2017 WORKSHOPS 


John Cogswell

Steven Hill


Yulia Hanansen


Akira Satake



Benedict Oddi



2017 Course information is available by using the drop down boxes under the Workshop tab on this page.

Course Registration is now open!


Registration Information

Touchstone wants to make every aspect of your experience a pleasant one, including the workshop registration process. That’s why we offer four easy ways to register for a workshop:

Online: Definitely the most convenient and streamlined of the registration options, click on the link above for online enrollment for all workshops. Just select your workshop(s) and room and board preferences and the understandable and secure user interface will walk you through the registration process.
By Phone: Call 800-721-0177 or 724-329-1370 to speak with a Touchstone staff member. Just make sure to pre-select your workshop, lodging, and meal preferences from the registration form.
By Mail: Send the completed registration form along with the necessary forms of payment and required deposits to:
Touchstone Center for Crafts
Attn: Registration          
1049 Wharton Furnace Road
Farmington, Pennsylvania 15437
By Fax: Fax the completed registration form to 724-329-1371.

 Registration Guidelines and Tips:

  • Class registrations are taken on a first-come/first-served basis.
  • A 50% deposit and applicable registration fees are required at the time of registration for any workshop.
  • The balance of registration fees is due 30 days prior to the start of the workshop.
  • Materials fees are in addition to tuition fees and are due in full on the last day of your workshop.
  • Registrants with unpaid balances cannot be guaranteed a space in a workshop.
  • Classes fill quickly, so register for your favorite workshop(s) as early as possible.
  • Waiting lists are created for all filled classes based on the receipt of registration forms.

Registration Fees

Processing Fee is $50.00: This non-refundable fee helps cover the operational costs associated with processing registration materials. While Touchstone is committed to keeping its tuition as affordable as possible, we also need to ensure that we have the staff and resources to provide an easy registration experience for all registrants. This fee is payable only once per student each season, regardless of the number of workshops taken.
Returned Check Fee is $25.00.
Workshop Transfer Fee is $20.00.
Cancellation Fee is $75.00.

Materials Fees: Materials fees will be charged to all students based on materials used in each class, and are in addition to tuition. In some cases, instructors might also require that you bring certain materials and tools with you. Materials fees are to be paid in full upon the last day of your workshop. Materials fees typically range from $15.00 to $115.00. It is possible for fees to be less or more than the range indicated depending on the workshop. Note: Materials fees for all Youth Workshops are included in the cost of tuition.

 Refunds and Cancellations

While Touchstone schedules every workshop with the best intentions, the organization reserves the right to cancel a workshop for any reason. If a workshop cancellation occurs, students will be able to (1) transfer to another class or (2) receive a full refund. Students who cancel a registration 30 or more days prior to the start of the workshop date will receive a refund of their paid deposits minus the non-refundable processing fee and a cancellation fee. Students who cancel within the 30 days prior to the start of the workshop date will not be entitled to any refund. In addition, no refunds will be given after the workshop begins. Touchstone is not responsible for non-refundable or prepaid travel arrangements. 

Waiting Lists

Waiting lists are created for all filled workshops, and registrants will be placed on lists in order of their application date. No deposit is required to be placed on the waiting list. Should a space become available, waiting list students will be notified and must pay the $50 non-refundable processing fee plus full tuition balance to guarantee their space; otherwise, the next person waiting will be contacted.

 Local Resident and K-12 Teacher Tuition

Full-time residents of Fayette, Greene, Westmoreland and Somerset Counties in Pennsylvania are offered half-price tuition for any workshop on a space available, stand-by basis. The minimum required enrollment per each workshop must be met before this offer may be applied to enrollment. Regular room and board fees apply. Similar to the Waiting List students, registrations will be taken and approved based on the order of their application date. This offer is extended to K-12 teachers, regardless of where they reside. Local residents must provide a valid driver's license or other proof of residence. Teachers must provide proof of current employment such as a letter from their district. The discounted tuition rate is applicable to workshop tuition only of the resident/teacher and is not applicable to symposium pricing or youth workshops.

Student Safety Guidelines

  • By enrolling in a workshop, students assume the risk of working with equipment and materials provided by Touchstone.The faculty, staff and organization are not responsible for injuries incurred as a result of improper or irresponsible use of tools, equipment, and/or facilities.
  • The use of alcohol in studio settings prohibited. No one is permitted to work within a studio at any time after consuming alcohol– this includes drinking before or during a workshop and also drinking at meal services and attempting to work in the studio thereafter. Responsible consumption of alcohol by students of legal drinking age is permitted on Touchstone’s campus, however due to the increased potential for harm to all persons on campus, tools/equipment, facilities and property, we respectfully request that students keep alcohol out of the studios at all times.    
  • The use and/or possession of illegal drugs will not be tolerated.Violation of this policy will force Touchstone to terminate the student agreement immediately without a refund and ask the individual(s) in question to vacate the campus immediately and permanently.
  •  In the interest of safety, health, and the preservation of our campus,smoking is not permitted in any building. No one is permitted to burn candles, incense, or other flammables in any building.

    To view a full listing of the Terms and Conditions as part of your enrollment, click here.

    Touchstone Center for Crafts prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or association preference. Touchstone Center for Crafts also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to its facilities and programming. 


    Touchstone Center for Crafts
    1049 Wharton Furnace Rd.
    Farmington, PA 15437
    T: 724.329.1370
    T: 800.721.0177 
    F: 724.329.1371
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