Open Door, first offered at Haystack in 1982, has become an important event for the school and the Maine arts community. This intensive fall session for Maine residents allows the chance to retreat and devote extended time to one’s work. All levels of students take part, from beginners to advanced professionals, each working in their own art forms or investigating other media. Open Door is traditionally held on Columbus Day weekend, making it Haystack’s annual season-ending program. This workshop, led by prominent New England craftmakers and visual artists, has become one of Maine’s best known professional development opportunities for working artists. Please Contact Haystack if you would like to be added to our mailing list and/or our email list for future news and mailings.

For participants of all skill levels – from beginners to advanced professionals – this program offers Maine residents* the opportunity for retreat and focus time.
*A Maine resident is someone who lives in Maine for more than half of the year.

October 7 – 10, 2016

Open Door workshops and instructors:

Blacksmithing Maegan Crowley
Book Arts Barbara Korbel
Limp Paper Bindings
Ceramics Kari Radasch Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy
Fiber Warren Seelig
Thinking Textile/Constructing Surfaces
Metals Sue Amendolara
Die-Hard: Jewelry Making Using the Hydraulic Press
Wood Zeke Leonard Found Object Instruments
Writing Jaed Coffin On Story and Storytelling


Adobe-PDFDownload Haystack’s 2016 Open Door brochure



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