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2024 Touchstone Date Nights
Date Nights are offered on select Friday evenings from June to October.
$60 PER PERSON (materials included)
No experience necessary
Partner up — bring a friend, spouse, family member, or colleague — and have a blast in one of our Friday evening mini-workshops! Spend two hours learning about a craft process by creating a hands-on project. Materials are included. Light appetizers and refreshments provided afterwards, featuring local wine (following the workshop) from Christian W. Klay Winery
Register Early! Date Nights fill up fast!
If space is not available in your desired session, please sign up for the waitlist and you will be notified if openings become available.
What to Expect
Date Nights are taught by Touchstone staff, interns, or instructors and are for participants of all skill levels – No experience needed! Dress appropriately as you will likely get messy. Projects made vary and may utilize different materials and techniques per session/instructor. Projects examples may include but are not limited to:
- Blacksmithing – forged steel hooks, leaves, or bottle openers
- Ceramics* – handbuilt or wheel thrown clay mugs, tiles, or small sculptures
- Drawing/Painting – sketching/drawing using colored pencils or different paints for still lifes, portraits, or scenery
- Glass* – flameworking and/or fused glass (not glass blowing) marbles, beads, or small objects/sculptures
- Metals/Jewelry – making metal rings, pendants, or keychains.
- Mystery Medium - You won’t know what studio or medium you’re working in until the session. It could be a session type noted, or it may be something totally different – We can’t wait to surprise you!
*Some projects in ceramics or glass may require that you pick your items up at a later date due to the need for kiln firing.
2024 Date Nights
Friday, August 9 - 6:30-8:30pm
Blacksmithing or Metals/Jewelry
Closed-toe shoes are required in Blacksmithing (no flip-flops or sandals)
Please check-in at the gallery in Blaney Lodge between 5:45-6:15pm. The workshop will be held in the studio starting at 6:30pm until 8:30pm. Wine and appetizers will be served after the workshop at 8:30pm at the Dining Hall.
We recommend wearing closed-toe shoes and avoid wearing loose clothing or long jewelry. If you are in Blacksmithing, cotton clothing, jeans, and closed-toe shoes are required (no flip-flops or sandals). We will provide safety glasses and ear plugs.
If you have any questions, feel free to email email@example.com or call the office at 724.329.1370.
Online registration is available up to one week prior to Date Nights. Please call the office at 724-329-1370 for last minute registrations. If space is not available in your desired session, please sign up for the waitlist and you will be notified if openings become available.
PLEASE NOTE: Date Nights are NON-REFUNDABLE. No refunds or credits will be issued, regardless of when the registration/payment is processed. A transfer to another Date Night will be considered; if necessary, contact the office to discuss potential transfer options and associated fees. If Touchstone cancels a Date Night, students will be able to transfer to another (transfer fees will not apply in this instance) or receive a full refund.
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.