2013 Dry Stone Workshop at English Harbor Art Center

A distant foghorn, waves lapping against the harbor shore and the “blow” from a humpback whale surfacing in the bay; these are the sounds that often greet visitors coming to English Harbour, Newfoundland. This summer’s workshop goal will be to create a companion piece to the “Mock Maze” that was built in 2012. Participants will collaborate on creating a design, and then construct it on the grounds of the art center.

5-day Dry Stone Wall Building With Dan Snow
Sunday July 28 – Thursday August 1
Fee: $550.00
A collaborative design process culminating in the hands-on creation of a dry stone structure. Instruction in design will include site assessment, 3-D modeling and guide frame set-up. Instruction in building with loose stone will include identifying each stone for its best use, applying the four basic principles for strong construction, and practicing safe methods for shifting and lifting stone. One day of the workshop will be devoted to working in nature to create a temporary environmental art piece.
PARTICIPANTS: Max 8

2-Day Weekend Dry Stone Wall Building with Dan Snow
Saturday August 3 – Sunday August 4
Fee: $300.00
Group construction of a free-standing dry stone wall. Participants will learn basic skills for building a straight section of a 4′ high fence. Three different styles of construction will be discussed; Galloway, doubling and singling. Skills learned can be applied to retaining wall construction, as well.
PARTICIPANTS: Max 8

Details and registration information available on the English Harbour Arts Centre website.

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