Learn Drystone Masonry with Drystone Joe !

Artist Residencies:

I lead artist residencies in K-12 schools for students to learn drystone masonry. I also create daily lesson plans. Math, science, art, social studies, and language arts are certainly related subjects. Students, staff, and I build permanent educational stonework on school grounds while I am in residence. I earned a teacher license for grades 6-12 social studies at the University of North Carolina, Asheville in 2011. I earned my bachelors degree in Appalachian studies at Berea College in 1999.

Vocational Training:

Another education I provide is vocational training. Landscape workers who want or need to also learn drystone masonry are my students. I develop educational plans due to skill levels and goals of learners. These classes I teach at community colleges, technical schools, and while on project sites. I earned my master’s degree in vocational education at the University of Kentucky in 2001.

Workshops:

I offer workshops at non-profit sites so we may repair or build stonework. Most workshops are fee-based. As a result, learners pay for instruction and materials. 10 learners in a workshop is probably best due to space. Workshops range from 1 day to 2 weeks. I earned instructor certification from the Drystone Walling Association in 2001. In 2017, I completed DSWA recertification at The Stone Trust in Vermont.

Videos:

My Youtube videos are another way I teach.  Watch a short DIY video about a drystone retaining wall. Students also made a funny, animated DIY video on drystone arch construction.

Manual:

In 2019, I finally completed a manual about drystone masonry. It covers stone types, building methods, types and use of tools, specific projects, estimating, safety, and more. I sell it at my workshops, artist residencies, presentations, and also booth events.

Resources:

Finally, I suggest you look at books, magazines, videos and more on my list of stonemasonry resources.

Contact Drystone Joe:

Contact me so we may discuss presentations, artist residencies, or workshops. Call me at (505) 470-8642. You may email me at mason@drystonejoe.com.

 

 

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