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Touchstone’s Virtual Open House

WATCH ONLINE AT ANY TIME!

We’re bringing Touchstone to you!  Demonstrations, campus and studio tours, artist talks, exhibitions, and more!

Artist Happy Hour Series

Join us for a series of Virtual Studio Tours and Artist Talks, hosted by Touchstone Center for Crafts. Participants must register in advance. Registration is Free but space is limited. Registered participants receive an email with a link to join using Zoom from any computer or mobile device.

More Artist Happy Hours Coming Soon!

If you would like to give to Touchstone in support of these programs, please consider a donation. Because of you, we’re able to continue the great work that we do. Click to Donate Now

Previous Virtual Programs…

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Tuesdays at 7:00 PM (Eastern); July and September
Throughout the summer, we’ve been checking in to the studios to see what our Interns are working on.

Watch the LIVE Streams on Instagram!

Watch the live demonstrations using the Instagram app or at Instagram.com.

  1. Follow @touchstonecenterforcrafts on Instagram
  2. Tune in at the times listed below
  3. Tap or click on our profile picture (teasel logo) to view the live video
  4. Links to the videos will be posted below at a later date

Virtual Teen Week and Educators’ Retreat

Two of our favorite weeks of programming at Touchstone are going Virtual! We’ve put together an exciting lineup of studio walk-throughs, demonstrations, artist talks, critiques, arts resources for Teens and Educators, and much more!

Registration is Free but space is limited. Participants must register in advance.
Registered participants receive an email with a link to join using Zoom from any computer or mobile device.

​Teen Week
JULY 20-24


Monday through Friday at 2:00 PM (Eastern), participants will meet together on Zoom

​Educators’ Retreat
JULY 27-31


Monday through Friday at 1:00 PM (Eastern), participants will meet together on Zoom

Virtual Summer School Program for Teens

This program has ended, thanks to everyone who participated. Each week features a different artist talking about their art practice and giving live demonstrations!
Thursdays at 1:00 pm (Eastern)
June 18–July 23, 2020

  • June 18: Joy Knepp (Glass)
  • June 25: Maia Leppo (Metals & Jewelry)
  • July 2: Phil Ashworth (Drawing and Painting)
  • July 9: Makenna Henriksen (Blacksmithing)
  • July 16: Taylor Mezo (Ceramics)
  • July 23: Taylor Fentz (Metals & Jewelry)

Sessions begin at 1:00pm (Eastern)

Registration is Free! Open to all Teens who want to participate. Brought to you by the East End United Community Center 21st CCLC After School Program. Registered participants receive an email with a link to join using Zoom from any computer or mobile device.

Virtual Teen After School Program

This program has ended, thanks to everyone who participated. Each Thursday from May 7th through June 4th featured a different topic. Brought to you by the East End United Community Center 21st CCLC After School Program.

  • Thursday, May 7th at 3:30 pm (Eastern): A virtual tour of Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, PA
  • Thursday, May 14th at 3:30 pm (Eastern): Anna Koplik (blacksmithing) from Temple, Texas
  • Thursday, May 21st at 3:30 pm (Eastern): Travis Winters (figurative ceramics) from Hopwood, PA
  • Thursday, May 28th at 3:30 pm (Eastern): Dan Tomcik (wood-fired, functional pottery) coming from Touchstone’s campus
  • Thursday, June 4th at 3:30 pm (Eastern): Learn about Touchstone’s annual Teen Week and how YOU can participate! This year’s #TouchstoneTeenWeek will be offered virtually during the week of July 19-24. Exciting activities are being planned.

Watch the video to learn more…


Please check back for more virtual events being planned.

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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