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Among the 40 oceanfront acres of Searsport Shores Ocean Campground you'll enjoy three communal maker spaces for: (1) Printing, Dyeing and Surface Design, (2) Woodworking and Carving, and (3) Stitching, Weaving and Spinning.

If you want to come and play…by yourself or with loved ones…it’s really easy to participate!

Your pass will allow you to come and go in any of the studio spaces from 10:00-4:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Each teaching artist will have projects or skills they will be sharing and you can focus on just one or two…or skim through many! The material kits will be inexpensive and the classes are open to anyone with the appropriate attention span (and dexterity if sharp tools are involved). Open Studios Labor Day Weekend welcomes both campers and non-campers alike.

Drop In Studio Classes (expect additions until July 15th)

Studio 1 (Dye Barn): Printing, Dyeing & Surface Design

  • Samantha Verrone, Dyeing with Rust and Tannins
  • Sue Garrett, Poured Fluid Acrylic Paint
  • Jude Hsiang, Natural Dyeing a rainbow of colors from the garden
  • Heather , Watercolor and Tempera from beach pebbles

Studio 2 (Art Studio): Knitting, Stitching, Felting & Spinning

  • Emma Morin, Applique Quilting
  • Judy MacKay, Wool Braided Chair Pad or Table Topper
  • Wendy Morgan, Knitting Doctor for your projects or learn to knit mittens or socks
  • Bunny Caldwell, Felting
  • Betsy Alspach, Fiber Preparation and Spinning
  • Lynn O'Kane, Hand Stitched Greeting Cards


Studio 3 (Wood Shop): Woodworking, Carving & Whittling

  • Ramon Perez, Hand Carved Birch Spoons
  • Jim Hsiang, Canoe Paddles Carving and Building a Canoe
  • Michael Vallier, Hand carved, driftwood palettes for paints and beads
  • Richard Legere, Hand crafted table
  • Lin Elkins, Handmade Brooms & Brushes


Saturday August 31 & Sunday September 1

Register: 2024 Labor Day Shorts
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Change, Cancellation and Refund Policies for Classes:
If you have purchased a Labor Day Open Studio Pass and are not able to attend, e-mail us at Because e-mails can be dropped and we have no way of knowing that you wrote, it is your responsibility to receive confirmation of your e-mail. You may text us at 207-930-5919 but please assume we have not seen the text until we write back…we juggle a lot of balls in the summer time and sometimes even the most important things seem to slip through the cracks.

Because of the on-line registration software, no changes or cancellations are possible through this registration process.

A $50 fee will be subtracted from your full refund if the request is made before August 1, 2024. There will be no refunds after August 1st, 2024.  By letting us know that you will not be able to attend, we’ll do our best to donate your pass to a local person who could not normally attend and give you a letter thanking you for your donation to the Maker’s Guild of Maine 501c3 scholarship fund.

If covid restrictions are re-introduced by the CDC we will follow all recommendations and refund or adjust accordingly. Because our campus and class spaces are mostly outdoors, well ventilated, and flexible we do not anticipate a problem.

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