Residencies & Retreats with Career Coaching & Art Mentoring on the French Riviera
By award-winning international curator & scholar,
Dr Wendy Gers,
at IARE studios, operated by Artist, Lauren Kearns, in Saint-Raphaël.
Residencies & Retreats
07 Sept – 25 Sep. 2020
28 Sep – 16 Oct. 2020
02 Nov – 20 Nov. 2020
04 Jan – 22 Jan. 2021
23 March – 09 April 2021
23 Nov – 04 Dec. 2020
07 - 18 Dec. 2020
25 Jan – 05 Feb 2021
08 - 19 Feb. 2021
01 - 12 March 2021
3-week Residency - USD 4 500
2-week Retreat - USD 3 500
Uplifting environment & transformational program
A charming Mediterranean sea-side port
Scenic Saint-Raphaël is centrally located on the Côte d’Azur, near several other exciting places: the historic port town of Fréjus with its Roman ruins, Nice & an unspoiled mountainous area called l’Esterel, where hikers & climbers thrive. Beach lovers will also be in sandy heaven! The outdoors is easily accessible, by foot, bicycle, car & public transport.
STUDIO FACILITIES & SCHEDULE
Well-equipped ceramics with new equipment
Located in a bustling commercial area, a 2-minute walk to the nearest bus stop, and a 25-minute walk to the town centre.
Coffee & tea, crockery, fridge, cutlery & microwave available.
Lodging to suit your lifestyle
Outstanding natural & cultural heritage
The program has been designed such that you have the weekends free to explore this beautiful area at your own pace. A treasure-chest of natural & cultural riches, the French Riviera & surrounding Var region offers you amazing museums, monuments, fresh produce markets, vineyards & much more.
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Invest in & grow your art practice
Lauren received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City & MFA in Ceramics at the University of Oregon. Her passion for ceramics has been developed & expressed through her work in porcelain.
Lauren has worked in a variety of capacities in the ceramic and art field. She has taught ceramics & drawing at university level, as well as being a studio artist in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Puget Sound area, Carbondale & Loveland CO.
As the Executive Director for the Carbondale Clay Center 2004-2009, her primary focus was community outreach & engagement. She also worked extensively in continuing education in Santa Barbara, CA, teaching ceramics & drawing.
Her work has been shown in a number of well-known galleries around the United States & in Xixang, China. Lauren's work has also been featured in 500 Pitchers & 500 Teapots, both published by Lark Books & in the recent publication, American Artwork 2018.