The Guild offers eight established studio spaces designed for small, close-knit classes as well as focused individual work. Six dedicated studios offer facilities and equipment to support an impressive range of art processes and media, while two flexible gathering spaces invite activities ranging from lectures and concerts to yoga classes and silent meditation.
Fiber Arts Studio
Graced with a soaring ceiling and dramatic views of the surrounding pine woods, Fiber Arts is a spacious and flexible studio located at the heart of the Guild campus. It is well-equipped for a variety of fiber techniques, from sewing and weaving to silk-painting and fiber collage.
With its abundant natural lighting, this studio is a favorite work space for artists working in many different media, including painting, drawing, book-making, and collage. It can also be used as a meeting place and classroom for groups of up to 30 people.
With its glowing pine floors and vibrant stained glass, the library beckons individuals as well as groups to a variety of creative activities. An excellent “clean” studio space for art processes such as calligraphy, sketching, collage and iconography, it also provides an ideal setting for classes in poetry-writing and storytelling. The Library is equipped with a large projector screen, and may be used as a meeting place and classroom.
The Glass Shop
Located in a converted cabin near the heart of the Guild campus, the Glass Shop provides an excellent work space for glass artists of all experience levels. It is well-equipped for a wide variety of processes, and has served the needs of glass artists working in techniques such as leading, fusing, copper foil, stained glass, enamel, and mosaic.
The Paint Shop
A bright and highly versatile work space located near the heart of the Guild campus, the Paint Shop can accommodate many different art media and processes. In addition to being an ideal space for a wide variety of painting and drawing techniques, the Paint Shop can support projects in collage, book-making, and encaustic. It also serves as overflow studio space for the nearby Glass Shop.
The Print Shop
A quiet and cozy work space near the heart of the Guild campus, the Print Shop enjoys a peaceful view of the creek and wooded hillside. It is a dedicated printmaking studio and is equipped for a wide range of printing techniques, including woodcut, linocut, waterless lithography, drypoint, etching, aquatint, monotype and silkscreen.
In addition, the Print Shop is home to an antique monastic calligraphy table and is an excellent space for classes in calligraphy.
The Pot Shop
Nestled in tall pines a short walk from the main campus, the Pot Shop offers an excellent range of tools and equipment for the production of wheel-thrown, hand-built, and sculptural ceramic forms. This high-energy studio is also rumored to house the best stereo system on campus.
This studio features a complete chemical supply for glaze formulation. In addition to the three permanent kilns, temporary structures can be constructed on request for barrel, saggar, wood, and salt or soda firing.
Located in a converted 1940s barn near the edge of campus, this light-filled and airy studio features a stunning view of the valley and distant mountains. A highly flexible “dirty” workspace, the barn is an especially good studio for three-dimensional art processes, and has accommodated classes from wood- and stone-carving to installation work.
It is also a favorite space for quiet meditation and retreat, and has hosted a variety of contemplative activities such as poetry and song-writing.
What began as an impromptu space of privacy for an artist-in-residence has become quite the favored writer’s nook of inspiration. Tucked in the entrance of our wood sauna, this humble studio has just enough space for a desk and a chair, and more than enough for vast amounts of imagination.
Here are full specs for all our studios, including classroom capacity and available equipment: