Upcoming Workshops

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.  Click here view our entire 2018 schedule in chart form.  Not every event in the chart is listed below, but we are working to get them all there very soon!

Not sure what workshop to take?  Be sure to read our page: Where to Start: Your Path for Success.


  • Retaining wall workshop 4/28/18
    April 28, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Here in the North East, many of the walls people are building are retaining walls. While all the principals of a free standing wall apply there are additional rules and methods to follow when building retaining walls. The focus needs to be on a sound structure that will last for generations. Local round field stone will be used for this wall.


  • Batter Frames Workshop 4/28/18
    April 28, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Proper set up and use of batter frames and string lines is a real challenge for many wallers. We continually hear from examiners that poor use of string lines is one of the biggest reasons that wallers fail certification tests. You will learn multiple ways to build frames and use string lines to improve the efficiency of your building process and quality of the walls you build.


  • Stone Shaping 4/29/18
    April 29, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.


  • Two Day Workshop: Feature Build (5/5 & 5/6/18)
    May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

his workshop is perfect for the artist, homeowner, landscaper, mason, or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls, or to improve your skills. We will be building a permanent wall on Scott Farm will incorporate some artistic features. The wall will be divided up into panels with old granite curbstones set vertically. Each panel will be built in a regional style or have artistic patterning in the courses and types of stone being used. We will also be incorporating some small niches into the wall as well. The image below gives a good idea of the plan. The final designs will be determined by the stone available, and the visual statement.


  • Spring Walling Day (5/12/18)
    May 12, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Already been to workshop? Want to build more but don’t have a wall to work on? Than this walling day is for you! Come work on a wall along side a few experienced wallers and instructors. This is a day for you to gain experience without lots of dedicated teaching time. There will still be instructors around to answer questions and help with trouble spots. This walling day will help you gain confidence in your walling and practice in a real world environment with irregular field stone. The atmosphere will be nice and relaxed.


  • Introductory Workshop 1-day: 5/19/18
    May 19, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, hobbyist, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls. The workshop site is located just 1 hour from Boston. Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall…


  • Bridge Stone Shaping (1 of 3) 5/20/18
    May 20, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop will spend the day learning how to shape stones for use in an arched bridge. The main priority will be making the voussoirs (tapered stones forming the arch). Both hand and power tools will likely be demonstrated and used.

This stone shaping workshop will focus on making the stones needed for the bridge build in September. However, these techniques can be applied to all kinds of stone shaping and walling. The assumption is that participants taking this workshop already know at least the basics of dry stone walling. This workshop will delve into stone shaping and to a much greater level of detail than workshops that focus on wall building.


  • Site Prep Workshop at Eureka Rd (6/8/18)
    June 8, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Participants will be guided through the preparation for rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. This workshop is an excellent professionals, homeowners, hobbyists, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls. Workshop participants will learn the needed site preparation for building a wall.


  • Rebuild 2-Day Workshop: Springfield VT (6/9 & 6/10/18)
    June 9, 2018 - June 10, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Participants will be guided through all aspects of rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. This workshop is an excellent professionals, homeowners, hobbyists, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls.


  • Bridge Stone Shaping (2 of 3) 6/17/18
    June 17, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop will spend the day learning how to shape stones for use in an arched bridge. The main priority will be making the voussoirs (tapered stones forming the arch). Both hand and power tools will likely be demonstrated and used.

This stone shaping workshop will focus on making the stones needed for the bridge build in September. However, these techniques can be applied to all kinds of stone shaping and walling. The assumption is that participants taking this workshop already know at least the basics of dry stone walling. This workshop will delve into stone shaping and to a much greater level of detail than workshops that focus on wall building.


  • Introductory Workshop 1-day (7/14/18)
    July 14, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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!


  • Bridge Stone Shaping (3 of 3) 7/15/18
    July 15, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop will spend the day learning how to shape stones for use in an arched bridge. The main priority will be making the voussoirs (tapered stones forming the arch). Both hand and power tools will likely be demonstrated and used.

This stone shaping workshop will focus on making the stones needed for the bridge build in September. However, these techniques can be applied to all kinds of stone shaping and walling. The assumption is that participants taking this workshop already know at least the basics of dry stone walling. This workshop will delve into stone shaping and to a much greater level of detail than workshops that focus on wall building.


  • 2-Day Galloway & Single Stack Workshop: (7/28 & 7/29/18)
    July 28, 2018 - July 29, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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. The Galloway wall is built with small stones making up the bottom half of the wall, with the large stones placed above. A single stack wall is built much like a stack of firewood, with big irregular stones. Tens of thousands of miles of these wall types exist in New England, and they were built because they made the best use of the material at hand and are fast to build.


  • Retaining wall workshop 8/11/18
    August 11, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Here in the Northeast, many of the walls people are building are retaining walls. While all the principals of a free standing wall apply there are additional rules and methods to follow when building retaining walls. The focus needs to be on a sound structure that will last for generations. Local round field stone will be used for this wall.


  • Women's Introductory Indoor Workshop 8/12/18
    August 12, 2018
    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.


  • Introductory Workshop 1-day (8/25/18)
    August 25, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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!


  • Bridge Site Prep (8/26/18)
    August 26, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop will spend the day getting ready for the bridge building. We will be finishing excavating for the foundation, setting in foundation stones, building and placing the form work, and other tasks needed to get ready to build a bridge. This is the workshop where you will really get to see all the components laid out and learn math behind the design and more.


  • Bridge Tour (9/7/18)
    September 7, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn about the amazing dry stone bridges (and perhaps a few mortared ones) of Southern New Hampshire. This guided tour will get you an up close look at some of the best historic examples of dry stone bridges in New England. Open to everyone!

More information coming soon!


  • Bridge Building Workshop Package Deal
    September 8, 2018 - September 9, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: $1580. Learn all stages of building a dry stone arched bridge, saves . This package deal includes 5 days of advanced workshops with some of the best wallers and instructors in North America.


  • Site Prep Workshop: Springfield VT (10/12/18)
    October 12, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Participants will be guided through the preparation for rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. This workshop is an excellent professionals, homeowners, hobbyists, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls. Workshop participants will learn the needed site preparation for building a wall.


  • 2-Day Rebuild Workshop: Springfield VT (10/13/18 & 10/14/18)
    October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Participants will be guided through all aspects of rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. This workshop is an excellent professionals, homeowners, hobbyists, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls.