Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
My friend Dee Clements of Studio Herron invited me as her guest to attend the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. Haystack offers two-week craft intensive classes ranging from glassblowing and woodworking, to weaving and graphic design.
The campus is located on the coast of Deer Isle, completely secluded & untouched -- all of the buildings are built to float on top of the natural landscape, preserving the original foliage and natural growth.
Dee is teaching a weaving intensive class called Composition and Materiality; Weft Faced Rug Weaving and Design. In an attempt to push outside of my comfort zone, I decided to take a class with artist Doug Beube, called Radical Bookwork: Re-purposing Found Books from Meaning To Structure. In Doug's class we spent time re-working used books, from utilizing different woodworking tools (scroll saw!) and sanders, to layering pages with glue and inventing new sculptural forms. Images of the class/studio & the book-work that was made is to follow -- I taught everyone how to weave with paper and it was a huge hit.
To find out more about Haystack's programs visit their website here! They offer incredible scholarships & work study opportunities for all ages and mediums.