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Touchstone Date Nights!

Date Nights are offered on select Friday evenings from June through September during our regular workshop season. 


Ages 21+
$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

Date Nights are taught by Touchstone staff, interns, and 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 (not glass blowing) marbles, beads, or small sculptures
  • Metals/Jewelry – making metal rings, pendants, or keychains.
    *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.

Can't decide on a studio? Purchase a Gift Card or let us surprise you - register for our Mystery Date Night on Friday, Aug. 25th!


NEW: Mystery Date Night! Select this session if you want to be surprised (or are indecisive). 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!


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.


*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.

2023 Date Nights

Friday, June 16 - 6:30-8:30pm

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Blacksmithing or Ceramics


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Friday, June 30 - 6:30-8:30pm

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Glass or Metals/Jewelry


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Friday, July 14 - 6:30-8:30pm

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Blacksmithing or Drawing/Painting


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Friday, July 28 - 6:30-8:30pm

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Ceramics or Glass


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Friday, August 11 - 6:30-8:30pm

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Blacksmithing or Metals/Jewelry


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Friday, August 25 - 6:30-8:30pm

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Mystery Medium!


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Friday, September 8 - 6:30-8:30pm

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Ceramics or Drawing/Painting


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Friday, September 22 - 6:30-8:30pm

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Blacksmithing or Glass


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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.

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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