Arts, Education and Sustainable Living

The Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts is located in the heart of the Northern Catskill Region of New York State in the scenic hamlet of Maplecrest in the Town of Windham. Its mission is to create a center for the study of studio arts and natural agriculture and to offer a beautiful mountain setting for artist retreats.

Dear Friends

Thanks to all of you who made summer 2014 such a fun and successful workshop time.  Here is our schedule for Summer 2015 so make your decisions early as out classes now fill very quickly.  Enrollment will open by January 15.  Looking forward to seeing YOU!

Warmest Wishes,
Susan Beecher

Our Exciting Schedule for Summer 2015


Ceramics
June 25 - 30 Suze Lindsay, Making & Firing for the Salt Kiln

July 3  - 5 Susan Beecher, Salt Firing

July 9  - 14 Randy Brodnax & Don Ellis, Making for Raku & Salt Firing

July 16 - 20 Matthew Metz, Making & Carving Porcelain

July 23 - 28 Jeffrey Kleckner, Making & Decorating for Mid Range & High Fire

August  6  - 10 Martha Grover, Elegantly Altered

August  13 - 17 Jeff Shapiro, Making with the Asian Aesthetic in Mind

August  20 - 25 Richard Aerni, Increasing Drama & Scale in Your Work

August 27 - 31 Susan Beecher, Altering Forms & Decorating for all Temps

Other Topics
June 26 - 28 Cynthia Fisher, Magnificent Mosaics

July 18 & 19 Judith Reeve, Plein Air Painting with Oil & Acrylic

August 1 & 2 Linda Schultz, Chinese Brush Painting

August 15 & 16 Judith Reeve, Plein Air Painting with Oil & Acrylic