In what will be the second in a series of educational workshops that promote the arts, cultural heritage and agriculture, the Parmelee Farm will host a workshop on the ancient craft of dry stone wall
Experts in their field, Dan Snow and Andrew Pighills return to teach a two-day weekend long workshop on the art of dry stone wall building on May 15 and May 16, 2010 at the Parmelee Farm in Killingworth.
Participants will learn the basic principles of wall building, from establishing foundations, to the methods of dry laid (sometimes called dry-stacked) construction and ‘hearting’ the wall as well as more advanced instruction on building a stile, gateway, and lunkie in the wall. This hands-on workshop will address not only the structure and principles behind wall building but also the aesthetic considerations of balance and proportion.
As part of an ongoing process to preserve the site’s heritage and restore it’s historic integrity the upcoming Dry Stone Walling workshop builds on the success of last Fall’s workshop.