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 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.

Haystack’s 2017 Open Door brochure — including application form — will be
posted here for downloading the week of July 17th.


2017 Open Door workshops and instructors

 

Blacksmithing

 

Aaron Beck

 

Explorations in Forging

 

Ceramics

 

Holly Walker

Invention, Investigation, and Play

 

Enameling

 

Tanya Crane

 

Enamel Mosaics

 

Graphics/Encaustic

 

Dietlind Vander Schaaf

 

Encaustic: Painting With Wax

 

Fiber

 

Christine Mauersberger


Mindful Stitching

 

Wood

 

Jenna Goldberg

 

Band Saw Boxes

 

Writing

 

Annie Finch

 

The Healing Spiral of Words

 

 

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