Touchstone CENTER FOR CRAFTS

Pioneering Craft Education for Over 50 Years

2019 Sculpture-based Workshops – Thad Mosley Scholarship

The Thaddeus Mosley Scholarship 


100% Tuition Scholarship: This scholarship provides 100% tuition for any adult-level sculpture-based workshop at Touchstone Center for Crafts. Additional funds may be awarded to offset the cost of housing, meals, travel and materials fees on a case-by-case basis. This scholarship was established in honor of lifelong Touchstone instructor and friend, Thaddeus Mosley. 


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Interested in applying? Consider one of these 2019 sculpture-based workshops:




Blacksmithing


JUL 22–26
The Art of Welding with Glen Gardner


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This hands-on class is focused on the various skills required to join metal parts through the application of heat. Whether your interest lies in creating sculpture, metal furniture or even someday building a bicycle, this workshop will inspire confidence for building those dreams.


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AUG 19–23
Forging Sculptural Forms with Aaron DeShields


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This week-long intensive will focus on creative methods and problem solving as it relates to the art of sculptural blacksmithing. Developing artists and seasoned smiths alike are encouraged to join!


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Ceramics


JUL 22–26
The Narrative Figure with Kyle and Kelly Phelps


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Kelly and Kyle share their process from start to finish and how the use of the figure can be the perfect vehicle to talk about topics like politics, environment, race, religion, class, sexuality, gender, poverty, war, and other issues of our time.


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SEP 7-8
Making Faces with Travis Winters


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Create dramatic faces that tell a story! Travis will guide you through his technique for sculpting faces on hollow forms for sculptural or functional work.


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Glass


AUG 12–16
Knitting with Glass with Carol Milne


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Learn to knit with glass using Carol’s signature technique! Working with strands of wax, you will knit small objects to transform into glass using the lost wax casting process. All levels are welcome, but beginners should be prepared to be challenged.


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SEP 14–16
Introduction to Structural Flameworking with Kit Paulson


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Learn the basics of borosilicate flameworking with an emphasis on strategies for building larger structures in glass. Bring grand ideas and expect to learn through lively demos, presentations, and hands-on practice.


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Special Topics


June 26-28
Bronze Casting with Rivers of Steel Arts


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Join Rivers of Steel Arts at Touchstone for a one-of-a-kind workshop in bronze casting. You will work with leading foundry artist, Ed Parrish, to build and transform your unique creations into solid bronze.


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AUG 12–16
The Art and Craft of Metal Mesh Sculpture and ‘Flame Painting’ with Lanny Bergner


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Create sculptural constructions and basketry forms out of metal in this fun mesh-working workshop. Then, explore the fascinating world of ‘flame painting’ by using a propane torch to draw/paint on stainless steel mesh.


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Scholarship Applications are due Mar 15


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.

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