Dry Stone Conservancy Master Craftsman Neil Rippingale and other distinguished instructors will lead a 7-day workshop January 22-28 that will include (if desired) the first DSC certification exams to be offered on the West Coast. The drystone workshop is part of the Stone Foundation’s Annual Symposium Conference and Workshops to be held January 15 – 28, 2016 in California. For more information and to register, go to www.stonefoundation.org or call the DSC office at (859) 266-4807.
The Stone Foundation’s 2016 Stonework Symposium will be a dual-venue event in coastal Northern California, starting in San Francisco and continuing ~100 miles north in Gualala, on the Mendocino Coast.
The focus of the Program while in San Francisco will be on the Theory of Stonework in the public realm with an emphasis on Design & Appreciation. Attendees will then travel north on California’s Highway 1 to Gualala where the focus of the Program will be the Practical Application of Techniques – new and old – with an emphasis on Building & Community. The Symposium events, workshops, demonstrations and certifications will be hosted by Peter Mullins and The Gualala Arts Center.