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Touchstone CENTER FOR CRAFTS

Pioneering Craft Education for 50 Years

DETOUR: Wharton Furnace Road is closed Between Fayette Springs Road and Touchstone. follow the detour – from Rt. 40, Take Rt. 381/Elliottsville Road, in 2.4 miles turn right onto workman road, 2 miles to Touchstone

Touchstone’s 50th Anniversary is a tremendous milestone, and we look forward to celebrating with you. It is also the perfect moment to activate our vision for the future.

THE NEXT 50 YEARS DEPENDS ON THE GENEROSITY OF OUR COMMUNITY TODAY

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2022 WORKSHOPS OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Weekend and Weeklong Immersive Craft Workshops and Date Nights!

 

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Artwork pictured by 2022 Instructors: Ellen Durkan, Melissa Weiss, Julie Snidle, Michael Mangiafico, Jim Bové, Gasali Adeyemo.

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"We love you, what you are doing, and your vision for the future."

'Tissue Farm' in Confluence, PA - 03/03/2022

50 YEARS!

"Pioneer Crafts Council & Touchstone were a part of my family’s art experience since I was a child. At 19, I took my first class (nature baskets) and I was hooked. There is magic in this place sparked by the natural beauty, the art spirit, and the beautiful community that forms at each session.”

- 10/09/2020

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"Touchstone is a woodland gem. It’s serenity always affords me a clear head and the ability to concentrate on my art."

- 2021 Workshop Participant - 10/09/2020

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ABOUT

Touchstone Center for Crafts is a unique three-seasons craft school located 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in the beautiful mountains of the Laurel Highlands, near Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Ohiopyle State Park, and Nemacolin Resort. Founded in 1972 as Pioneer Crafts Council, Touchstone's original mission was to foster interest in the preservation of traditional crafts. Today, this unique craft school has expanded to include contemporary and experimental techniques in disciplines such as blacksmithing, ceramics, metals & jewelry, glass, drawing & painting, and special topic areas. As Pennsylvania's premier craft school, Touchstone offers beginning and seasoned artists 1-5 day workshops taught by some of North America's finest artisans.

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Over 20 on-demand videos available to watch any time for free! Experience what it’s like to be a part of this creative community.

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Mission Statement: Touchstone Center for Crafts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression.

Touchstone Center for Crafts condemns all acts of racism, discrimination, and senseless violence. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to dignity, respect, and equality without fear.  As an organization, we commit to listen and learn and to grow. We will continue to work to empower people to use art as a means of expression, a way to build community, and a powerful voice for change.

Touchstone Center for Crafts · 1049 Wharton Furnace Rd. · Farmington · PA 15437

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