Over 1,000 Maine high school students have attended Haystack’s Student Craft Institute. 2017 faculty include: Kyra Alex (textiles), Kelly Jean Conroy (metals/jewelry), Martha Grover (ceramics), Erica Sweeney (book arts), Wade Warman (mixed media), and Eric Ziner (blacksmithing).
Haystack’s 2017 Student Craft Institute is supported by Haystack’s Program Endowment Fund.
Haystack’s 2016 Studio Based Learning, an annual, a three-day studio program for area high school students, was held from September 19–21. For twenty-two years the program has provided students with the opportunity to participate in workshops
in craft media taught by professional artists. Students and chaperones live on campus throughout the program and, in addition to studio time, faculty artists present work and share their ideas, inspiration, and creative processes, each evening.
Sixty-eight students, from Deer Isle-Stonington High School, George Stevens Academy and the Harbor School in Blue Hill, Bucksport High School, Vinalhaven High School, and Mt. Desert Island High School, attended this year. Instructors included: Patrick Quinn (blacksmithing), Anna Low (book arts), Ellen Wieske (metals), Chris Leith (textiles), and Heather McCalla (wood).
Studio Based Learning was supported in 2016 by Parker Poe Charitable Trust and Haystack’s jackandharriet Fund.
ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF STUDENT AND MENTOR WORK
Each year the Mentor Program culminates with an exhibition of student and mentor work at Haystack’s Center for Community Programs.
The show will be mounted at Haystack’s Center for Community Programs, and on view Thursday April 27 and Friday April 28 from 9am – 4pm; with a Closing Reception on Saturday April 29 from 2 – 4pm.
A selection of student work from the Haystack Mentor Program is also on view throughout April as part of Student Art Month at Blue Hill Public Library, located at 5 Parker Point Road Blue Hill, ME 04614. For more information about this event, call 374-5515.
Support for the 2017 Mentor Program is provided by these funds of Haystack’s Program Endowment: the Ann and Chuck Holland, Belvedere, and Betsy Rowland. Haystack’s 2017 general operating fund is supported in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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