2019 Tuition, Room & Board
Shop Fees
Cancellation Policy
Academic Credit
Nondiscrimination Policy
General Application  Procedures, Selection Criteria, and Submitting an Application


Charges vary depending on the length of the session, the accommodations desired, and the shop fee (see below). Add together the cost of your tuition, room & board preference to determine the total for your workshop that is payable in advance.




Session 1-5   |

Session 6

Tuition (each session)



Room & Board


Single (limited availability)



Double with bath



Quad with bath



Double (near central washroom)



Triple (near central washroom)



Dorm (near central washroom)



Day Student (rate includes all meals)





Shop fees cover the cost of materials for common use in a studio and are the responsibility of each participant, including scholarship students and technical assistants. Haystack calculates these costs at the end of each session to most accurately reflect the amount of materials used during each workshop for all participants. Supplies not provided for in the shop fee may be purchased at the school store. Common shop fees range from $25 to $75 per week with the exception of the following workshops:

Ceramics – Estimated at $100 per week for the cost of clay, glaze, and firing

Blacksmithing – Estimated at $100 per week for the cost of coal and steel

Glass – Estimated at $250–$350 per week for the cost of hot glass:

   Ceramics: Estimated at $100 per week for the cost of clay, glaze, and firing 
   Blacksmithing: Estimated at $100 per week for the cost of coal and steel
   Glass: Estimated at $250–$350 per week week for the cost of hot glass


For general applicants, when indicating your preference for accommodations, be sure to include your first and second choices on your application. While we make every effort to assign participants their first choice, depending on availability, we occasionally must assign their second choice. View images of the school’s accommodations.


If a cancellation is received prior to 30 days before a session begins, deposits are refunded, less a $100 cancellation fee. There is no refund if a cancellation is made within 30 days of your session.


Academic credit for workshops is available through arrangements Haystack has with the University of Southern Maine and Maine College of Art. Undergraduate or graduate credits are available through the University of Southern Maine, and undergraduate credits only are available through the Maine College of Art.

University of Southern Maine undergraduate credit costs $301 per credit hour, and graduate credit costs $437 per credit hour, with three credits earned in a two-week session. The University has an additional graduate (non-matriculating fee) of $25 and an administrative fee of $35 per student.

Maine College of Art undergraduate credit costs $200 per credit hour, with three credits earned in a two-week session.

Credit costs are set by the respective institutions and are subject to change.


All materials and supplies are the responsibility of workshop participants. Some supplies and equipment are provided in the studios (see shop fees); most others may be purchased at the school store. A student memo and prep sheet detailing the workshop supplies, and other personal items you will need to bring from home, will be sent upon enrollment in a workshop.


Haystack is committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identification, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, economic status, or veteran status. All are welcome.





Questions? Contact Haystack at (207) 348-2306 or Haystack staff are available M-F, 8:30 am–4:30 pm EST to talk with you about your application and materials needed, and to assist you through the application process.


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