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Lost Trades Fair – Clarendon, NSW

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Have you completed an introductory course? Would you like to practice your skills? Then join us at the Lost Trades Fair 2021!

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Wellington Arts – Art & Sculpture Festival

By made neat | October 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Wellington Arts – Art & Sculpture Festival

Have you completed an introductory course? Would you like to practice your skills? Then join us at the Wellington Arts & Sculpture Festival 2021!

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Mudgee Small Farm Field Days

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Have you completed an introductory course? Would you like to practice your skills? Then join us at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days 2021!

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Lost Trades Fair – Toowoomba, Queensland

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Have you completed an introductory course? Would you like to practice your skills? Then join us at the Queensland’s Lost Trades Fair 2021!

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Wellington Vintage Fair

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Have you completed an introductory course? Would you like to practice your skills? Then join
us at the Wellington Vintage Fair 2021!

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Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail

By made neat | September 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail

Have you completed an introductory course? Would you like to test your skills curving a wall through trees like Andy Goldsworthy? Then join us at Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail 2021!

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Demonstrations

By made neat | August 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Demonstrations

Stone of Arc provides demonstrations at several trade exhibitions throughout the year (e.g. Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail, Mudgee Small Farm Field Days and the Lost Trades Fair) and actively encourages previous course attendees to join in.

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Practice Events

By made neat | August 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Practice Events

To enable post-course practise, Stone of Arc holds demand driven practice events allowing those with some experience to refine their skills on our training centre walls. Tools, facilities, feedback and refreshments are also provided.

Price: $100

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Competitions

By made neat | August 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Competitions

As Australia’s dry stone walling community grows, opportunities will arise for both professional and amateur wallers to compete, in both timed competitions and craftsmanship innovation awards. Stone of Arc is committed to raising the standards of the craft in Australia and as such, is at the forefront of establishing such events. […]

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Women’s International Stone Alliance – WISA

By made neat | August 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Women’s International Stone Alliance – WISA

Between now and the end of 2020 WISA are keen to gather information, suggestions and ideas from other women with a love of stone. All responders will receive survey feedback and further information as the alliance develops. If you’d like to get involved, please complete this quick survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LQDM2MR

Working in collaboration with women from around the world, […]

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Regular TRAINING Courses

An introduction to Dry Stone Walling

Our Introductory courses provide participants with enough knowledge and experience to be able to accurately identify traditional walling methods, commence a basic private project, and pursue further learning.

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Cheekend Construction and Advanced Stone Shaping

All walls need to start and end somewhere so understanding the fundamentals and significance of a cheekend (or wall head) is vital to any construction you might aspire to create.

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Building a Retaining Wall

This course focuses on the fundamentals of constructing a retaining wall. Retaining walls are built in a way that enables them to hold back earth and rock.

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Crafting a Curve

Building on previously attained skills, this course focuses on the fundamentals of constructing a curve.

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Demand Driven TRAINING Courses

A Women’s Introduction to Dry Stone Walling

In addition to all the elements of the standard Introduction to Dry Stone Walling course, this option covers specific tips for women in a supportive and exclusively female environment.

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Lunky Construction

Typically used as a stock control feature (enabling sheep to pass where cattle can’t) lunky’s can also be used to straddle waterways or other obstacles.

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Building on a Slope

This course focuses on appropriately stepped foundations, equidistant placement of through stones, horizontal coursing and self-supporting placement of cope stones.

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Practice Events

Stone of Arc facilitates events for people to practice and develop their dry stone skills

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Corner Construction

This course focuses on the fundamentals of constructing a square corner. You will develop your skills in accurately selecting and placing stones to tie both sections of wall together with an even inner and outer batter.

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Building a Stile

This course allows participants to learn and practice the construction techniques of both a Step-stile and Squeeze-stile.

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Building a keystone Arch

This course introduces the use of a former. You will learn how to create and set up a former, how to build over it, and remove it.

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Building a Pillar

Pillars are an attractive addition to a wall head or gateway. This course focuses on the integration of quoins and methods to maintain a vertically accurate and stable structure.

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Random and Vertical Walling Techniques

Here we have an opportunity to move away from standard coursed horizontal walls and apply the same fundamental principles to random stone placement and vertical stone placement.

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Accreditation TRAINING Courses

Accreditation Courses and Test events

For those who aspire to become a qualified or professional waller, or to have their existing skills and experience formally recognised we offer a range of test specific features and 4-day test preparation courses for all four levels of the Craftsman Certification scheme. Where demand exists a Test event will take place on the 5th day. Applications for tests must be submitted 6 weeks prior to a Test event. Register your interest or call us for a discussion.

In addition to the numerous courses we provide covering structures pertinent to the certification scheme, these courses offer a detailed insight into the standards required by the DSWA UK. We also look at ways to improve your speed and efficiency for the timed test elements and offer significant pre-test practice opportunities to prepare you for success.

DSWA Craftsman Certification Scheme courses – Initial

In the presence of the Examiner/s, candidates are required to strip down and rebuild a straight-forward free-standing 2.5 square metre section of wall within a single 7 hour period.

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DSWA Craftsman Certification Scheme courses – Intermediate

This certificate is the first professional level qualification in the DSWA’s craftsman certification scheme.

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DSWA Craftsman Certification Scheme courses – Advanced

This certificate has two parts which must be conducted separately and in order.

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Master Craftsman Certificate

This certificate has two parts which must be conducted separately and in order. Candidates must hold the Advanced Level 3 certificate before applying for this certificate.

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DSWA Instructor Training

For people holding Intermediate Level 2 certification or above, an online Instructor training course will be available.

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