Got rocks? Well put them to work! Join us for a Practical Masonry For Ranch and Farm, a workshop where you'll learn essential skills and be able to apply them -- in this case to build a firepit out of the lava rocks we all have lying around. You can use these skills to build a wall, a walkway, a fireplace - most anything you can imagine. Led by experienced stone mason Morgan Griffin, this hands-on workshop is for beginners and those with some prior experience who want to hone their skills. Workshops limited to 10 participants.
Sat Oct 7th- Redmond/Bend Area
Sat Nov 4th- Redmond/Bend Area
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
$125 per Session
Gain hands-on expertise in masonry tools and their practical applications:
Equip yourself with valuable knowledge that will enhance your masonry capabilities and project outcomes.
Mortar matters. Discover the art of blending mortar components for optimal strength and durability. After attending this workshop you'll be able to determine the precise ratios to make perfect mortar, and use techniques that result in strong and long-lasting masonry.
From laying the foundation to arranging the stones like a pro, you'll move step-by-step thru the process to create a functional and handsome firepit, steps you can repeat at home. These same skills can be used to build walls, steps, outdoor evens, and more. Good thing we have a lot of rocks in Central OR!
Meet Morgan Griffin, a seasoned masonry specialist with a diverse background spanning various sectors of the industry. Renowned for his comprehensive knowledge of masonry in the United States, Morgan has lent his expertise to archaeologic masonry repair and discovery projects. His affinity for utilizing lava rock as an affordable yet captivating resource has driven him to share his expertise with the public. With a passion for both aesthetics and durability, Morgan is the perfect leader to guide you through the journey of creating exceptional masonry masterpieces.
If you'd like to see his work for large project, please visit his website here: www.griffinstonework.com
$125 for a 3 hour workshop. Includes all materials.
Both will be in the Redmond area. Address on registration.
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This workshop is designed for adults and involves specific tools and materials that may not be suitable or safe for children. We want to maintain a focused and secure environment for all participants.
School of Ranch is a Central Oregon based 501c3 nonprofit. We hire experienced locals to teach practical homestead skills, live and in person. Beyond teaching skills and creating paying gigs, we help strengthen our community by bringing people together in live learning environments that encourage the development of trust and empathy.