Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Island Workshop Day brings together sixty or more participants for day-long workshops in Haystack’s studios. The program is in collaboration with the Healthy Island Project (HIP), Deer Isle. Haystack and HIP are working to foster participation in Island Workshop Day among individuals who are from Deer Isle/Stonington and Blue Hill Peninsula. We reserve slots for people who have not taken a workshop at Haystack's fall or summer programs. Because of increased demand for this program, and to make it fair to all applicants, we now use a lottery system to select participants

Julie Moringello lead a mixed media workshop for the 2014 Island Workshop Day.

2014 Island Workshop Day

May 3


Blacksmithing – Eric Ziner

We will make objects of iron, bend, shape, twist, and move to our will. Fire, steel, and imagination, will make lasting impressions. Imagine super hero strength, as we play in the forge, turning ideas into reality, and explore the possibilities of this magical material.



Shibori – Chris Leith

Learn how to make patterns (shibori), dye colors and take away color (discharge) on silk scarves.  Also some stitched shibori with indigo.



Day Light – Julie Morringello

Students will be challenged to design and build a pendant light, using sheets of wood veneer, thin plastic, and assorted fasteners.



Metals: Surface-Silhouette-Story – Robin Cust

Employing the techniques of hand sawing and chasing and repoussé students will explore the development of surface textures and imagery.  These explorations will be combined to create a wearable story brought to life through form, surface and line.




CeramicsCarole Ann Fer

Self Service: Table Setting for One: This one day workshop will offer participants an opportunity to focus on basic wheel throwing skills while making a place setting for one, which will include a plate, soup bowl, and tumbler. We will decorate our sets with a variety of techniques. The pottery will be fired and people can pick up their work at Haystack at a later date.




Wood Block Printmaking – Siri Beckman

Learn to cut and print a wood block.  Our goal will be to use the print to make a simple scroll.



Poetry – Seeing with the Heart’s Ear -  Martin Steingesser

Beginning with attention to experience, and the senses for creating word images, writing strategies introduced will include writer’s imaging, montage, simile, and metaphor, associative thinking, repetition and variation, color and simplicity of style.




All skill levels, from beginner to professional, are welcome

This collaboration between HIP and Haystack is supported by Haystack’s Maine Programs Endowment Fund