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"Leaf" it to Nature Printing at Touchstone

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Touchstone Center for Crafts

Guests of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort that are interested in more intensive art class offerings are encouraged to visit Touchstone Center for Crafts, located just five miles from the resort. Founded in 1972, 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, glass, and more. Reserve your stay and enjoy luxurious Nemacolin lodging amenities while exploring one of Touchstone’s week-long or weekend courses taught by some of North America’s finest artists and artisans. 

For more information about Touchstone’s offerings, or to book a course, please visit or contact the center at 724.329.1370.

Open your eyes to a new world of wonders as you learn traditional and new techniques for directly transferring the intricate design of leaves, grasses, ferns, and grasses to paper and fabric. The traditional nature printing technique involves rolling ink or brushing paint on a natural object, placing it on a surface, and applying pressure with hands, feet, a rolling pin, or an etching press to transfer the image. New techniques are solar exposure facilitated by acrylic paint, and using jelly plates for nature monotypes. The techniques can be applied to scientific or imaginative illustrations, or used for decorative purposes. Using what you will learn in this class, you can illustrate a garden or travel log, your diary, children’s books, or poetry; print note cards; embellish your walls, clothing, or table and bed linens; or re-purpose stained cloth by printing over it. A limited scholarship specifically for this workshop is available through the Robert Little Scholarship Fund.

All Levels, Rate: $545 Member | $575 Non-Member

Instructor: Gudrun Garkisch
Gudrun Garkisch studied with Robert Little and continues in his tradition of teaching at Touchstone Center for Crafts, where he re-introduced the art of nature printing to America. Gudrun has been printing for 30 years and has participated in juried international exhibits and won statewide awards. She is a member of the international Nature Printing Society and the Pittsburgh Print Group, and has conducted classes for diverse civic centers and YWCAs, and workshops at the annual meeting of the Nature Printing Society. Gudrun was the 1996 Touchstone Artist of the Year.

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On Property

Two Day Golf School

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Nemacolin Golf Academy

Two Day Golf Schools:  August 23-24, September 26-27 & October 1-2

The Nemacolin Golf Academy offers a unique blend of golf instruction, club fitting and technology designed exclusively to help your game, including the SAM Putt Lab, V1 Video System, BodiTracks and the Trackman® Golf Radar Solution. 

Golf Magazine "Top 100 Teacher" since 2011, Eric Johnson, PGA, is the only "Top 100 Teacher" in the Tri-State area and was also recognized by Golf Digest as a "Top 40 Under 40 Teacher." Eric’s award-winning instruction combines the latest technology with a clear approach to the fundamentals of golf. Having served as the Education Chairman on the board for the Tri-State PGA Section, Eric is also on the National Advisory Staff for TaylorMade-Adidas Golf. A three time Tri-State PGA Teacher of the Year, he has also been honored three times by the Tri-State PGA Section as the Horton Smith Award Winner for his contributions to education.


Join Eric Johnson and the Nemacolin Golf Academy team for an incredible two day Golf School event. For more information, please contact the Nemacolin Golf Academy at 724.329.6420.


  • Two-nights' accommodations in a townhome
  • On and off-course instruction
  • 2 rounds of golf
  • Lunch each day
  • Tax & Resort Fee
8:45 amCheck-in & Club Analysis
9:00 am - 12:00 pmInstruction
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm18-Holes of Golf
With 2-hours on-course professional instruction
7:00 am
Optional Club Fitting
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
18-Holes of Golf

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On Property

Dine & Blast

Wed |

3:00 pm
Shooting Academy

Join us every second and fourth Wednesday of the month for Dine & Blast, a self-trapping event that includes 100 targets and dinner. Five-stand will be available all evening and the course can be tailored to challenge everyone from the most seasoned wing shooter to the novice shooter.

Reservations are required, and must be made by Monday at 5:00 pm the week of the event. To make your reservation, please contact the Nemacolin Field Club at 724.329.6770.

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Dine & Blast - 100 Targets* - The Shooting Academy
$60 Per Person - Dinner Included - Reservations Required

*Does not include ammunition or gun rental.

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