Haystack Mountain Craft School
The Art and Art Education Program is delighted to offer students the opportunity to attend Haystack Mountain School of Crafts as an extension of their studio work. Two and three week sessions are offered in: Blacksmithing, Clay, Fibers, Glass, Metals, Printmaking, Wood, Painting and Drawing, Fibers and Mixed Media. Set in Maine in a beautiful, architect-designed facility hugging the rugged coastline, the learning experience is like no other. According to doctoral-student Kristen Baxter, who attended during the summer of 2001, "my two week session at Haystack was amazing! One of the best parts of the experience for me was meeting so many artists with such a range of different backgrounds and interests. Another wonderful part of the experience was the unlimited use of the studios. Some of us in the fibers class worked ten hours or more in the studios on some days On other days we went for walks along the Maine coastline or stopped by the art galleries in Deer Island, Stonnington and Blue Hills."
Students, faculty and visiting artists gather at Haystack each summer to investigate craft in an aesthetic climate than honors tradition while acknowledging the rich potential of contemporary visual art. People come to Haystack to develop skills and nurture the creative spirit; they come to ask questions, reassess their work, and push into the unknown. The combination of an unmatched natural setting, a unique campus designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, and the focused energy of the school community, provides an environment that supports a serious exploration of craft ideas and imagination.
Enrollment in each studio is limited; interested students must make application to Haystack for a place--see below. Teachers College credit is available through Independent Study and students should enroll through CEO and I. Two scholarships are available to assist students, these are awarded on a competitive basis; information is available through the Art and Art Education Office.