Hello there. Eleanor here!
Last weekend, three University of Maine Intermedia MFA and three New Media students along with Intermedia MFA faculty Joline Blais were in attendance at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Art Schools Collaborative. I was one of them!
Haystack is an international, non-profit, studio program in the arts, offering six one- and two-week studio workshop sessions to craft-makers and visual artists of all skill levels, led by prominent faculty artists. Haystack also offers a residency program, conferences, a visiting artist series, spring and fall workshops specifically for Maine residents, and workshop series and mentorship programs for Maine high school students. The Art Schools Collaborative invites students and faculty from schools across the United States and Canada to participate in workshops, discussions, and activities.
The weekend was awesome. I learned a lot and Haystack is absolutely beautiful. The best part was meeting so many different people from so many different artistic backgrounds and diverse conceptual interests. It’s really an exciting time to be an artist. Here are just a few photos and words from some other members of the team!
JACK SULLIVAN • New Media
“At Haystack I learned something I was previously unaware of: I am an artist. I had always considered myself more of a tech guy: working with camera and editing software, but the creative decisions I make put me at a similar level to the crafters we spent the weekend with. It was gorgeous, friendly, and completely beneficial to both my creative process and my esteem as an artist.”