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Richard Tufnell
Richard Tufnell

Fall Arts Weekend — From the Ground Up ~ The Art of Building Dry Stone Walls

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Instructor: Richard Tufnell

For the tenth year, award-winning dry stone mason Richard Tufnell will be returning to Pine Mountain to teach the School's dry stone masonry workshop. This workshop will cover the basics of how to construct a dry stone wall. Students will learn how to cut and place stones in a stable and aesthetically pleasing manner. The workshop also includes presentations on the history of dry stone construction and demonstrations on various styles of dry stone masonry. Students will work on a stone wall on the School's campus. They will begin with the ground course and end with the capstone.

Richard has worked on dry stone projects in at least 40 countries. In the United States, he has worked on projects in national and state parks. The city of Lexington, Kentucky presented the key to the city to Richard for his work to help create the Dry Stone Conservancy and revive interest in the art of dry stone masonry.

This workshop is designed to accommodate all skill levels.

Class size is limited to 15.

Cost for this workshop is $375, which includes tools, safety glasses, tuition, meals, snacks and lodging.The field school will begin with a 6 p.m. dinner on Friday, Oct. 9 and end with lunch on Sunday, Oct. 11.

Students will stay in dormitory-style accommodations, with shared bath. Bed linens and towels are furnished. All Pine Mountain Settlement School buildings are smoke-free. No pets or firearms are allowed on campus.

Meals are served in the Laurel House dining hall. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

Advance Deposit
A non-refundable advance deposit of $100.00 per person is required at the time of registration and will apply to the total cost of the event. Lodging is not guaranteed without deposit.

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