Short Course

Dry Stone Walling

Drystone construction is as much an art as a science. Building a stone wall is a wonderfully creative and fulfilling experience and during this two-day course, you will build a free-standing wall.

When

21 September 24
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM –
22 September 24
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Where

25 Bannockburn Road
Cromwell, Otago 9384,
New Zealand

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About the course

Learn the traditional craft of drystone walling.

Drystone construction is as much an art as a science. Building a stone wall is a wonderfully creative and fulfilling experience. One moment you have a space and the next you have a structure. It may have a practical use such as a freestanding wall to keep animals out or retain a bank or create a terrace. Structures can/will make a statement, whether it be sculptural or practical - the numbers of drystone applications are endless.

This is a two-day course. Each day will start at 9.00am and finish at 3.00pm. 

Course fee

$475

Please note: Student loans are not available for short courses and night classes.

Course content

In this two-day course, you will build a freestanding wall from foundation to capping using schist stone and basic masonry tools.

Materials

Stone and tools are provided.

Please bring your own safety footwear and safety glasses, and bring gloves if you wish to wear them.

For more information

To find out more, please contact central@op.ac.nz.

To apply

Please click the blue 'Apply' button in the top right-hand corner of this webpage to begin the application process. 

For help with applications, please contact central@op.ac.nz.