Island Workshop Day
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
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.
Ceramics – Carole 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.
This collaboration between HIP and Haystack is supported by Haystack’s Maine Programs Endowment Fund