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Drystone Walling Introduction

October 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 2, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

$300

This two-day hands-on course is open to masons, landscapers and enthusiasts of all abilities and includes 15 hours of instruction and a Willowbank certificate upon completion. We will cover safety, basic terminology, structure and styles of dry stone walling. Students will be able to identify proper walling techniques and construct their own walls with an understanding of structure.

The two-day format allows time for students to ask questions regarding their own projects.

This is a rain or shine event, and students are required to bring their own walling tools, safety shoes, eyewear protection and appropriate clothing. Instructors are certified with the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain.

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Instructors:

Dean McLellan

Dry Stone Waller

Dean McLellan is certified Master Craftsman in Canada recognized by the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. He is also a  professional member of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain and a certified instructor.  Dean is a faculty associate at Willowbank as well as an instructor at the Niagara School of Horticulture.


Philip Dolphin

Dry Stone Waller

Philip Dolphin is a certified Master Craftsman from North Yorkshire in the UK, recognized by the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. He is a professional member of the the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain and a certified instructor.


Kenneth Davies

Dry Stone Waller

Bachelor of Arts (anthropology) from Trent University, 2007. Diploma in Heritage and Traditional Masonry from Algonquin College, 2009. Discouraged by the state of the masonry industry in Southwestern Ontario (predominantly man made veneer work) he transitioned over a number of years to drystone walling. Currently, he holds a Level 2 professional certification and instructor certification from the DSWA UK.


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Start:
October 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am
End:
October 2, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
$300
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Website:
http://stonesthrow.willowbank.ca

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Board of Directors
Willowbank Centre