Haystack Studio Based Learning
The Haystack Studio Based Learning program is a three-day studio program for local high school students held in September. Students get the chance to work in one of the following crafts: blacksmithing, fiber, graphic/book arts, woodworking, clay, and metals. At GSA, the program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students participate in workshops in craft media taught by professional artists. During their stay at the Haystack campus, students work alongside chaperones during studio time, but they also get the opportunity to hear faculty and guest artists present their work and share their creative processes each evening.The Haystack Mentorship program is a follow-up opportunity for students to work in smaller groups with local artists in their studios. It allows for a more intensive educational program in which the student works closely with the mentor in their field. Some past workshops included: bronze metal clay jewelry, beginning glassblowing, blacksmithing, expressive drawing, and silk dyeing. This program is open to freshman through seniors, and workshops occur from January to May and usually take place during weekends or school vacations.