Dry stone walling short course


Central Otago

Two days, 9.00am-3.00pm

On campus

24-25 September 2022
12-13 November 2022
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Central Otago
    27 February 2021
  • Central Otago
    27 March 2021

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 to 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. 

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.


This course will be held at the Bannockburn Road Site (near Cromwell) of the Otago Polytechnic Central Otago campus.


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

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