Field Trip to Touchstone Center for Crafts

Saturday, October 11, 2014
1049 Sr2003
Farmington, PA 15437

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Date: October 11, 2014

Meeting Start Time: 9:00 AM

Our October meeting will be a field trip to the Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington Pa.

Note new price info for spouses and deadline extension to Sept. 28th below!

Touchstone is a unique three-seasons craft school in the beautiful Laurel Highlands. This unique craft school includes 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. Our trip will offer each participant the opportunity to visit three of their shops: the Iron Shop, the Copper Shop, and the Clay Shop. This will be a unique opportunity to expand your exposure to other methods and materials that we trust will be inspirational to your work.

For more information about Touchstone, visit their website at http://touchstonecrafts.org/.

We’ll start with a Continental Breakfast and then break down into 3 groups. One group will go to the Iron Shop, one to the Copper Shop and one to the Clay shop. After 45 minutes each group will rotate to another shop. After all groups have seen the 3 demonstrations we will have lunch where we had breakfast.

The WPW will be paying for 50% of the cost of this program for the WPW members. The cost to members will be $20.00; all non-members will pay the full rate of $40.00. However the spouses of WPW members may also attend for $20.00. The WPW will not be arranging transportation to or from this event. Individual members are completely responsible for his or her own transportation.

PLEASE NOTE:  Do NOT use GPS or online directions to get to Touchstone. Use the directions provided at the following link:  Directions to Touchstone.

Deadline to respond extended to September 28th!
Contact Marc Silverman at marsil@pitt.edu if you are going to attend and information on payment. The club has paid a deposit for this event. We hope to have a good turnout for this event considering this is fall in the Laurel Mountains of Western Pa. Mid-October should offer an existing time for viewing the fall foliage and local towns in the vicinity.