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2021 Workshop Season Update:

Touchstone is pleased to be able to offer a modified 2021 workshop season. Based on best practices related to Covid-19, workshops will run at a reduced capacity of 6 participants, all multi-occupancy lodging has been converted to single-occupancy, and mask and social distancing protocols will be strictly enforced. Our updated cancellation policy* can be found​​

HERE and our Covid-19 Policies and Procedures* can be found​​ HERE *Subject to change.

Please note the following change: All workshop participants must check out on the last day of their workshop. No overnight accomodations will be available on the last day of 2-5 day workshops.

Lodging on campus is the most convenient option for students participating in a weekend or weeklong craft workshops. Residing onsite enables you to enjoy the camaraderie and artistic cross-pollination that occurs when students live, create, and break bread on campus. If you decide to stay on campus in one of our comfortable accommodations, please note the following guidelines:

  • Residents may choose to either bring their own twin sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels or rent a linen package for $50. Items may be shipped ahead and will be made available at the time of check-in. Download a list of suggested items below to bring for your stay at Touchstone.
  • Lodging space is limited, so please make reservations early to avoid disappointment. Lodging assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. We do our best to match students with the type of housing they request, but this is not always possible. Our staff will contact you should your preferred lodging of choice be unavailable. We cannot honor requests for specific rooms or buildings.
  • Touchstone does not allow pets on campus except for service animals.
  • Touchstone is not responsible for the personal property of students or visitors and does not provide insurance covering such property. This includes vehicles and their contents as well as all personal belongings kept in studios, lodging and/or any other facility on campus.

Lodging Options

Residence Halls

residence hall

Rooms in our Campbell and Kinard residence halls have two single beds per room with two open wardrobes for storing clothing. Many people find these accommodations to be the most comfortable option at Touchstone. Each floor of the dormitory has four rooms with two shared bathrooms. The dormitories are heated, but not air-conditioned.

Cabins

The cabins are nestled throughout Touchstone’s beautiful woodland campus. They are not equipped with air conditioning or heat and are served by a bathhouse located a short distance from all residential buildings. The cabins offer guests close proximity to studios and a rustic charm that is appreciated by generations of Touchstone students.

Camping

Tent camping is available on campus and is the most affordable lodging option. RVs are not permitted. Those camping on Touchstone’s property will have access to the bathhouse.

Off-Campus Lodging

In the event that a student opts to stay off-campus or that Touchstone’s accommodations are filled to capacity, additional lodging is available at several nearby locations. Please mention your workshop at Touchstone when making lodging reservations to be eligible for the special discounts that many of these establishments offer to Touchstone students.

Please click on our off-campus lodging guide for a complete listing, including notations on the distance to Touchstone.

2021 Lodging Pricing:

Due to Covid-19 precations, all multi-occupancy lodging has been converted to single-occupancy

Touchstone is not responsible for any incurred travel or lodging fees through 3rd party agencies such as Airbnb because of cancellation of a workshop.

PRIVATE DORM (one evening) – $90 
Includes lodging for one evening in a private dorm room (no assigned roommates), shared restroom; does not include linens rental. Select quantity for number of evenings you wish to purchase and enter your check-in/out dates in the notes section of the following registration page.

PRIVATE DOUBLE CABIN (one evening) – $60 
Includes lodging for one evening in a private double cabin (no assigned roommates), use of shared bathhouse; does not include linens rental. Select quantity for number of evenings you wish to purchase and enter your check-in/out dates in the notes section of the following registration page. 

ENTIRE 3-BED CABIN w/ RESTROOM* (one evening) – $125 
Includes lodging for one evening in a cabin with 3 beds and private restroom (no assigned roommates); does not include linens rental. Select quantity for number of evenings you wish to purchase and enter your check-in/out dates in the notes section of the following registration page. *Limited availability

ENTIRE 4-BED CABIN w/ RESTROOM* (one evening) – $150 
Includes lodging for one evening in a cabin with 4 beds and private restroom (no assigned roommates); does not include linens rental. Select quantity for number of evenings you wish to purchase and enter your check-in/out dates in the notes section of the following registration page. *Limited availability

CAMPING (one evening) – $10 
Includes lodging for one evening camping, use of shared bathhouse; does not include hookups, tent/other camping gear, or linens rental. Select quantity for number of evenings you wish to purchase and enter your check-in/out dates in the notes section of the following registration page. 

LINEN RENTAL – $50 
Linens rental package includes twin-size bedding (fitted sheet, flat sheet, blanket, pillow and pillowcase), towels, washcloth, and hand/foot towels; does not include unlimited bedding or towels, hair dryer, or toiletries.  

NO LODGING – $0     
Commuting; no lodging needed. 

MATERIALS AND STUDIO FEES – $15.00 to $115.00
Materials are not included in tuition. 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.

NONREFUNDABLE PROCESSING FEE – $15 (for 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day workshops) 
This REQUIRED nonrefundable fee helps cover the operational costs associated with processing registrations.   

MEAL PLANS  (Full or Lunch Only) – Click here for pricing

DINNER ADD-ON OPTION – Includes dinner on x prior to workshop start/at close of workshop. 

Meals and Lodging for Guests:

Please call our office at 724-329-1370 if interested in making arrangements for guests 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 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.

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