The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking and more. Programs range from short workshops to two-week sessions and anyone may participate, from beginners to advanced professionals.
The Haystack community is made up of approximately eighty-five participants including staff, students, and internationally known faculty artists. Studios are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with classes scheduled Monday through Friday. There are evening presentations by faculty and technical assistants, performances by visiting artists and writers.
Haystack is one of the most beloved design projects of architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. When he passed way his family began a Fellowship providing room, board and tuition for an architecture student to attend a one- or two-week workshop at Haystack during the summer sessions. The Fellowship’s intent is to allow an architecture to experience the Haystack Community.