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The Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts is located in the scenic hamlet of Maplecrest. Its mission is to create a center for the study of studio arts, and to offer a beautiful mountain setting for artist retreats.

Exciting Workshops for Summer 2018
Registration Opens January 12th

Learn, Refresh, Refine
- Susan Beecher June 29-July 1

Sensational Salt Fire - Meredith Nichols & Harry Kunhardt with Susan Beecher July 6, 7, 8

Design Decisions - Ellen Shanken July 12-17

Expressing Your Spirit with Slabs & Coils - Tania Kravath July 13-15

Creating with Colored Clay for New & Exciting Vessels - Chris Campbell  July 19-23

Salt of The Earth - Jack Troy July 26-31

Playing with Smoke and Fire: Exciting Raku & Salt Firing Maryann White August 2-7

It’s Electric: Exploring Form & Surface with Mid-Range Glazes - Doug Peltzman August 9-14

Strategies for Making Unique Pots and Salt Fire - Ben Krupka August 16-21

Weekly Classes

Basics & Beyond -
Susan Bogen June 27-August 29

Clay for Seniors - Susan Beecher  June 27-August 29



Chinese Brush Painting - Linda Schultz  July 28 & 29

Plein Air Painting Workshop - Dmitri Wright  September 7, 8, 9

Course List

Course List

View the courses we're offering this year, including some of the country's best in ceramics, mosaics and brush painting.

Instructor Bios

Instructor Bios

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

Student Information

Student Information

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