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Touchstone CENTER FOR CRAFTS

Pioneering Craft Education for 50 Years

pictured: artwork by Mac McCusker, Elizabeth Brim, Carolyn Pierotti, Everett Hoffman, Isaac Beachy, Rachel Sager

CRAFT YOUR WEEKEND

Touchstone’s Weekend Craft Getaways! Immerse yourself in a hands-on learning experience at our beautiful, 150-acre wooded campus in the Laurel Highlands, 60 miles south of Pittsburgh. Affordable lodging and meals available.

 

Choose from 25 weekend workshops (2 or 3 days) for beginner to advanced artists in six different art studios including blacksmithing, ceramics, drawing/painting, glass, metals/jewelry, and more. Plus, join us for Alchemist Picnic from September 30 – October 2 for a weekend retreat celebrating all things metalsmithing - with discussions, presentations, demonstrations, and a pop-up exhibition.

 

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Touchstone Date Nights!

Date Nights are offered on select Friday evenings from June through September during our regular workshop season. Register soon, most sessions have limited space available.

No experience necessary.

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2022 Workshop Schedule

Choose from over 60 weekend and weeklong workshops in Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Glass, Metals & Jewelry, or Special Topics.

 

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

2022 Workshop Catalog

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Large Print Catalog Available By Request: 724-329-1370

Registration Information

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Touchstone wants to make every aspect of your experience a pleasant one, including the workshop registration process. We offer the following easy ways to register for a workshop:

Online: Definitely the most convenient and streamlined of the registration options, click on the link above for online enrollment for all workshops. Just select your workshop(s) and room and board preferences and the understandable and secure user interface will walk you through the registration process.

By Phone or Check: Call 724-329-1370 to speak with a Touchstone staff member. Once registered, payment can be mailed to:
Touchstone Center for Crafts
Attn: Registration
1049 Wharton Furnace Road
Farmington, Pennsylvania 15437

Touchstone Center for Crafts prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or association preference. Touchstone Center for Crafts also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to its facilities and programming.

Schedule at a Glance

 

DATES

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BLACKSMITHING

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CERAMICS

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DRAWING/
PAINTING

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GLASS

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METALS/
JEWELRY

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SPECIAL TOPICS

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JUN 20-24
5-Day

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Forged Fashion: Body Adornment
Ellen Durkan

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Figuring Out
Kensuke Yamada

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Mosaic Intensive
Stevo Sadvary

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Printmaking in the Sun: Large-Scale Printing and Dyeing on Fabric
Gretchen Schermerhorn

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JUN 27-JUL 1
5-Day

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Eastern Chef Knife Start to Finish
Nick Rossi

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Thoughtful Pottery
Linda Christianson

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Introduction to Stained Glass
Neile Cooper

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Willow Traditions
Jo Campbell-Amsler

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JUL 11-15
5-Day

EDUCATORS RETREAT

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Hot Metal Modeling Clay!
Nicholas Ireys

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Finding Your Voice in Clay
Yoko Sekino-Bové

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Confident Watercolors in 5 Days
Marita Hines

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Prints and Printability
Meredith Edmondson

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Intro to Jewelry and Metals
Jim Bové

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JUL 17-22
5-Day

TEEN WEEK

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Blacksmithing for Teens
Nathanael Weiss

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Layered Stories: Collaging in Clay 
April D. Felipe

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Expressive Mark-Making with Charcoal: A Painter’s Approach to Drawing 
Ashley A. Jones

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Marbles and Beads
Michael Mangiafico

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Metallic Self-Portraits
Boris Bally

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JUL 25-29
5-Day

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Bits and Pieces
Stephen Yusko

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Throwing for Discovery
Malcolm Mobutu Smith

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Luminous Layering of Pattern, Imprints and Color with Encaustics
Lynda Ray

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Hinges and Joints: Standard, Invisible, & Universal
Tom Muir

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Traditional Yoruba Adire Eleko & Tie-Dye with Indigo
Gasali Adeyemo

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AUG 1-5
5-Day
NATURE WEEK

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Organic Designs in Metal
Glenn Horr

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Taking Risks
Kevin Crowe

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A Closer Look at Nature: Botanical Illustration
Robin Menard

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Flameworking Glass Flora
Erin Garmezy

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Repetition in Nature: An Enamel Workshop
Tanya Crane

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AUG 8-12
5-Day

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Toolmaking for Blacksmiths
Anna Koplik

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Pots and Other Objects
Melissa Weiss

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Steel and Ceramic Jewelry
Maia Leppo

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Shibori Transformations
Janice Patrignani

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AUG 15-19
5-Day

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Basic Bladesmithing
Andrew Meers

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Monoprinting on Clay: Slip Transfer
Lakyn Bowman

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Encaustic and Mixed Media
Julie Snidle

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Cloisonné Enameling & Haiku
Harlan Butt

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The Art and Craft of Metal Mesh Sculpture and Basketry
Lanny Bergner

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Transformations in Paper – A Workshop for Veterans
Frontline Arts

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AUG 27-29
3-Day

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(Up)Setting the Bar: Forged Beverage Utensils
Makena Henriksen

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From Slab to Fab: Lidded Boxes 
Jen Allen 

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Picture in Picture in Picture 
Andrew Kuebeck 

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All Wired Up! 
Lindsay K. Gates 

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Micro Mosaic Alchemy: Making Jewelry with Hot Glass and Cold Rocks 
Rachel Sager

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SEP 3-4
2-Day

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FUNdamentals of Blacksmithing 
Jody Best

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From Mud to Mugs: An Introduction to Pottery 
Anthony DeRosa

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Learning to See as an Artist 
Ron Donoughe 

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SEP 10-12
3-Day

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Out of Your Element

Elizabeth Brim

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Figurative Gestures 
Mac McCusker 

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CAD for Craft  
Brian Ferrell 

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Set It! 
Instructor: Everett Hoffman 

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SEP 17-18
2-Day

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Fire Tools, Forged by Design 
John Rais

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Staying Centered: Introduction to Wheel Throwing 
 Julia Castor 

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Watercolor Success! 
Dean Simpson 

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Glass Flameworking Weekend 
Leslie Kaplan 

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Contemporary Chains 
Katie Rearick 

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SEP 24-26
3-Day

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The Hand-Forged Knife
Jared Ondovchik

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Clothing the Vessel 
Sam Briegel 

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Acrylic Adventures 
Carolyn Pierotti 

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Designing it Wright 
Isaac Beachy 

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Basic Bling 
Elizabeth Tokoly

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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 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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