Thursday, June 2, 2016

Touchstone Center for Crafts to Offer Scholarships for Teens

Touchstone Center for Crafts

Through the generosity of the Grable Foundation and the Fine Foundation, Touchstone Center for Crafts has funding to support Touchstone’s Targeting Teen Outreach program for 2016.  The Teen Outreach program is a unique opportunity for high school students to experience any one of the many diverse workshops available on Touchstone’s campus during the week of June 27, 2016. 

The Targeting Teen Outreach scholarship covers tuition, room and board for one week-long workshop for high school students who are residents of Fayette, Greene, Somerset or Allegheny Counties. In some instances, funds to assist applicants with materials may also be awarded. Proof of residency must be provided with the other scholarship application materials.

“Thank you to both The Fine Foundation and the Grable Foundation for their generosity and vision in providing support for this important arts education outreach initiative.  With this collaborative support, Touchstone is able to provide an impactful experience to young adults who would otherwise not have access to such dynamic programming.” states Shauna Soom, Touchstone’s executive director.

Touchstone Center for Crafts is a residential crafts education center located in Farmington, Pa. Now enjoying its 44th year, Touchstone’s workshops include a broad cross-section of traditional and contemporary interpretations of blacksmithing, ceramics, fiber, glass, metals and jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, weaving and more for beginners and experienced artists.

Touchstone’s 150-acre wooded campus is situated in the popular Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, just east of Uniontown and about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The campus features art studios; the Blaney Lodge housing the Kinard library and galleries; and a variety of overnight accommodations, including cabins and the Kinard and Campbell Hall dormitories. Please visit, or contact the Touchstone Center for Crafts office by phone at 724.329.1370, to find out more information about Touchstone’s available scholarships and how to apply.

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