February 15, 2020
How would living in France inspire you? This flexible residency is for artists who are seeking a program for numerous artistic and personal reasons. One can stay, take private lessons, a workshop, or have a pause in travels, and ceate. The goal is expansion in all ways. All arts are welcome.
The IaRex l'Atelier, located in France’s Var region, is nestled in the port town of beautiful Saint-Raphaël, and is near several other exciting places: the historic port town of Fréjus with its Roman ruins, the Côte d’Azur and a mountainous area called l’Esterel, where hikers, bikers and nature lovers thrive. Beach lovers will also be in sandy heaven, gazing at the red rocks and the intense azure skies of the Mediterranean.
With beautiful northwestern light from the wall of windows, artists are free to stretch out and explore as they create. It’s easy to forget the practicalities offered, like plenty of parking, nearby hardware store, organic market, two supermarkets, and bakeries within a 10-minute walk. The bus stop is on the corner, though our studio is in a quiet, residential area where artists feel safe and stimulated to work at any hour.
Why exchange?? Exchange is the central theme. Exchange in conversation, learning process, exchange with another culture, and the internal exchange that happens as we develop our artwork. This is an opportunity to work with other artists, exchange ideas, develop new relationships, network, have new influences, experiment, and explore other aspects of creativity and ideas. For a group experience, there is the opportunity for creating memories, sharing inspirations, and the development of relationships.
The program is flexible,1 week to 3 months, with preference, and price-break, for longer stays. Groups are encouraged. The studio is fully equipped with 2 kilns, a slab roller, wheels, tables and tools. Other arts are accommodated, as there is space for painting, drawing, sculpture or other media. There is an area for exhibition as work develops. All artists have available assistance in any area they need. Artists are free to work at their leisure. Exhibition opportunities are available as the space allows