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Address: Deer Isle, ME

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A privilege and a pleasure to work there...

Haystack is one of those places that makes you stop, slowing down to the swell of the sea, the smell of the trees and the song of the birds and gulls. It's an artist retreat that... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2014
Tracy S
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

Did a 2 week workshop. Lovely setting. Great and friendly staff. Workshop a waste of time. Based on cost, lost time and no response to a lengthy letter explaining my disatisfaction, I would not go back.

3 Thank teddygreenjeans
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed 9 September 2014

Haystack is one of those places that makes you stop, slowing down to the swell of the sea, the smell of the trees and the song of the birds and gulls. It's an artist retreat that makes you make beautiful things. I loved it.

Thank Tracy S
Ellsworth, Maine
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

As a crafter I have visited my friends taking courses at Haystack. These courses are not cheap. You can have a day course or a two week course. Beginners as well as professionals congregate here in this rustic place. Haystack is located in Deer Isle. Last year in the September issue of Downeast Magazine, the premier magazine of Maine. The... More 

1 Thank baklavaqueen
Sharon, Connecticut
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

I just visited the site. The store has many useful art tools and books. Setting is stunning. Other than this, you are not allowed to see anything else. So may be on certain days when there is a tour you can see more. Many steps down to the flag pole.

2 Thank Bruce C
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Don't miss the Wednesday open studio tours. 1:00 PM, $5 donation that goes towards their scholarships fund. Phenomenal artistry at work!

1 Thank sierrashoo
Oklahoma City
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

Just finished a two week workshop with Mark Hartung in mixed media. If you are a maker, you MUST go to Haystack. You have nothing to do except attend great workshops, lectures and slide presentations. The food supplied by the excellent kitchen will astound you.

3 Thank 2653adele
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2012

Haystack is a JEWEL if you want to study with the best of the best (world class artists) in clay, glass, fibers, metals and design. The evening programs are free and I never miss them if I am on the island. They have tours for the public and charge a small fee but evening slide shows are free.

4 Thank Diane H
Mendham, NJ
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

This is a world class school for craft artisans. If you visit during a session, you can see various works in progress. There are weekly evening lectures by the instructors during the summer months. Check the schedule. Better yet, if you are considering attending the school, DO IT! It was one of the best educational experiences I have ever had.... More 

2 Thank Elise D
Rockland, Maine
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

An incredible center for art-making, even off-season filled with a feeling for the grandeur of nature and the place of people within it. A visit to Haystack must include a stop in Stonington, and if time allows, a trip to Isle Au Haut.

2 Thank neirret

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