TWO DAY INTRODUCTORY
DRYSTONE WALLING COURSE

 

SAUGEEN FIRST NATION HIGHWAY 21

 

AMPHITHEATER GROUNDS

 

SATURDAY/SUNDAY JULY 20/21 2019

 

RAIN OR SHINE EVENT!

 

THIS IS A TWO DAY HANDS ON COURSE OPEN TO MASONS, LANDSCAPER AND ENTHUSIASTS OF ALL ABILITITES AND INCLUDES 15 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION

 

IT WILL COVER SAFETY, BASIC TERMINOLOGY, STRUCTURE AND STYLES OF DRY STONE WALLING
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY PROPER WALLING TECHNIQUES AND CONSTRUCT THEIR OWN WALLS WITH AND UNDERSTANDING OF STRUCTURE

 

THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT AND STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING THEIR OWN TOOLS IF THEY HAVE THEM, SAFETY SHOES, EYEWEAR PROTECTION AND APPROPRIATE CLOTHING

 

INSTRUCTORS ARE CERTIFIED WITH THE DRY STONE WALLING ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN

 

LUNCHES ARE PROVIDED AS WELL AS COFFEE AND TEA AT BREAK TIMES
AN EVENT T SHIRT WILL ALSO BE GIVEN OUT SO BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR SHIRT SIZE

 

THE COURSE IS RIGHT ON THE SAUGEEN AMPHITHEATER GROUNDS  AND GIVES FOLKS A CHANCE TO SEE THE TERRIFIC WORK BEING DONE BY THE SAUGEEN WALLERS!

 

SOME OF THE BEST WALLERS IN CANADA AND THE U.S. WILL BE ON HAND AS WELL AS MASTERCRAFTSMEN JIM HANSON (SCOTLAND) AND LAURIE LAMBETH (ENGLAND)

 

BRIAN FAIRFIELD AND MATT CARTER (USA) WILL BE LEADING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MASSIVE STONE ARCH BUILT AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE AMPHITHEATER!

 

COURSE COST IS 300$ PLUS HST PER STUDENT

 

MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO
SAUGEEN FIRST NATION AMPHITHEATER PROGRAM
28 JOSHUA CRES. SOUTHAMPTON ONTARIO
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ATTN.DRY STONE WALLING COURSE
CONTACT DEAN.MCLELLAN@YAHOO.CA FOR FURTHER DETAILS

I’m pleased to announce that Dean McLellan Stonework and the Saugeen Amphitheater restoration program with the support of Upper Canada Stone  and Landscape Ontario, will be offering a Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain, Certification Day on July 19 2019.  The exam day will take place right on the grounds of the Amphitheater in Saugeen Reserve Ontario Hwy 21.  We are pleased to announce that we have MasterCraftsmen Jim James R Hanson and
Laurie Lambeth returning for their second year of Examining for us.

Potential candidates are encouraged to research the process through the DSWA.org.uk web site.  I am available as the only Examiner in Canada to answer questions as well after initial research.

Level 1 certification is 475$ Canadian, and Level 2 is 575$ Canadian.  Level three exams can be arranged through myself as well with costs discussed but expect features and the timed test to be in the range of 575$ plus travel costs if needed.

Testing will begin at 8 AM sharp until 4 pm with a mandatory half hour lunch.  Level 2 examinees are responsible for providing their own batter frames etc.

This is a rain or shine event so dress accordingly, with the required hard toe boots, safety wear and tools.  Lunch is not provided.

 Applications to examine must be submitted no later than June 1, we can not take applications after this so get them in early to not miss out!

The fee charged includes the mandatory DSWAUK international fee of 140$ Can.

 This will most likely be the only time that DSWA Certification will be offered this year in Canada. It makes for a terrific opportunity to not be missed for interested masons, wallers and anyone interested in furthering their skill set and achieving a world wide recognized certification in the craft!!

 Anyone interested can reach me at dean.mclellan@yahoo.ca.
Or by phone at 519 321 1586.

Contact Dean McLellan Stonework