Susan Webster (left) gives a printmaking demonstration to students in her workshop. Studio Based Learning program, an annual three-day intensive studio session for area high school students, was held from September 10 to 12 at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Sixty-one students, from Deer Isle-Stonington High School, and George Stevens Academy and the Blue Hill Harbor School participated in this year’s program. With time to focus in the studios, students have opportunity to explore and share ideas with one another outside of the traditional school environment. Participants stay on campus and work intensively and at their own pace. This year’s workshops were led by Alan Bradstreet (wood), Paul Heroux (clay), MaJo Keleshian (drawing), Marc Maiorana (blacksmithing), Chris Leith (textiles), and Ellen Wieske (metals). Haystack’s 2013 Studio Based Learning was supported by the Benwood Foundation, the Davis Family Foundation, Parker Poe Charitable Trust, and by Haystack’s jackandharrietEndowment Fund.