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Pennsylvania’s Premier Craft School

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Touchstone

CENTER FOR CRAFTS

2022 Marks Our 50th Year of Pioneering Craft Education!

Watch for special anniversary events, increased scholarship opportunities, and an exciting lineup of workshops.

WE'RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2022 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE!

Weekend and Weeklong Immersive Craft Workshops and Date Nights!

 

Now Available for Enrollment

Register early - studio capacity is limited; workshops will fill quickly.

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

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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 Woodlands 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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Workshops

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Exhibitions

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Events

Want to Learn More?

Touchstone's Second Virtual Open House

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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 stands in solidarity with the Black community and 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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