Dry Stone Building Workshop

Monday, June 14, 2021 to Thursday, June 17, 2021
Village of Lonsdale, Ontario
Beginner Seminar

A special four day 'entrance way' workshop was offered for students from beginners to professional level, as there was a spectrum of techniques and skills covered . 

The four day Lonsdale Arch Workshop 
held from June 14 to 17 got off to a rocky start but ended up being a wonderful experience. 

End of day One was hot hot hot in the sun. The wall had begun. 

Day Twosday was Choosy Tuesday. We were all looking for that 'right' stone. Always looking over what's 'left' in the pile we hadn't used yet. Remembering the three truths of zen helped - 'Everything Is Connected , Everything Changes and Pay Attention.

Day three seemed like hump-day, up and over day. It was Wednesday. When's the day we finish ? Tomorrow !

Through's day. Thursday was Closure Day. We were all Arch friends by then . Happy students . Tired teachers. The stones had their way with us !

A pic of one of our more successful 'fishing' expeditions we took each day to look for more stones

We also took a field trip to see Ron's (one of the students) property and his garden stonework including his neolithic-looking table . We took time to take a group shelfy .   Notice the dopplegangster bookends.