News Feature

Deer Isle
Originally published in Castine Patriot, January 20, 2022 and Island Ad-Vantages, January 20, 2022 and The Weekly Packet, January 20, 2022
Haystack announces summer program schedule, Open Studio residency and workshops

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts has announced its program offerings for the 2022 summer season, according to a press release.

Haystack’s Executive Director, Paul Sacaridiz, said, “It’s difficult to believe that two years have passed since we convened summer programs on the Haystack campus. While this period of time has allowed us to imagine new ways of expanding our reach, there is nothing quite like the experience of being together, in person…This coming season features our two-week Open Studio Residency and a remarkable and inspiring group of faculty offering workshops that explore the intersections of craft, art, and design in broad and expansive ways. Nearly all of our workshops are designed for all levels of experience, and regardless of your background, there is a place for you here.”

According to the release, 37 intensive workshops, led by 41 instructors, will be held from June through August in a variety of craft media, including basket making, blacksmithing, ceramics, fiber, glass, graphics, metals, wood and writing. Technical assistantship and scholarship opportunities are available.

Open Studio residency deadlines

In addition, Haystack will host the two-week Open Studio Residency, which is free for accepted participants. Deadlines for 2022 are March 1 for Open Studio Residency, summer workshop scholarship applications and summer workshop Technical Assistant applications, and March 15 for general summer workshop applications.

Haystack’s Visiting Artist Series extends its commitment to providing time and space for the development of new ideas in a variety of disciplines through two-week residencies. Embedded as part of workshop sessions, visiting artists also augment the summer programming schedule by living and working on campus, providing informal afternoon workshops and giving a presentation about their work.

Throughout the summer, Haystack faculty, visiting artists, staff and scholarship students will offer evening presentations that are free and open to the public.

For more information about the 2022 programs, visit haystack-mtn.org.