Artist Blacksmith's Association of North America
Artist Blacksmith's Association of North America
Touchstone Center for Crafts 2010 Schedule
Dear:  

This is a courtesy announcement on a series of workshops coming up soon.  Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested.
 
Thanks,

Rome H. Hutchings, ABANA Member Services
Touchstone Center for Crafts 2010 Schedule

Touchstone is a unique three-season crafts 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. Touchstone offers both aspiring and established artists more than one hundred week-long and weekend courses taught by some of North America's finest artists and artisans.

2010 Course Schedule

(Level of Expertise)
Course Codes:   (B) - Beginner   (I) - Intermediate   (A) - Advanced   (E) - All Levels

April 16 - 18  Tapestry Through Time Richard Sheppard - (E) - $195
April 23 - 25 Beginning Blacksmithing Jody Best - (B) - $250
May 6 - 9 Tools for the Woodcrafter Bob Rupert - (E) - $300
May 14 - 16 Forge Welding David Tucciarone - (B) - $225
June 6 - 12 Campfire Cookware & Utensils Wayne Apgar & Ken Carter - (E) - $460
June 13 - 19 Small & Large Scale Joinery Mark Aspery - (I) - $500
June 20 - 26 Sculpting Animals in Iron Darryl Nelson - (I/A) - $460
June 27 - July 3 Treadle Hammer Techniques Richard Sheppard - (E) - $460
July 4 - 10 Advanced Door Hardware Fred Crist - (E) - $470
July 11 - 17 Constructing Compasses & Calipers Peter Ross - (I/A) - $495
July 18 - 24 Trefoils, Trivets, & Traditional Joinery Dale Morse - (I) - $460
July 25 - 31 Irons in the Fire Glenn Horr - (B) - $460
August 1 - 7 Intro to Door Hardware Lucian Avery - (I) - $460
August 8 - 14 Locksmithing: Hasp-lock for a Chest Tom Latané - (I/A) - $500
August 15 - 21 Blacksmithing Fundamentals Susan Hutchinson - (B) - $460
August 22 - 28 Chasing Tools & Techniques Bill Robertson - (I) - $460
September 10 - 12 Get Your Iron in the Fire Nigel Tudor - (B) - $195
September 17 - 19 Cooking Utensils Richard Sheppard - (E) - $195
October 1 - 3 Colonial Lighting Kim Thomas - (E) - $250



April 30 - May 2 2nd Annual Jim Campbell Hammer In

The annual Hammer In, honoring long-time blacksmith Jim Campbell, is a great way to learn more about the art and trade of blacksmithing. The Hammer In is held at our Hart Moore Blacksmithing Forge, where you can learn various techniques while interacting with Touchstone demonstrators and instructors. Each event ticket includes the entry fee and the Saturday evening barbeque dinner.

Friday evening includes evening demonstrations, a bonfire, and a potluck cookout. Attendees are encouraged to bring work to display over the weekend for participants and visitors to view. Saturday includes our headliners' demonstrations throughout the day as well as live music, an auction, vendors, and tailgating. Sunday will finish the weekend with demonstrations and a drawing for those who have purchased a raffle ticket to win a free weekend workshop at Touchstone.

Demonstrators include Kim Thomas, Tom Boone, Phil Heath, Pat Livengood, and more!

Hammer In Registration Rates:
    $35 until Friday, April 16
    $40 until Thursday, April 29
    $45 for Event Day

Some age restrictions apply. Lodging and meals may be purchased at an additional cost. For more information, youth and group rates, or to register, contact:
Phone: (724) 329-1370
info@touchstonecrafts.org
www.touchstonecrafts.org

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Thanks and we hope to hear from you soon!.


Sincerely,
Rome Hutchings
Rome H. Hutchings, Member Services