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.


Haystack’s 2018 Summer lineup will be posted early- to mid-December 2017
The application process will begin January 1, 2018.


 – – – See below to review this past year’s 2017 season – – –


2017 Summer Lineup

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

Browse Session 1
Blacksmithing Andrew Hayes
Ceramics Peter Pincus
Fiber Marianne Fairbanks
Graphics Lauren Fensterstock
Metals Jaydan Moore
Wood Zeke Leonard
Visiting Writer* Faythe Levine
Browse Session 2
Hoss Haley
Ceramics Michael Hunt & Naomi Dalglish
Fiber Aaron McIntosh
Graphics David Wolfe
Matthieu Cheminee
Annie Evelyn

The Thing That Makes The Thing

Summer Conference
A listing of presenters and workshop
leaders, along with information about the conference and schedule, will be available February 2017
Browse Session 3
Ceramics Roberto Lugo
Drawing Claire Sherman
Fiber/Quiltmaking William Adjété Wilson
Glass Alicia Lomné
Daniel DiCaprio
Wood Kimberly Winkle
Visiting Curator* Rachael Arauz
Browse Session 4
Ceramics Ann Agee
Fiber Tanya Aguiñiga
Glass Jack Wax
Metals Mi-Sook Hur
Papermaking Jocelyn Châteauvert
Wood Barbara Cooper
Browse Session 5
Book Arts
Doug Beube
Ceramics Pattie Chalmers
Glass Stine Bidstrup
Kat Cole
Weaving Dee Clements
Matthias Pliessnig
Browse Session 6
Ceramics Adam Field
Fiber Jovencio de la Paz
Glass Pablo Soto
Glass Beads Heather Trimlett
Graphics/Mixed Media Bird Ross
Wood Dan Webb
Writing Anna Moschovakis

Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

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



Application deadlines for 2018:

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

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“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