 2.13 Contractors Workshop
    March 29, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is perfect for the landscape contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work. In addition to the hands on building of a wall, there will be discussions of good work practices, pricing walls, proper foundations, etc.


  • 1.11 Women's Introductory Indoor Workshop 4/13/19
    April 13, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

A chance to learn from the women in North America who are DSWA Certifed Instructors! This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, landscaper/gardener, artist, or hobbyist. Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq ft of wall (one side), using natural round fieldstone. You will learn all the basic rules of structural walling that can be applied to any type of stone and project.


  • 3.20 Flagging Workshop (4/28/19)
    April 28, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1 day workshop attendance

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. While not strictly dry stone walling, flat-work is a common part of many projects. Doing a good job starts with a good foundation, and finishes with an attractive pattern of stone. This workshop will teach you how to do flat-work that stays flat and attractive for decades.


  • 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.


  • 2.40 Cheek End Workshop (Outdoor) - May. 4 & 5, 2019 (Dummerston, VT)
    May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whenever your building a wall, sooner or later it must come to an end. A cheek end is the typical way to end a wall. It is also called a wall end, wall head, or square end. Cheek ends are a particular challenge to build well and structurally are the most vulnerable part of a wall, so it is important to get it right.


  • 3.30 Walling Skills Intensive (4 Days) - May 20-23, 2019 (Mont Vernon, NH)
    May 20, 2019 - May 23, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 3.30 workshop attendance

The Walling Skills Intensive (WSI) workshop is intended for the intermediate waller who desires to test for Level 2. Gain the needed skills, practice building to the required standards and speed, and get a mentor to help you gain certification.


  • 1.10 Introductory Workshop 1-day (6/1/19)
    June 1, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop

This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, hobbyist, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall…
Participants will be lead through setting foundation stones, building and hearting, setting throughstones, and copes!


  • 2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping 6/2/19
    June 2, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-Day workshop

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. Both hand and power tools will be demonstrated and used. The stone shaping portion will focus on efficient practices, learning how to look at a stone and judge how to shape it, as well as proper use and care of tools.


  • 2.20 Retaining wall workshop 6/2/19
    June 2, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Participants will learn how to maximize strength for a retaining wall while following the basic rules. Foundations, drainage, perforated pipe, filter fabric, geo-textiles and more are all discussed or demonstrated. This workshop is intended to give you the information to make wise decisions on your own projects. It is well suited for both homeowners and contractors.

2019 Course Schedule By Date

(Additional courses still to be added)

Start DateDay of WeekDaysCourse Number and NameLocation
3/29/2018 Friday1 2.13 Contractors Intro Dummerston, VT
4/13/2018 Saturday1 1.11 Intro to Dry Stone Walling (womens) Dummerston, VT
4/14/2018Sunday1 1.10 Intro to Dry Stone Walling Dummerston, VT
4/27/2018Saturday1 2.80 Test Prep Workshop Level 1 Dummerston, VT
4/27/2018Saturday1 3.10 Steps & Stairs Dummerston, VT
4/27/2018Saturday1 3.80 Test Prep Workshop Level 2 Dummerston, VT
4/28/2018Sunday1 3.20 Fundamentals of Flagging Dummerston, VT
5/3/2018Friday1 2.90 Level 1 Certification Dummerston, VT
5/3/2018Friday1 3.90 Level 2 Certification Dummerston, VT
5/3/2018Friday1 4.50 Level 3 Part B Certification Dummerston, VT
5/4/2018Sat & Sun2 1.20 Two day introductory Dummerston, VT
5/4/2018Sat & Sun2 2.40 Cheek Rebuild Dummerston, VT
5/20/2018Mon-Thurs4 3.30 Walling Skills Intensive Mont Vernon, NH
6/1/2018Satuday1 1.10 Intro to Dry Stone Walling Mont Vernon, NH
6/2/2018Sunday1 2.20 Retaining Walls Mont Vernon, NH
6/2/2018Sunday1 2.50 Into to stone shaping Mont Vernon, NH
6/14/2018Fri-Sun3 2.10 Historic Wall Rebuild Springfield, VT
7/13/2018Saturday1 1.10 Intro to Dry Stone Walling Mont Vernon, NH
8/10/2018Saturday1 1.10 Intro to Dry Stone Walling Mont Vernon, NH
9/14/2018Saturday1 1.10 Intro to Dry Stone Walling Mont Vernon, NH
9/15/2018Sunday1 2.20 Retaining Walls Mont Vernon, NH
9/20/2018Friday1 2.90 Level 1 Certification Dummerston, VT
9/20/2018Friday1 3.90 Level 2 Certification Dummerston, VT
9/20/2018Friday1 4.50 Level 3 Part B Certification Dummerston, VT
9/21/2018Sat & Sun2 1.20 Two day introductory Dummerston, VT
10/4/2018Fri-Sun3 2.10 Historic Wall Rebuild Springfield, VT
10/19/2018Saturday1 1.10 Intro to Dry Stone Walling Dummerston, VT
10/20/2018Sunday1 1.11 Intro to Dry Stone Walling (womens) Dummerston, VT
11/2/2018Saturday1 1.10 Intro to Dry Stone Walling Dummerston, VT
12/9/2018Mon-Fir5 2.60 Contractors Intensive Dummerston, VT