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“Every year I look forward to taking a workshop at Sugar Maples.  The setting is beautiful and peaceful, the student housing is clean & sunny and the Instructors always provide a wealth of information.  It is a true pleasure to work in this well-staffed & stocked ceramics studio.I have never been disappointed. I strongly recommend Sugar Maples as an opportunity to learn,relax & meet new friends!"  —Pippa Bell Ader

The Sugar Maples workshop program brings renowned Artists
to our studios to teach remarkably creative workshops.

Don’t miss our 2019 workshop schedule.



June 26 to August 28, Weekly
Basics & Beyond, Wheel Throwing with Susan Bogen

June 26 to August 28, Weekly
Clay for Seniors with Beecher



 June 28 to June 30
Vessels That Pour with Susan Beecher

 July 5 to July 7
Sensational Salt Firing with Harry & Meredith Kunhardt with Susan Beecher

 July 11 to July 15
Finding Your Vision with Jeff Oestriech

 July 14 to July 16
Creating with Paper Clay:From Concept to Execution with Lisa Chicoyne

July 18 to July 23
Making Pottery: Developing Your Sense of Touch with Josh DeWeese

July 19 to July 20
Tania Kravath – Expressive Sculpture with Tania Kravath

 July 25 to July 30
Raku & Salt Firing with Randy Brodnax & Don Ellis

August 1 to August 5
Exploring Color: Mid Range to Low Fire with Kate Misset

August 2 to August 4
Magnificient Mosiacs with Amy Lou Marks

August 8 to August 12
Altered Forms & Textured Surfaces with Jennifer Allen

August 8 to August 12
Creating with Colored Clay with Chris Campbell

August 15 to August 19
Layered Surfaces for Mid Range Firing with Renee LoPresti



August 16 to August 18
Exciting Beaded Jewelry with Marsha Davis



June 29–30/ August 24–25
Chinese Brush Painting with Linda Schultz

August 23–25
Abstract Expressionist Painting with Rita Schwab

September 6-8
Plein Air Impressionist Painting with Dmitri Wright




June 3 to July 10
Weaving–Basics & Beyond with Laura Pierce

August 28 to September 25
Weaving Intermediate Projects with Laura Pierce



August 23–25
Surprisingly Simple: Summer & Winter Texture with Sarah Saulson

TBD – Fabric Silk Screen Painting & Dying with Ginny Eckley

TBD – Felting for Young Adults to grown ups with Lisa Merian


Registration will open in January, workshops fill fast so make your plans NOW!


Course List

Course List

View the courses we're offering this year, including some of the country's best in ceramics and painting, plus new classes in fiber arts!

Instructor Bios

Instructor Bios

Meet the world-class artists who lead our courses, and hear more about their backgrounds.

Student Information

Student Information

Get the enrollment, housing and location information you need for your course this summer.

Art Explorers

Art Explorers

A fantastic summer experience for your children.