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Touchstone CENTER FOR CRAFTS

Pioneering Craft Education for 50+ Years

 

  

Campus Information

Terms and Conditions

Refunds and Cancellations

Touchstone makes every effort to run each scheduled workshop; however, the organization reserves the right to cancel a workshop for any reason (primarily low enrollment). Touchstone will make cancellation notifications at least 14 days prior to the start date of the workshop. Notification for workshops that must be cancelled due to unforeseen (emergency) circumstances will happen as soon as possible.

 

If Touchstone cancels a workshop, participants will be able to 1) transfer to another workshop without incurring a transfer fee, 2) receive a full refund, or 3) donate their workshop tuition to Touchstone’s scholarship program (Touchstone is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 23-7258132).

 

Touchstone is not responsible for materials purchases or for nonrefundable or prepaid travel and/or off-campus lodging arrangements in the event of any cancellation (by the participant or Touchstone).

 

Please download our 2023 Cancellation Policy for full details.

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 the improper or irresponsible use of tools, equipment, and/or facilities.
  • The use of alcohol in studio settings prohibited. No one is permitted to work in 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.

Touchstone reserves the right to dismiss immediately and permanently any student – without refund – for behavior considered unacceptable, including but not limited to the following:

  • Any behavior which jeopardizes the safety of self or others
  • Behavior which violates local, state, and/or federal laws
  • Damage to, destruction, theft. or misuse of Touchstone property or the property of others
  • Discriminatory conduct directed at a particular person based on race, gender, religion, sexual preference, age, national origin, or disability
  • Disruption of the normal functioning of the Touchstone community, breaching the peace, disrupting the work of others, and/or violating the rights of others
  • Hazing, physical abuse, physical violence, or threat of physical harm to others
  • Hunting or any related activity is not permitted on Touchstone’s campus
  • Possession of a deadly weapon on Touchstone’s premises
  • Refusing to follow safety procedures for proper use of tools, equipment, and/or materials
  • Refusing to participate in class if this adversely impacts the learning of others
  • Sexual assault, abuse, harassment, or indecent exposure
  • Unauthorized use of Touchstone’s studios, housing and/or other property
  • Use of alcohol or intoxication in the studios, underage drinking, and/or providing alcohol to anyone on campus under the age of 21
  • Use, possession, or sale of illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Verbal abuse or harassment of others

Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency, students should contact the nearest available staff member. In case of medical emergency or fire, contact 911. Basic first aid kits and fire extinguishers are located throughout campus; please be aware of their locations. In any situation, always get help first and do not put yourself in danger. Emergency procedures, phone numbers, and directions to Uniontown Hospital and MedExpress Urgent Care are located in each building. A phone is located in the dining hall for 24-hour emergency use.

Medical Conditions and Allergies

Students and instructors are asked to voluntarily provide a listing of any medical conditions or allergies that staff should be aware of in the event of an emergency on the student waiver, release and indemnity agreement. It is Touchstone’s policy to contact 911 in the event of a medical emergency. Touchstone does not supply or administer any form of injectable adrenaline (epinephrine). If you have a known allergy to foods, insect stings/bites, environmental items, and/or other products, we strongly encourage you to bring your own supply of allergy medicines or EpiPen for self-injection. If you should have an accident that requires medical attention, call 911 and/or notify a staff member immediately. The Uniontown Hospital and MedExpress Urgent Care center are both a 20-minute drive from Touchstone. If you have a nighttime emergency that cannot wait until morning, contact a designated staff member and/or check the emergency phone list posted in each building.

Meals and Lodging for Guests

Please call our office at 724-329-1370 if interested in making arrangements for a guest to stay on campus.

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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