Women’s Level 1 & 2, Dry Stone Walling Highlight Course

Workshop Level: 1 & 2. Up to 12 participants.  Certified Instructors: Kim Coggin, and Jo Hodgson and Hilary Dees. Open to all Women, ideal for those who have taken a prior workshop. $273

Sunday May 7th 2017

Take part in the first ever Women’s course of this type at The Stone Trust!

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Sign up for both Saturday and Sunday Women’s workshops and Get a $60 discount!  Just enter the code “womens2day” in the promotions box at checkout.

This workshop will take the highlights of our most popular Level 2 Workshops and combine them to give participants everything they need to know to get started on their own stone projects.

The morning will focus on learning techniques for moving large stones and stone shaping.  Learn how to use pry bars, rollers, hammer, chisels, power tools and more.  Get a chance to try out the stone shaping tools before you buy them (tools can be bought at the workshop as well).

In the afternoon participants will learn the proper techniques for building retaining walls, as well as cheek ends, corners and other features.

All segments of the workshop will have hands on participation as well as discussion and presentation time.  This is an amazing chance to capture the highlights of our most popular Level 2 courses.  Kim Jo and Hillary are all amazing teachers who create a phenomenally fun, supportive and energetic environment.

After the previous two years of women’s workshops both the participants and instructors said they wanted a follow up day, and we have provided it.  The Womens Level 1 course teaches the basics of how to build a dry stone wall.  This course takes that knowledge and applies and expands it to many of the situations you will face when building your own projects.

This workshop is intended as a follow up to the Women’s Introductory Walling workshop the day before, or to any other Level 1 dry stone walling workshop.

Some women are nervous about trying out dry stone walling which is often a male dominated field. Dry stone walling is a field in which women can excel.  At The Stone Trust we actively encourage women to try out dry stone walling and become professional wallers. The training facility and women’s only environment make for a spectacular learning environment.

An amazing opportunity for women to learn from women who are professional wallers.

This workshop is suited to women with at least one prior workshop or who have previous walling experience.  The workshop will run 8:30am-4:30pm with 1/2 hour lunch break.

Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 7.5 LA CES credits for participating in this workshop.

*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email Brian Post or call (802) 490-9607, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.

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Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.

About The Instructors:

KIM COGGIN, together with her husband Jerry, owns and operates Laurel Stoneworks which is located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands are of South central PA. Laurel Stoneworks specializes in the art and craft of dry laid stonework. Kim has been working with dry stone for over eight years. Both Kim and Jerry currently hold Level Two Certificates from the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain, and both are also certified instructors. Kim and Jerry are also both members of the Board of Directors for The Stone Trust.

JO HODGSON (Ontario) is a professional dry stone waller from the UK who moved to Ottawa, Canada in 2003. Jo runs her own business specializing in dry stone construction and restoration for private gardens and public spaces. She is a DSWA-GB Certified Waller and Instructor, and also holds a Master’s degree in Education (Univ. of Manchester). Jo teaches walling in Canada, UK and the U.S. and is committed to passing on her craft. http://www.drystonewaller.ca

HILARY DEES runs her own business specializing in drystone and trail construction based in New England.  Hilary holds a Basic Drystone Mason certificate with the Dry Stone Conservancy in Kentucky as well as an Intermediate Certificate from the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain.  From working to improve public lands and trails, to building quality dry stone features for private parties, Hilary strives make quality stonework accessible to all.

Images from the 2016 Women’s Introductory Workshop and others