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Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Deer Isle, ME
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Weekend workshop

Perfection. Teachers are experts in their field and inspiring. Workshops are amazingly equipped... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Jen P
via mobile
Won a major architecture award

The location is perfect, consists of a group of beautifully designed and very functional workshops... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Cleveland, Ohio
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16 Sep 2017
“Weekend workshop”
22 Jul 2017
“Won a major architecture award”
Deer Isle, ME
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Perfection. Teachers are experts in their field and inspiring. Workshops are amazingly equipped from pattern wheels, saws, pro ring presses, tables, etc etc. the view and location are special and unique with views of the Ocean. And the food and absolutely amazing.

Thank Jen P
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The location is perfect, consists of a group of beautifully designed and very functional workshops. All building are connected with with walk ways, open spaces and steps. There are also dormitories and a dinning hall. Would love to take a wood working or ceramic class...More

Thank MSS05
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.

4  Thank teddygreenjeans
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.

1  Thank Tracy S
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....More

2  Thank baklavaqueen
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...More

2  Thank Bruce C
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
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
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...More

4  Thank Diane H
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...More

2  Thank Elise D
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