Lifelong Learning

Have a thirst for knowledge?  Fallingwater can help quench it. Come for a lecture or learn a new skill as a volunteer.


If you’re passionate about Fallingwater, we welcome you to consider one of the volunteer opportunities available on-site. We rely on volunteers in countless ways – at the information desk, assembling tours, at the café and museum store and in caring for the landscape. We invite you to use your skills with others who share your love of architecture and the great outdoors in a stimulating and one-of-a-kind environment.

Travel Sketching Workshop

Fallingwater and its beautiful natural setting will serve as both subject and classroom during this weekend workshop, led by Fallingwater Institute Artist-in-Residence Ivan Chow. Learn Ivan’s travel sketching technique during en plein air lessons and studio exercises designed to help you improve your observational drawing skills as well as your ability to use watercolor and a combination of wet and dry drawing media.

Photography Workshops

Join Andrew Pielage, an artist-in-residence at the Fallingwater Institute, for a photography workshop this September. During this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the best shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings for exterior and interior spaces. You’ll also enjoy full photographic access to Fallingwater and its site in early morning and evening hours. Workshop includes a special night photography session at Fallingwater’s High Meadow facility (weather permitting), where students will stay during the workshop.

Road Scholar

In collaboration with Road Scholar and the Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, we offer week-long explorations of Frank Lloyd Wright looking at three of his houses in the Laurel Highlands:  Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, and the Duncan House.