Haystack Studio Based Learning
Note: Haystack workshops are on-hold. Photos are from the 2019 workshops.
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, book arts, wood, ceramics, 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 present their work and share their creative processes each evening.
The Haystack mentor program, running now for twenty years, 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. Workshops for the 2020 year include fibers, drawing, painting, ceramics, glass, metals, and writing. This program is open to freshmen through seniors, and workshops occur from January to May and usually take place during weekends or school vacations. For information and to apply for the mentor program, contact Haystack (visit https://www.haystack-mtn.org/).
The mentor program is supported by the following funds of Haystack's Program Endowment: the Ann and Chuck Holland Fund, the Belvedere Fund, and the Betsy Rowland Fund.