A Healthy Island is a Community-Engaged and Creative Island…

NOTE:  Due to COVID-19 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts will be closed in 2020.  We hope to resume Island Workshop Day in May of 2021.

The first Saturday each May HIP collaborates with Deer Isle’s renowned Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and helps organize a day immersed in creative pursuits for island and Blue Hill peninsula residents.  Yes, we HIPsters have a lot of fun!

There are eight different workshops offered, usually including in basketry, blacksmithing, drawing, fiber, metals, jewelry, woodworking and writing. The workshops are designed for beginners, and half of the spaces are reserved for people who have never participated in a Haystack session before. Selection is by pre-registration and a lottery system.  The day includes lunch and dinner together and amazing camaraderie in the beauty of the Haystack Sunshine campus.