Make Your Mark: Stonemasonry Workshops

Stonemasonry workshops will help you safely learn details of the craft of building with stone. Stone craftsman and educator, Joe Dinwiddie (aka Drystone Joe), teaches the science, art, and methodologies of stonemasonry. Learn how to design and build stonemasonry features using best known practices in a one, two, or five-day stonemasonry workshop.  At the conclusion of Drystone Joe’s workshop, you will have built a beautiful & lasting stone installation. You will also learn the steps, tools, time, and budget you need to complete your own.

Stonemasonry workshops include a multimedia classroom component with discussion, videos, books, magazines, graph paper drawings, images, a hands-on stone puzzle, tools, questions, answers, and samples of different types of stone. The hands-on component includes all of the real-world aspects of shaping, moving, and setting stone, as well as use of a range of stonemasonry tools.

Joe has been a stone craftsman since 1997. He earned his certification to teach drystone masonry from the Drystone Walling Association (DSWA) of Great Britain in 2001. In 2016, he re-certified as an instructor with the DSWA.  While a revival of drystone masonry was underway in central Kentucky, Joe earned his masters degree in vocational education from the University of Kentucky in 2001. Furthermore, Joe earned two levels of certification from the DSWA in drystone masonry construction. He wrote a manual on the craft, Drystone Masonry, in 2018. As a result of leading artist residencies in K-12 schools, he designed and patented a 3-dimensional arch puzzle to teach the basics of stonemasonry to all ages and learning styles. Joe has led twenty years of drystone masonry workshops with diverse populations and settings.

Join us . . . Make Your Mark.

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