Our new InsightOnsite at Fallingwater provides a rare opportunity for adults who seek a new perspective on arts and architecture. The three-day seminar engages all the senses while allowing participants to contemplate and experience a masterpiece.
Insight Onsite combines quiet exploration, group inquiry exercises and lively mealtime discussions to provide participants with a unique understanding of modern architecture from physical, psychological, and historical perspectives.
Participants will join Lynda Waggoner, Director of Fallingwater, and Fallingwater’s curators for this unique experience.
Because this program is intended to help a small group focus on personal inquiry, Insight Onsite at Fallingwater is limited to eight people per session. The pricing for this all-inclusive experience is $1500 per person for double occupancy and $2000 for single occupancy. Guests will reside in simple on-site housing at Bear Run Nature Reserve – the 5,000-acre natural area that is home to Fallingwater – in a house that includes four bedrooms, each with a private bath.
Seminar activities include:
- A silent walk to Fallingwater and time to explore the house on one’s own
- Discussion and inquiry exercises designed to deepen participants’ understanding of and appreciation for the house and its setting
- Dinner with Fallingwater’s director and curator in Fallingwater’s living room or on one of Fallingwater’s terraces (weather permitting)
- Conversations about art, architecture and other topics with special guests
- An in-depth tour of Fallingwater
- Tuesday, May 15 through Thursday, May 17
- Tuesday, May 29 through Thursday, May 31
- Tuesday, September 4 through Thursday, September 6
- Tuesday, September 11 through Thursday, September 13
Registration and Additional Information:
To register for this unique experience or for additional information contact Jennifer Hiebert, Educational Programs Coordinator, at 724-329-7826 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Touchstone Center for Crafts
In 1972, The Edgar Kaufmann Charitable Trust provided funding for the Pioneer Crafts Council later to be known as Touchstone Center for Crafts a unique three-season residential craft school located just 15 miles from Fallingwater. Touchstone’s original mission was to foster interest in the preservation of traditional mountain craft forms and the material culture of the Appalachian region.
Today, the school has expanded to include contemporary and experimental techniques in addition to traditional and historic methods in disciplines.
Touchstone is Pennsylvania’s only residential craft school and offers beginners and seasoned artists more than 100 week-long and weekend courses taught by some of North America’s finest artists and artisans, some of whose work is on display here.
Touchstone Center for Crafts
1972 - 2012
Blacksmithing - Ceramics - Drawing - Painting - Glass - Metals & Jewelry - Photography - Printmaking - Textiles
Free and open to the public*
*Exhibition only. Admission for Fallingwater requires grounds or house tour ticket purchase.