Drawing Nature - Roger Hyndman

Touchstone Center for Crafts

Friday, September 23, 2016 - Sunday, September 25, 2016
Touchstone Center for Crafts 1049 Wharton Furnace Road FarmingtonPA  15437
Friday, September 23, 2016 - Sunday, September 25, 2016
Touchstone Center for Crafts 1049 Wharton Furnace Road FarmingtonPA  15437

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What's Included

Capture the powerful drama and beauty of the landscape, utilizing a variety of drawing materials, tools, and techniques. You will select and compose the image—recording the countryside, waterfalls, farms, animals, birds, a variety of plants and flowers, beautiful natural forms, and the human form in the environment. Use a variety of drawing materials such as graphite, pencils, charcoal, cray-pas, pastels, ink, and mixed media. Explore and use composition techniques such as perspective, balance, focal point, movement, size, and shape. Capture the “open air” image, utilizing highlight and shadow, interesting textures, shading, and the incredible moods of nature. Roger Hyndman has conducted numerous workshops for artists, arts councils, arts organizations, professional organizations, and school districts. He has engaged in artist residencies at arts organizations, colleges, and regional schools. Roger’s partnership and teaching experience includes the View (a multi-arts center in Old Forge, New York), Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Yates County Arts Center, Mid-Hudson Teacher Center and State University of New York at New Paltz, Hartwick College, University of New Hampshire, Fletcher Farm School, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Sagamore Great Camp, and the Saratoga Arts Council. Roger has organized and coordinated travel across the United States, Canada, Italy, Sicily, Fair Isle, Shetland Islands, Scotland, and France. Several of his recent intaglio prints reflect the influence of his travels across the United States, Europe, and the Tuscan countryside. Visit Roger’s website at

About This Organizer

Touchstone is located in Farmington, Pennsylvania, amid the natural splendor of the Laurel Highlands. Founded in 1972 as the Pioneer Crafts Council, Touchstone's original mission was to foster interest in the preservation of the traditional craft forms and culture of the Appalachian region. Today, the craft school has expanded to include a wide variety of traditional and emerging craft forms, including blacksmithing, ceramics, metal, jewelry, textiles, glass, painting, mosaics, and printmaking. In addition to offering seasonal craft courses taught by nationally renowned artisans, Touchstone provides underserved audiences in the region, from senior citizens to public school students, with craft-centered educational programming. Touchstone's artistic, educational, and residential facilities sit on 150 acres of lush woodlands and pristine wilderness. The campus is covered with towering trees, unique rock formations, and wildflower meadows, and is crossed by McIntyre Run, a rushing stream.


Not only is Touchstone Center for Crafts the only residential craft school in Pennsylvania, it's the natural setting for your creative nature.


Touchstone's mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression. To realize this mission, the school offers workshops, exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and other forms of artistic and educational programming throughout the year. Dedicated to achieving national prominence and local relevance, Touchstone strives for national distinction by recruiting some of the best artists in the country to teach high-quality craft workshops that attract a geographically diverse audience. The organization strives for local relevance by providing educational and outreach programming that serves a wide variety of the underserved populations in Fayette County and other parts of southwestern Pennsylvania.

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