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

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

Where

25 Bannockburn Road
Cromwell, Otago 9384,
New Zealand

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About the course

Learn the traditional craft of dry stone 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. 

Additional dates 

The date shown above is the next available intake. To help with your planning, we are also offering the following dates this year:

  • 12-13 November 2022

Course fee

$450 

Due to the demand for this programme payment is to be made in advance to secure your spot.

Course content

In this two-day course, you will build a free-standing 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 donna.jones@op.ac.nz

To apply

Please click the apply button in the top right-hand corner of this webpage to begin the application process. 
Due to the demand for this programme payment is to be made in advance to secure your spot.

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

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.