Metals Studio at Haystack, photo by Amanda Kowalski

MCA Weekend Workshop: May 11-14, 2017

The MCA invites you (MCA members and non members) for three and a half days of studio workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Instruction, room and board are included in the fee. Join us to spend dedicated time in the Haystack Studios with exceptional instructors and fellow students (and to enjoy good food + views!)


Built on a cliff overlooking Jericho Bay in the Atlantic Ocean, the Haystack Mt School of Crafts has served as a muse to many who have come to create. Located on Stinson Neck in Deer Isle, Maine, the award-winning campus, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in February 2006. For more information about the campus and photos, visit Haystack’s website.


Click on workshop title to see description and registration details.

Elizabeth Busch 2016 Master Craft Artist Fiber Arts: Creating a Painted Quilt Top
Tim Christensen | Ceramics: Sgraffito on Porcelain Bird Sculptures Waiting List Only
Rebecca Goodale 2015 Master Craft Artist | Artist’s Books: Interlocking and Pop-Up Books Waiting List Only
Kate Mess | Jewelry: Enamel Immersion Waiting List Only
Scott Minzy | Printmaking: Brayers, Barens and Blocks – an adventure in printmaking
Jason Morrissey and Nick Rossi | Blacksmithing: Function and Form in Damascus Steel Waiting List Only
Jacques Vesery 2011 Master Craft Artist | Wood Carving: Spoons and Such; Carve it, Paint it, Gild it Waiting List Only


Include instruction, room and board for 3.5 days. 

  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: All registrations received before January 31, 2017 will be discounted $50 from the rates below on your final invoice.
  • Lower rate is for MCA members; non-current members who select the member rate will be charged for 2017 membership with their final invoice.
  • Some workshops have additional material fees that will be added to your final invoice or collected on site. Please refer to workshop descriptions for specific workshop material fee information.

Cabin w/ bath (double) $500 / 600 (waiting list only)
Cabin w/ bath (quad) $450 / 550  (full)
Cabin (double) $400 / 500 (waiting list only)
Cabin (double / triple) $400 / 500 (waiting list only)
Co-ed Dorm $300 / 400
Day Student $300 / 400

Deposit: Update 12/23/16: Due to limited availability of workshops and accommodations we are no longer charging a deposit at registration. Simply fill out the form and our staff will contact you.


Haystack accommodations are roomy and light-filled, but unheated. There are two person cabins, four person cabins with and without bathrooms and dorms. Studios are open at all times for work. There are no phones in the studios or cabins.


Cancellations received by April 30th will be refunded total workshop fees paid to date LESS the $100 non refundable deposit.

Cancellations received after April 30th will be refunded 50% total workshop fees paid to date.

In either case, the MCA membership fee is non-refundable.


Thursday, May 11
10:00 am -12:00 pm: Arrival/Registration
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm: Workshops begin
5:30 pm: Casual, Meet & Greet on top deck or around the fire
6:00 pm: Welcome and dinner
7:00 pm: Instructor slide presentations

Friday, May 12
8:00 am: Breakfast
8:30 am-5:00 pm: Workshops (Lunch at Noon)
6:00 pm: Dinner
7:00 pm: Instructor/Student Exhibition opening and reception in Gateway

Saturday, May 13
8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am-6:00 pm: Workshops (Lunch at Noon)
6:00 pm: Dinner
After hours: Music Night in Dinning Hall

Sunday, May 14
8:00 am: Breakfast
8:30 am -11:00 am: Workshops
11:00 am-Noon: Studio walk through
Noon: Lunch
1:00 pm: Departure