Workshops at Shaker Village

The Shakers are among the best-known craftspeople in American history; their legacy includes fine examples of woodworking, textile arts, basket making, metal work, music, gardening, cooking, and more. Today, the Sabbathday Lake Shakers, America’s only active Shaker Community, are the stewards of this heritage. They gladly welcome visitors to Shaker Village to experience their traditions.

We are pleased to feature Shaker-inspired workshops by some of Maine’s best-known instructors and artists.

Pre-registration is required for all workshop classes. Register online, by phone 207-926-4597, or email

We are now conducting workshops On Site, Virtual, and Hybrid!
See each listing title & description for available options.
All virtual sessions will be recorded – register now, receive your kit, and watch at your leisure.

Needle Felted Family of Three Sheep by Betsey Leslie

Needle Felted Sheep Workshop -Hybrid

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Flashe Painting Workshop with Jamie Ribisi-Braley at Shaker Village

Quick Landscape Painting – On Site

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Alpaca Peg Loom Workshop by Notta Lotta Farm at Shaker Village Maine

Alpaca Peg Loom Rug Workshop – On Site

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Art Enrichment Program Flowers in a Garden Collage

Art Enrichment July Camp – Ages 5-7 In-Person

July 25 @ 9:30 am - July 29 @ 10:30 am EDT

Art Enrichment Program Tree of Life Sculpture

Art Enrichment July Camp – Ages 8-11 In-Person

July 25 @ 11:00 am - July 29 @ 12:30 pm EDT

Virtual Friends' Weekend 2022

Virtual Friends’ Weekend

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Blue Jay Needle Felted Wool Bird Workshop with Betsey Leslie

Needle Felted Blue Jay Workshop – Hybrid

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Natural Dyes for Wool Workshop with a Wrinkle in Thyme Farm at Shaker Village Maine

Natural Dyes for Wool Workshop – On Site

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Fire Cider Virtual Workshop with Allie Armstrong at Shaker Village

Fire Cider Workshop – Virtual

September 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Shaker-Style Seat Weaving Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

Shaker-Style Chair Seat Weaving Workshop – On Site

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Needle Felting Workshop at Shaker Village- Pumpkins

Needle Felting: Pumpkins & Gourds Workshop – Hybrid

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Cold-Process Soap Making Workshop

Cold Process Soap Making Workshop MORNING- In-Person

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Nuno Felted Handmade Scarf by Betsey Leslie

Nuno Felted Wool Scarf – On-Site

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

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