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Learn the Craft of Dry-Laid Stone Masonry

May 1, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

| $350

12791035_xlThe Dry Stone Conservancy spring 2016 Workshops & Event Schedule will include a stop at Hebron Cemetery in Lawrenceburg May 14-15 for an Introductory Workshop

Workshop Descriptions
The Conservancy holds workshops for the general public to learn basic dry stone technique and for advanced mason training. Participants learn international standards in dry stone masonry and then participate in building projects to upgrade their skills. Introductory Workshops are designed for drystone enthusiasts with little to no previous experience who would like to gain a basic understanding of drystone construction techniques. The pace will be comfortable and participants will learn the fundamental skills needed to build and repair a typical rock fence, flower bed, or retaining wall.

Workshop Logistics
The Conservancy strives to maintain a ratio of one experienced instructor per six participants, thus assuring plenty of individual attention. A typical workshop includes from 6 to 12 participants, with no more than 18 permitted. Introductory Workshops run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days, beginning with a brief introduction to dry stone masonry construction and safety, followed by two days of hands-on instruction while restoring or building a dry stone fence or retaining wall. The Conservancy will provide work gloves, safety glasses and rock or brick hammers for those who do not already own or plan to buy them in advance of the workshop.

Workshop Registration
The two-day workshop fee is $350.00. The fee includes a copy of our training manual Building and Repairing Dry Stone Fences & Retaining Walls (other materials for the Stone Dressing Clinic) to be handed out on the first day of the workshop, plus online access prior to the workshop for viewing our training videos: Walls of Stone and Building and Repairing Rock Fences and Retaining Walls. Lunches are also included; however, if you have any unusual dietary restrictions please plan to bring your own food. Additionally, upon successful completion of an introductory workshop, participants are then eligible to participate on the Conservancy’s Volunteer Work Days at no cost! For more information about our Volunteer Work Days, please contact the office at 859-266-4507 or visit the website.

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May 1, 2016
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hebron Cemetery
McCalls Springs Road
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 United States
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(859) 613-4407