Participants gain confidence using unfamiliar tools through one-on-one instruction.
It’s that time of year again! On Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th, 2018, Andrew Pighills will be conducting another dry stone wall building workshop here at Stonewell Farm.
This two-day, hands-on, workshop instructs homeowners and tradespeople the structural techniques involved in building a dry stone wall. The outdoor classroom provides the setting for practicing proper dry stone walling methods including safety, batter, hearting, throughs, and capstones. Knowledge gained will prepare students for their own projects and help train their eyes to identify proper walling techniques in all dry-stone walls. Registration is limited to 16 participants, who must be 18 years of age or older. Cost includes an evening “Pizza Rustica’ dinner, prepared on-site in a hand-built stone, wood-fired oven crafted by the instructor.
Cost: $350 Pre-registration is required.
To register: contact Michelle Becker, Workshop Administrator
Stonewall Building Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, April 27th & 28th, 2019
Learn what it takes to build a dry stone wall from A Dry Stone Walling Association–certified instructor. Build a free-standing wall by applying four basic principles and employing a few simple techniques. From “founds” to “throughs” to “copes,” each stage in the construction will be explained and demonstrated. Participants will build a wall using native stone. This is a great chance to try something new or fine-tune skills you already have.
On Saturday evening we have a Pizza Party, where participants get to relax with drinks and pizza, cooked in our own outdoor wood fired oven.
The workshop is a two-day event, Sat. and Sun. April 27th & 28th , 2019 and will be held at Stonewell Farm, 39 Beckwith Road in Killingworth, Connecticut. All instruction is on an individual basis. Pre-registration is required, as the workshops fill up quickly.
To register, contact:
Michelle Becker, Workshop Administrator