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.

October 11-14, 2013

  Open Door workshops and instructors:
  Blacksmithing, Douglas E. Wilson: In the Beginning
  Clay, Susan Dewsnap: Pots with Lids
  Drawing, Vaino Kola: Drawing
  Fiber, Susie Brandt: Improvisational Piecing
  Metals, Bonnie Bishoff: Exquisite Detail: Polymer Clay Marquetry
  Mixed Media, Julie Morringello: Sculptural Lights
  Writing, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc: Go, Go, Go! Generating New Poems

Download the 2013 Open Door brochure and application.