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Plein Air Painting

along the Historic National Road

Sponsored by National Road Heritage Corridor
Hosted by Touchstone Center for Crafts

Get outside and paint! Join artists from Touchstone Center for Crafts at Christian W. Klay Winery in Chalk Hill, PA during the Annual National Road Festival.

‘Plein Air’ is a French term pronounced “plen” or “plain” that means ‘Open Air.’
Plein Air Painting is the popular practice of painting outside.
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A Remake Learning Days Event

Sunday, May 16

Space is limited. Please register in advance.
RAIN OR SHINE (no refunds)

with nationally renowned artists, Ron Donoughe and William Pfahl
William Pfahl painting at Christian W. Klay Winery
Ron Donoughe and William Pfahl demonstrating outside Touchstone Center for Crafts’ Robert Little Painting Studio in Farmington, PA

There will be plenty of outdoor space to practice social distancing!

Be inspired through direct observation of this beautiful location along the Historic National Road. Bring your own supplies and paint, draw, sculpt, take photographs, etc. alongside beginner and seasoned artisans during this outdoor event. Enjoy demonstrations by Ron Donoughe and William Pfahl with tips for painting outdoors. Following the event, have your work photographed for judging and a chance to win prizes. Campus and studio tours will be available at Touchstone Center for Crafts (located 5 miles from the winery) at 3:30pm and 4:00pm.

Artists of all skill levels are invited to participate. Cost is $25 for Adults and $10 for under 18. Children must be accompanied by an adult. We love pets but only service animals are permitted.

Please register in advance (no refunds).

Sunday, May 16 from 10am–2pm. RAIN OR SHINE (pavilion available).

Event Address: Christian W. Klay Winery, 412 Fayette Springs Rd, Chalkhill, PA 15421
Located just off the Historic National Road (Rt. 40) and 5 miles from Touchstone Center for Crafts. Participants are invited to visit Touchstone after the event.

artwork by Ron Donoughe
artwork by William Pfahl

Ron Donoughe has been painting the Western PA landscape for nearly 30 years. He has taught outdoor painting workshops throughout the US and France. Ron is a Distinguished Alumni of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, and has won numerous awards for his work.

William Pfahl holds a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and is a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. His passion in his creative life is painting from direct observation, exploring the environment, and responding to it in the moment. He has been painting plein air cityscapes since 1989 was Touchstone’s 2015 Artist of the Year.

About the National Road: Cutting across the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, the Historic National Road Corridor is the site of arguably the most important revolutionary events in U.S. history. As the birthplace of the French & Indian War – the conflict that ignited America’s fight for independence; the Whiskey Rebellion, where the federal authority of the United States was first tested; and the site where the U.S. Constitution faced its first challenge, the National Road is America’s Road to Revolution. The 90-mile corridor has not only hosted America’s most important political revolutions, but has been the stage for many of the country’s most influential social, industrial and cultural revolutions, as well. Travel the National Road and discover the route that helped give life to a country and transform a nation.

About Remake Learning Days: Remake Learning Days Across America is an innovative learning festival for families and youth! Taking root in 16 regions, these hands-on and engaging events are designed for kids of all ages at libraries, schools, tech centers, museums, play spaces, community centers and more. 

2021 Event Sponsors:
Drs. Paul & Diane Kiproff • First National Bank • Turkeyfoot Farms
• Nemacolin Woodlands Resort • Fairchance Construction
• Halstead Jewelry Supplies • GO Laurel Highlands • BoxHeart Gallery
• Bridgeway Capital’s Creative Business Accelerator
• FastSigns of Uniontown • DiceCo Technologies, LLC • Rio Grande Jewelry Supply • Somerset Trust Co. • Ohiopyle Prints, Inc.
Contact Touchstone Center for Crafts at 724-329-1370 or to become an event sponsor.

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