Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

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 of 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.

October 10-13, 2014

  Open Door workshops and instructors:
  Blacksmithing, Douglas E. Wilson: In the Beginning
  Clay, Tyler Gulden: Pots the Work - Top to Bottom
  Drawing, Tom Curry: Pastel Drawing
  Fiber, Anne Emlein: Landscape Stripes: a printing experience in understanding color, rhythm, and space
  Metals, Sarah Doremus: Tin Can Automata
  Wood, Jenna Goldberg: Band Saw Boxes
  Writing, Meredith Hall: Crafting Our Stories into Memoir

Download the 2014 Open Door brochure and application.