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Haystack is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. 

UpDate on 2021 Programs

Haystack has completely re-envisioned our programming for 2021.

Running April through October, Haystack’s 2021 online programming will feature nearly 70 presentations across 10 program threads led by an innovative group of artists, designers, writers, curators, and historians. Through our commitment to increasing access to the School, each of these online programs will be presented as free and open to the public.

 Programs at Haystack


Haystack’s core summer workshops include one- and two-week sessions in blacksmithing, ceramics, fiber, glass, graphics, metals, and wood. Workshops are open to adults 18 years or older of all skill levels—from beginners to advanced professionals.

Summer Conference

Since 2007, Haystack has organized a summer conference to look at craft in a broader context. This event is an important part of the work we do at the school, and supports our belief in creating an environment that values reflective thinking within an inclusive and creative community.

Open Studio Residency

Haystack's two-week Open Studio Residency kicks off our summer season of programs. The residency is designed to foster artistic exploration at the highest level, and those selected attend for free.


The combination of unmatched natural setting, a unique campus designed by award-winning architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, and the focused energy of the community provides an environment that supports a serious exploration of craft, materials, and ideas.