Summer Arts Sampler, Make A Date With Crafts @ Touchstone
TUESDAY, JUNE 6TH
From creating masterpieces with clay to fish printing, Youth Day will offer summertime adventures for children up to age 12. Build a clay animal, paint a canvas, print a fish, explore the trails, or dance ‘til the cows come home!
Tuesday is all about children! From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm visit campus with your child and let them explore art and play. The studios will be offering art activities for children, and there will be music and games on the campus green. The cost is $20 and includes 3 craft projects and light refreshments. Register online or by calling 724-329-1370.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7TH
Do you have a project that you need to finish or are you interested in trying out a technique? The Open Studio Program offers students full access to all equipment in the studio once they demonstrate safe and proper use of the tools. Material can be purchased from Touchstone, prices are posted in the studio, or participants can bring their own material.
Pricing is $10.00/hour for members and $15.00/hour for non-members (3 hour minimum). Register online or by calling 724-329-1370.
The studios will be open from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm with one hour closings at lunch (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm) and dinner (5:00 pm – 6:00 pm). Studio Cleanup will be at the conclusion of your rental period.
THURSDAY, JUNE 8TH
The perfect session for dynamic duos! Bring a partner for this fun make-it-now evening of crafting. Participants will work together from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in creating a piece of art in two different studios. Choose among blacksmithing, ceramics, glass and metals. After your studio time, there will be hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
Make a reservation to get together for a creative date at Touchstone online or by calling 724-329-1370. Participants must be 21 or over. The cost is $70/couple.
FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH
MAKE IT NOW
This is a fun opportunity to try your hand at craft. Join our staff in glass, blacksmithing, metals, or clay to create your own keepsake.
Choose to work from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day and evening. The cost is $25. Register online or by calling 724-329-1370.
2017 Artist of the Year Exhibition
Friday, May 5, 2017 to Friday, June 23, 2017
Sculptor, painter and installation artist Adrienne Heinrich is represented in the permanent collections of the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, the Heinz Endowments, the Contemporary Museum of Montecatini, Italy, and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. She has exhibited yearly at galleries in New York City, Washington, DC, and throughout Pennsylvania. Her work is included in over sixty corporate collections and many private collections. Visit www.adrienneheinrich.com to learn more about Adrienne and her work. Works are displayed at Touchstone's Bea Campbell Gallery Store. A closing reception will be held on Friday, June 23, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Touchstone celebrates 45 Years!
View the 2017 catalog
See the exciting season planned at Touchstone Center for Crafts. Click the cover photograph and you will be taken to the full catalog, where you can plan the workshops that you would like to take.
2017 Workshop Schedule
We have put together an exciting schedule of courses and events and we know you won't want to miss out on the chance to visit Touchstone's natural setting and tap into your creative nature.
See a course that interests you? Join as a member and receive priority registration along with other great benefits.
Touchstone is a unique three-seasons craft school in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, only 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1972 as Pioneer Crafts Council, Touchstone's original mission was to foster interest in the preservation of traditional mountain crafts. Today, this unique craft school has expanded to include contemporary and experimental techniques in addition to traditional and historic methods in disciplines such as blacksmithing, ceramics, metals, textiles, glass, oil and watercolor painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. As Pennsylvania's only residential craft school, Touchstone offers both beginners and seasoned artists more than one hundred week-long and weekend courses taught by some of North America's finest artists and artisans.