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Fall 2017 Workshop and Certification Schedule

This fall the Dry Stone Conservancy will host two introductory workshops as well as one advanced level workshop and certifications for all levels.

Introductory Workshop – September 23-24 (Sat-Sun) : Fayette Co., KY – In this introductory level workshop participants will learn about historic rock fence restoration along a classic Kentucky thoroughfare.  More information about registration and payment can be accessed by clicking here.

Introductory Workshop – October 6-7 (Fri-Sat) : Fayette Co., KY – In this introductory level workshop participants will learn about historic cemetery wall restoration.  More information about registration and payment can be accessed by clicking here.

Certification Prep Workshop – October 18-19 (Wed-Thu) : Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – This advanced level workshop is intended for those wishing to pursue DSC certification.  The workshop will be led by DSC Master Craftsman, Neil Rippingale.  More information about registration and payment can be accessed by clicking here.

Certification Exams – October 20 & 22 (Fri & Sun) : Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – More information can be found here.  Payment can be made here.

Robert M. Brewer National Walling Competition – October 21 (Sat) : Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – More information about this event can be found here.

DSC Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule & Registration Form

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Fall 2017 Certification Exams!

The 2017 Fall season will culminate in late October for our twice annual certification exams.  Mason can become basic qualified, or advance their rank.

When: October 20 and 22 (Friday: Special Features/Wallheads and Sunday: Timed Test)

Where: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, near Harrodsburg, Kentucky

More Information:  Be sure to read this – 2017 DSC Certification Program Packet

Payment and Registration:

Basic Qualified: Timed Test $150 – Payment here.

Journeyman: Timed Test $250 – Payment here.

Journeyman: Special Features Test $250 – Payment here.

Master Craftsman: Timed Test $350 – Payment here.

Master Craftsman: Special Features Test: $350 – Payment here.


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Spring 2016 Workshops & Event Schedule

The time has finally come…

Our Workshops this Spring are ready to rock!  You can pay here on our website or mail in a check.  We need registration forms as well (Page 4 of the document below).  We hope to see you guys on the wall!

We will also be offering Certification Exams at the end of May!!!

DSC Spring Workshop Schedule & Registration Form

May 21st & 22nd (Sat & Sun) –– “Edge Fence Workshop” (introductory)

May 25th & 26th (Wed & Thurs) – “Certification Prep Workshop”

May 27th & 28th (Fri & Sat) –– “Spring 2016 Certification Exams”

Pay for or reserve workshops on our online store

Additional Information

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. Stone Dressing Clinics are limited to four participants and run for only one day each (see more information on the next page). Introductory and Certification Prep 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 $300.00. The one-day Stone Dressing Clinic fee is $200.00. 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.

Attendee Information Form

If you plan on attending a workshop or event, please complete this form. One submission per attendee is all we need.

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