Join us for three fun-filled, information-packed and hands-on workshops learning the skills of masonry floors, walls and garden edging. For the beginner there’s a 1-day introductory workshop learning the basics of the tools, materials and techniques. Then dive deeper with the 2 follow-up masterclass workshops on the art of masonry floors and craft of masonry walling. Brett Parsons brings an inspiring passion and professionalism to his work and teaching and shares tips and techniques acquired from many decades of experience as a landscaper and stone mason.
The workshops will undertake some small paving and walling projects at Djanbung Gardens to provide real hands-on experience. Workshop fees include M/A teas and a delicious lunch prepared by Abundance Cafe featuring fresh garden and local produce.
Do the introductory workshop and receive a 20% discount on the masterclass workshops.
Workshop #1 Introduction to Masonry – for the beginner Feb 28
Workshop #2 All things Floors • 2-day Masterclass on the art of floor masonry Mar 20-21
Workshop #3 All things Walls • 3-day Masterclass on the craft of rock and brick walling Apr 17-19
About the trainer: Brett Parsons
Brett is passionate about working with natural materials and creating functional beauty with masonry in the landscape. He started young, helping his bricklayer dad from the age of 10, then after an apprenticeship as a mechanic unhappy working in grease and exhaust fumes, he joined his brother’s paving business. He then moved into tiling, concreting, landscaping and eventually started his own landscape business with high-end clients in Brisbane. Brett discovered the joy of stone masonry while constructing a large sandstone wall for a ‘Big Brother’ set, and spent time working with Blue Mountains basalt before returning to Brisbane working in civil construction projects. Brett now enjoys sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience, passing on the skills to empower others to do it themselves.