Summer Session Clay Demonstration

Demonstrations are an essential part of the workshops.

Welcome. Haystack’s core summer workshops include one- and two-week sessions in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, graphics, metals, and wood. Classes are open to adults 18 years or older of all skill levels – from beginners to advanced professionals. Studios are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with classes scheduled Monday through Friday. The Haystack community is made up of approximately 85 participants, including staff, students, and internationally known faculty artists. Instructors determine the format of their workshops.

2016 Summer Lineup

For more information on Haystack’s Open Studio Residency program see our Open Studio Residency page.

Browse Session 1
Blacksmithing Stephen Yusko & Daniel Souto
Ceramics Gerit Grimm
Drawing MaJo Keleshian
Fiber Susie Brandt
Metals Greg Wilbur
Wood Adam Manley
Visiting Writer* Lia Purpura
Browse Session 2
Book Arts
Rebecca Goodale
Ceramics Daniel Johnston
Fiber/Dyeing Elin Noble
Glass Hiromi Takizawa
Kristin Mitsu Shiga
Mixed Media
Arthur Ganson

Craft Thinking: Ideas on Making Materials,
and Creative Process

Browse Summer Conference
Presenters | Workshop
Tanya Aguiñiga
Nora Atkinson
Dan Beachy-Quick
Daniel Johnston
Faythe Levine
Michael O’Malley
Ron Rael
Paul Sacaridiz
Jenni Sorkin
Browse Session 3
Baskets Lissa Hunter
Ceramics Bai Ming
Fiber/Mixed Media Mo Kelman
Glass Cassandra Straubing
Damon Thompson
Papermaking Aimee Lee
Visiting Writer* Elizabeth Spires
Browse Session 4
Ceramics Julia Galloway
Fiber Annet Couwenberg
Glass Sean Salstrom
Metals Julia Harrison
Wood Tommy Simpson
Visiting Critic* Larry Blumenfeld
Browse Session 5
Ceramics Jason Green
Glass Dan Friday
Metals Joanna Gollberg
Printmaking/Mixed Media Susan Webster
Weaving Ismini Samanidou
Mia Hall
Visiting Artist*
Andrea Dezsö
Browse Session 6
Blacksmithing Seth Gould
Ceramics Aysha Peltz
Fiber Amelia Poole
Glass Beads Kristina Logan
Papermaking Jiyoung Chung
Wood Adam Rogers
Writing Peter Harris

Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

*Visiting artists augment the session with informal activities and are not workshop leaders.


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Browse Haystack’s Online Catalog of 2016 Summer Programs

Tuition, Room & Board, and Fees

Receive a 20% discount on the Summer Conference Registration Fee when you attend any summer workshop session. To indicate your interest, complete both applications (workshop and conference) and be sure to mark the Summer Conference Special box.


If you would like to receive a catalog or be added to our eNewsletter mailing list for notifications, please Contact Haystack.

Application deadlines for 2016:

Residency Applications: March 1
Workshop/Scholarship applications: March 1
Workshop/Regular Applications: April 1

Please note that the application process for summer session workshops at Haystack is a review process, held after the deadlines. Placement in workshops is not conducted on a first come, first served basis.

[/imageframe]Haystack’s Evening Program Series runs throughout the summer and includes presentations by session instructors, as well as presentations and performances by visiting artists and writers. The school also sponsors programs in the spring and fall for the local community and Maine residents.

“The experience is extraordinarily different, very intense. You know that you are on a voyage with other people for a defined time. This gives you the freedom to take risks.”
Cynthia Schira, Weaver, Haystack Life Trustee