Summer Dry Stone Walling Workshops in Newfoundland

Are you interested in learning the art and craft of dry stone walling in a beautiful northern coastal setting this summer? If so, please contact Deb Wickwire for more information or to register: or cell 860 558 0449. But do it soon - currently there are only a few spots left in the Workshop descriptions below.

5-Day WORKSHOP July 29 - Aug 2, 2012 TITLE: Dry Stone Design and ConstructionWORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: 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’s 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 WORKSHOP Aug 4 - 5, 2012 TITLE: Stone Fence Building WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Group construction of a free-standing dry stone wall. Participants will learn basic skills for building a straight section of 4’ high fence. Three different styles of construction will be instructed; Galloway, doubling and singling. Skills learned can be applied to retaining wall construction, as well.PARTICIPANTS: Max 8

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