Enrol in Dry Stone Walling
Course Code: ARTS1833
Learn the elements of traditional dry stone walling as well as present day adaptations and potential developments of the walling craft as it exists in Canada. Instruction will address techniques for building a simple dry stone wall including cheek-ends, batter throughstones, building stones, base work, hearting, coverbands, and various forms of wall coping including vertical coping and turf top. The group will collaborate to collectively build a new dry stone garden feature. There will be a strong emphasis on using local stone and designing walling projects according to the material at hand. There will be no man made materials such as manufactured stone or gabion cages utilized. Discussions and references will also include dry stone sculpture and various other manifestations of dry laid work including ovens, fireplaces, fire pits, gates, cairns, benches, bridges and arches.