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 craftmakers and visual artists – from Maine, the US, and beyond –  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 18 years or older and 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.


NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS
You will be emailed about the status of your application
on Thursday afternoon, August 31.

 

2018 Open Door workshops and instructors:

Blacksmithing

 

Mike Rossi

 

Explore, Experiment, Extrapolate

 

Ceramics

 

Suze Lindsay

 

Stacked Forms-Going Vertical

 

Fiber

 

Dee Clements

 

Hand Tufting

 

Graphics

 

Shona Macdonald

 

Shimmering the Land

 

Metals

 

Tim McCreight

 

Knifemaking Made Simple

 

Wood

 

Alan Bradstreet

 

A Good Hat Flatters the Wearer

 

Writing

 

Leonore Hildebrandt

 

Playing with Words and Ideas

 


Download Haystack’s 2018 Open Door Brochure and Application Form

 

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